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Re: Hot point fridge not cooling! freezer is freezing.
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2012, 11:40:08 AM »
I agree with tgoods

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Re: Hot point fridge not cooling! freezer is freezing.
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2012, 02:41:14 PM »
On my way to get married I stopped at work and checked on this fridge. Freezer and fridge are both cold. When I go back work Tues I will run hot water into drain tube and test defrost heater. Thanks a million for your help. can I buy you guys a beer.

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Re: Hot point fridge not cooling! freezer is freezing.
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2012, 02:49:12 PM »
On your way to get married, really!?

Congrats!!  :banana:
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Re: Hot point fridge not cooling! freezer is freezing.
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2012, 05:15:52 PM »
Congrats on the wedding. Looks like the heater is gone also. If you replace the heater go ahead and replace the defrost themostat also. Click pix to enlarge.
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Re: Hot point fridge not cooling! freezer is freezing.
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2012, 01:50:43 PM »
Lol yes on my way to get married.......  I came in this morning and the fan in the freezer would rotate a turn and stop.. as soon as I can get to it I will replace. The freezer was good and No ice build up after being plugged in for 3 days. I'm still going to test the defrost heater I have just been slammed today mainly with valves on the dish washers on putting out half pressure.. have had four today...  thanks again I'll report back soon.

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Re: Hot point fridge not cooling! freezer is freezing.
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2012, 03:17:37 PM »
OK So I took a working fan from another bad unit and that is fixed. I pulled the defrost heater out and tested it. Here is a pic of the tester I'm using. On the beep setting I'm getting a beep plus a reading of anywhere between 35.2 and 44.1. On the ohm setting I'm getting a real bouncy reading unless I apply firm pressure with the probes. I'm not sure If these are good or bad readings. I can't find anywhere what the readings should be between. For now I put it back together and it's plugged in a nd running good.. I can't get them to approve me buying a new defrost heater and thermostat without showing them it's bad....

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Re: Hot point fridge not cooling! freezer is freezing.
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2012, 07:24:40 PM »
The single biggest problem with these refrigerators is the defrost drain hole stopping up.
Make a drain heater from a 6 inch piece of bare copper wire. Wrap it around the heater and insert the other end into the drain hole. This will help keep the hole from freezing.
Secondly,use metal tape and tape the defrost drain trough down thoroughly in the front.
Third,when you set these refrigerators up in the apartments,adjust the front legs so that the refrigerator tilts to the rear.
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Re: Hot point fridge not cooling! freezer is freezing.
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2012, 07:32:02 PM »
Thank-you. When I put the existing wire back down in the tube today I wrapped it around the heater.... I saw today what a dumb move it was to have it where it is originally located......

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Re: Hot point fridge not cooling! freezer is freezing.
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2012, 07:57:15 PM »
The single biggest problem with these refrigerators is the defrost drain hole stopping up.
Make a drain heater from a 6 inch piece of bare copper wire. Wrap it around the heater and insert the other end into the drain hole. This will help keep the hole from freezing.

This has the glass tube heater don't it?
Can you still wrap the wire around it?

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Re: Hot point fridge not cooling! freezer is freezing.
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2012, 08:25:22 PM »
Don't hang a wire from a glass tube heater.  Leave the existing wire just as it was. You posted some excellent pictures.  It is very obvious that you do NOT have a defrost problem.  I don't know why some are insisting that you do.  The frozen drain and iced over vents were caused by the defective fan motor.  Now that you have replaced the motor, these issues should be resolved.

 

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