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the fridge section of my hotpoint refridgerator is not coo

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the fridge section of my hotpoint refridgerator is not cooling
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Mike replied 6 years ago.
Hi how long since you manually defrosted the unit?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
about 5 days
Expert:  Mike replied 6 years ago.
Are you seeing frost on the rear panel inside the freezer?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
yes
Expert:  Mike replied 6 years ago.
Ok the problem is going to be the defrost system. Take the panel off in the rear inside of the freezer. Behind here you will see the evaporator (looks like the radiator on a car) Below the evaporator you will see the defrost heater.

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Clipped to the top you will see the defrost thermostat.

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Test both these parts with a ohms meter while frost is still on the evaporator. The part that reads open is bad and will need to be replaced. If you have any questions please feel free to ask. Mike
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
ok.. thanks... a technician is supposed to come and help out.. But what can I do in the meantime to make my fridge work for a few days?
Expert:  Mike replied 6 years ago.
You could either take the panel out and defrost the ice with a hairdryer or unplug the unit for 12 hours and leave the door of the freezer open to melt the ice. Once the ice/frost is melted the unit will work for a few days before icing up again. Mike
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

so once the fridge is defrosted, it should work correct?

 

 

 

Expert:  Mike replied 6 years ago.
Yes. Mike
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.

ok thank you very much

 

Expert:  Mike replied 6 years ago.
your welcome.