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    Posted: 30 January 2011 at 11:04
We have the standard isotherm fridge (Mod no. 3135FA2B0000, R134A) with top and front door and it decided to stop cooling (H470,2007) . Any idea what to check and how to access it (compressor unit)? Could it be the thermostat you can exchange from the inside?

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Hi,
Most probable causes are the electric supply (broken fuse) and the thermostat. Loss of cooling liquid (freon) can also be a problem but not so often. You can check the thermostat by short circuiting the contacts in back. U can easily replace it (we did !).
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On my 370 we founf that the power connector sometimes comes off the control board.  This is situated (on the 370) behind a panel in the cupboard to the left of the cooker.  This is near the lower doof on the fridge.  I'm sure yours will be similar.  If there is no power to the fridge - does the light come on?? - then if the fuse looks OK this may be the issue.  It is a simple push fit and slamming on waves seems to loosen it Cry
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According to Hanse After Sales Service you have to cut open an inspection door to get access to the electric supply and the compressor.  With the 470 it is most probably below the cooker. In half an hour I will know more when I start the chainsaw massacre. (Once again I don't understand why Hanse's boatbuilders don't think of such basic things.)

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Bit late now, the chain saw may have done its job, but on the 461 the compressor is in the bilge adjacent to the cooker area.

Secondly a tool I can heartily recommend for this sort of work, link below.  I use this for any fine joinery job where a thin controlled cut is needed, it is absolutely brilliant.  The good thing about it is you can start at any point and go in to any depth, cut out the shape you want and no extra saw kerf around the sides.  FINE also do one, but out of my budget.  There is also a similar unit made by CEL (see Amazon) but I don't know how good it is.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bosch-Multifunctional-Rounder-Multi-Accessories/dp/B003H4QOLA/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1296558251&sr=8-3

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Thanks Graeme, the job is done, the mistake is found. The cable connector which lay under the compressor in the bilge (!) was corroded (it should have been hung up) The ugly part part was the sawing and now we will have to put a mahagony playwood cover over it. Thanks to the fast response of Hanse After Sales we knew on which side to drill. The electrician doing the job couldn't believe his eyes that Hanse forgot to make this inspection door. P.S. the models 2008/09 have this hatch now. A weak consolation!

 


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Having the same issue on my 2008 Hanse 370 (Isotherm mod 3135FA2B0000 R134a).
Its running but the fridge never gets "cold".

Unsure where to start troubleshooting my problem so any input would be nice :)






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If you can hear the compressor running then it is probably a problem with the refrigerant (gas). This can leak over time to the point where the fridge will not get cold anymore.

The system can be re-pressurised but it is best done by a qualified refrigeration engineer. It is a standard procedure but will require good access to the gas connections on the compressor.
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Anyone here have some instructions on how to get the box out of the boat without totaly destroying the kitchen furniture. Looking at it today im a bit scared of firing up the chainsaw on it :)

Or is it possible to take out the isotherm compressor through that small inspection hole.

Looks to be this one btw.

http://isotherm-parts.com/2301-classic-compact-p-1741.html








Edited by tmagnussen - 22 June 2014 at 00:59
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Owwh, this seems an expensive piece of hardware !
Do you need to change the compressor ?

We had a strange thing with our fridge: at a certain moment we found a sort of pale-blue liquid on the bottom of the fridge. We experienced this liquid several times and don't know where it is coming from. A friend confirmed me it can not be the cooling liquid, since this is a gas...
Up till now the fridge still functions....


Edited by kweetje - 22 June 2014 at 07:05
First 4000 miles, no substantial problems
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