Hotpoint rfa70 fridge seems not to be staying cold
The freezer seems ok .yesterday the kids hamster chewed the power wires,i have reconnected it and freezer and lights seem ok but the fridge doesnt seem as cold as should be,is there something in the back that it could have chewed as well to cause this. ty
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Pull the fridge out from the wall and check to make sure it is plugged in.
Unplug the fridge and plug in a spare appliance to see if the outlet is working. Check the circuit breaker to the house see If the outlet is not working to see if there are any fuses that are flipped.Inspect the electrical cord for the refrigerator for damage, such as from a mouse or pet chewing on it.
Open the fridge to see if the light turns on. The power to the unit is fine if the light turns on, which means something else is the cause of the starting issue.
Turn up the thermostat on the inside of the fridge if it is set to a low setting. Turn it all the way up and listen for the condenser motor to start. Have the unit serviced by a professional if it does not May be internal problem with component
it could be that your fridge,freezer setting is not turned up high enough to keep the freezer cold enough.turn it up to setting number 5 at least and if that dont do it u could have a faulty thermostat.have it checked by a engineer.
There is a duct between the freezer and refrigerator. Sometimes this duct blocks off with ice and won't allow airflow. Open your refrigerator door and check for air flow if there is none the duct needs to be defrosted. turn off freezer/ refrigerator and defrost.
s it should the ambient temperatures that you said are way to cold to expect the freezer to operate properly. move it indoors and or contact the manufacture and see if the have a kit to put on the unit to work properly.
Possibly something was spilled and it got to the door gasket. Clean the door gasket area with warm soapy water. In the door there is nothing critical to the system operation that should cause the condition you have.
This more than likely is because your evap.coil is frosted up do to a part failure with the defrost system. Look at the freezer back panel is there alot of frost growing all over it this is the number one sign. Either way take the back panel off and make a visual check. If there is alot of frost first get a multimeter and set it on Ohms with alert chime meaning you get continuity. First check the defrost heat if you get the chime sound from the meter or NOT a infinite number of Ohms then its good. Then look for the round shaped part hooked to the evap and in series to the heater this is the bimetal (while its good and cold) cut wires to it and strip ends and check for continuinty there also if so, it's good but must be frozen cold to get continuity wire nut it back after check if good. If those parts check out then your mechanical defrost timer is bad or adaptive defrost board is bad it would be either one depending on this model of fridge you have. Hope I helped.