Fridge Freezer turns itself off and behaves strangely. Lamona HJA6856
2 days ago i noticed that my fridge freezer was kinda “pulsing”. I don’t know if it was the compressor or the fan, but it sounded more like the fan. It would spin up and wind down, over and over again every few seconds.
Last night, I found that the fridge was room temperature inside, and the freezer was actually pretty warm. Especially the top drawer. I never really had time to do more than switch it off, and cook all the meat, because it was late. Today, I freed it from it’s cabinet - it’s built into all the woodwork - and looked it over. Nothing was caked in dust, or blocked, the fan spun freely, so I turned it on, and it came to life immediately, and seemed to be working fine. I checked the temperature by sticking my hand in the freezer every 30 mins or so, and it was getting colder. But then it stopped at some point during the day. It’s dead silent again, and pretty much at room temperature again. Bad thermostat maybe? I dunno if that explains it being hot in the freezer last night, unless it has a defrost heater that was tricked into turning on? But none of that explains the fairly rapid pulsing from the night before THAT.
I kinda have to go the repair route, cus, unless they still make that exact model, I dunno if I’m likely to find one to fit the same space
It’s a Lamona HJA6856. I don’t know if it was just the fan pulsing. And when I turned it on again the next day, it ran for hours, but stopped working somewhere between checks, so I don’t know if it happened then. I figured there might be a chance it stopped because the cover over the radiator-looking thing in the freezer was off. That might have made some sense, I guess, if the original problem had been caused by a bag of food blocking the fan or something.
So I turned it on again yesterday. It ran for hours and held at -18c. Both the fan and the compressor were running, but at some point in the night, it stopped again. This morning it was warm inside again. Over 10c above ambient temperature.
I don't know if the compressor and fan are even turning off when they should. They've not shut off when I've been present
The fan was still running whenever I opened the door to check the temperature. I don’t think it ever stopped before. I don’t see any kind of sensor on the freezer door, only the fridge
Sorry to post this as an answer, but comments weren’t working for some reason. I accidentally posted it as a comment on my own post, then deleted it and tried to re-post it on the reply, so I guess it was the spam filter
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