The fridge part of my parents Hotpoint fridge freezer has packed up (model no. 8590).
See:My Dad asked me if I could test the fridge thermostat, simple I thought!
But when I got access to it I couldn't fathom it out. The freezer thermostat was as I expected with a calpillary tube and electrical conections. But the fridge stat just below it was operated by a long plastic rod, and although it had a calpillary tube I couldn't see and electrical conections. I couldn't understand it? How does it tell the compressor when to turn on and off?
Some pointers or advice in diagnosing the problem would be greatly appreciated.