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Freezer on my hotpoint refrigde is freezing up while the other side is warming up,have already replaced the defost timer 4 weeks ago.

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Good day,
New parts can fail, but to test your timer, turn the shaft on the timer clockwise until the machine shuts off. Leave it like that. The timer can be many different time cycles, so just wait up thru 45 minutes.
It should turn the machine back on. If so, the timer is O.K.
There are 2 other parts to the defrost system. The main heater/heaters, and the defrost limit thermostat.

If one heater system, it will be mounted on the bottom of the evaporator coil, behind the rear panel in the freezer section.
If it's a two heater model, there will be one heater on the bottom, and the second half way up.

You will need an ohm meter to test them. They should not exceed 35 ohms. If they read infinity (no resistance) then replace.

The last part is a defrost thermostat. It is a round about an inch in diameter mounted on the top of the coil.
It should read zero ohms resistance, but can only be tested if the machine has been running and the thermostat no warmer than 20 degrees.

If the heater/heaters are bad, replace them but also replace the limit thermostat as a package.
If the limit thermostat is the only bad part, replace it only.

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Posted on Feb 06, 2010


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