Swan Fridge Freezer Problems And Troubleshooting

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Did you know that Swan’s retro fridge freezer has an A+ energy rating, bulb-style LED lighting, a capacious fridge, and 40 litres freezing capacity? With a traditional compressor motor, this appliance also operates quietly due to its superb insulation.

However, issues with your appliance can occur, and knowing why it’s behaving badly is part of the cure! To find out more about Swan fridge freezer problems and troubleshooting read on…

Everyday Swan Fridge Freezer Difficulties


Swan fridge freezer drain hole blocked

The drain hole in your fridge freezer catches the moisture that collects in the fridge – particularly the back-wall build-up. If this drain hole becomes blocked it can cause other problems for the appliance.

With no exit point, the water will begin to pool on the bottom shelf and in the salad drawers – reducing food quality. Any blockages need to be cleaned out of the drain hole with appropriate tools. If this doesn’t solve the problem there may be a more serious issue that will need rectifying by an experienced appliance repair technician.

Swan fridge freezer too cold

When your fridge freezer is over freezing this could be due to warm air seeping in through damaged or ill-fitting seals. This can have a huge impact on your appliance as it causes it to work harder than required.

Another potential cause is the thermostat whose function is to control the cooling system. This includes the condenser, the compressor, and the evaporator. This is a straightforward repair for a qualified engineer.

The temperature sensor is a component that sends temperature information to the electronics – resulting in the control board turning on the compressor and fan to maintain the temperature. A failed sensor will be unable to control the temperature correctly and cause the fridge freezer to produce excessive ice. Another field in which an appliance repairer will specialise.

Swan fridge freezer making noises

The two most common causes of this complaint are the evaporator fan motor, which results in the fridge not staying cold, with ice taking longer to freeze. Or the condenser fan motor which can result in the fridge freezer operation being intermittently interrupted. Swan frost free fridge freezer problems often involve a faulty fan cooled condenser coil or obstructions in the fan motor blades.

These issues tend to cause a knocking noise – or on occasion a whistling sound due to reduced airflow in the case of the condenser fan. Loud popping noises are often related to expansion and contraction caused by the defrost heater cycling on and off.

Swan freezer not freezing

There are a number of reasons why this may be happening including:

  • The condenser coils are dirty – preventing them from dissipating the heat effectively resulting in the reduction of cooling capacity
  • A fault with the fan motor – as this component draws air over the evaporator coils and circulates it throughout the freezer – if the fan motor is defective it will need expertly replacing
  • A start relay issue – this provides power to the compressor and if not working properly will mean your freezer won’t freeze
  • The temperature control thermostat is faulty – as this directly controls the voltage sent to various parts of the freezer if this fails the thermostat will need replacing

Arrange First Class Appliance Repairs

Swan fridge freezer repair in London and Kent is simple to book online. There’s no time limit, and you’ll be able to sit back and relax while your highly trained and qualified engineer diagnoses your problem. Any repairs will be carried out with the greatest care, and every repair automatically comes with a part and labour guarantee that lasts for six months. Your Swan fridge freezer will soon be running as new!

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Swan Fridge Freezer Problems And Troubleshooting was last modified: November 28th, 2023 by Mix Repairs