Question about AEG Santo 7085 KG Side by Side Refrigerator
AEG santo 3774-6KA PNC Nr 927966320 When I open door, lights on top flash on & off, about once a second, interior light flashes at same frequesncy, noise of relay going on and off at same frequency. This has been going on for some months. Fridge cools fine What do I need to do? Thanks Frank
Just want to say a massive thank you to rwsummers and kikka mikko for posting those links to the x2 capacitor solution. Cost me 68 pence in a trade electronics shop (but if you're in the UK Maplin have 1uf caps for about 3 quid and there are those stores in most major cities. The solder job took about 6 minutes and the fridge now works like new! One in the eye for AEG - gangsters. Many Thanks again
Posted on Jun 06, 2009
AEG santo 1683-TK7
I guess this is a problem with other santo models that use a similar circuit board. Change the 1 uf 250v capacitor as in the article santo-fix.html" target=_blank rel=nofollow>http://www.elisanet.fi/mtj/santo/AEG-santo-fix.html
Also cures intermittent no compressor start, due to relay not holding. Causing rise in temperature.
Posted on Oct 07, 2008
I similarly would like to thank rwsummers and kikka mikko for posting those links. Having bought the fridge S3688-6KA sometime in 2003, I had the PCB replaced for the first time in Aug 2007 at a total cost of £223.50 !! inc labour. This time I really didn't want to have to do the same, so tried the solution above. So far so good, I bought the capacitor (N74CN) , a soldering iron and some solder for £16.30 so have already saved more than £200 and it seems to be working fine now (touch wood).
Btw I am a housewife who has never soldered anything before :-) !!
Posted on Feb 26, 2010
Just wanted to say that the fix works.
My fridge is slightly different from the one on the guide, but it still worked. Some people claim to have changed 2 capacitors, but I only changed 1 capacitor, like the guide shows.
The fridge stopped blinking, and the compressor works fine. I can't believe it.
The hardest part was removing the top lid of the fridge, and putting it back on. But with a little bit of patience, it's super easy.
I removed the original capacitor by slightly melting the solder holding it together. This was done by simply putting the soldering iron on top of the existing solder joints. When the solder was loose enough, I gently pulled the capacitor and it came off. Super easy.
Soldering the new capacitor was also easy. Everything works fine, despite the final soldering job being far from perfect.
Posted on Jan 22, 2017
Refrigerator engine also generally reluctant to turn it on only when the lights blink.
Posted on Oct 22, 2016
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