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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

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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.

There is a defrost timer, under the frig, accessible from the front. You can turn it with a screw driver. Turn it till you hear a click. If the timer hasn't been turning, that should turn on the defroster, a heating element nested among the freezer coils. Wait half an hour and if it is defrosting, water should be dripping into the drip pan underneath the frig. If so, then replace the defrost timer and you're good to go.

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If you open up the freezer coils, use a hair dryer to defrost. That is safer than hot water.

I think that when the defrost heater is turned on, then the fan is likewise turned off. The defrost thermostat, I think, is doing it's job, letting it cool again. But the timer is stuck. Or something???.

Hope you can fix it.

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