We have a Hotpoit FZA80P upright freezer, about £400 to replace and around 5
Rather than keeping the contents at -18C which it always did until recently.
The internal tempreture is now nearer -28C or -30C.
The tempreture control screw fits into a variable resistor on a circuit
board and adjusting it makes no differance to the freezer internal
tempreture. The circuit board has the door switch wired to it that switches
on and off the ice free fan and it is working. It also has the fast freeze
conrol mounted on it that is working. There are a number of other wires from
the circuit board disapearing into the guts of the machine.
The circuit board can be replaced for circa £70. The circuit board only has
electrical connections, no pipes coming to it. Therefore an easy to change.
Has anyone been brave enough to do this sort of repair and what are the
thoughts on success with just changing the circuit board.
Inspection of the back of the machine does not reveal anything helpful to
Opinions welcome as always.
- posted 12 years ago