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Hotpoint FFA60 frost free fridge freezer approx 4 years old. Fridge seems fine but freezer is only just about keeping stuff frozen and is not cold enough to freeze fresh stuff properly. There is a small adjusting control to turn that should adjust temperature but this makes no difference. I have had a look inside and it looks if the dial is moving on the circuit panel and all the conexions look ok. Any clues? can I just get a new set of electrics or am I better of scrapping it?

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Before you scrap it clean the coils under the machine and make sure the airflow is not obstructed in any way then...


Check to see if there is any frost buildup in the back wall of the freezer. If so, it is not defrosting as it should.
  • possible causes:
  1. bad defrost timer
  2. bad defrost heater (in freezer)
  3. bad thermo switch in freezer
If you don’t know what these are then unplug the machine and let the ice melt in the freezer overnight with the door open. Then try it the next day, if is cooling fine then you need to have a service person replace one of the above items.

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