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Your automatic defroster coil is open and needs to be replaced along with the fan in the freezer that blows the cold air around and also blows air into refrigerator.

Bad smell down below is food rotting in that section because it is not cold enough.

Hotpoint Â... | Answered on Mar 23, 2017

What is the model number?

Hotpoint Â... | Answered on Oct 18, 2012

Here is a tip that I wrote on moving refrigerators...if you did not do it thisway then you may well have ruined a perfectly good refrigerator.

Moving a Refrigerator What is the best way

If you already have moved it wrong, you can sometimes get it working byplugging it in and unplugging it a number of times with an hour or so inbetween.


Hotpoint Â... | Answered on Oct 17, 2010

This is because the refrigerant in the refrigerator may have leak so there is no gas going to the compressor so it is not getting cold.Please refill the refrigerant and Check the leak and arrest it.this problem will be solved.
Thank You

Hotpoint Â... | Answered on Aug 31, 2010

There are a few reasons why the refrigerator part will not cool...here are a couple of tips that will help you to figure out why the refrigerantor is not cooling...

Refrigerator2_bing.gif not Cooling or Fridge not Cooling

How to Defrost Refrigerator Defrost Timer Problem


Hotpoint Â... | Answered on May 31, 2010

Your evaporator coils frost up in normal use and every eight hours or so the entire unit shuts down and the defrost heater comes on to melt the frost. This cycle last about 20 minutes. The melted frost drips into a drain pan and through a drain tube to the drain tray under the freezer/refrigerator where it's evaporated by the condenser fan.

Is there anything else that makes you think this is a problem.

Hotpoint Â... | Answered on Sep 11, 2009

you shoulnt have to set the controls colder the 50% like 3 1/2 out of 7 / there are two controls one is in the freezer or should i say it sences freezer temp. this control actuly turns the compresor on and off the second is more a damper witch allows more or less are to be sent from the freezer to the cooler or bottom cabinet. Many many times i have seen people overfill there freezers witch causes similer troubles. the control is siply a switch that works on a presuized gas bellows. as the temp reduses in the bellow do to low tep the control opens. as it increases with heat the switch closes. turning the contol colder simply changes the values. most control fale when the will not shut off or will not turn on . veary rarely in between. your fride is also frost free and the defrost system may be in trouble , this will cause ice buid up in the freezer coil cousing a lack of air flow . so as you can see there is more involed then the turn of a nobe. to test the defrost system simple turn the timer into defrost or youl here it click / should be lokated in the top of the food copartment. see if the defrost ends within 1/2 hour . if not replase the timer.... hope this helped

Hotpoint Â... | Answered on Apr 22, 2009

i would start by changing the defrost timer . this is the most comon failure part it the frost free fridge today . good luck hope i helped

Hotpoint Â... | Answered on Oct 07, 2008

tilting it would not do any harm while running the tilting theory is if you lay a fridge over on its side the oil in the compressor can run into the suction tubing and it is recomended not to plug it in right away . this is to alow the oil time to run back into the compressor housing. did you posibly loose some air space around the freezer. refrigeration is all about the removal of heat. if you block the air flow around the unit it may not be able to aceave the low teperatur set points. hope this helped

Hotpoint Â... | Answered on Oct 07, 2008

posibly the fridge went into a defrost. normaly the defrost is 15 to 20 min every 6 hours - other then the timer the only other part of the unit that turns the compresor on and off it the temperature contol' . hope this helped you

Hotpoint Â... | Answered on Oct 07, 2008

I don't know about the hot points for sure, but all the maytags (I used to work for maytag) have a damper valve in the air tunnel that feeds cold air to the refrigerator. If the damper went bad, it would block cold air flow into the refrigerator. (assuming this model has a damper)

Hotpoint Â... | Answered on Sep 01, 2008

sorry but you do.

Hotpoint Â... | Answered on Apr 24, 2008

your defrost drain is plugged the cup is located in the refrig. section
in the center at the top it should pop out with a little help with a small screwdriver

Hotpoint Â... | Answered on Dec 11, 2007

check freezer for frost build up and if fan is blowing, check condenser, make sure its clean, and fan blowing, check vents in refrig. make sure no blockage, controls should be in the middle setting, check make sure compressor is running

Hotpoint Â... | Answered on Sep 03, 2007

sounds like the freezer part has an ice blockage the clicking may well be the fan chipping at ice and no air flow will mean the freezer is partialy working yey not allowing cold air to fridge
if this is the case to proove point give unit a good defrost for as long as possible then turn unit back on
if this works it will require a service engineer to check the defrost cycle of the unit is no longer failing
good luck

Hotpoint... | Answered on Sep 01, 2019

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