Well I eventually got an engineer to call out to give me free estimate. He assessed the fridge and concluded that it's the compressor thats faulty. He informed me that the fridge is actually manufactured by Maytag and that he would have to get a price for a new compressor, even then he could not guarantee that the fridge didn't have a gas leak (which may have caused the compressor to fail over time in the first place).
He called me yesterday to give me the price of the replacement compressor...........are you ready for this............. please, sit down
£500 & odd
Soooo, me thinks i'll be buying a new fridge....unless someone knows of a work around, maybe another compressor can be made to fit!!!
Even the engineer asked if I had just got the fridge as it is still in 'as new' condition, not a mark on it, I tend to take care of my belongings and it's just a disgrace that I have to get rid of it.
I know people that have fridge's that are 20 year old and still going strong, it appears to me that the average lifespan these days is 7 - 10 year tops, if your lucky
Thanks anyway for all your help.