Swap it for a panaflo one? They last well and are quiet.
Build up of ice that the defrost system couldn't cope with. Try a thorough
what you mean switch it off for a while and let it defrost that way?
If I do that will the freezer stay frozen?
if it's owt like out fridge freezer, the fan in in the freezer section, when
the fridge wants cooling it opens some flaps and turns the fan on,
every so often the ice build up gets too much and contacts the fan blades,
making it run noisy, at this point i defrost the freezer (get some freezer
bags from a supermarket, put the frozen food in them and close them, put
them in the garage on a cold night, and defrost the freezer,
i take the fan housing off and pull the ice off the fan area, makes
job done for another 8 or 9 months, when the thing was in warrenty, the
first time it did it, we called the engineer out, he said they all do this,
but most people just leave them untill the ice build up jams the fan, dosent
usually harm the motor, but dosent do it any good and of course the fridge
wont cool much.
A fan heater might be even better, though I've never tried it.
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Use a steam wallpaper stripper without the wall-plate attachment. You
can do it in perhaps 15-20 minutes so that the freezer contents are
It's surprising what you can get away with if you're careful. When our
(still under warranty) Bosch fridge freezer needed a thermostat replacing
many years ago the service technician used a hot air paint stripper as his
weapon of choice. It's given many years of trouble free service since then.
I've used a fan heater on several occasions, however, I'd caution with a
frost-free that there's a hell of a lot of plastic shrouding etc,
betweeen the freezer cavity and the "innards". I *thought* I'd defrosted
a frost-free when I had problems with over-temp, but it was only by
removing the shroud (4 screws, against the bar wall of the freezer
compartment, easy pull-out) that revealed the polar ice-cap loitering
behind. THEN, the fan heater worked effectively. Usual rules of water
and electricity not mixing apply.
The bloke came to replace the fan unit. Defrosted the surroundings using
a B&D wallpaper stripper with the stripper 'pad' replaced with a little
nozzle to squirt hot steam around and about.
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CPC do the spare fan motors if its using the fairly standard part. I
fixed and old Creda freezer with one once.
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Hehee! That would work much better than squirting cold steam. <wink>
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