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Hotpoint FFA52 Upright Fridge Freezer about 4.5 y old. Came

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Hotpoint FFA52 Upright Fridge Freezer about 4.5 y old. Came home and found it had stopped. Compressor not running. Unloading frozen food to save it, compressor started up and began to cool it down again, but has now stopped again. When running it works. Anything I can do or does it need an serviceman ?
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Hotpoint is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: Its an Iced Diamond FFA 52, about 4.5 yrs old.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: If I can.... Im pretty hand at fixit jobs, but not too familiar with freezers.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: I had turned the fridge t/stat up an down but without response, however when it restarted I turned the Tstat down then up to reset it to correct level, and it stopped altogether again. That shouldnt affect the freezer though?

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When the compressor is off can you check if there is power to it still, either the compressor relay is bad or the temperature controller is defective. If the compressor stops and there is no voltage to it then replace the temperature control on the unit.

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
OK, will try that, but not until tomorrow as I have to go now. Thanks

Ok no problem

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Awaiting new control panel.Delivery promised tomorrow. Suppliers agree is likely cause of problem.

Great

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