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Hello

Can someone explain why the freezer section of my refrigerator is working as
normal but the lower section seems to have thrown in the towel.
It's just your ordinary garden variety fridge, six years old.
Does this mean expensive repairs?

Glad of your help

regards Kate



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If it's a frost free you might find that it has iced up at the back, where the
cold air is supposed to flow down to the fridge. This might be caused by the
heater not working (or the timer that switches the heater on having failed).
It might also be caused by poor door seals on the freezer causing a lot of moist
air to be sucked in which ices it up.

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Hi Swanny
Thanks for responding
It is frost free but the seals are fine.
Is this an expensive repair job?

Kate
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I guess it depends on what you mean by expensive. I think we had the timer
replaced on ours last time when it showed this problem (you can check by looking
for ice at the back of the freezer) and it cost a couple of hundred dollars.

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"kathleen spencer"
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**  Too much beer,  not enough ice cream .......


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**  But it is just one fridge, so no statististical analysis can apply.


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**  Nope.

Long as you buy another fridge.

BTW  -

  you are waaaay  off topic.




......  Phil





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No he's not off-topic,  unlike  you,  he  has  the power connected,  Now  if
you  wanted advise on your  kero fridge,  that  WOULD  be  off-topic.

Now the  fridge  with  the  fault,  make  sure all the  drain lines  are
not  blocked,  turn the  thing upside down, and  run it  for a  couple of
days.  That  should  sort out the  gas lines.
                                                                            
          bassett



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"bassett"
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** She  IS way off topic .

See the name of this  NG  ??

Just the word:   "electronics  ".

Means nothing to you,  obviously.



.......  Phil






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So why are you posting here?
Not much hi-tech crap in a 1960 flippy toaster. :P




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Hi All

Nothing obvious to me, so called for help this morning.
Repair work done,
Defrost timer &
Defrost terminator replaced.
$160

Thank you for your advice, it was appreciated

Regards Kate



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If you run it upside down and it is a sealed unit type it will stuff it
propper (Oil leaves sealed unit and it burns out)

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Rubbish..    so  explain to us  how  Oil  can  escape  from a  sealed  unit.

 Or do  you also have a  kero  fridge
                                                                            
    bassett



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You could turn a kero fridge upside down but kero would leak
Sealed unit fridges are designed to be vertical .The oil is mixed with
the refrigerant and mostly stays in the sealed unit and keeps motor
winding cool.If you turn it upside down and run it the oil leaves the
sealed unit and runs into the piping and the sealed unit burns out

In the old days (kero and electric non compressor fridges (different
refrigerant)they used to turn them upside down for a while but not run them
Dont know what connection rubbish has with refrigeration

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On Sat, 24 Nov 2007 12:11:34 +1100, "bassett"

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Kinda, Its like running an piston engine upside down. The oil is not
much use in the tappet covvers.

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:
: "kathleen spencer"
: >
: > Can someone explain why the freezer section of my
refrigerator is working
: > as
: > normal but the lower section seems to have thrown in the
towel.
:
:
: **  Too much beer,  not enough ice cream .......
:
:
: > It's just your ordinary garden variety fridge, six years
old.
:
:
: **  But it is just one fridge, so no statististical
analysis can apply.
:
:
: > Does this mean expensive repairs?
:
: **  Nope.
:
: Long as you buy another fridge.
:
: BTW  -
:
:  you are waaaay  off topic.
:
:
:
:
: ......  Phil
:
:
:
Hey Philthy fridges are out of your league!  Stick to
toasters will you?!

TT



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could it be the fan that draws the cold
air down to the frige part.
thay go on when the door is closed.

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