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if there is frost present on the rear vertical wall of the freezer compartment then the defrost function is broken and needs to be repaired the freezer is like an ice block and yo get cooling up to the refridgerator compartment air has to be able to flow and that can't happen if the frost is not eliminated

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Hotpoint RLA64 getting too cold.

The thermostat capillary on a Hotpoint RLA64 (and possibly RLA80) is inserted into a tube. The tube becomes detached from the cooling element and so does not sense that the fridge has reached the desired temperature. It then carries on cooling resulting in ice build-up and freezing of goods.
As you cannot remove the top or back of the fridge, you cannot fix the capillary tube back into position. What you can do however, AFTER ISOLATING THE FRIDGE FROM THE MAINS SUPPLY, is to drill a small hole adjacent to the thermostat capillary tube and another in the roof of the fridge next to the interior light and pass the thermostat capillary INTO the fridge cabinet. Use tape to attach the capillary across the roof of the fridge and down the centre of the rear wall curling the last 50mm or so back up towards the top of the fridge. As long as you have dried the wall of the fridge and stuck the capillary securely in place, your fridge should now work correctly when powered up.
Only tackle this job if you are confident and ALWAYS ISOLATE the mains supply.

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

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SOURCE: freezer working but not fridge

most likely a defrosting problem in the form of a bad defrost timer or element in a unit that age. One way to prove it is a defrosting problem is to remove the contents of the freezer section un plug the unit and place a fan on it for about 2 hours. This will make a water mess so be prepaired for it. Then plug it back in and load it up with the frozen food you removed... If it works fine for a few days then you have a defrost problem. After the test run here .. if it is in good shape still I would have have it serviced.

Posted on Jan 16, 2010

heatman101
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SOURCE: hotpoint fridge/freezer.Fridge not getting cold

Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong.


If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

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Posted on Dec 28, 2010

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SOURCE: i have a hotpoint ffa90 fridge/freezer .fridge not

hello jennie,
remove the rear panel on the inside rear of the freezer to assure that you dont have an icebuild up on the evaporator if you do have an ice build up this is mainly due to your unit having a defrost issue this is mainly caused by one of four reasons. The defrost thermostat, the defrost heater, the defrost timer all of these three can be checked by doing a continuity test on some units a defrost timer is not used and instead the use of an electrical control board is instead used also assure when you remove this panel that the fan behind that back wall in the freezer is also running if not replace the fan if you have no ice and the fan is working you would then look at the either the damper door on the inside of the refrigerator or the damper control. The freezer side of a refrigerator is the only side that produces the cold a small door opens and closes allowing the cold air to go into the refrigerator side when the unit gets to cold the door shuts and likewise when it gets to warm the door opens if you have any further questions message me back and please remember to rank how this opinion has helped it allows me to help others in the future Thanks Rick
here is also a link on why this happens and what the pieces look like http://applianceoutletservice.com/appliance-care-tips/refrigerator-tips/refrigerator-defrost-system-information.htm

Posted on Apr 07, 2011

caroldon
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SOURCE: water is gathering in the bottom of the fridge and

The overflow of the defrosted water int the drain tank can be one reason and the other can be a clogged drain pipe of the defrosted drain pipe from the evaporator.
You move the fridge forward and remove the drain tank, normally the water should evaporate off
unless there is heavy condensation. If not the drain pipe is clogged. Use a flexible bowden to forced out the dirt that had caused the pipe to block.
Also make sure that the fridge is set silghtly tilted to the rear so that the drain flows well into the drain tank.
If water is collecting and draining to the lower part of the fridge the vegetable section please check this out>
http://www.espares.co.uk/advice/fridges-and-freezers/a/2/1152/how-to-stop-water-collecting-in-your-fridge.html

Posted on Sep 08, 2011

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The thermostat capillary on a Hotpoint RLA64 (and possibly RLA80) is inserted into a tube. The tube becomes detached from the cooling element and so does not sense that the fridge has reached the desired temperature. It then carries on cooling resulting in ice build-up and freezing of goods.
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