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Red alarm light is on on Westinghouse upright freezer

We have just purchased and transported a second hand Westinghouse upright freezer. The red alarm light is on and the freezer is not getting cold.

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  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    How do I get the alarm light to go off? I have tried pushing the alarm button

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Most probably during transportation either the coolant(previously freon gas) may have leaked out so the pressure on the cooling pipeline causing the red alarm because the compressor will overheat if the fridge is kept running at very cold thermostat readings and no effect of cooling the fridge will ultimately result in the compressor getting burnt. However fist have look at thermostat setting knob which could have loosened during transportation and just pushed into the spindle without knowing the correct angle, thus even though it looks as if on high cool but could also be the lowest setting..........sodeep

Posted on May 19, 2009

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