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I have an under counter glass fronted hot point wine

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I have an under counter glass fronted hot point wine chiller. It is making running noises and lighting up but not getting chilled. Any ideas
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  JamesI replied 1 year ago.

It is likely to be one of three issues in my opinion

  1. The back radiator is to hot (not getting enough circulation) for it to chill the inside
  2. Thermostat is faulty and not directing the coolant via the fridge due to thinking its already cold enough
  3. Gas escaped \ compressor failure or valve failure.

My suggest would be to pull the unit out and run if for a couple of hours and see if it gets cold, if it does you need to look at how you can increase the circulation to the back of it, eg not pushing it far back or leaving a gap to either side.

Secondly the thermostat, depending on the model some have different chiller settings, if they do change the settings to the coldest option and see if it makes more of a noise, then after 10 minutes change it to the lowest setting and see if it get quieter. If it does this proves its detecting the need to cool the inside, if it doesnt it worth getting someone out as the part often costs less than £10.

Finally the last set of issues would be very costly, there isnt much you can do in these areas, and would suggest you look at replacement rather than repair.

Expert:  JamesI replied 1 year ago.

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