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My freezer N308 F&P makes a little noise but motor not going. It is slowly starting to defrost and water coming out...I turned it off and on but same.

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The compressor could be gone, the niose you hear will be the internal fan unit running , this circulates the cold air arount the inside of the unit. If this unit has a timer, it will be a located in the compressor housing well in the lower rear of the , it will be separate from the compressor and will have 5 wires plugged into it, on that unit, locate a small round knob and turn it clockwise, it should start, if it does, replace the timer, if not, check the thermostat. This may need a tech to do safely as you are working with a live curcuit.
Hope that helps but without being there it quite hard to explain.

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Hi,electrolux american style fridge freezer was ok but has started to stop freezing noticed this last week ,did a bit of investigating found the cooling element frozen up ,defrosted it worked ok for seven days did it again this weekend ,defrosted it again works ok ,looks like defrosted thermostat ,but why is it lasting 7 days

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clockwise slowly untill the compressor stops or starts. I need to make sure the timer is not stuck into defrost. I want you to leave the compressor off for up to 35 minutes. If the freezer compressor doesn't restart bt then simply again turn the timer clockwise slowly until it does and then stop turning. The defrost timer is location 23 in this photo HERE If you need to turn the defrost timer like this to restart the compressor then replace the defrost timer and this will resolve the freezing problem. If not we move to the defrost heater location 14 in the sme photo=> 216254600 Defrost Heater
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Insufficient cooling is a fridge repair job that you can do without the help of a professional. Often the fridge has a frost-free failure, or the compressor is faulty but there are many other reasons for a fridge not cooling properly.
Step 1 - Find the Problem

Your first job is to locate the source of the problem. Consider each of the following:

* Gaskets - Make sure the gaskets/seals are not torn and are sealing properly.
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* Air damper - Sometimes the air damper will not open up to allow the cold air from the freezer part to blow into the fridge section.
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