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Refrigerator doesn't cool at all on any setting, but the freezer section is working fine. This is a model 253.8795220. This is 2-door style where freezer is on top and refrigerator is on bottom.

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  • davis_dot Jul 29, 2009

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You need to check the defrost timer,defrost element,and defrost thermostat,one of these are not working.Most likely the timer

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SOURCE: Hotpoint top freezer HTS18GBMBRWW

CHECK FREEZER FAN,CHECK FREEZER DRIAN IN BACK OF FREEZER IS NOT FROZE,CHECK DEFROST TIMER TURN CLOCKWISE TILL CLICK FAN SHOULD COME ON,THANKS-MIKE

Posted on May 29, 2008

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SOURCE: the refrigerator section is not cold

Replace the freezer fan motor.

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Top Freezer section working Bottom Refrigerator not getting cold

I have a side by side jenn-air refrigerator, the freezer compartment working fine and making ice like it should, however the refrigerator compartmant is not cooling, no cold air is felt, I need advise.

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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SOURCE: freezer is not cooling at top - ice melted -not

Check the back wall of the freezer for a ice buildup.(failure to defrost)
Check the freezer fan motor. Is it running?

Posted on Feb 12, 2010

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SOURCE: Hotpoint htr17bb Top Freezer Refrigerator Freezer working, but refrigerator not cooling

Hi,
There are a few reasons why the refrigerator part will not cool...here are a couple of tips that will help you to figure out why the refrigerantor is not cooling...

Refrigerator2_bing.gif not Cooling or Fridge not Cooling
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3662945-refrigerator_not_cooling_or_fridge_not

How to Defrost Refrigerator Defrost Timer Problem
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3771673-defrost_refrigerator_defrost_timer

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Posted on May 25, 2010

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