Top 20 Hotpoint RFA60 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator - Page 6 Questions & Answers

the refrigerator is what cools the water so if that working than the water should be somewhat cold unless you dispense a lot of it. Otherwise its a bad design by the manufacturer.

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Unplug it - but I don't recommend that.

The flashing light indicates that it is working - and you can see it from a distance. Saves walking down the stairs to open the door of the freezer in the basement.

Worry about your freezer if the light goes OUT.

Good Luck

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takes time for the temperature inside the fridge -freezer to normalize after doors are being left open

turning off a fridge freezer on and off wont help it

it takes time to for the thermostat to kick start the compressor
and more time to reach the freezing temp lost

if you are certain the thermostat is damaged
call in a service man
have the thermostat replaced and have them check
the gas in the system is running the correct pressure


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Check the connection as you follow the manual carefully.If it persists , check a dealer

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Good day, please check at the back, at the bottom where the compressor is located for the pencil dryer(as in photo). Get a nice firm grip on it just be careful and feel the temp if it's cold or one side is hot and the other side cold the dryer is block. Otherwise feel the thickest pipe running into the compressor it should be cold if the fridge has been running for a while and the thin copper pipe existing the compressor should be hot. If the thin pipe is freezing up with a thick layer of ice and the dryer as some med-temp then there's a gas leak. If the thin copper pipe is very hot and the dryer has no temp then there's a blockage but if the thin copper pipe feels med-temp and the thick copper pipe more or less the same but a bit cooler the compressor is not pumping also feel if the compressor is running. If dryer as a warmth temp and the thin copper pipe is hot and the thick one very cold(when tipping your finger on your tongue and pressing it against the pipe your finger should stick a bit) if all checks out then it's the thermostat switching the compressor off at the rong temp.


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Check the wall socket, the breaker and the thermostat control inside the machine. Also check if you can hear the compressor working at the back.

My mum just cleaned out her Hotpoint RFA52 Ice Diamond fridge-freezer and plugged it back in. It was in full working order before the clean and now it doesn't work. Would love hear that it doesn't have to go to the dump.

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Fixya does not sell replacement gaskets. Suggest you check with a local appliance parts supplier.

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The wiring diagram should be on the back of the fridge or beneath in the plant.

Let me know if not I'll get it.


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Check the harness connection at the hinge on the left door disconnect then reconnect. Also check temperature in freezer make sure it's at or close to 0deg f

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The freezer is the important side- if the unit can maintain fridge temps, but not freezer temps- you have a sealed system leak and are losing the refrigerant volume needed to create sufficient cooling. When you remove the freezer panel, there should be a fine layer of white frost across the entire length of evaporator tubing... GE Compressor WR87X20798

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If you mean the refrigerant, I would not recommend it. If the refrigerant has leaked out, there is a leak. The system is contaminated with moisture, and the leak needs to be repaired, filter drier replaced, a vacuum pulled on the system, and a proper charge amount put back in.

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Measure the temperature in your freezer- it should hover between 0-10 degrees F... Most icemakers require less than 13 degrees F to satisfy their internal thermostat. Water and most foods freeze at 32 degrees F, so if your machine is running somewhere in-between those two temp ranges, your icemaker will exhibit the symptoms you describe... If your temperature is steadily low enough, but the unit won't cycle on it's own, you will have to buy a new icemaker. GE Ice Maker Assembly IM6D This kit is great because it comes with a "free" water valve and only costs a few bucks more than a kit with no decide!

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Turn the power off to the refrigerator and manually defrost the freezer until the freezer bis no longer cold and then replug the power cord

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Frost free means there is an evaporater coil behind the backplate of the inside of your fridge.

How it works is a fan is for example installed in the lower back of your fridge and the evaporater above the fan covered by a plastic cover/steel plate and now the fan is pulling the warm air from the top over the evaporater ( the evaporater is then pulling the warm air into the evaporater without increasing the temperature of the evaporater) and dehumidify at the same time and blowing the cold air out a the bottom of the backplate while the warm air moving to the top where it could repeatedly repeat this action.

Tell me what is the condition of your freezers door seal? It can only be caused by humidity getting in so it mean the door is not sealing 100%.


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Whats happen is the machine has gone into stand by because the doors was left open to sort it out what you need to do is
turn the freezer knob to off then turn it back on again this should restore it.

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First of all, the model number you gave is not complete. But check you defrost system in the freezer, when the refer section stops cooling, your evaporator in the freezer is possibly full of ice and the fan won't move air through ice. When the refer sections fails to cool, check for a fan in the freezer. If it works, you have a defrost problem and is occurs every 3 - 5 days. The unit should defrost once or twice a day. Good Luck

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May be various things.
1.- It depends on the type of weather you're living on, maybe it's a hot weather, and it adds to the normal heating that fridges have.
2.- If you have working the fridge on it's coldest point, it demands more energy, so maybe you can lower the demand of cold level.

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