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Hotpoint ff73 fridge section not functioning

Tried switching off for about 10 hours, switched back on and all was fine for a few days, now it is playing up again. I cleaned out the section behind the lower grille, the fan is running, but intermittent, sometimes when i operate the door switch it is blowing then it stops and starts again. Any pointers as to what to look at next please?

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Model no. returns no information.
Sounds like you have a defrost problem. Once symptoms show up, the failure probably occurred 1-2 weeks prior, resulting in frost accumulating in the freezer. Turning it off will allow it to manually defrost and will work ok for another 2-3 weeks.
There are 3 components that make up the defrost system.
1. Defrost timer
2.Defrost terminating thermostat
3.Defrost heater
You will have to replace all 3 components unless you can determine what's at fault
https://www.repairclinic.com/ for more help

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SOURCE: Freezer works fine...refrigerator section

Have you noticed more frost in the freezer than usual? It sounds like you may have moisture building up and freezing around evaporator fan. The fan blade hitting ice will cause the buzzing until it stops it completely or the evaporator clogs with frost and blocks airflow. If you have frost on food in freezer, check the door seals and make sure nothing is keeping doors from closing completely if you release them about 6" from cabinet.

Posted on Oct 07, 2007

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SOURCE: Bottom freezer works fine....upper refrigerator has stopped working...

Hard to say with this description of the problem but sounds like your having a problem with the compressor starting consistantly. If it is a tecumpseh compressor it is most likely a problem. Take the back off the refrigerator and there will be sticker on the compressor that will tell what kind it is. Should say either embraco(the good kind) or will have a blue picture of an indian head (tecumpseh).

Posted on Oct 07, 2007

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SOURCE: freezer section not working

Hi,
You can start with replacing the start capacitor and relay to see if the compressor will run again, but you have about a 50 -50 chance that the compressor has gone bad and will need to be replaced....


http://www.fixya.com/support/r4023749-refrigerator_compressor_start_capacitor

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SOURCE: My hoover hfa29k fridge freezer originally started

1. is light on in side when you open the door. If not check breakers or fuses.
2. Can you hear the compressor running. If not do you hear any clicking sounds.
3. If you hear clicking sounds, try putting a fan on compressor and unplug refrigerator.
4. Wait one hour.
5. plug back in. If compressor starts let it run and see if it cools, if it doesnt, call service man.
6. If it goes back to clicking, call a service man.
Try this and let me know.

Posted on Feb 22, 2011

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