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Candy cpc220 fridge freezer. Light comes on, no sound, fridge rapidly defrosting. Been told its the thermostat but don't know where it is. any suggestions?

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Hi,

As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezerLight comes on, no sound, fridge rapidly - 2_bing.gif and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...

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http://www.fixya.com/support/r4024657-refrigerator_condenser_coil_cleaning


http://www.fixya.com/support/r3885294-refrigerator_troubleshooting

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