Refrigerator freezer not working

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Old 02-05-05, 05:52 AM
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Unhappy Refrigerator freezer not working

HI,
I have a Hotpoint refrigeraor freezer that is old. It has been running great for many years. The refrigerator part is running very well and is cold. I came home yesterday and the refrigerator freezer is on but its not freezing. I have some ice buildup from my freezer in my refrigerator that has been there for a while. The thermostat from the freezer is locked on the highest setting and i can't move it at all. Can you tell me if there is still hope for this refrigerator and if you have a solution can you spell it out in detail as i am really not electrically inclined.Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 02-05-05, 06:38 AM
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Is the freezer cold at all? It could be stuck in defrost mode. There is a timer that controls the defrost on/off/
 
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Old 02-05-05, 08:26 AM
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This could be a simple problem. If there is enough ice build up, your coils might have froze too. Take everything out, unplug and manually defrost it. Quickest way to get the ice to melt inside is to set a fan outside the freezer door blowing into the freezer. Keep the screwdrivers out of the equation, i know far too many people who puncture the coils being impatient.
 
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Old 02-05-05, 08:54 AM
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This is more of a appliance repair problem. you might do better posting this question is the: "Household-Appliances-Electric" forum.
 
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