Beko issued an important safety notice regarding some of its frost free fridge freezers. Beko have said that, “in a very small number of cases it could result in overheating”. The defrost timer is the problem, whose job it is to trigger a heating element to defrost. However, within several weeks of posting this warningread the full article..
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LEC TF2304W Fridge Freezer – safety notice. The following notice has been issued by the retailer regarding the GDHA LEC TF2304W Fridge Freezer. This looks like the same problem that has affected the Beko fridge freezers here – Beko Frost Free Fridge Freezers safety notice (Fire risk) which is also regarding the defrost timer. Thereread the full article..
Samsung have had to organise a “home-visit & repair programme” to deal with a potential fire risk in their RS21 and RS60 range fridge freezers. Their own announcement on their web site said that “in very rare cases, there is the potential for internal sparking to occur and in consequence, damage to the appliance.” However,read the full article..
Gorenje have issued a customer safety notice regarding a couple of models on their fridge-freezer range but they are a bit vague about the exact nature of the danger, which isn’t helpful Full details were on the Gorenje web site but my link Safety notice concerning certain models of fridge-freezers RKI ORA E and RKread the full article..
One cause of excessive frost and snow-like ice in a fridge or freezer can be a poorly fitting or damaged door seal. If the door seal becomes distorted or worn then the seal will start to allow warm moist air into the freezer or fridge. This can cause snowy ice to deposit around the shelvesread the full article..
How do they work? Frost free fridge freezers are very popular and auto defrosting fridges are a great convenience. In a frost free appliance the cold air is blown round the freezer using a fan. On modern refrigeration the evaporator (which is the plate that gets cold) is hidden behind the plastic wall inside atread the full article..