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Candy CPC 290 FF

Fridge is not cold enough (probably 10 degrees) even on maximum cold setting. Tried disconnecting for an hour and switched back on. The compressor works for 3 seconds then stops - irrespective of how the cold control is set.
(Note the fridge/freezer was left on with hardly anything in it. After a month we noticed a sheet of ice in the back of the freezer)

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  • Elif Jan 11, 2008

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  • Elif Jan 11, 2008

    I may be clutching at straws..but ...

    As I wrote the compressor kept making this clicking sound as I turned the fridge on and off and the compressor went off after a few seconds after I turned the fridge on.....but later last night the compressor started up again on its own and ran for 45 mins before stopping.

    Overnight I checked it several times.

    It now seems to be running in intervals as a 'normal' fridge but still is not reaching the desired temperature.

    Could the problem be 'just' the thermostat..can it be replaced?

    i.e. Have I any hope of not having to buy a new fridge?

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Hello

Well the sheet of ice was caused by the thermostat failing and causing the fridge to continously run therefore causing the over freezing..

Like a car engine if you leave it running for weeks on end without stopping it probably will burn out...

Or like a horse is you have it working day in day out with out rest it will die..

you compressor on your fridge is no more... it ran and ran and now its all worn out .....

The clicking noise at the back of the fridge is the compressor trying to swtich on but it can't

only a professional can legally change over the compressor
as it is a techincal process recharging the fridge with gas


if you need any other help let us know...

you need a new fridge by the way

Posted on Jan 11, 2008

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