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Offline Robotjay

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Freezer component spark and burn!
« on: September 20, 2014, 11:30:28 PM »

Hi there,

My partner and I noticed a burning chemical smell coming out of our freezer compartment. I've attached a photo of what I found when I opened the back freezer panel, the component was burnt, and was burning the freezer side.

I have zero knowledge of freezers (but am okay with general electronics concepts), could someone let me know what this part actually is/ does, and whether it is something that can be repaired, or if I should investigate getting a new part?

Thanks so much.

« Last Edit: September 20, 2014, 11:33:08 PM by Robotjay »

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Re: Freezer component spark and burn!
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2014, 01:46:39 AM »
That's the defrost heater.  You should replace it, your fridge won't work well without it. Post your model number and I'll find the part number.

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Re: Freezer component spark and burn!
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2014, 06:20:04 AM »
Thanks so much tgoods, it's a fisher and paykel e249tr silver. Much appreciated!

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Re: Freezer component spark and burn!
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2014, 01:12:19 AM »
I should have told you I'd get you a part number, unless it's a Fisher and Paykel ;D . This must not be a US product, I can't find anything for it.  Call Fisher and Paykel, their customer service is pretty good.

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Re: Freezer component spark and burn!
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2014, 06:07:25 AM »
Haha! You are right, I'm in new Zealand! No worries, thanks very much for the help, I'll certainly give f&p a call.

 

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