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My freeezer wont stay frozen without the override boost switch

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My freeezer wont stay frozen without the override boost switch on, but thats more expensive on electricity, I concluded probably themostat or the compressor starter is it repairable or is time for a new one (£150 from currys)
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This could be a problem with it having lost some gas.

When you turn off the bosst switch, do you still hear the compreesor switch on and off?
Can you tell me how old this is and the make and model number please?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Royzee / Rob


The freezer is about 3 years old model Icetech/Norfrost c5/c6 and the motor/condensor only appears to operate when the boost button is on.

Hi Paul

It sounds like it could be a thermostat issue as the fast freeze button just over rides the thermostat and brings the compressor on.

Are you wanting to try and test this yourself or were you looking for a repair?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Cheers Rob confirmed what I thought Next decision repair or replace ( New freezer £150 )

Hi Paul

If you can do it yourself the thermostat would be around £30 to £40

If you need someone to do it for you, probably £100 to £120 depending on where you are.

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