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Can you post the model number of the appliance please?
OK, if it's the correct model number it would suggest the compressor is at fault.
Unplug the appliance, leave it for an hour or two.
Plug it in.
Do you hear a hum from the compressor and then a click?
The hum is normally a jammed compressor and the click is the thermal protector.
Check it out and see what you find first.
OK, thanks for that.
According to the wiring diagram the fan will only run when the compressor runs.
However, Beko wiring diagrams are notorious for being incorrect.
Before you go writing the appliance off or having someone in, unplug the appliance.
In beside the compressor there should be a box with a small blanking plug in it.
Looking from the rear it should be on the right side.
Take the plug out.
Insert a screwdriver and rotate the shaft inside the box until you hear a click.
Now plug in and tell me what the machine does.
Look on the right wall, is there a box there.
A blanking plug is a small circular piece that has been fitted into a hole.
I'm guessing at the location of the item as I'm no longer in my office, I'm at home.
Beko normally mount the defrost timer in this area.
If you can, take a couple of photographs of the inside of the compressor area and I'll see if I can identify the defrost timer.
That sounds like it.
Screw it round till you hear it click.
Then, plug the machine in.
See if the compressor comes on.
Looks like the wiring diagram is correct.
Unfortunately it's looking like a problem at the compressor.
Unplug the appliance and take the cover off the side of the compressor.
Take the starter unit out of the compressor.
Check the connections to see they are good.
Plug the starter unit back into the compressor.
Check the wiring to it.
Put the cover back on and try again.
To go any further you will need to have, and be able to use, a multimeter.
OK, just post tomorrow when you can.
I'll try to remember to have a look at the wiring diagram so you know what to test.
I've had problems with the connections and the starter device before.
If it works, keep it going.
if it stops again, tighten every connection you can find.
Good luck with it.
Let me know how it goes
Hope this has helped.
You don't have to click on Accept yet.
Wait till we know the appliance is running.
The compressor will get warm and vibrate if running.
The cylinder is basically a capacitor and shouldn't make any noises.
You need to test the continuity of the wiring from the plug top to the appliance.
Unplug the appliance.
Take the cover off at the compressor.
There should be the live, neutral and compressor wire connections.
The live pin on the plug to the black wire at the compressor, test this for continuity.
Let me know what you find.
Continuity means you are checking to see if there is a break in the wiring or whether it's able to conduct.
The link you refer to is asking you to check continuity too, in ohms.
Check them both.
OK, that confirms continuity on all the connections.
Did you do the check I asked you to do?
Check for continuity from the live pin on the plug to the black wire on the compress starter?
It's beginning to look like a compressor fault.
If you had continuity on the live to black wire, the thermostat is ok.
Clip the multimeter leads to the neutral at the compressor and the black wire from the thermostat.
Set it for volts AC.
Plug the machine in, you should be showing 240 volts.
Let me know.
The relay will only have continuity when it's energised so it's not a simple thing to test I'm afraid.
You are getting power to the compressor start unit.
Either a faulty starter unit or a faulty compressor.
I'll have a dig around today when I'm in the office, see if there's anything else at Beko to help with this.
The parts diagram shows it's bolted to the chassis, behind the compressor?
Toward the left.
Sorry for the delay, not been online for a few hours.
Search for 5 uf
Click here for the part using the Beko part number
Hope this helps
I would suspect a faulty motor on the compressor.
To burn out the timer box there would have had to have been a large current draw or short circuit.
I'll have a look at the wiring diagram in the morning.
It may be possible to bypass the timer to test the compressor.
I'll post again tomorrow.