Panasonic American Fridge Freezer NR-B53VW2-WB Dead after Smart Meter Install


Panasonic American Fridge Freezer NR-B53VW2-WB Dead after Smart Meter...

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Hi,

My 4 year old Panasonic fridge freezer had been working fine. We had our electric meter changed for a smart meter last week, and after the third party engineer working for EDF left, I realised the fridge freezer had no power and was completely dead. All other appliances seem ok.

I've checked the fuse in the plug and tried connecting the fridge to a different working socket. I've had the fridge out of it's housing (damaging the floor) and checked that there is power to the board, which there is. I've checked all the fuses on the board for continuity using a multi meter and they all appear fine.

The service manual suggests a problem with a faulty motor protector or faulty reactor, or a faulty control PCB.

The smart meter technician had labelled my meter tails L and N, then crossed this out and re-labelled them correctly N and L. I've raised a complaint with EDF that it appears the engineer may have reversed the polarity and energised the circuit, before realising and then correcting the mistake and re-labelling the meter tails. If this happened, could reverse polarity have damaged my appliance?

Thanks, Ben
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Yes most definitely would of fried any sensitive electronics such as control boards, pcb's, etc.. most appliances do not have internal fuses as a safety with the exception of microwaves







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