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Freezing up I have a Hotpoint side by side. The unit is freezing up and runs all the time. I just had the defroster changed out by a repair man about 4 months ago it's been doing great Till now. I pulled the back panel and did a ohm's check on the defroster it was 22.3 ohm's and I am getting 16.3vac

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Check Defrost timer (clockworks type), defrost heater wire (for open circuit) and defrost heater thermostat (stuck in run position).

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i have a hot point,side by side,little old but great fridge.It is located where adjustments are you can hear it click when you turn it up or down but their is a element in freezer like a big fuse that gets hot and defrosts the coils behind the plastic in freezer.if it is out it will cause unit to freeze up and it will not cool properly.I replaced mine and man what a difference.At first icecream would sometimes be ok then not.if you turn fridge down for while then turn it back up and hear a click then it starts to run its the element in freezer

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Frost in freezer, fan in freezer sometimes changes speeds, low pitch or humming noise,manualy defrosted it 1 month ago seemed to be fine for two weeks, vegies freeze in drawer. hotpoint hss25gfta 5 yrs old

If the defrost thermostat is bad it will need to be replaced, otherwise you will have to continuously manually defrost the unit. The noise you hear is probably the fan hitting the ice. The defrost thermostat assists in melting that ice about every eight hours.

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Hotpoint side by side not cooling & freezer is freezing up

Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.
What your seeing is the result of an automatic defrosting problem. One of three things has failed
1. Defrost Control (most common failure)
2. Defrost Heating Element or
3. Defrost Thermostat

A refrigerator must automatically defrost 2 to 3 times a day or you will see the symptoms you are experiencing now. You can do a manual defrost by unplugging the unit and direct an external fan into the freexer compartment for just over 2 hours to get the temps down again. The only thing is after about 2 days the ice build up gets to the point that your freezer temps start warming up again. The correct remedy is to repair the automatic defrosting system.

Without a model number I can not provide you with the replacement part(s) source.
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My GE TFX26GRDA side-by-side refrigerator periodically freezes up the coils so completely that no air circulates and the fresh food compartment gets WAY too warm. It does this over a period of anywhere...

replace the defrost timer located in the upper area of the fresh food section with new timer part # AP2061695 its behind the cover in the fresh food section they do get intermittant in operation especially the timer motor inside this part

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My maytag wide by side keeps freezing up. I have

It's determined by how much you are in and out of the unit,the board uses the light switch to count how many times you open and close the door if the switch isn't working properly it won't defrost often.Under normal usage you should get at least 2 defrosts in 24 hours.

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also check defrost timer,defrost thermostat. In most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board. If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.

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Hotpoint HSS25IFMB WW will not defrost.

I was having the same problem. I replaced my defrost heater (2 screws and 17 dollars) and it works great now

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Fridge freezes everything!

The defrost timer has failed. It is defrosting too long.

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Hotpoint side-by-side freezer drain freezes

yes totally defrost unit and verify drain is not plugged, make sure drain is trapped. it may drain into a pan on top of compressor, where heat dissipated by compressor evaporates condensate. certain crosly model freezers made by w.c. wood co. have a problem with that.

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Pop full of ice

Sandy, this sounds like a bad thermostat. First: does the unit seem to run continuously? Try this: turn the stat to a position near 'off'. Does the compressor turn off? If not: change the stat. Before you do: check the position of the thermostat bulb. On some units, you can see a thick silvery 'wire' coming out of the thermostat housing. It should be fairly straight and generally located near an air duct inside the unit. If it has become dislodged, put it back. If it is broken or kinked, it needs to be changed. Be sure to unplug your fridge before working on this!

Other possible problems: You may have either low gas or a bad defrost timer. Low gas generally will show up as frost on one side of your freezer compartment and airflow will be fairly low when the fan is running. The defrost timer, used to schedule a defrost cycle is generally not a big problem on GE/Hotpoints, though.

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