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Hotpoint 8496p fride not working

I discovered the fan is not ruuning to circulate the air, when i tested the fan directly to power it was running. so the freezer works but the upper fridge chamber doesnot and sfter some time the high temperature light comes back p'se advise on which parts i can replace .

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  • Alfred Watuwa Jul 22, 2007

    The fan is free and tested ok

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2007

    Our problem is very similar - the temperature on both the fridge and the freezer is very eratic but the fridge is the main problem because the temperature is currently running at 21 degrees and doesn't seem to be going down. We have taken off the back panel from the freezer section to remove the built up ice, but this still hasn't worked. We don't know what else to do and we would welcome any advice otherwise we will have to consider buying a new one which is not an option at the moment with Christmas around the corner.




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I had a similar problem with a top freezer and it was discovered that the fan had actually slipped down on motor shaft and was stuck against the freezer wall. Check to see if there is enough clearance for the fan to actually spin.

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