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My Hotpoint refrigerator HTS18GBRERWW seems to be thawing things in the freezer. The only temperature control is in the refrigerator section (which I turned up). Is there a separate freezer control--if, where?

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  • Anonymous Sep 30, 2008

    The freezer seems to defrost things on the top shelf. I might have had a stuck fan. I took the cover off and moved the fan and it started up. Not sure if it was just time. I think it was sticking. Getting temps of 44F in the freezer with with the setting set on 9. Driving me nuts.

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You may have a low freon condition in the fridge section. Look to see if you have an ice block building up on the rear wall towards the lower left side. If so, you are low on freon and the ost likely culprit is a leaking evaporater. The best way to tell if you are low on freon for sure is to take out all the shelves, remove the light cover, then the 2 screws holding the fan cover, and then remove the back wall. You wont be able to pull it all the way out cause the cold control is attached to it for the freezer and fridge so be careful. Turn the fridge control all the way up to 10 and wait till the compressor is running. you can tell if the compressor is running by pushing in the little switch on the top of the door frame and seeing if the fan runs(one switch is for lights, the other for fan) if it runs the compressor is on. anyway watch the coils and see if they develop frost all the way from top to bottom. If they dont you are low on freon and are ooking at about a $600 repair. if it does frost all the way you may have a bad cold control or a stalling fan motor up by the condensor on top. The best way to tell this is the next time the fridge feels warm, sheck the frame around the door seal and see if it is hot to the touch. If it is you almost surley have a bad condensor fan motor. Hope you can wade through all tis to find the answers. Good Luck!

Posted on Feb 24, 2007

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SOURCE: Refrigerator not cooling

you need to locate the defrost timer should be in the same box the temp control is some have little knobs some have funky little screw heads like the screws in bathroom stalls should be a hole in the housing where the thermostat is turn it slowley clockwise till you hear thu unit come on if it before you do that smack the temp control first a couple of times make sure its not sticking then let me know

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

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SOURCE: odor like gas coming from freezer section of elecric refrigerator (Hotpoint)

wou ld unplug the machine and ventalate the room and call for a&e factory service ( sears) 800-805-9505 to be sure

Posted on May 05, 2008

SOURCE: MZD 2766GE refrigerator: freezer side is cold but refrigerator side gradually warms after a week and then freezer side warms.

fan won't start by itself.

Posted on Aug 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Power is on but nothing is working, not cold ,no water, no ice

Sounds like the unit needs a reset of sorts, Get your food into another refrigerator or ice chests and unplug the unit. let it stand open for several hours (just in case the vents are iced) and then plug it back in.

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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