Hotpoint fridge is dead

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Old 04-06-16, 04:16 PM
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Hotpoint fridge is dead

Hotpoint CTX21GAXJRWW serial RS526719

Spare fridge in my basement turned off for at least 8 months. Left plugged in but off. Now the light comes on but no noise when I turn it to middle setting. Where do I start looking?

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If you get close to the compressor do you hear a faint humming? Is it warm?
 
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Old 04-06-16, 04:47 PM
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It could be in defrost mode. If timer is working it will come on in 15 or so minutes.
The timer could also be frozen/stuck in defrost.

When you turn the thermostat up do you hear an audible click from the stat ?
Turn it off.... put your ear near it.... turn it all the way up.
 
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Old 04-13-16, 01:23 PM
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Just to provide closure on this, Pete was evidently correct. After sitting for about 30 minutes, I came back to check it and it had started up again. Now I just hope that the no-start condition was due to the timer because I would hate to lose the load of food I just put in.

Thanks all.

- Peter
 
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