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Defrost Fan Hi I have a Hotpoint FF187MP with a warm fridge. I have been advised to defrost the fan by using a hair dryer all over the back for 10 minutes. I have done this but other than waiting a couple of hours to check temp, how can I check to see if it has worked? fan in freezer does seem to blowout but I can't feel it in the fridge (not sure I ever noticed if it did). Cheers.

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If back is badly iced up it will take longer than 10 mins to defrost - iv'e known it to take an hour.

the amount of air going up to the fridge is not great but you should be able to feel it thro the grid - wet you fingers and you will feel it better

Posted on Jun 25, 2008

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I kind of doubt that the fan is the problem. On my refrigerator, when it goes on defrost, the fan shuts off. They don't want it blowing heated air on the milk. Yours might be different.

I don't know this particular frig, but evidently the defroster doesn't work. Perhaps the fan doesn't work also, or perhaps the fan would work if the defroster were fixed.

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