Question about Hotpoint Refrigerators
I fixed it! The fridge and freezer are both back to their normal running temperatures. The problem was dust/fluff clogging the motor fan at the bottom, which caused it to overheat and cut out. I had to modify my vacuum cleaner by putting a long thin tube into the flexible hose to be able to reach the fan, which is low to the ground and deep within the unit. The Hotpoint owners manual only mentions taking the cover grill off the front and hoovering as part of generally maintanance, but that doesn't get anywhere near where the dust and fluff accumulate. Once the fluff was removed the fan started working again. As the right front of the unit (behind the grill) is intake, it really needs some kind of filter to prevent this from happening again.
Posted on Apr 24, 2008
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