Repair and disassembly guides for food cooling appliances including refrigerators, freezers and fridge-freezers.

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Fridge and freezer not working though lights on

The fridge and freezer are not cooling. The front control panel shows no power yet the lights are on in both the fridge and freezer

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If there is power to the appliance but it still seems to be stopped, there may be a problem in one or more of these:

Wiring

Thermostat

Defrost timer

Compressor

Overload and/or relay

Is the thermostat knob turned to the proper setting? If not, reset it.

Next, see if the compressor motor is running

The compressor is a football-sized case with no apparent moving parts. It's on the outside of the refrigerator at the back near the bottom. If it is humming or making a continuous noise and your refrigerator is still not cooling, there may be a more serious problem with one or more of several different components, I recommend contacting a qualified appliance repair technician for further help.

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Pretty muvh thought that might be the answer. Thanks for your help anyway

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Simon will be eternally grateful.
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