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    Default Hotpoint fridge cooling issues

    I have a Hotpoint fridge, model HTS22GBMBRWW, that will cool for about two hours and then goes warm (both the fridge and freezer). I can unplug the fridge and plug it back in and the fridge will go through the same cycle - cools for about two hours and then goes warm. I can hear the fridge running when it's cold and when it's warm. I have cleaned the the fridge inside and out, including the coils. Does anyone have any ideas what the issue(s) might be? Thanks.

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    Pull your refrigerator out from the wall, then take off your lower back panel and check to make sure your condenser fan is turning. Also when it goes warm, feel your compressor to see if its on.

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    When the fridge goes warm, the condensor fan is running, but the compressor is not.

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    Ok, then its likely your compressor relay/overload, motherboard, or compressor itself is bad.

    I would unplug your refrigerator and then take off the compressor relay that mounts to the side of your compressor and ohm it for continuity. If that checks good, do the same for the overload. if both check good, then do a voltage check at the relay/overload to see if you have 120 volts to it, if not then your motherboard is bad, if so then you will need a new compressor.

    You have a 5 yr. parts and labor warranty on the compressor.

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    Default Circuit Board

    It was the circuit board that was bad. I have replaced it, and the fridge works fine. Thanks for your help.

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    Ok, sounds good.

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