- Model Number
- More than 10 years
My 2007 Hotpoint side by side started getting too cold on fridge side last week. Woke up to water pouring out the door & found the water filter shattered. Performed the usual, water off & cleanup. Noticed a chunk of ice in the debris so I tested the temps. Temp numbers were default 5 & 5. Fridge wants to stay in the 20s, freezer is +/- zero, using digital WIFI probes. Mylar damper moves OK. No air/food flow blockage in either side. Set numbers to 2 freezer & 1 for fridge to get close, so I taped off half the damper vents to limit freezing. Unit does cycle off if taped. Tested 3 thermistors in ice water & fridge is 15.6K instead of 16.3K. Other two OK. Ordered all 3 & t-stat. Not in yet. With reservations, I replaced the MB & same results. Tested evap fan & it changes speed on demand. Compressor & condenser fan run. Condenser coils were dusty but not clogged. Cleaned them anyway. Defrost heater glows. I did see some ice on lower area of evap coils. I didn't see uniform frost like your pics. Ice maker works, & water dispenses. I'll replace the fridge thermistor when I see it. If this comes down to the freon level low, what type are they using & can this be re-charged by a tech? I know she's old, but she's not stainless steel so Grandma can post the kids' stuff. Best regards.