Finally, I have removed panel and black compressor is neither hot nor warm and cannot hear the fan.............sorry to take so long, had to resort to good old pliers
Can't see a plastic box but wires go into a silver cylinder thing about 4 inches long and is bolted into the centre strut, is this the relay?
Also, if I open the fridge door the fan immediately starts to run.
Compressor does not seem to make any noise, should I hear it whirring. Is it worth smacking it with a hammer? (my cure for most things lol)
Assuming a relay is something that we could replace and fit and a compressor is the pricey need to be fitted by an expert.
Right, think this is something hubby needs to remove as it looks somewhat twiddley and i know i will probably break it but i get the jist.
so if it rattles then relay and if not then have to have compressor replaced by an expert.
bought this appliance in Sept 2006, if it turns out to be the compressor would you expect it to pack up within 4 years?