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Hotpoint fridge freezer model 8596. Freezer working

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hotpoint fridge freezer model 8596. Freezer working well.Fridge not working,seems to stay at around 20 degrees.Suspect thermistor,need advice and description to confirm i am looking at correct wire etc.
JA: What Hotpoint product do you have?
Customer: Fridge freezer model 8596
JA: What have you tried so far with your Hotpoint product?
Customer: apart from reading all i can on subject nothing
JA: Anything else you want the Electronics Expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: If my assumption is correct, availability and position of replacement part.


Have you removed the back panel inside the freezer to see if theres a lot of ice on the evaporator?

If there is then its more then likey the thermistor as these are prone for failing.

Theres 2 in there as you have the air thermistor and the evaporator thermistor.

The air thermistor is the one that sits on the front of the ploystrine cover. This is the green thermistor.

Then you have the one attached to the evaporator itself and this is the yellow thermistor.

Now its usually the yellow thermistor that used to cause this fault so you can try and replace just that one.

But we used to replace both of them together but they are about £20 each so if you want to try just the one first then replace the yellow evaporator thermistor as most of the time its this that causes the fault.


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