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Fridge freezer temp warning light

We keep getting the high temp warning light coming on after the freezer seems to click quite loudly this happens several time each day but when you put the fast freeze on this somtimes helps

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Re: fridge freezer temp warning light

I expect the thermostat is failing. You may be able to replace it yourself - depends on availability, and your skills, or else I guess it's a service call out.

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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