Yesterday the internal light did not come on.I took it out to see if the filament had blown.Hard to see if it had or not. Screwed it back in to its fitting and there was a loud bang, and there was no power to the fridge freezer at all.Prior to me taking the light out, there had been power to the fridge freezer.Any suggestions as to whether the machine is completely dead or is it something theta can be fixed easily? Thanks
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Re: Hotpoint FFA80 fridge freezer
Depends where the 'BigBang'was located.
Taking the interior light out and replacing it then a bank seems to suggest the bulb had met its end.
Take bulb out again to see if it is sooted up- be careful in case the envelope is cracked or shattered.
Check the mains fuse in the plug
Move the Thermostat up to full and listen for the unit to fire up.
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Did you check the new lamp when you put it in? Did you keep the old lamp? It may well be the switch rather than the lamp itself. Check the lamp has continuity from the middle pin to the outer and the filament isn't broken
You have a " seeping " water valve ( leaking internally ) . Pull the refrig out and remove the line AT THE VALVE to the ice maker . Use a hair dryer inside on the frozen line , until you can blow thru the removed line from the valve . Then , replace the water valve .
i have the same problem. took apart the vent in the fridge at the top and thought maybe it needed replacing as that controls the amount of cold coming up from the freezer, but there doesn't seem to be any cold coming through. does anyone know if this is 'blown' through by a fan of some sort?
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. Cut everything off for a few minutes then turn it back on
and listen for a click from the compressor relay as the compressor tries to
Is the compressor motor running.If no check starter/overload
How to check stuff> http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/refrigerator/refrigerator.php
Ok you need to defrost this unit eg unplug and leave all doors open for 48 hours then get some "flexy curtain wire (white plastic coated, used for hanging net curtains) this wire is perfect for getting up or down the fridge drain.
I had this problem and it was fixed relatively easily. Get everything out of your fridge freezer and switch it off overnight to allow it to defrost.
In the bottom freezer compartment there is a panel behind the draws which you can remove but you will need a special tool from a DIY shop. Its like an allen key, but with a star shaped end.
When I got the panel off I found that the filament was covered thick with ice even though it had been off for hours. No wonder it wasn't working properly. I melted this with a hairdryer. You want to take your time with this as you could easily damage the freezer if you try chipping the ice out.