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My Hotpoint refrigerator is not staying cool and the freezer is not keeping things frozen.


Is there ice accumulation on the back wall of freezer? If so the auto defrost mechanism consisting of defrost timer, heat element, defrost timer is defective.

Is your thermostat working properly and not turning things off prematurely?

Freezer fan spinning?

Compressor running?

Check out the above.

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Are you thinking of defrosting method for your freezer or fridge? Then check this out.
Always switch off and unplug the freezer before cleaning or defrosting.
Load the contents of your freezer into large dustbin bags and cover the bags with a duvet or blanket. The food should stay frozen for several hours. But use a cool box for ice cream or soup which melts quickly.
After defrosting, wash fridges and freezers with a solution of two teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda to 1 liter (2 pints) of warm water-it removes lingering smells.
Rub the inside of your freezer with glycerine, available from chemists, after it has defrosted. When you next have to defrost it, the ice will come away from the sides more easily.
Use a wet/dry vacuum cleaner to **** up any water left on the floor.
If you do not like defrosting, you can always pay more for a frost-free freezer which never needs it. www.victorwod1234.blogspot.com

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Amana side by side model DRS2362A. Recently the freezer is not staying cold enough to keep ice cream frozen. Tried cleaning out underneath (grill area) but this hasn't helped. Other foods seem to be...


If you see frost behind the back wall or begin to notice the fresh food compartment getting warmer then you might have a defrost problem. The defrost system is a heater and termination thermostat inside the evaporator and A timer. The termination thermostat shuts down the heater when it gets to be warm enough for the frost to melt. It is important for the thermostat to kill the heater because the defrost mode is 21 minutes long.
If that heater was to stay on for 21 minutes the ice box would be severely damaged. The Timer might be hung in the run mode and not jumping into defrost every 8 or 10 hour as it should. The heater element might have gone bad or the termination thermostat might be swollen and failed. That is some ideas to check. Service manual

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My freezer does not seem to be freezing properly. Some of the meat is staying frozen while some is getting soft. All my bread products are not freezing at all they are staying cold but soft???


THE RED WARNING LIGHT KEEPS COMING ON AND I HAVE TO KEEP PRESSING THE FAST FREEZE BUTTON, THIS IS EVERY FEW DAYS. IF I DONT NOTICE ALL THE FOOD DEFROSTS!

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one of the hardest things to diagnous is food defrosting in the freezer. i found out the hard way about 35 years ago, but not until i banged my head against the wall a few times. the problem was the customer didn't have enough food in the freezer as she was a weekender.frozen food needs frozen food to keep the food frozen confused? so was i . every time your refrigerator goes into defrost( usually every 8 hours) a heating coil comes on in the back of the freezer. if the freezer is not full enough this heater can raise the temperature in the freezer to 40 degrees which will soften the food and melt the ice considering the time it takesto refreeze the food. i never forgot that service in fact i can see it in my head right now.. try this cure first let me know

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Hi Jody,
The only thing you give me that would allow me to solve this issue, is based on the fact that the freezer is getting warmer, and fresh food section is staying cold. So, knowing nothing more than that, I must sadly say that you need a new refrigerator to solve this issue 100%, as it sounds like you have a failing compressor, or a slow leak in the sealed system. Both scenarios are terminal.
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I have Beko frige freezer, model number nf771 freezer is still keeping food frozen but the fridge part wont stay cool.


- If no voltage output at the thermostat for the supply of heater/reversing valve, then replacement of thermostat is needed (but check the thermostat setting).
- If the voltage output at the thermostat for the supply of heater/reversing valve is present, then then check for heater/reversing valve fuse or overheat protection, and check for defective heater/reversing valve

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