1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

Candy Frost free fridge freezer freezing up

Discussion in 'Appliances' started by Tipoff, 17 Jul 2020.

  1. Tipoff

    Tipoff

    Joined:
    17 Jun 2020
    Messages:
    4
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Hi all have a candy built-in fridge freezer, fridge part is supposed to be frost free but for a while now there is a build up of ice in the bottom drain off area of the unit which I have to chip off every day. It is only 3 years old. Anyone got a solution?
     
  2. ericmark

    ericmark

    Joined:
    27 Jan 2008
    Messages:
    18,220
    Thanks Received:
    1,697
    Location:
    Llanfair Caereinion, Nr Welshpool
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I had a Hoover same problem, it was under maintenance contract, and most times I would de-frost first before repair guy arrived, one time I didn't he looked at is and said your insulation has failed, uneconomical to repair and was scrapped, it seems ice forms inside the insulation and the ice is a good conductor compared with air, so switch off for few days and then back on and it seems A1, but as the ice builds up in the insulation the problem returns.

    Test is using an energy meter, if for example it is listed as using 365 KWh/annum it clearly used 1 kWh per day, so if in a day it used 1.2 kWh then OK, but if it uses 2 kWh clearly a fault, the fault could be loss of refrigerant, temp set too low, doors opened too often, or insulation damage, but if not using too much power then you know insulation is OK and it is some thing else.
     
  3. Sponsored Links
  4. Bodgedbuild

    Bodgedbuild

    Joined:
    1 Sep 2018
    Messages:
    382
    Thanks Received:
    56
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    A friend of mine had a similar issue that was caused by no ventilation holes being made in the cabinet, her freezer actually had a drawing showing dimensions and placement of a hole in the floor of the cupboard but the kitchen fitter simply fitted it to a cupboard with a fully enclosed floor and rear.
     
  5. delmel

    delmel

    Joined:
    28 Nov 2004
    Messages:
    773
    Thanks Received:
    39
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    sounds like heating element has gone, they are frost free because an element operates and defrosts it then the water evaporates, this is a cycle that is repeated so not much water ever builds up. Thats how I have seen them work
     
  6. DIYnot Local

    DIYnot Local

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2019
    Country:
    United Kingdom

    If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

    Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.


    Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local

     
  7. Sponsored Links
Loading...

Share This Page