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Fridge not cooling down

My fridge Temperature display shows 9 deg, I have set it to 4 deg, I can hear Fan and compressor running, I switch off the fridge for 10 min and then restarted, the Temperature was showing 13 deg.
I switched on the Turbo mode and in 20 min the Temperature c ame down to 9 deg.
Temperature will not go bellow 8 or 9 deg.
Can you help

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Re: Fridge not cooling down

The most likely cause is a gas leak . Call a technician.

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I have a hotpoint FF72P fridge freezer. it comes down to temperature (-22/+4) without any problem, but after this the compressor won't cut in.

takes time for the temperature inside the fridge -freezer to normalize after doors are being left open

turning off a fridge freezer on and off wont help it

it takes time to for the thermostat to kick start the compressor
and more time to reach the freezing temp lost

if you are certain the thermostat is damaged
call in a service man
have the thermostat replaced and have them check
the gas in the system is running the correct pressure


Jul 31, 2016 | Hotpoint Refrigerators

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Fridge not cooling


Your description is quite complete but is rather baffling. Pls bear with me while we process by elimination. A few basic/working ideas:
  • most designs call for a single compressor to cool the freezer;
  • the cold air in the freezer is drawn towards the fridge to cool that area;
  • this is performed by a fan drawing air in the freezer through the evaporator;
  • most would have a vent or air pathway to guide the freezer air;
  • all would have thermostatic control to set the desired temperature;
  • some designs have two thermostatic control , 1 for the freezer, 1 for the fridge.
As applied to your concern:
  • compressor is working since freezer is OK;
  • fan is working as you posted but is the air drawn from the freezer, better still, is the air forced/vented into the fridge?
  • could you please check that the air is strongly blown into the fridge area;
  • a little experiment, open the fridge door, look for and press on the door switch, the light should go out, after a lengthy seconds, the fan should trigger on, not only would it be audible, you would notice the frozen air swirling inside the fridge area. If you hold on long enough to the dorr switch, the compressor should kick in (if it is not already running) since the thermostat of the fridge area (if one is present) would sense that the fan is turning but the fridge area is not cooling.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Oct 02, 2008 | Refrigerators

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Hi, i need to set temperature for my 6th sense american fridge/freezer.. panel shows -24 deg for freezer and 5 deg for fridge..can you help me pls ?

There are buttons for fridge temperature and freezer temperature on the control panel. Just press the relevant button repeatedly until the temperature you want is displayed.

Jul 15, 2014 | Refrigerators

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Hiya,i have a hotpoint fridge freezer ffa91 and the fridge is no longer getting cold.The compressor seems is hot but cant hear the normal noises coming from the fridge.The digital display shows an arrow...

1. is light on in side when you open the door. If not check breakers or fuses.
2. Can you hear the compressor running. If not do you hear any clicking sounds.
3. If you hear clicking sounds, try putting a fan on compressor and unplug refrigerator.
4. Wait one hour.
5. plug back in. If compressor starts let it run and see if it cools, if it doesnt, call service man.
6. If it goes back to clicking, call a service man.
try this

Mar 12, 2011 | Hotpoint Refrigerators

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Fridge and freezer not cooling. The fan is running

Is the compressor clicking? If so, the pressure may be too high. tHis happens if the temperature control is lowered too soon after the compressor cuts off, or if house power fails for a shorrt period, etc.

1. UNPLUG the power cord.
2. Set the temperature dial to the settings you want.
3. Close doors and wait a full 10 minutes (more if you don't get impatient).
4. After 10 full minutes, plug power cord back in. It should start now.
5. Try not to open fridge for an hour or so, or until you hear tyhe compressor cycle off.

Hope this hellps!

Sep 17, 2009 | Refrigerators

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Fridge not cooling

Issue seems with the relay switch of the compressor .Please get it checked by an expert.

Jul 06, 2009 | Refrigerators

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Fridge side of American Fridge/ freezer not cooling down.

does the fridge have 2 motors or 1 if it have only 1 motor the gas level in the system are low. if it have 2 motors check if the fridge side motor runs

May 17, 2009 | Samsung Refrigerators

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looks like operating normally...

the fridge as it reaches it's temperature shuts the compressor off and then after a few minutes..the fridge would increase temperature again and would turn back the compressor again.

its the thermostat which is cutting on and off the compressor.

and i think it is normal. based on the temperatures that you is cooling very well..0 F in the freezer and 40 in the refrigerator... that's good.


Nov 06, 2008 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

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