Hello to one and all,
I have an Admiral GC2224GEKW F/F that is having 'issues'.
We recently noticed that lately the temperature inside the fridge was a bit erratic. I searched the forum here and read about the 'Fluff' problem. Lower rear/front panels removed and a considerable amount of fluff removed from the underneath. Fridge seemed to be better,
...the house plug ring main started tripping. Electrician called and he tracked the problem to the F/F. I think he said that the F/F was 'very low' and by that I think he was talking about earth leakage. I once again searched and found that the capacitor can be at fault, also a friend has the same model and his capacitor blew eventually after constantly tripping the house electrics. I called an appliance engineer that I know, though he admits that fridges and freezers are not his thing, and he could not fault it. He is looking into the problem for us.
Interestingly the electrics seem to trip at very regular intervals. You can almost set your watch by it.
Today I have got home after being away to find that the fridge is warm and not cooling. This time there is no cold air at all coming in through the 'flap' at the top. The freezer compressor seems to be working overtime but nothing is getting through. I have taken the cover off the 'flap' mechanism and it is all attached, spring in place, and the flap can move.
I saw that 'Wizard' recommends letting the whole unit defrost for 48 hrs to allow the freezer to clear of ice behind the panel. Does anyone have any other advice or would you advocate the same?
All these problems occurring at roughly the same time must point to a certain issue, and I cannot see how a defrost problem would cause the house electrics to trip. But what do I know!
Nearly forgot to mention that because of the 'tripping' problem we have been unplugging the F/F each night and plugging it back in in the morning. It is off for about 7-8 hrs with no doors being opened. The temperature in the morning has been still cold. We have 3 thermometers in there.
Can anyone help with this tale of woe? I have already checked and there appears to be no registered repairer in my area, using the search tool to the left there. 'Wizard's' area is north of us but not too far away.
I am located in Ifold, West Sussex, RH14 0TY, south of Guildford.
Many, many thanks for any assistance.
Last edited by crash
on Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:24 am, edited 2 times in total.