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Hi, I have a Hotpoint RLA51 larder style 'frost free' fridge. Its approx 6 years old. For the past 3 years its been frosting up meaning every 8 weeks we have to defrost it manually. I bought a new thermostat when it first happened, but to no avail. There is no other appliance next to the fridge aprt from an infrequently used microwave oven, and the door seal appears clean and seals OK. Can you suggest anything else we can do - apart from replacing it; I think 3 years for a fridge is appalling but we chose not to take out extra warranty. Fridges are supposed to last 15 years or so aren't they? Best regards Chris.

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High chris
check to see if you have a drain at back/near bottom of the fridge,if so, clean out with neat clorine bleach.if you have a fridge thermometer adjust fridge to run at +5c(optimum temp) and cover all food with cling film to cut down on condensation.
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geoff.

Posted on Aug 26, 2010

  • chris_jordan Aug 28, 2010

    Thanks Geoff - I'll check this weekend. Regards Chris.

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