Long shot but you never know what folks carrying hidden information lurk on forums... perhaps there is a freezer tech somewhere!
We have a Lec TF3604W fridge-freezer (free standing type about 6' tall) which is about three years old and has developed some sort of a problem. We normally have the fridge on 4 deg and the freezer on -25 deg (it has two separate temp settings on the panel) and it never moves off these temps, the other day I noticed it was up to about 7 and -15 and as it was very iced up in the freezer compartment I decided to defrost it very thoroughly so left it off all day and dried it right out. Now the bloody thing is struggling to hold minus anything on the freezer (managed to get -16 and is now warming up again currently only -9) and the fridge part is still on +17. It isn't a dodgy gauge as it feels like ambient temp in the fridge, it is definitely not being cooled at all. There is a compressor (or a motor of some sort) running in the guts of it and the side is getting slightly warm as it normally does but no coldness is appearing inside even with superfreeze switched on
Does anybody have any ideas about whether this is likely to be something simple or whether it is terminal? We live right out in the sticks so getting somebody to come out and look at it is likely to attract £££ even if they do nothing to it.
I'm a bit p^ssed off as it is only three years old and every other fridge and freezer I have ever owned is still going strong, my old freezer is 15 years old, the fridge freezer in the other house is about the same (bought second hand for £40 about six years ago) and I have an old fridge in the portakabin that is 20+ and still going strong, so for the newest and most expensive one to blow up is a PITA.
Any suggestions or thoughts would be appreciated - ta