DIY FRIDGE REPAIR GUIDE


        Fridge Freezer Repair

With Fridge/Freezers there's just a little bit
more to consider, so let's start again, first of all :-

Does your Fridge/Freezer have the following symptoms?
" When the Fridge/Freezer is plugged in,the internal
light comes on in the fridge compartment (when
the door is open),but there is no sound at all coming
from the Fridge/Freezer."

 
If so, then please consider the following questions:-
(1)
Is your Fridge/Freezer the type that cools the fridge compartment by means of a 'cooling-panel'? 
This flat 'cooling-panel' is positioned behind the
fridge shelves, on the inside back wall of the fridge.
If 'Yes', this is likely to be the right thermostat. 
Please read the next two questions.
Sometimes the panel is a white metal plate, but with the more
modern fridge/freezers, the panel is concealed, and all you will see
is the flat, plastic, inside back wall of the fridge. When the fridge is
working properly, this cooling-panel gets cold and cools
the fridge compartment.
    
(2)
Is your Fridge/Freezer completely quiet, ie with
no sound at all coming from it?
If 'Yes', then the thermostat is very likely to
be the cause of the fault. 
Please read the next question.
      A good way to be sure there are no sounds, is to turn the
Fridge/Freezer off at the plug socket for about half an hour.
When you turn it on again, place your ear tight against the
cabinet of the Fridge/Freezer, and listen carefully.
If you can hear any sound coming from the Fridge/Freezer 
such as low level 'humming noises' or 'clicking', then the
thermostat isn't the cause of the above fault.
(3)
Is the room where your Fridge/Freezer
is positioned, at normal room temperature?
      If 'Yes', and the other two questions above are also 'Yes', then
it's very likely that the thermostat is faulty, and needs replacing.
If the Fridge/ Freezer is situated somewhere like a garage, shed,
out-house or un-heated part of your house, during cold
weather spells, the thermostat, which is monitoring the
Fridge Compartment temperature, doesn't turn 'on' long enough
or often enough to keep the Freezer Compartment cold.
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If you have answered 'Yes' to the three questions
above, then it is very likely that this thermostat 
will mend your fault.

 
The next thing to do is have a look at the list (below) of various makes,
and read the general notes about your particular make.
Please Note
This information on the various makes is
only valid if you have answered 'Yes' to the three questions above 
AEG
Many models use this thermostat but if your Fridge/Freezer has a LED temperature display, then it will be controlled by a PCB instead, and this thermostat won't be the right one. If you are not sure, try 'prising off' the temperature control dial in the fridge. If the spindle is made of metal, then this is the right thermostat. If it is made of plastic, then this isn't the right thermostat.
Ariston
It is very likely that this is the thermostat that you need.
Bauknecht
Most of these use a diiferent thermostat, and you will need the right one. We supply these as well, but you will need to contact us first . They are more expensive, and some are a bit trickier to fit.
Beko
It is very likely that this is the thermostat that you need. With Beko makes, take extra care to check whether you can hear any faint humming sounds. If you can, then the thermostat won't be the cause of the fault.
Blomberg
It is very likely that this is the thermostat that you need. To make sure, try 'prising off' the temperature control dial in the fridge. If the spindle is made of metal, then this is the right thermostat. If it is made of plastic, then it means that your Blomberg model is controlled by a PCB module rather than a mechanical thermostat. The following models BC272NFS, GN1951FF or BC272NF, are controlled by a PCB module, but can still be repaired economically. Please contact us if you are having problems with one of these.
Bosch
Most of these are controlled by a PCB instead. This is not likely to be the thermostat that you need.
Brandt
Most of these are controlled by a PCB instead. This is not likely to be the thermostat that you need. If you are having a problem with any of the following Brandt models, please contact us, we will probably be able to help, 50323B012, CFB200WU, CFB200WV, CO20FWLU, CO27FWLU, CO27GWLU.
Candy
It is very likely that this is the thermostat that you need. To make sure, try 'prising off' the temperature control dial in the fridge. If the spindle is made of metal, then this is the right thermostat. If it is made of plastic, then this isn't the right thermostat.
Creda
It is very likely that this is the thermostat that you need.
Electra
It is very likely that this is the thermostat that you need.
Electrolux
It is very likely that this is the thermostat that you need.
Frigidaire
If the temperature control dial is positioned above the door, please email me. If the control dial is positioned on the inside wall of the fridge, then it is very likely that this is the thermostat that you need.
Hitachi
If the temperature control dial is positioned above the door, please contact us. If the control dial is positioned on the inside wall of the fridge, then it is very likely that this is the thermostat that you need.
Hoover
It is very likely that this is the thermostat that you need. To make sure, try 'prising off' the temperature control dial in the fridge. If the spindle is made of metal, then this is the right thermostat. If it is made of plastic, then this isn't the right thermostat..
Hotpoint
If the temperature control dial is positioned above the door, please contact us. If the control dial is positioned on the inside wall of the fridge, then it is very likely that this is the thermostat that you need.
Iceland
It is very likely that this is the thermostat that you need. To make sure, try 'prising off' the temperature control dial in the fridge. If the spindle is made of metal, then this is the right thermostat. If it is made of plastic, then it means that your Iceland model is controlled by a PCB module rather than a mechanical thermostat. The following models FF45 and 27FF are controlled by a PCB module, but can still be repaired economically. Please contact us if you are having problems with one of these.
Ignis
Most of these use a diiferent thermostat, and you will need the right one. We supply these as well, but you will need to contact us first . They are more expensive, and some are a bit trickier to fit. 
Lec
It is very likely that this is the thermostat that you need. You will need to make use of the new dial provided, otherwise, if you use the original dial, you will find that the numbers won't line up. If your Lec has a concealed dial (above the door of the fridge), you will need to ignore the numbers once this new thermostat has been fitted.
LG
Most of these are controlled by a PCB instead. This is not likely to be the thermostat that you need.
Neff
It is very likely that this is the thermostat that you need.
Philips
It is very likely that this is the thermostat that you need.
Scandinova
It is very likely that this is the thermostat that you need.
Servis
Most of these are controlled by a PCB instead. This is not likely to be the thermostat that you need.
Siemens
Most of these are controlled by a PCB instead. This is not likely to be the thermostat that you need.
Tricity Bendix
It is very likely that this is the thermostat that you need. 
Whirlpool
Most of these use a diiferent thermostat, and you will need the right one. We supply these as well, but you will need to contact us first . They are more expensive, and some are a bit trickier to fit. If you are having a problem with either of the following Whirlpool models, please contact us, we will probably be able to help, AFB125 orAFB126H.
Zanussi
It is very likely that this is the thermostat that you need.
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This is a Quality Genuine British Made "Ranco" Thermostat,
(not a cheap Chinese copy, which may last for a year or two
if you're lucky, before needing to be replaced again).

