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Temperature controls in both freezer and fridge will not hole at 0 deg. in freezer and 37 deg. in fridge. Water dripping and forming icecicles in freezer.

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  • Kleanthis Mavropoulos
    Kleanthis Mavropoulos Apr 23, 2008

    If the refrigerator isn't cool, you need to answer some questions, then see if the compressor is running.

    First, answer these questions:



    • Is the refrigerator completely dead? If so, see “It's stopped completely.”


    • Is the thermostat knob turned to the proper setting? If not, reset it.

    Next, see if the compressor motor is running

    The compressor is a football-sized case with no apparent moving parts. It's on the outside of the refrigerator at the back near the bottom. If it is humming or making a continuous noise and your refrigerator is still not cooling, there may be a more serious problem with one or more of several different components, we recommend contacting a qualified appliance repair technician for further help.

    If the compressor is not running but you do have power to the refrigerator, there may be a problem with one or more of these:



    • The compressor


    • The Thermostat


    • The overload, relay, or capacitor


    • The defrost timer


    • The condenser fan motor

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    Kleanthis Mavropoulos Apr 23, 2008

    A refrigerator or freezer that is cooling, but cooling poorly, may have a problem in one of several areas:

    Evaporator coils
    Condenser
    Poor cooling is often the result of a heavy frost build-up on the evaporator coils or a condenser that is clogged with dust, lint, and dirt.

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Try first defrosting the fridge, leave it unplugged overnight

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    Ginko Apr 23, 2008

    Defrost both fridge and freezer, ice may prevent freezer and fridge from cooling properly.
    If this does not work for fridge check the evaporator fan in fridge is working.
    Check also that the door gaskets are sealing both doors

    For more info see also



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    Why does water keeps dripping from hose that fills the ice maker causing whole freezer to form icecicles?


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    Hello what temp should i have my fridge/freezer at the freezer unit is working but the top is warm, thanks, Sheryl


    Sheryl -

    Most manufacturer's suggest 0 deg F for the freezer, and 34 deg F for fresh food compartment. You determine the fresh food temperature by filling a 6 to 8 oz glass with cold water and placing a thermometer (capable of reading 32 deg F) in the water. Place the glass & thermometer on a shelf in the fridge. Allow it to assume the temperature on the fridge and hour or so. The glass of water is to minimize rapid increase in temperatures seen when the door opens.

    Make your adjustments from there. Allow temperatures to stabilize for up to 24 hours if the fridge is full, much less if empty before making additional changes.

    I hope this helps and good luck! Please rate my reply. Thank you.

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    I am trying to return the freezer and refrugerator settings to 37 and 0 , how do I do that?


    There is a dial or button pad inside the fridge that controls the temperature up or down.
    some displays are not so clear so just adjust your fridge slowly either way until you get to the desired temperature

    37 degree Fahrenheit = 2.78 degree Celsius
    0 degree Celsius = 32 degree Fahrenheit

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    My kenmore elite refrig keeps leaking water from what appears to be condensation. It gets so bad that the ice maker door freezes shut and water actually drips on the floor. The freezer is set to 0 while...


    The high level of condensation is due to constant opening of the fridge when the frost develops. It is required to defrost off the condensation and if this has an auto mode timer for defrost , then it is possible that it is not working.
    The water must drain out to the drain tank but since it is formed out of the freezer the water flows out of the collection tray.

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    Water dripping from freezer into refrigerator area and frozen water in freezer


    The defrost cycle is melting ice that will not go down the drain tube in the rear of the freezer. This can be a clogged tube due to debris, organic growths or ice blocking flow. What doesn't end up dripping into the fridge ends up freezing in the freezer compartment. Make sure the fridge is level or tilted back slightly.

    Unplug the fridge from power. Remove the contents of the freezer and remove the ice maker, back wall plate and floor plate in the freezer section. Remove ice build up on the floor and tray in the freezer by thawing and soaking up water. Flush hot water (use a turkey baster to get at it) at the opening of the drain hose that is connected to the tray to thaw any ice.. once flowing to the evapraor tray under the fridge, mix up 1/2 oz of bleach and 4 oz of water and pour down the tube to kill any bacteria.

    Reassemble and restock the freezer. Monitor the temperature of the fresh food (34 deg) and freezer (0 deg) compartments. If you notice the temperatures start to climb, there may be a problem with the defrost timer, terminator, etc. and may require a pro's help.

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    I have water pooling under my vegetable drawers, what could be causing this?


    The drain tube in the freezer may be partially clogged or melting ice build up on the floor of the freezer may be dripping into the fresh food compartment. Most freezers are frost free but there may be some problems beginning in yours (a faulty defrost timer, terminator, etc.).

    You could remove the contents of the freezer and the plastic tray on the floor of the freezer. If you find ice there, remove it by thawing and remove the water. Check to make sure that the drain tube in the back hasn't become clogged with any debris, etc.

    Reassemble and pay close attention to the temperature of both your fresh food compartment (34 deg) and freezer (0 deg) to see if it is getting warmer but the fridge continues to run. If so, if might be time to call a pro for repair.

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    Hotpoint fridge freezer green and red light on, switch offering 0


    It could be a few problems to do with electrics, but try this first:

    Red light on for High Freezer Temperature Warning
    or freezer not cooling, but fridge is and a lot of noise from compressor.
    Also, fridge drain hole blocked, water in bottom of fridge.


    This is a common fault in Hotpoint Fridge Freezers and can also happen if the door has been left open or has been a power cut.

    1. Turn off fridge freezer, or at least turn down the freezer temp to minimum, though not ideal.
    2. Open freezer door and remove all drawers.
    3. Remove the back panel on the inside of the freezer. This is held in place with 4 screws, which might be 6mm hex head or star allen head. Pull the panel out.
    4. Behind where the panel was, there is a cooling element for cooling, pipes, and below this a temperature sensor. If the fridge freezer is not switched off, then fold together a few layers of tinfoil and wrap around the sensor.
    5. Use a hairdryer to slowly melt the ice. Melt it around areas where it appears to be hanging on, such as the corners of the cooling element or bolts, as well as any thin sections below the main block of ice around the cooling element, which will be supporting the main block. Use a plastic ice scraper to remove ice but not near pipes or sensor.
    Warning: Be careful using electrics around water & melting ice & drips.
    6. Below the cooling element, there is a drip channel & drain hole. If this hole is full of ice, pour a small amound of warm water down, leave for 10 seconds and pour a bit more until clear.
    In the fridge, clear the drain hole in the same way.
    Warning: Do not pour a lot of water down, as this water drains onto a tray above the hot compressor at the rear of the fridge freezer to be evaporated by the heat of the compressor and the tray will only hold a small amount.
    7. When all ice is removed, dry all moisture. Put the shelves back. Close door. Turn on fridge freezer. Turn up the freezer temperature to your normal setting. Turn on fast freeze if available. After 1 hour, check with a thermometer. It should be cold enough after 1 or 2 hours.

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