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Fridge is running, but is not cold, and food in freezer almost all defrosted. copper pipe at back of fridge looks like it has broken apart, but no idea if these copper pipes are supposed to be like this. never took any notice when fridge was working. have recently removed some large pieces of board from brhind fridge, where it was being 'stored' until we had space in recycle bin to throw it out...think it might have 'broken' copper pipes?

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Touch those copper pipe to feel if it is hot (be cautious it must have to be); else call your customer care of refrigerator to fill out gas in cylinder. definitely this will solve the issue

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Good day, please check at the back, at the bottom where the compressor is located for the pencil dryer(as in photo). Get a nice firm grip on it just be careful and feel the temp if it's cold or one side is hot and the other side cold the dryer is block. Otherwise feel the thickest pipe running into the compressor it should be cold if the fridge has been running for a while and the thin copper pipe existing the compressor should be hot. If the thin pipe is freezing up with a thick layer of ice and the dryer as some med-temp then there's a gas leak. If the thin copper pipe is very hot and the dryer has no temp then there's a blockage but if the thin copper pipe feels med-temp and the thick copper pipe more or less the same but a bit cooler the compressor is not pumping also feel if the compressor is running. If dryer as a warmth temp and the thin copper pipe is hot and the thick one very cold(when tipping your finger on your tongue and pressing it against the pipe your finger should stick a bit) if all checks out then it's the thermostat switching the compressor off at the rong temp.

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I have a Beko frost free fridge freezer kept in a garage that has all of a sudden just stopped working. I noticed that the bread I'd put in the freezer hadn't frozen and then noticed that the fan had...


If the fan has failed or intermittent, the freezer wont freeze the food properly but usually you get a mountain of ice build up at the back of the freezer. This ice jams and stops the fan from turning. Alternatively, there could be a defrost problem. Unless it is a fully electronic defrost machine, there is usually a little timer on the back of the fridge to force a defrost after a certain time. The fridge will turn off, the defrost heater operates to melt the ice and then usually with 20 to 45 minutes, the defrost timer will "click" back on and start the fridge running again. If the timer is sticking, the fridge may stay on its defrost cycle and never start again, thus, it doesn't get cold. If you find the defrost timer, have a close look for a little shaft or slotted screw type stud sticking out of the middle of it. A slight turn of this and you should hear it clicking around. When you hear a loud click, that is either the start or end of the defrost cycle. If you have a full electronic defrost system, it may be a failed board, heater, thermostat or defrost safety fuse.

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The copper coil on the back comes from the compressor and is what makes the fridge cold but it is filled with gas. They can condensate and drip water but this isn't usually enough to notice, or cause damage. I would actually suggest looking again to check the exact source of the water. Be aware that some water from the defrost cycle is supposed to drip into the evaporator tray at the back.

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It sounds as if the freezer coils and vent stack are frozen solid. This usually requires
removing the back panel in the freezer compartment and defrosting carefully with
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if your freezer is cold but your fridg isn't then you have a defrosting problem. behind the back wall of your freezer you will probably find a very large mass of ice. unplug your ref and using hot water melt the ice. you will need several large towels for this since it will make a mess. once the ice is cleared if you have an ohm meter you can check the defrost element you are looking for continuity( closed circiut) if that tests ok find the defrost termintor(also called a bi-metal defrost) it is about the size of a quarter and is usually located in the top left side of the freezer. It will be clipped to one of the tubes. if it looks like it has popped then it is bad. If the bi-metal looks ok you will need to hook the element back up and go to the control panel in the fridge. looking up at it you will see a small hole and a gear inside that you can turn with a slotted screwdriver. turn it until you hear it click and the fans stop running. if the defrost heater comes on then change the defrost timer(the part you just turned)

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MY refrigerator is running but is not getting cold.


defrost it. sounds like ice blockage. Take out freezer drawers unscrew inner back panel. In the t/l/h side there is a hole left of the fan which blows cold air that goes into fridge (side of light unit).
Use a hairdryer to dislodge/defrost this pipe. The polystyrene backing can also be moved to reveal the freezer pipes.Defrost this also. This hopefully should solve problem, if not a freezer or fridge thermistor may have to be replaced which is the coloured cable on the r/h/s of inner freezer which cost approx £20 each

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