Finding ice in the base of a freezer is a common fault. I’ve recently had to repair my own freezer with this problem and this article documents what I did to fix the fault. This issue can affect stand alone freezers, or the freezer section of a fridge-freezer.
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Sometimes water may appear in the bottom of the fridge. This is usually caused when water created by automatic defrosting cannot run away through the hole in the channel at the back and it runs into the base of the fridge instead.
American-style fridge freezers have become quite popular over recent years due to their storage capacity. They are by far the largest appliances we’ve ever needed delivering to our homes since the Aga cookers. This article is designed for anyone thinking of buying an American-style fridge freezer focusing on potential delivery problems that you may be unaware of, or which may not have crossed your mind.
Do you need to leave a fridge or freezer to stand before plugging it in after it’s been delivered (or after moving house)? Yes, but it’s not possible to quote a definitive period of time it should be left for.
Some freezers have a fast freeze option button, which may be rarely used. It’s there for freezing items not already pre-frozen. If you are placing fresh food inside the freezer then ideally you should have lowered the temperature beforehand ready to accommodate it and facilitate as quick a freeze as possible. You may need to pre select the fast freeze button as early as 24 hours before.