This "Ranco" thermostat is designed to be used as a replacement
in virtually any "automatic defrost" fridge freezer.
   

The above "Ranco" thermostat is used by leading makes. 

These type of thermostats are used as originals by the vast majority
of fridge manufacturers such as Hotpoint, Electrolux, Creda, Zanussi, Lec,
Candy, AEG, Hoover, Servis, Beko, LG, Scandinova (not the
Scandinova LFA374 Models
), and many others.   

So it is very likely that, if you use this thermostat, you will
actually be replacing 'like for like', which makes the fitting
job so much easier.

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Buy with Confidence.
This part comes with a twelve month manufacturers' guarantee.
also
We will give email and/or phone advice to all buyers (if needed).
We run our own domestic refrigeration repair business
and we work on these types of appliances on a daily basis.
--FITTING INSTRUCTIONS--
ARE SUPPLIED
Fitting the thermostat is straight forward. If you can change a plug on an electrical appliance, you will be able to do this. You only need basic tools (screwdrivers and pliers) and no soldering is required. But, to help you further, when you order, you will be shown how to access a set of detailed fitting instructions.
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We also have virtually every Genuine Original thermostat available (if the manufacturers are still making it). So if you would prefer to use the original manufacturer’s thermostat, but still get access to our instructions and advisory service, please contact us by phone or email, with the make and model number of your fridge or fridge/freezer and we will let you know the price. We literally have over a thousand different thermostats available, and for this reason we are unable to list them on our website for online purchase at the moment, but we are working it. By the way, our prices are rarely beaten by other online suppliers.

 In addition to the Fitting Instructions, it is our aim to also give you a First Class Email and/or Telephone Back-up Service.

Many (perhaps most) of our customers have never replaced a fridge/freezer thermostat. So we don't expect you to know all the technical terms when you contact us.

So don't be afraid to ask us any questions, before or after you buy the thermostat. Your enquiry will be welcomed, and we will give you as much help as you need.

 If you read some of the comments (below) that we have received from our customers recently, you will get some idea of the friendly service we try to provide.

All of the comments below are genuine email messages we have received over recent weeks.

We have literally hundreds of similar comments going back over the last 3 - 4 years.

 We keep these emails on record, and any of these can be verified by you if you wish.

 Here are some recent comments.

