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I have a Hotpoint RLA31 fridge which has just stopped working.

The fridge was working fine then just seemed to stop. Have checked fuse and socket, and have looked at fridge. There is no smell of burning or any other problem. Do you know if there are any internal fuses that may need checking, or what else the problem may be?

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Although I feel you have checked all the fuses associated with your unit, there are other things that would keep the voltage from the compressor. When your refrigerator starts, power is applied to the start windings of the compressor via a starting relay. Once the compressor is started the relay switches to the run windings. In series of the start relay is an overload device preventing too much current draw. It may be possible that either your relay is broken, or your overload is not closing for some reason. You can buy these starting components for fairly cheap. So to answer your question, no there aren't any more fuses, but there is the overload.

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