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I have a hotpoint air tech fridge freezer I've defrosted by

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I have a hotpoint air tech fridge freezer I've defrosted by removing back panels bottom fan seems to be working but I've noticed I presume is a fan on the top half but can't hear it working any ideas

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May I have the full Model # of your fridge?

Also what was the reason for defrosting this the way you did?

Was there excessive ice in the freezer on the rear wall etc?

And is there heave frost or ice on the inside rear wall of the freezer compartment?

Also is it the fridge or freezer that doesn't seem to be cooling well?


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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's a hotpoint fful1812 , there was an excess amount of ice on rear panel and cold air hole was blocked to top part of fridge feezer !been defrosted and reset by usuing top two buttons but wont start chilling fridge section

Hi thanks, ***** ***** need to do, is defrost this one by opening the doors and unplugging your fridge.

You Must leave the doors open and the fridge unplugged for 24 hours to achieve this.

The reason the fridge isnt cooling so well, is because the same cooling unit does both the fridge and the freezer. But when the Ice forms, on the coils in the freezer it blocks the cold air from entering the fridge section.

You may have a defrost component issue but to figure this out, I would do the defrost the way I described, and place a towel inside both the fridge and freezer on the floor to catch all that water. We will check the defrost components if this happens again ;-)

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks Michael !! Seems to have worked so far!what I also noticed was the wife jamming food into the freezer drawers and blocking the vents in freezer for circulation! So now there is less food in both compartments! But you'll be first to know if it happens within the timescale you mentioned! Again thanks for advice!Eddie