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We were recently given a Daewoo No Frost Multi Flow 2 door fridge/freezer, which has worked away happily for over a month now. Yesterday, our power cut out for around an hour, and now the fridge has stopped working. To be more precise, the interior light comes on when you open the door (so I guess it can't just be a simple blown fuse or something) but neither fridge nor freezer are cooling, the fan is not moving and none of the indicator lights are lighting up. Any suggestions are welcome!

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Check for burnt wires . probably had power surge

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