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Freezer comparment will freeze OK, but fridge does not get cold.

Hotpoint HUT161 built under refrigerator will not cool down. Compressor appears to be running and so does the thermostat, what else could possibly be wrong??

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  • s_ohara Jan 04, 2009

    Many thanks for your prompt reply. We have found the fan cooling the coil on the back of the appliance and it is spinning quite freely. I can't find any other as the rest of the fridge is all completely sealed. This would be the one you mean, wouldn't it?? Do you have any other ideas?

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If the freezer is working properly, and the fridge is not, it is usually the evaporator fan. It should be located behind the back panel in the freezer. Usually, a fan blade is stuck, or the motor is stuck on it's bearing. You may need to reposition the fan or apply some oil to the bearing. If you cannot get the fan to spin, you might need a new fan motor. Check the voltage first before buying a new motor. You should get around 110V AC .

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