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Freezer is getting icy!

My freezer has just started freezing up can you please help as to what could be wrong?? Also every night the buzzer goes off and temperature has changed when no one has been in there for ages What could this be?

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Dave T
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SOURCE: freezer of refigerator (coils keeps freezing over)

I had the same problem, i took mine outside and spayed degreeser on the coils and power washed it off. the coils get built up with dust. make sure you dont have it pluged in when power washing it. lol. good luck

Posted on Jul 28, 2007

Cerfer39
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SOURCE: GE Frigerator has intermittant Freezing

It sounds like the defrost heater is burned out. Remove the inside back cover in the freezer to see if the coils are frozen up. If so, more than likely your defrost heater has bit the dust. It is located at the bottom of the inside coil of the freezer.

Also, you could be have a clogged condensor coil. It is located on the out side back of the Fridge. You need to remove the panel from the lower part of the fridge and do a thorugh cleaning.

Posted on Nov 03, 2007

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SOURCE: Bosch Fridge Freezer Classixx

This button is the winter/summer setting.
If you switch it on so as the red mark shows this is set for the summer setting.
What it does is allows the interior light to come on very dimly when you shut the door.
The fridge then thinks it is too warm and starts to cool down more, designed for when the ambient temperature is high.
Hope this helps
Deep diver

Posted on Jan 17, 2008

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SOURCE: hotpoint ff175b fridge freezer

I had the same problem. Hotpoint told me it was the electronic card, and I waited 3 weeks for them to get one in stock. Just been fitted and made no difference, though the Hotpoint man told me it was fixed. I have just spent half an hour "shaking and whaking" various bits at the back of the fridge freezer and the compressor has finally kicked into life.
Concentrate your shaking and whacking on the black square thing to the left of the compressor.
Going to quit my job and become a freezer repair man.

Posted on Jun 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Freezer stopped freezing up?

check the compressor to see if it works. You should hear a sound that sounds like a low hum.
Is the compressor fan on at the bottom rear of frig?

Posted on Apr 09, 2009

buddymcl777
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SOURCE: Hotpoint FFA80 Freezer Fan stopped working

This information may help you - it could be the fan motor itself by the way.

Servicing the Thermostat Control
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Thermostat controls regulate the temperature of the refrigerator
and freezer. Remove the control panel to reach the controls.


The thermostat control is usually mounted inside the refrigerator. Its visible control knob is turned to regulate the refrigerator/freezer temperature. The workability of this control can be tested in various ways, depending on the problem. To test the thermostat control:

Step 1:
If the compressor runs all the time, turn the control knob to the OFF position. If the compressor still runs, unplug the unit, then pull off the control knob and remove the screws holding the thermostat in place. Pull out the thermostat and remove either the red or the blue wire from its terminal. Plug in the unit. If the compressor doesn't run, the thermostat is faulty. Replace it with a new thermostat.

Step 2:
If the compressor runs after the wire is removed from its terminal, there is probably a short circuit somewhere in the unit's wiring. In this case, don't try to fix the problem yourself; call a professional service person.

Step 3:
If the refrigerator or freezer runs but the box doesn't cool, unplug the unit and remove the thermostat with a screwdriver. Disconnect both wires from the thermostat. Tape the ends of the wires together with electrical tape, and plug in the appliance. If the refrigerator starts and runs normally, the thermostat is faulty. Replace it with a new one of the same type. Connect the new thermostat the same way the old one was connected.

Step 4:
If the freezer compartment is normal but the refrigerator box doesn't cool, set the dials that control both compartments to mid-range. Remove these knobs (they're usually friction-fit). Then unscrew the temperature control housing; you'll see an air duct near the control. Replace the knob on the freezer thermostat and turn the control to the OFF position. Open the refrigerator door and look closely at the air duct. If this duct doesn't open wider in about ten minutes, the control is faulty. Replace the control with a new one of the same type. Connect the new control the same way the old one was connected.

Servicing the Evaporator Fan

In some cases, a faulty thermostat may not be the cause of a warm refrigerator or freezer. A warm box may also be caused by a defective fan, a blocked fan, or broken or bent fan blades. If the blades are jammed, try to free them. If they're bent, straighten them with pliers. If this doesn't solve the problem, call a professional service person.

On some refrigerators, the door switch operates the evaporator fan. If the fan seems to be malfunctioning, the door switch could be faulty. Test the switch as detailed in the last page, and replace it if necessary

Posted on May 09, 2009

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