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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Check the condenser is clean, and the inside not iced up. Is there a fan inside? Check all is operating normally. When you say it is not cold enough, what temperature are you trying to reach? For keeping / storing wine, 8 to 10 c should be fine. For chilling before drinking, take the wine to a domestic fridge to get it to 4c
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The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer through a vent(damper)
between the freezer and fridge.The fan in the freezer blows air through it.
Make sure this fan is running. You may have to hold the door switch in for it
to run. There is a flap you adjust with
the fridge temp. control. Make sure it's opening and closing when you adjust
the fridge temp. The problem could be the electronic control if
you have one or the mechanical linkages.
Candy frost free freezers have a 'self defrost' mechanism to remove excess ice build up. What happens is the ice gets packed around the heat exchanger in the back of the freezer and it can't self defrost. This is easy to fix but will require the fridge to be left switched off with the door open for a couple of days so all the ice can melt. Make sure you left the appliance off for as long as you can as if there is any ice left the problem will just come back.
Is the fan in the freezer running? You should be able to hear it. If not, that is your problem. Check the door light/fan switch or check if the fan has power to it when you press the door switch in by hand. If fan is running, you could have a defrost problem. The defrost timer or the defrost heater could be faulty.