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Beko frost free fridge freezer stopped working not freezing and fridge warm. Light still working and making a noise. Black cylander at back of fridge is burning hot and there is a leak.

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  • evelyncoutts Sep 07, 2010

    Hi



    The leak you asked about is water coming from the bottom of the freezer and is running into a tray above the black cylander.

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What kind of leak? Water or freon?It sounds like your freon (refrigerant gas) is leaking out. Switch it off and get the repairman in. You do NOT want to burn the motor out. Re-gassing and soldering a leak is much cheaper than replacing a motor.

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I have a beko fridge freezer did the same thing the next door neighbor is a service engineer for Hotpoint he had a look and said that the floor the freezer was standing on was not level and to move the freezer away form wall 2cm and leave switched off for 24 hours then switch back on. He said that the auto defrost pipe on the back was pinched by contact with the wall and had frozen. We did as he said it worked ok then.

One thing to bear in mind with many fridge freezers is that, surprisingly, you can actually locate them in an area that is too cold!!

This happens in cheaper models with only one compressor and one thermostat (located in the fridge section). For example some people put them in a garage or outbuilding. If the room temperature is between, say 5-10 centigrade, the compressor rarely runs and the freezer contents therefore warm up too much!

What happens is that cheap fridge freezers have only one compressor and one thermostat which serves the fridge and the freezer sections simultaneously. (More expensive models have two compressors and two thermostats - one for each section and don't suffer this effect).

The thermostat is located in the fridge. If the room temperature is, say 5 degrees centigrade (Think garage in winter time) then the compressor won't run because the fridge will already be cool enough. Unfortunately, this means that the freezer section will not receive any cooling either. The result is that the freezer, which should be around -20 degrees can warm up. In winter, this can lead to the freezer contents spoiling.

In an ordinary room, where the temperature is, say 19 degrees, then the thermostat will make the compressor run to cool down the fridge. At the same time, the freezer will be cooled. In this case, the compressor runs long enough to keep the freezer at -20 or so.

I know it sounds ridiculous, but it does mean that the room can be too cold for a fridge freezer to run properly. Hope I explained that well enough .

Hope this helps.

Posted on Sep 07, 2010

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    ZJ Limited Sep 07, 2010


    Check the condensor fan if that aint it unit may be low on charge; have
    you checked the door seals? If it has split it won`t freeze 100% as
    warm air will get in and keep the temperature up, bit like leaving the
    door slowly open.


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