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Whirlpool FRBB2VAF20/0 side by side fridge freezer derosting

Problem started last week when freezer defrosted, and alarm bleeping.
switched power off for 10 minuits and reset. freezer seemed to be ok but after 12 hours it defrosted again and was bleeping.also noticed strip between doors was hot.
removed front plinth and back cover and found radiator full of dust , gave it a brush down and hoovered as much as i could get at , also emptied the drip tray , which was only half full..switched back on but after 2 days problem has reoccurred
would apreciate any help/advice with this fault.

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  • johnl2 May 12, 2008

    problem started last week when freezer defrosted, and alarm bleeping.
    switched power off for 10 minuits and reset. freezer seemed to be ok but after 12 hours it defrosted again and was bleeping.also noticed strip between doors was hot.
    removed front plinth and back cover and found radiator full of dust , gave it a brush down and hoovered as much as i could get at , also emptied the drip tray , which was only half full..switched back on but after 2 days problem has reoccurred
    I have checked both door seals, same as new.
    there are no other appliances or air conditioning affecting room temperature.
    The temperature controls are an lcd display and push buttons mounted externally on the freezer door water/ice dispencer unit,they are factory set at 5c and -18c and have not been adjusted.
    There is no build up of frost/ice internally.
    I can hear the comressor running and if i open the freezer door and press the door switch the internal light goes out and the freezer fan runs.
    Freezer is defrosting approx every 8-12hrs now and display shows '--'flashing.
    Any ideas?

  • johnl2 May 12, 2008

    The fridge freezer is only just over 12months old and like new.
    I'm already regretting my service strategy and i must admit i was supprised at how much dust had collected on the condenser/evaporator.
    How do i check if i have a clogged cooling system?

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Sounds to me like you may have a clogged line for your cooling system. You have a good service strategy in your neck of da woods, mon?

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    Patrick Michaels May 12, 2008

    you don't..takes a special set of equipment, usually used to support a recharge of the coolant..checks for blockages, leaks, etc.

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If the door gasket is weared, that can be the cause for this problem, check if it is in need of replacement.

Posted on May 11, 2008

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    Ginko May 11, 2008

    Here is also a list of general troubleshooting on freezer not cooling.
    Check first the gasket, and also check that you do not have another appliance (eg an air conditioner) pumping hot air on the fridge.
    Check also thermostat settings.

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