Hi guys, I have a Hotpoint ice diamond Type R134A that has stopped working. the unit is not very old and in new condition. The compressor is not working, fridge light comes on so not a fuse problem. I have looked into the rear, at the side of the compressor is a white tube with the following info: 420v - 30000h/class A. 470v 10000h/class B. -25/85/21 would this be the the thermostat? if it is can it be tested?
I have managed to farm out the contents to friends until I either have it replaced or repaired. After Christmas, I am no expert but can manage simple DIY . if pointed in the right direction. thank you for any assistance.regards john.
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Re: Fridge freezer not working
Thermostat can easily be determined, it has knob or a display for digital control. If it is a knob try to set it to high cool but if wont work.Try to unplug the unit and pull out the thermostat set it to high cool and check if there is a resistance on its terminals. Or check for open overload compressor Or may be the winding of compressor is open.
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Hi, As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...
Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...
your drain line is clogged. Either drefrost the entire unit or use a hair dryer to defrost the drain line in the back of the unit's refrigerator section. Some units have a drain line in the back that is black and needs to be cleared,
Does your model have independent thermostats for the fridge & freezer???
If not, could be that you will need to change the Thermostat.
These are not expensive - around £10 if you buy on the Internet.
Easy to fit yourself...just turn off the power, remove the power plug from the wall, then unscrew the 'stat unit from inside near the top of the fridge (some are attached to the interior light) and remove the screw holding the thermostat tube to the rear wall.
Often the thermostat gets a small hole somewhere in the long tube, which then lets all the gas escape, making the stat useless.
You can see these small holes in the pipe if you use a magnifying eyeglass, like the kind Jewellers use.
I turned the fridge and freezer off using the circular dials, I then turned the unit off at the mains. Left it for a few minutes and then turned the power back on. I then turned the circular dials to "max" and then depressed the super cool and super freeze buttons to turn this facility on. This time they came on normally (not flashing) and no alarm sounded. The fridge and freezer then started to get cold. Once the unit had been running for several hours I then turned the dials to the 3/4 mark and depressed the super cool and super freeze buttons again to turn them off. Over night the fridge and the freezer appear to be working properly so I hope that my problem is solved. Maybe the unit just needed to "settle" before being switched on?
s it should the ambient temperatures that you said are way to cold to expect the freezer to operate properly. move it indoors and or contact the manufacture and see if the have a kit to put on the unit to work properly.
Your defrost system is not working. Try to find the defrost timer and advance it until it clicks. The back of the refer should have a diagram with the location on it. If this works then replace the timer, if not, then you need to remove the floor of the freezer an replace the defrost element and limit switch.