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Fridge not getting cold, fan tested and working but not being switched

Ok, fridge no longer getting cold, removed fan from within freezer from behind panel and tested it and it runs fine. So it must be lack of power getting to it. Checked all connection when reinstalling and all looked okay. Help, what now? What determines whether the fan receives power and how do I resolve. Unit out of guarantee and I am a student who cannot afford the £95 call out fee. Have tried having the power off for 2 hours to ensure everything was fully powered down but when switched back on nothing. Freezer is working fine.

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  • Bruce Stoner Nov 24, 2006

    The compressor is working so does that mean it is a diferent problem, if so whats the next stage.

    How do I know if I have the adaptive defrost model.

  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2008

    My refrigerator and freezer are not cooling. The fan kicks on and off as usual, but I can not hear the compressor on. Please help.

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The fan won't run if the unit is in a "defrost" cycle. It turns the fan and compressor off so the heater can defrost the coils. If the evap fan isn't running and the compressor isn't running then you may be stuck in a defrost cycle. See if you have a defrost timer that can be manually advanced (looks like a screw head that can only turn clockwise direction). It could be located in the frige section on the roof area. Usually a small hole mixed in with other screw holes that you will have to look up into and see the clock dial screw head. If you find that, manually turn the screw (it will click as notches go by) until you can hear the compressor and fan turn on. If that happens you likely have a bad defrost timer. If you have an "adaptive" defrost unit it will be a small circuit board that controls the defrost cycle and you will have to replace the board.

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