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My hotpoint rfa16 future has defrosted itself and now doesn't seem to be freezing now. Im not sure if the fridge part is still working as I only discovered it when I came down this morning.

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Refrigerators work from the freezer . if the freezer is OK then it has to be the air damper causing the problem , call a repair technician . I have heard of some that because of how they put the wiring thru they can not be fixed .

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