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Post by Bonz on Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:38 am

Hello
Fridge works fine on gas and 12V. However, when plugged in to mains does not work. Green light on. 3 switches under cooker all on. Any suggestions? Thanks
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Re: Symbol Fridge Problem

Post by Gram on Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:49 pm

It sounds like the mains heating element may have gone, Bonz.

Are any of the pipes at the rear of the fridge, including the flue, warm to the touch when the fridge has been in mains mode for half an hour or so?

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Re: Symbol Fridge Problem

Post by Bonz on Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:53 pm

Thanks Gram

Had the fridge on with mains for an hour but all pipes and flue remained cold. So could be mains heating element then? Do you know if it's a viable project for me to get a new element and fit? I don't know which bit on the fridge is the element in question!! Is it to the left of the freezer compartment from the inside?
Grateful for any further help and advice.
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Re: Symbol Fridge Problem

Post by Gram on Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:07 pm

Bonz, the heating element is associated with the flue assembly which is a large diameter galvanised tube normally running up the right-hand side, looking at the rear of the fridge.
You will probably need to remove the fridge to renew the element.
The element terminals may be visible from the rear, although heavily insulated because of the voltage involved.
If it is a Dometic fridge you may find a diagram of parts here;
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If you feel you are not competent I would strongly advise you to get a professional to look at it.

Don't mess with mains!

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Re: Symbol Fridge Problem

Post by Bonz on Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:24 am

Gram
Advice and guidance well appreciated!
Job done.
Thanks.
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Post by Gram on Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:51 pm

Well done, Bonz.

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