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Fridge not cold - freezer cuts out at minus 10 degrees.

Hotpoint FFM90 - The fridge compartment does not get cold. On initial switch on the compressor starts and the display flashes indicating that it is cooling down to the set freezer temperature. The freezer compartment only cools down to minus 10 degrees then display shows the defrost simbol and cools no further.

The evap fan works and there is no ice build up on the cooling coil.

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I have a hotpoint FF72P fridge freezer. it comes down to temperature (-22/+4) without any problem, but after this the compressor won't cut in.


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turning off a fridge freezer on and off wont help it

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Now that you see how the thermostat works, let's look at what happens when the fridge is placed in an unheated space - like a garage. In winter time, the temperature can drop considerably below 38 degrees. If the outdoor temperature remains cold enough, for long enough - it will affect the thermostat in the fridge. The temperature inside the fridge could drop below 38 degrees, preventing the thermostat from telling the compressor to turn on. Meanwhile, the temperature in the freezer compartment slowly rises from the normal -10 to 0 F degrees. It will continue to rise until it is the same temperature as the fresh food compartment or until the thermostat in the fresh food compartment tells the compressor to turn on again. This means the freezer contents will thaw.

If the temperature in the garage is even in the 40 to 50 degree range, the loss of cold in the fridge may not happen often enough to keep the compressor coming on often enough to keep some freezer items frozen solid - such as ice cream. Remember, water freezes at 32 degrees F, other products may require lower temperatures to remain frozen, and could thaw at 28 or other temperature.

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Had exactly the same problem.
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