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Westinghouse virtuoso fridge/freezer has stopped cooling. How do we check the fuses etc? seals on the doors are all fine.

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  • Anonymous Oct 16, 2008

    alarm has been going every hour. All cooling fridge and freezer has suddenly stopped

  • Julie Brogan Dec 01, 2008

    Freezer alarm going off every 50 minutes - no obvious cooling problem. Air vents clear ????

  • Julie Brogan Dec 01, 2008

    Same problem - Alarm going off every 50 min

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    same problem, alarm going off every 50 mins

  • willtcb5 Dec 18, 2008

    Westing House Virtuoso R J 523V Brand new 2 1/2 years old has stopped cooling

  • RobboCEEEE Dec 23, 2008

    Same problem. Alarm keeps going off for no discernable reason.

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    fridge and freezer fine but alarm goes off about every half an hour

  • rhkeighley Feb 26, 2009

    The fridge and freezer both have stopped cooling any suggestions?

  • dattopete Mar 08, 2009

    I too Have a RJ532 V fridge which has stopped cooling properly. Removed the freezer components and defrosted them, as I believed the airflow was being blocked between the fridge and freezer. But still no luck, freezer would be barely 0 degrees and the fridge isn't cooling at all. Any suggestions, faulty thermostat? Motor seems to be running.

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2009

    My virtuos freezer is not cooling properly. There is no cool air coming from the top airflow vents yet compressor/fn is running..

  • dpartridge Apr 14, 2009

    The Fridge does not seem to be cooling.....nothing is actually cold.

    I placed a thermostat in the fridge and there has only been a drop of 2C from the original 23C when I placed it in the fridge.

    The Freezer seems to be working fine however.

    Any ideas?



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I have the same fridge (stainless steel virtuoso) and when the fridge section stops cooling you have to turn power off. Then remove everything from the freezer including the shelf. Next get a pointy object and remove the two plastic screw covers located on the back inside plastic freezer panel, Next remove the two phillips head screws securing the panel in place. Next (and this is a little tricky) get two solid forks and lever the back interior panel off, thereby exposing the cooling system of the fridge. Next get a hairdryer and completely defrost this item, and then reassemble. Switch power back on and your fridge will be fixed, and cooling like a champion! plus you have saved hundreds by not paying ripoff "technicians" I have to do this every six or seven weeks because of the high humidity here in Darwin, the freezer is "frost free" but the cooling system still ices up, and this is what blocks airflow and stops the fridge cooling.

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    melsie76 Jan 17, 2012

    Thank you sooo much Greg hutchings for this post! We have the same fridge and everything melted and went off over the weekend, googled to find your post and followed your helpful instruction and and now it's as cold as ice! And didn't lose a cent to a technician!!!! So grateful! Thanks again!!! :-))))

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    nikki401 Oct 27, 2012

    me too, thankyou so much :)

  • j_morrisonz
    j_morrisonz Jan 07, 2013

    Thanks Greg you fixed our fridge too Happy Kiwi

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    icon_bar_bri Feb 22, 2013

    Thanks so much for your info. We're in a real fix to put it mildly. We sold a business and the buyers didn't want any food which was incredible but we had to accomodate a lot of meat and frozen packs. A good friend with a s/h shop lent us a westinghouse virtuoso and we're wondering whether it's worth buying from him. Is it OK on power? We'll need a freezer anyway.



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If it is kicking the circuit breaker out in defrost mode, then the defrost timer is faulty. It would be best to just replace the timer instead of checking the wiring schematic. Look at for helpful illustrations on parts and identifying pictures.

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