The fridge freezer in question is a RS21 NCSV. It's 15 years old and has been great up to recently. The last few weeks it has spells of the "power freeze" light going on and off constantly, each time accompanied by a beep which is driving me crazy. It is still maintaining temperature ok, but this is evidently a fault. Anyone have a solution, even if it only how to disable the beeper?
@xdrt33: What temperature is your freezer currently set to, and have you tried lowing it to see if this helps? There is a door alarm that beeps to indicate that the door is open, therefore I recommend checking the door seals on the fridge and freezer to make sure the doors are closing correctly.
Thanks for the feedback guys. I tried changing the set temperature - didn't solve the problem. The door seals look OK to me. It is now power freezing to well below the set temperature, and won't turn off from the panel - only if I pull the plug out. Let's face it - the control panel has had it. Finding a new one, plus someone competent to fit seems unlikely. Looks like Harry&co is right: time to replace it. No complaints - it's given me 15 years good service.
No I didn't. But it's winter here now, and temperatures are much lower. The fridge / freezer is behaving itself with no problems. No doubt the problem will return in the summer. It seems to be impossible here to find a repair man who even pretends to be able to sort the problem. Let me know if you find a solution (other than colder weather).