20 Most Recent Hoover 9.9 cu. ft. / 280 liter Upright Freezer HVA280K Questions & Answers

1) It could be a short. 2) The thermo sensor that turns the light on could be defective and needs to be replaced.

Hoover 9.9 cu.... | Answered on Mar 25, 2015

Door seal leaking.

Hoover 9.9 cu.... | Answered on Jul 19, 2012

Hi, some thermostat control knobs and directions to make it colder are different. Here is the best way to find out which way to turn it to make it colder. Make sure you hear it running. Take the control knob and listen carefully while you start to turn it in one direction first. Turn it until you hear the unit shut off. If you turn it all the way to the left and it keeps running, turn it all the way to the right until it stops running. Once you know which way it stops running when you turn it, this will tell you that you need to turn it until it comes back on again and runs. This will be the way it turns to get the temperature to get to a colder setting. When you are doing this, do it very slow and give it about 3 minutes in between each time you start to turn it the other way. On mine it has numbers on it. The higher the number lets say from 1 to 8, the colder it gets, but some are the lower the number the colder it gets. So, you want it to shut off, so wait until you hear it running before you turn the knob. You can open the doors and it will make it come on faster. So when it goes off when you turn the control knob, you will no to turn it the other way for it to come on and it will get colder the more you turn it in that direction. Very easy. PS If it doesn't get colder when you find out which way it goes, you may have a bad thermostat. Please let me know. You can put a thermometer inside to watch the temperature
Good Luck,

Hoover 9.9 cu.... | Answered on Jun 30, 2010

Is your circulating fan working?
Sometimes they stick and need a shot of WD 40 and then work
it back and forth a little until it wants to take off again. Keep me informed
and PLEASE give a Thumbs Up for the effort. The Raz Shack

Hoover 9.9 cu.... | Answered on Apr 21, 2010

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Hoover 9.9 cu.... | Answered on Jul 16, 2009

Short on refrigerant would be a good starting point, pressure temp relationship should be tested by an opperative.

Hoover 9.9 cu.... | Answered on Jun 27, 2009

as an ex hoover eng. these so called frost free units were never frost free!!!! if the unit was over gased in the factory it will over freeze. some early units were fitted with faulty modules and sensors. which were recalled thru engineer van stock but not to the public. call the service there service dept. but be careful not all hoover/candy/gias engineers are trained in refrigeration ( ask for a senior engineer. the staff turn over is huge!

Hoover 9.9 cu.... | Answered on Dec 20, 2008

try hoover or Google with make model and manual

Hoover Freezers | Answered on Jun 23, 2015


My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.
Most refrigerators have a defrost timer and a defrost heater, therefore the term; "Frost Free". The defrost timer turns on the defrost heater every 8-10 hours, for about 10-20 minutes and defrost the freezer evaporator coil.
Of course you do not have this feature.
You will need a hair dryer, a plastic spatula and some old towels.
Take your time. Using the hair dryer melt the ice. As the ice starts to melt use the spatula to remove the ice in chunks.
Be very careful not to use a hammer or any metal tool. You may damage the freezer liner. If that happens, moisture will get into the freezer insulation, the moisture will freezer and expand and continue to crack the liner.
You have purchased a nice reliable unit.

Hoover Freezers | Answered on Oct 29, 2014

Sounds like a capillary issue. The capillary tube is the metering device for the refrigerant.... a long tube with the bore measured in thousandths of an inch. If it has become restricted, it could well be overloading the compressor on start-up if the pressures on the high and low sides of the system do not equalize. In my experience, this is quite common on systems utilizing R*134A, especially if the compressor has overheated previously. You may well need the services of a refrigeration technician.

Hoover Freezers | Answered on Jun 18, 2011

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