Have checked the model number. The only place it is visible is on the back plate at base of machine. When, accidentally, I found myself on the Hotpoint spares site I entered this model number and was presented with a list of available spares for this model. So, it exists.......!!
The only other model description that I can find is "Iced Diamond". Does that help?
As Rob correctly stated, R134a is the refrigerant used in the machine.
You've had a lot of parts listed for various machines using that as a model number.
On the Ice Diamond machines, the model number label was stuck to the underside of the top, visible when the door is opened.
Check to see if the model number is there.
Thank you. Sorry for delay. I am in top pf 3 story house and machine is on ground floor--long way!! Model No RZ80PR; other number 28100873
Thanks for that.
Unfortunately, Hotpoint don't show a manual for this model.
Is it an upright or chest freezer?
I'm still searching on this model number but not having much luck.
It's an upright freezer--a match for the upright domestic refrigerator. Could the difficulty in finding a manual be due to it's age, do you think?
Whilst I recognise that the question is a difficult one--a bit general-- the primary interest is in whether, in your experience, freezing power of these sort of machines "wears out" and is capable of being improved by an overall service (expensive though it would be) or whether it is best, perhaps, to start again--buy a new one. I am sure that my question is a bit "tricky" but will appreciate an informed opinion.
Yes, over time they lose efficiency.
What I'm trying to find is the instruction manual so you can check the thermostat setting.
The higher the number, the colder it gets.
An overall service, sorry, there's no such thing.
You'd be looking at a new compressor and regas, circa £200 to get it cooling again, if it's the system at fault.
If it's the thermostat cutting out too early then you'd be looking at a less expensive repair.
Unfortunately, I can only say a thermostat will cost between £30 and £100 (depending on the one fitted to your model).
Given the age of your appliance, I would suggest replacing it.
Even if you spend the £200 or so, everything else about the machine would still be old.
Hope this helps
Thank you. I am grateful for that view and recognise "no liability"!!
You mention thermostat setting. I had looked for this a few days ago when I had the machine empty and away from the wall!! The only , to me, possible switch is on back low down by compressor. This appeared to be a rotating switch without a cover to rotate it and no settings guide!! If you can't find a manual I guess that you may not be able to help me with trying to identify location of thermostat settings!!
Thank you any way. Please be so kind as to advise if no further information available.
It's possible that it's down there, however, normally it would be on the facia, marked 1,to 5 or 6.
The one at the rear, turn it fully clockwise for it's highest (coldest) setting.
I'll check tonight and see if I have a parts diagram for it.
Thank you. Will do as you suggest this evening.
Have "hunted" for another control switch and are left with the option described--so will do as you suggest and close off tomorrow with you. Many thanks.
No problem, just post when you can and I'll pick up again when I'm online.