Hi Phil,
Thank you very much for sending the thermostat and the instructions.
Both were very successful and my beer is cooling as we speak, in my newly repaired fridge.
Thanks again. Kind regards

Muriel   1st April 2008

Just to say the thermostat arrived quickly and in less that 20 mins I
had my fridge working again.  Massive thanks from one very happy
customer who is chuffed not to have wasted 4 or 5 times as much
money on an engineer and parts.

Hugo W. 22nd March 2008

 

I received the thermostat on Saturday morning - thank you for such great service. My partner fitted it straight away and the fridge is now working again. I am so pleased to have found your website! Thank you again and best regards

Danielle C. Caerphilly 19-3-09

 The thermostat arrived on Saturday morning and I fitted it in the afternoon. Now the fridge is working perfectly again. Many thanks for your prompt attention, fast delivery and excellent backup - the fitting instructions are really helpful. I will be sure to recommend you to anyone else who has problems with their fridge. Thanks again,

Gary H. Yorkshire 11-4-09First class, friendly service. Thermostat arrived within 24 hrs. Written instructions AOK plus telephone query answered. Until I visited your web site, I thought I had to buy a new fridge-freezer.

Mike, Wolverhampton. 11-5-09
The new thermostat is identical to the broken one, and was easy to install. Must have saved me at least ?200.  Very glad I found your website! Thanks again, very much. 

Keith S.         London         24/6/09

Thank you very much for your help. The fridge is now working

since I installed the new thermostat. With many thanks

Dennis P.      Hereford       4/7/09

Many thanks for sending me the thermostat - it did the trick and saved me an awful lot of money. The fridge is working beautifully. Again thanks.

Ron P.   Kent.     4/8/09

Thanks very much, glad we found your web site saved us

from having to buy another fridge! fitted in 10 mins and

Thanks again 

 Matt S.     Rhondda.     6/9/09 

RECEIVED, FITTED AND WORKING THANKS,

REGARDS

DAVE W.     London.     6/10/09

 Phil, Good morning to you, the thermostat arrived yesterday morning and was easy to fit (Thanks to the easy to understand info on your website). I wanted to say a big thankyou for operating such a good service, some suppliers go the extra mile to support their customers, you are one of those that do, I as a customer very much appreciated your efforts. I will broadcast your site to anyone I hear of that needs fridge repair. Thanks again and best regards.

Alan C.   Buckinghamshire.  10/11/09

Thanks, I fitted it and it works perfectly.

Mark B,   Limerick, Ireland  6/2/10

Hi Phil, Ordered Friday evenning, received Monday morning. Fitted and working. Great service with excellent instructions. Thank You.

Trevor S.   Staffordshire   5/2/10

Dear Phil, Thank you very much for the thermostat and your helpful instructions. It is now fitted and the fridge is working fine.

Paul K.   Preston.   2/2/10

Hello Phil, Fitted your thermostat last night, which took me about 45 minutes. Fridge now back to normal. I wouldn't have known what to do without your very comprehensive instructions. Very many thanks indeed. Best wishes.

Roger H.   Staffordshire   1/2/10

 Thanks for the fridge thermostat. All working well now!

Paul H.   Cornwall   31/1/10

Hi Phil,
Thanks to your website and advice. It turned out to be the thermostat and ended up saving me loads of money not having to buy a new fridge. So thank you very much. Already recommended you to my friends and saved your web address.
MANY THANKS

DARREN L. Kent 25/1/10

Hi Phil - The thermostat has now been fitted to the fridge/freezer which is now a spare in our garage. The fridge/ freezer is working OK - thanks ever so much - the instructions it has to be said - 1st class.

Kindest Regards

Keith L. 23/1/10

Dear Phil, Stat arrived on Tuesday 23/1 & fitted OK, Fridge/Freezer now works fine, thanks very much for the excellent service & web site.

I will be recommending your web site to all my friends/colleagues

Regards

A. D.S. Cheshire. 23/1/10

Phil, Stat arrived today, has fitted fine and is now up and running. I wish you well and hope that your ebusiness is successful for you.

Granville G. 20/1/10

Hi Phil,

Just a quick word to say thanks for the fast delivery on the thermostat. It took about 30mins to fit working OK now, saved me about £200 on a new fridge.

Thanks again.

Robert C. 16/1/10

Hi Phil , thanks very much for sending the stat yipeeee got life in the fridge, and to thank you for your help with the email link.

Many thanks.

Barry London 12/1/10

The Price For This Thermostat Is.

£9.95
Plus Postage & Packing
£3.95
(U.K. 48 Hour Carrier, Despatched Within 24 Hours of Order)

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