Electrolux fridge freezer ice build up problem.

Postby j0n35y » Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:27 pm

Hi guys, bit of a problem with our Electrolux american style fridge freezer. Model no. ERL6296KK10

We noticed that both the fridge and freezer were getting warm and after making adjustments on the control panel there was no difference so we called out an engineer. He took the back panel off from the inside of the freezer and there was a lot of ice build up which he cleared and replaced the temp control sensor. This lasted a week before we had the same problem again, called the same guy who came out and cleared the ice and said there was a loose connection on the part he changed the week before, luckily he didnt charge again.

Now a week later, same problem again. Im not gonna bothere ringing him as he will probably charge so I've decided to repair myself and from reading online have narrowed it down to the thermostat. But I cant find the part online and don't know how universal they are. Just need some help sourcing one, looks fairly easy to install. Here's some pics attached of the ice build up and the wires.


I'm so fed up having paid out £250 for the engineer and have lost 2 weeks worth of food. Living out of a mini beer fridge at the moment, its not ideal...


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Simply Build It

Postby DIYDoctor1 » Mon May 19, 2014 1:41 pm

That's a really frustrating story.

Try this site for part, as they might be able to help you:

http://www.ransomspares.co.uk/parts/bra ... 2501018000)/

Failing that the very least your ineffective engineer could do is let you know where you could get the part, but I totally understand if you never want to speak to him ever again!

Let's us know how you get on.
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Postby TheDoctor4 » Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:25 pm

Just a quick note to say - if anyone needs information on moving and transporting fridges or freezers we now have a project on doing so:
http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/mo ... reezer.htm
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