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10-yr Hotpoint 14.2 frig cools but not automatically. --It made a short sound. Now we have to turn dial down then up to get it to turn on.

Hi! I have a Hotpoint 14.2 frig that's about 10 yrs old that cools down but not automatically. I don't see an exact model number, but I can describe the problem. It made an electrical short sound and now the automatic cooling doesn't work. If we turn the dial down to zero and back up again it turns on and cool to the desired amount. But it won't turn on again automatically. Maybe thermostat?

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Most likely cold control thermostat is bad and needs replacing

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on most refrigeration, the refrigerant goes to the freezer first and the tail end to the fridge. it is probable that the compressor is failing. compressors are quite hotg when running but not too hot to touch. if the compressor is too hot that also indicates failure. doubt it is worth repair

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Sounds like a defrost problem. Check to see if there is any frost buildup in the back wall of the freezer. If so, it is not defrosting as it should.

  • possible causes:
  1. bad defrost timer
  2. bad defrost heater (in freezer)
  3. bad thermo switch in freezer
If you don’t know what these are then unplug the machine and let the ice melt in the freezer overnight with the door open. Then try it the next day, if is cooling fine then you need to have a service person replace one of the above items.

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I have the same problem and I'm not going to pay 500 dollars to get it fixed. That's why i go to these forums.

Posted on Nov 07, 2008

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you might have a few problems,, make sure to check the condensor is clean, also make sure the condensor fan motor is going... you might have a bad Condensor fan motor, and Ref Control or a Freon Leak @ the Evaporator... I would call a tech to check it out...

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Check out these tips...they can help you figure out whats going wrong with yourrefrigerator and why it is not cooling

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