- Hot Fridge Advice Please
Got some stuff out of the fridge the other day and noticed that is was not as cold as it could be. Checked the element at the back of the inside of the fridge and where it should be cold, it was quite hot. Is this terminal? This is a second fridge freezer that live in the garage and one we have had for some time.
Cheers.Posted 8 years agoprojectMember
It could be a problem with the compressor or a gas leak, fridges contain a refrigerant gas in a closed loop, when the chiller plate gets hot this is usully because of the above, easier to scrap the fridge as opposed to regassing or new compressor, the grill on the back is the heat exchanger/ radiator that allows the heat taken from the fridge via the refrigerant gas to cool, allow plenty of air circiulation, also run the vacumn cleaner hose over the back of the freezer and fridge grills every few monthgs this stops dust and fluff build up, and allows the fridge to work more efficently and save power.Posted 8 years agoavdave2Member
My wife was all for going out and buying a new fridge freezer a few years ago because we had a similar problem and the fridge was getting warm inside. I was away at the time and managed to persuade her to at least wait a couple of days until I could have a look at it. When I did look closely it was apparent that over the years we’d had it the door had dropped slightly. The door still sealed properly but the movement was enough to stop the door from switching the light off when it was closed, it pressed the switch in, which was above the door, but not enough. I fixed a small strip of plastic to the top of the door and we got another 4 or 5 years out of it. It’s surprising how much heat a little pygmy bulb can produce in a sealed box.Posted 8 years ago
I’ve often wondered how many perfectly good fridges have been thrown away because someone didn’t notice what was happening.
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