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    I grow my own veg, most of which I freeze for long term storage. I have three appliances, one recently bought Bosch fridge/freezer and two Hotpoint freezers which have been around for years.
    The Bosch KGN34NW3AG is still under warranty for another nine months and of the others, the Hotpoint FZ78 has been a good workhorse with no failure during the 20 years or so Iíve had it.
    The FZA81G, however, failed 10 months after it was bought new and repaired whilst I was away on holiday. All the contents were spoiled and thrown out. For this appliance the engineer replaced the control panel at the top, not sure though as I wasnít there to see.
    As I have a lot of food in these, I am very worried at the prospect of failure and want to take precautionary measures if possible.
    My question is Ė are they any components which are likely to fail which I can buy and replace in the event of appliance failure.
    I am a former electrical and electronics engineer and have no problem carrying out repairs provided the parts are available.

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    Not really a practical proposition TBH. The FZ78 is over 90% obsolete and the FZA81G also has a lot of parts listed as obsolete now. The control panel for the FZA81 is still available but at around £90 on the off chance it may fail it would not make any sense in my book to buy this. A lot of faults on older freezer equipment are related to the system and compressor repairs are not for the DIY minded.

    A replacement for the old Hotpoint should be considered but there is no guarantee that a new one won't fail .
    Last edited by iadom; 12-03-19, 11:32 AM.
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