Freezer Help

User_Removed 13 2.1k 7 England
31 Dec 2008 8:50PM
I have spent a thrilling few hours emptying my freezer of ice. It was jammed full. I have just moved in and there was no food in it but sold ice. So, now it's empty and looks ready to go. But, when I switch it on I get a red light with an ! about it and a beeping tone. Any ideas?! I don't have a book and don't know the make as it's all boxed in so can google it. If anyone knows if it's going to explode I would be grateful.

Thanks, Andy

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tomcat 14 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2008 8:57PM
Put the food outdoors Smile

Seriously...haven't got a clue

Happy New Year

User_Removed 13 2.1k 7 England
31 Dec 2008 8:59PM
Thanks! Happy new year to you too.
f8 16 9.2k 22 England
31 Dec 2008 9:01PM
Obviously a warning of some sort,have you tried moving the thermostat high and low to see if it alters.
User_Removed 13 2.1k 7 England
31 Dec 2008 9:12PM
yep, it's ok up at 0 then at 1 it starts. so if it's off it's ok, I think.
admiles 13 241 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2008 9:33PM
If its anything like ours (we defrosted it last week!) it sounds a buzzer whilst it cools down to the correct operating temperature, if that makes sense!

The buzzer is a warning that its too warm. Once its cooled down enough it should stop.

Hope this helps, Happy New Year!

tomcat 14 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2008 9:37PM
I'll go with Anthony's comment
In other words its telling you not to put owt in it until the warnings stop

cattyal Plus
14 9.0k 6 England
31 Dec 2008 11:29PM
A buzzer - very sophisticated Smile I defrosted my fridge/freezer a few weeks agi and it packed up Sad Frozen bread in the evening, defrosted by morning - it's in the garage now waiting to be dumped and one day I'll get round to sorting out a replacement. Happily it's nice and cold so the milk keeps ok!
User_Removed 13 2.1k 7 England
31 Dec 2008 11:41PM
thanks all, I will leave it on then. Amazing the the info on here!
francisg 15 705 1 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2009 8:40PM
I find that after deiceing Chipping and chopping runs a risk of damage to the lining. In order to make it a lot easier next time I wipe all the Surfaces with a solution of Glycerine diluted half and half with water. The Glycerine does not freeze and so makes the removal of the Ice Clinckers that form, much easier and quicker.
cattyal Plus
14 9.0k 6 England
2 Jan 2009 9:16PM
Although I defrost by the leaving the door open and waiting an eternity method - I like your tip about the glycerine - I'll try that when I finally get a new fridge/freezer Smile
cattyal Plus
14 9.0k 6 England
2 Jan 2009 9:22PM
Ah - but I don't own a hair dryer Smile

Edit: Oh and if you're ever down this way maybe you can fix mineSmile Defrosted it and thereafter the bread is frozen, then defrosted, then frozen again - it's now sitting in the garage waiting to be dumped...... hence my recent upload of a piece of mouldy cheese Smile
StrayCat 16 19.1k 3 Canada
2 Jan 2009 9:22PM
dcash29 14 2.4k England
2 Jan 2009 10:07PM
On the freezer dial is there an OFF position lower than 0 ?
Normally you can feel the click off then turn the dial back to required setting 2.5
Maddie 14 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2009 10:11PM
Horse is a man of many hidden talents Wink

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