UK Appliance Repair Questions? Ask a Technician for Answers ASAP
Hi my name is ***** ***** can you give me the product code which starts with 44444 followed by four further numbers.
OK thank you - I need you to look for a small box mounted either on the rear top or bolted to the left hand side of the motor (compressor) not the box that is fitted to the motor - come back to me when you have found it.
Yes thats the one, if you have a look at the side of the box you should see a round plug - can you see that.
OK if you unscrew the box usually two screws into the case and gently turn it around you should be able to see a circular cap, toh the side. Take that off and inside you will see a peg that you can turn with a flat bladed screwdriver.
OK are you able to upload a picture of the box you have to the left of the compressor so that I can confirm that we are both discussing the same part. Just attach it using the paperclip above the text box.
Thank you, that is the compressor box that I mentioned earlier, not the box I am looking for. If you go directly up above the compressor to the top of the appliance is there a plastic cover just below the top cover? The reason I ask is that mid way through the production of this model they moved the box from in the compressor area to up near the top.
The item you are looking for is this, the original appliance had a problem with water leaking into the housing so they moved it to the top of the appliance. Not down near the compressor at the top of the appliance --http://www.partmaster.co.uk/lec/tf5586w-444447348/defrost-timer-kit/product.pl?pid=1602280&path=67607,112750:67620&model_ref=892327
Thank you for that I was hoping it would be the electronic defrost timer rather than the problematic mechanical one. I can now say that you need to replace the thermostat which is part number###-##-####available from most online suppliers
Would you now kindly rate the information given by selecting from the star rating system at the top of the page. Thank you for using JA - if you need further advice re fitting the new stat come back to me. Ian
The thermostat is mounted in the top of the unit inside the refrigerator. The thermostat cover is held in place behind two plastic plugs with screws going upwards behind these plugs. If you take off the cover you will see if it is the conventional or the electronic thermostat fitted. This particular model (as mentioned earlier) was made in a couple of versions by both LEC and Beko (for LEC). The LEC build has a mechanical thermostat whilst the Beko one uses an electronic one. If it is the latter be very careful to actually remove the control knob prior to installing the new pcb - then line up the knob offset and push it back into the cover. If you try and do it another way you usually end up shearing the knob shaft off.