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Hotpoint upright frost free freezer FZA84P is freezing at the bottom only, top four drawers are well above temperature. Have removed internal rear plastic cover and found freezer element solid with ice, fan at top runs when switch activated ?

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SOURCE: water freezing at bottom of freezer, food not freezing

Maybe a bad defrost timer

Posted on Dec 08, 2007


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SOURCE: bosch frost free fridge freezer not freezing ice cream/pops at all and meat not totally frozen

Sounds like a defrost problem. Check to see if there is any frost buildup in the back wall of the freezer. If so, it is not defrosting as it should.

  • possible causes:
  1. bad defrost timer/board
  2. bad defrost heater (in freezer)
  3. bad thermo switch in freezer
If you don’t know what these are then unplug the machine and let the ice melt in the freezer overnight with the door open. Then try it the next day, if is cooling fine then you need to have a service person replace one of the above items. If it still has a problem then it might be the compressor and you should probably replace the machine.

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

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SOURCE: my frost free fridge freezer is too cold and

You may have an issue with the temperature control assembly. Check the temperature settings (ideally at "one-half way" for both fresh food and freezer compartments).

Contact an appliance service company.

Posted on Feb 19, 2010

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SOURCE: Model CTX18GAZBRWW - (Hotpoint) no-frost

Something to try....on the back wall of the fridge nearer to the top is a little cup like part sticking out. There is water in it but it usually runs down an attached tube inside back wall and ends up under the fridge and gets evaporated. If that tube or the little cup thing is plugged then it will drip in the fridge and collect on the inside bottom of the fridge. So the trick is to clean them out. Check it out ...may solve the problem.

Posted on Sep 07, 2010

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