QHoptpoint RL63P - correct part but how do I locate the thermostat in the fridge?2 Answers
- 13 June 2009
Not sure about the RL63P, but I've just fixed the thermo in my RL78P. PARAMOUNT - SWITCH FRIDGE OFF AND UNPLUG IT FROM THE MAINS!!! Decant everything plus the shelves - you will need the room. On the right hand side just above midpoint is a lozenge-shaped housing which contains lamp/thermo and lamp switch. To gain access to the thermo, locate the cleverly hidden fixing screw - there's a small grey prise-out disc just to the right of the control knob. Unscrew that and the housing should release when you draw it back - gently! There are locating tabs on the housing which slide into slots in the lining. Unscrew the retaining nut from the thermo spindle and release the thermo. Now make a diagram of the wiring connectors on both the thermo and the lamp switch. Disconnect all leads to these components (no need to touch the actual lamp connectors). You WILL need this diagram when re-connecting new thermo. Now unscrew the retaining screws on the freezing panel at the back of the fridge - be VERY CAREFUL when you pull it forward and to the left to give you access to the thermocouple end. The thick pipe attached to the panel contains the coolant fluid. The pipe is flexible enough to withstand moderate movement. There should be two screws and a plastic fillet securing the t'couple to the panel. Unscrew the screws (remembering to keep the screws in a container - easily lost under the fridge!!). The new t'couple can be bent into a U just like the defective one. Fit the new thermostat by reversing the removal instructions. Good luck - patience is a virtue!
- 12 July 2009
The thermostat is located in the same housing aas the fridge light. Once you have unplugged the fridge, remove the 1 (or possibly) 2 screws that hold the light housing to the side of the fridge. Once released you will see the thermostat.
This is nigh impossible with my fridge (different model though looks very similar); after about 30 min hard effort I have rolled it back about 5 cm and partially destroyed it. Even if I get it off I'm doubtful it will be reuseable. Is it necessary and why does the new thermostat not come with it ready fitted? It must only cost one or two pennies being a small bit of plastic
By Matthew Perry- Sweden
- 23 February 2016
The capillary 'sheath' is usually a heat shrink type insulation that can be almost impossible to remove. Either order an original thermostat with the covering like this or find another suitable covering.
I replaced the thermostat in my fridge freezer as the freezer was going down to -60 degrees centigrade and the fridge to about -10. Having replaced the thermostat, I have the same problem. It seems like the stat isn't switching out the compressor, and it is running continuously. Any ideas? Thanks
By DE- Warrington
- 23 December 2015
If the thermostat capillary is fed into a tube into the fridge lining it would normally reach the back of the fridge wall and contact the evaporator. Sometimes the tube can come away and then the capillary does not contact the evaporator and does not sense the correct temperature, If this has happened it may not be repairable.
we have a fridge freezer and the fridge has froze a couple of times lately/is it on its way out or just the stat?
By kendo- congleton
- 27 November 2014
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QDo you have a thermostat for my Hotpoint fridge.1 Answer
It is a Hotpoint Iced Diamond Auto Defrost fridge Model 8120, the serial number is 08804100, It is several years old maybe 20 years. The problem is :- It seems to be working all the time, if I turn the thermostat back lower it turns off but does not cut in again unless I turn the dial off and then turn it on again when it then cuts in but will only work at a high setting. Is it worth replacing if you have a compatible one, and is it easy to fit.
By Rosie- Renhold, Bedford
- 18 August 2014
If it has run for a continuous period it is likely to be lower than its normal operational temperature. Set to 3/4 setting and leave for 8 hours to see if it comes back on before condemning the thermostat. If it still does not restart replace the thermostat.
The rear channel keeps blocking up with ice and I have to pour hot water to melt and clear it
The freezer has an abnormal amount of ice build up in the bottom
I assume its the thermostat
Your site is out of stock for my FFA70S
Can you help
By Naomi- Hull
- 12 June 2014
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