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Bulbs and bottom pcb blew, replaced but still not working

The fridge blew both bulbs, and tripped the main fuse for the ring mains, replaced the bulbs and reset the fuse. fridge still not working, checked the socket and replaced the plug fuse, still not working, checked the power control board at the bottom rear and found that had also blown, replaced that too using the serial number to get the right part, but this has not solved the problem either, ive check the top board that has the led's and temp dials on but that looks to be ok.

is there anything else i need to check or that could be the cause of fridge/freezer not working?


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  • mikegsi Mar 25, 2008

    that sounds like it could be the cause, can you tell me where to find this capacitor?



  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    The top line in the second 88 flashes.


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The start and run capacitors of the compressor can go short circuit and cause a big spike that can blow the bulbs, trip fuse etc. Inspect the capacitors for splits etc, you may well find that the start cap has blown and so there will not be enough current to get the compressor running.

Posted on Mar 19, 2008

  • tony denham Apr 03, 2008

    the cap / caps will either normally be bolted to the side of the compressor or in their own box + maybe with a relay in there as well, if the relay is not in a box then will be attached to the compressor. The relay may be burnt out and also could be inoperable and or stuck in one position either start or run. If you follow the main power wire from the compressor ir should lead you to the capacitors. If they are ok you could try putting a meter accross the compressor windings to see if they have gone open circuit also.


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