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RED TEMP WARNING LIGHT ON MOTOR RUNNING
I'm sorry to have to tell you that this sounds like a very expensive fault to fix!
Either your fridge/freezer has degassed (lost the refridgerant gas) through a small leak in the pipe system behind or inside the freezer compartment, OR the compressor (what you called the motor) has started to fail.
Either way, these are very expensive repair jobs. It's possible to replace the compressor within about an hour, but if your model is out of guarantee, there will be around a £50/60 Call-out charge and the compressor will cost between £75 and £150 depending on the model.
Alternatively, if the fridge/freezer has lost gas, the engineer would have to try to find the leak - this could be IMPOSSIBLE if the leak is within the pipework inside the back of the fridge or above/below the freezer compartment.
I'm sorry to say that it's looking like you may have to part with a lot of money - or say goodbye to the fridge/freezer you have!
on Dec 04, 2013
The hole at the back of fridge is not letting
Your drain tube may be stopped up with ice at the upper end
because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the
evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it.
Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey baster will usually clear it out. Flushing
it out with hot water and clorox may help.
Make sure it drains quick enough to prevent
refreezing. . The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the
lower back of the freezer.
on Dec 04, 2013
Hotpoint FFA71 NOT DEFROSTING
Self defrosting feature is not working. Check defrost thermostat, defrost heater, defrost timer for proper operation.
Until repair is made, defrost the unit and turn back on until it freezes up again. Check the ice block at rear of freezer. If the ice is confined to the area around the refrigeration line coming into the freezer it is low refrigerant level. If the block completely covers the evaporator it is a non working defrost mechanism.
on Nov 23, 2013
My refrigerator hotpoint is not
Underneath the refrigerator are coils called the condensor. Make sure they are clean. Use a vacumn to get as much as you can then if you have some way to blow out the coils this will help also. You might have to take the front cover off and maybe the back. Also in the back you will find a fan. make sure this is running when the refrigerator is running. Let me know if this helps. Thank you.
on Oct 26, 2013
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