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When I came back from holiday everything in my fridge was frozen and many items exploded. I defrosted it and it seemed ok - however, now it is iced up down the rear wall, but doesn't seem to keep the contents cold enough. When I first bought it I had to have an engineer out to replace the gas ( which was leaking ). Could this be the same problem?

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  • mmcmullen Apr 30, 2009

    my fridge is barely 2 years old and is freezing everything.


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Under charge of refrigerant is one of the ice build up in the unit, but try the defrosting method and after all ice are gone operate the unit and check vents if air is present. If no is air present inside the unit may be the blower motor inside has a defect. Its either stock up, burned, or worn out bearing

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