I have bought a brand new Hotpoint Fridge Freezer. The Green power light comes on ..the compressor starts and stops after 20 seconds. Tried this 3 times with similar result. It had stood for an hour whilst i rehung the door initially. Manual said 3 hours!! I missed reading that bit. any answers???
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Re: Brand new freezer not starting
You may have plugged your freezer into a bad receptacle, which is not providing the proper voltage. (usually due to a loose wire or bad contacts in the receptacle.) After letting the unit sit for at least 10 minutes, plug it into a different outlet (preferably on a different breaker). You can use a heavy gauge (like 14 or 12 gauge) extension cord for the test. If it starts and runs, fix your original receptacle / breaker / wiring. If still the same results (compressor not starting), call for warranty service.
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I had a similar problem. Don't know your brand. Try this:
1. turn off power.
2. thoroughly clean/vaccum underneath and behind the fridge
3. start power and change all settings to zero until you stop hearing any humming sound.
4. activate settings and fridge and freezer will start. GL
As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.
If your refrigerator is running but warm, then…
Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...
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. Cut everything off for a few minutes then turn it back on
and listen for a click from the compressor relay as the compressor tries to
Is the compressor motor running.If no check starter/overload
How to check stuff> http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/refrigerator/refrigerator.php
. The most common problem is a bad start relay on the compressor. In rare cases the compressor may be bad. If you are mechanically inclined you can replace the relay yourself for less than 50 dollars. You will need model and serial number off of the unit and order the part by those numbers. if the compressor is bad you will need to hire a good service company
Sounds as though the compressor has stopped working. It feeds both compartments with control from a printed circuit above the top door.Where all your red lights are ablaze! (This can be replaced by removing the 2 screws and "clicking" out the small panel) Check that the compressor is running at the bottom rear of the fridge/freezer before anything else.
Can you hear the compressor running? Is the fan inside the freezer running? It could be that a wire connection has come loose during the move. Was the fridge laid on it's side during the move? If so you probably have compressor oil restricting the refrigerant system. If compressor and fan are running you will probably need a qualified refrigeration tech to check it out.
if i read the english right, the compressor runs but the freezer fan only runs for a short time. no fan then no cooling.
there is a fan stat so that the fan only runs when the evap is down to temp. this may be faulty. also on some hotpoint, the fan switches off when door opened. check door switch operating ok. this may also explain problem with fridge lamp