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The freezer compart defrosts completely. I took all the food out and then it started to freeze again after we moved the temp setting up and down

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Hello,

In a cold location the freezer may begin to defrost or even completely defrost. Most fridge freezers will only operate satisfactorily in an ambient temperature down to plus 10 degrees C although some need a minimum of plus 18 degrees C. This may seem strange but the fridge thermostat governs the operation of the freezer and if the ambient temperature drops to either of the figures above the fridge will switch off.

That will not be a problem for the fridge which should be cool enough to keep its contents safe but it will mean that the freezer will cease to work and that will create a problem. Take note of the Climate Class of the appliance which will tell you the temperature range that the appliance is suitable for use in. The classes are as follows:

N ? ambient temperatures between +16 to +32 degrees C

SN - ambient temperatures between +10 to +32 degrees C

ST - ambient temperatures between +18 to +38 degrees C

Also note the higher temperatures which should be taken into account if the appliance is somewhere that is likely to get hot in the summer.

Thanks.

Posted on Jul 15, 2010

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