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Hotpoint FZA50 Freezer not cold enough

Hi, our FZA50 upright freezer is not maintaining a cool enough temperature. Meat etc. is still frozen but ice cream is soft. What can I check? The thermostat is set to nearly max, there is good ventilation, but I do notice that the fan seems to be running continuosly (it stops when the door is opened and resumes on closing).

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  • Patrick O'Farrell Jul 11, 2007

    I emptied the freezer last night and transferred to a chest one we have in the garage. A bit of ice in the bottom, so its now nplugged and I'll clean in at the back of it tonight once its defrosted. Hopefully that'll do it.

  • icecool Dec 04, 2007

    The fan is making a lot of noise and now the high temperature light is coming on once a day, food is frozen ok. Have removed draws and noted a build up of ice which i have removed.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    Hi I have this very difficult problem with my fridge.
    Every time we buy meat, we pack it in the bags, keep them for hour or two in the fridge to cool and then put in the drawers.Before i could put 6KGs at once and it would be super easy, but for the last 2 years i need to put a 2 bags , then the freezer would start cooling up from -18 towards -13, then the ****** beepers starts, its usually late at night... Then i have to press superfrost for an hour and then repress it and pray it would not cool to -6.It comes to -8,then its like this for a day!!!AND THEN it resumes rapidly to designated temperature.This 2 bags literaly ******* my other stuff since the freezer "heats" up 10deg to level the temperature..Any clues



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Try it on max setting. lint clogging up stuff in the back? needs defrosting? low on refrigerant (freon)? call repairman for that last one

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