The fridge in my Sydney home has leaked several times over the last few years, and now it’s leaking again.
The leaking is caused by an outdated appliance, which is now no longer being used, ABC News’ Ben Hunt reports.
He has contacted the manufacturer to get a replacement, but the process has taken weeks.
“We had a replacement fridge installed last month,” Ms O’Brien said.
“[But] the battery and the circuit board is still broken, so the circuit is still connected and it’s still leaking.”
It’s unclear if the problem is related to the installation of the faulty appliance, or whether the fault is more widespread.
Ms O’Briens family has been told to replace their fridge with a brand new unit.
She said they had been given a month to return to the store to buy the new fridge.
In an email, a representative of the manufacturer told ABC Radio Melbourne the problem was not connected to the faulty fridge.
“The fault lies with the electrical system in the fridge,” the email read.
But the supplier did not provide any details.
“We are working with our supplier to find the cause of the issue and ensure that it is fixed as soon as possible,” the spokesman said.
He said the refrigerator had been fitted with an automatic self-cleaning function, but that was not working.
They were still awaiting the return of the fridge.