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Ice of the back of refrigerator

A wall of ice is forming on the back of the refrigerator (a Hotpoint RL83) since the thermostat has been replaced.

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Re: Ice of the back of refrigerator

Probably the wrong thermostat fitted - the cut back temp varies and is important

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2.If the door seal is broken or the door is not closed shut with the seal magnet nice and tight against the fridge it will form ice inside the fridge as well. Replace the door seal. (this is very common with old fridges)

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