Question about Hotpoint RLA30 Compact Refrigerator
I have a Hotpoint RLA30S Fridge that is freezing all of the food inside. This started after moving it from the kitchen to living room when I was redoing the kitchen.
I have just fitted a new thermostat sourced from Hotpoint but the simptoms are the same. Even at the warmest setting the compressor does not seem to turn off.
Does anyone know if there is another part that could have gone faulty or is there something I should have done when I fitted the new thermostat?
Thanks in advance all,
The FREEZER determines the coldness in the refrigerator as well as the refrigerator itself. Even those that have a separate thermostats. This is because the units still share a single compressor. I would check your temperature control before trouble
shooting other problems because it may just be set too high. Also make sure that you have not packed the bottom or top of the fridge too full. Bad air circulation will cause the thermostat to misread the temperature. Similarly, make sure that the seals around your door are good.
If all else fails, check that the fridge can drain properly. This doesn't usually cause freezing directly, but can cause ice to build up around fresh produce.
Posted on May 13, 2010
You have done everything right. it seems that the new thermostat is faulty too. Send it back to HotPoint. Unless there is a short circuiting after the thermostat, ie, between the thermo and the compressor. These are the only two reasons that could have caused the problem.
Posted on May 13, 2010
This does sound like a "small gas leak" that causes the fridge not to reach the full cold point of the thermostat. This is because the gas that has leaked out causes the fridge to get cold BUT never reach the cut off point of the thermostat. What follows is that the fridge eventualy now slowly warms up and ends up not getting cold (can take a week or 2). You will need to find the leak (very small) fix it and then re-gas the fridge.
Posted on May 11, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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