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My FFa70 hotpoint freezer will not close unless i take out all the drawers. What is the problem?

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The same thing happened to my Hotpoint FFA70.

A huge block of ice has built up behind the back panel. This has made the back panel expand, thus making the drawers jut out too far. Like me, you may not think ice build up is the cause, since you cannot see any ice.

Action: Defrost freezer. Yes, I know its frost free, but wait an see! Take out al drawers, empty fridge and freezer and defrost overnight with doors open. The next morning, unscrew the back panel of the freezer. You will see 4 screws, 2 at the top, 2 at the bottom. These are not normal screws and are in an awkward postion at the top. Use pliers to grip and unscrew. Slide the panel forward and out. There! A massive block of ice! YOu will also see a hole at the bottom. SO that this didn't get blocked with all the water, I plugged the hole up using a ball of tissue wrapped in some plastic from a plastic bag (clingfilm would also do the trick). Use a hairdryer to melt the ice. Do not chip away at the ice as this might do damage. It took mine about 20 minutes to melt until a large block could be safely removed. Once you have dried the inside, unblock hole and screw panel back on. The drawers should now fit and the door close. I found I still needed to give my door a little help with closing it, but it did close and seal fully. All you have to do now is turn the fridgefreezer back on.

Hope this helps :)

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Hellow ajprow

a.How old is the freezer?
b.Did someone give it to you ?
c.Are they the original drawers that came with the freezer when it was new.
d.Is there Ice build up inside the freezer behind the drawers!

Here are some things to look for.

1.You may have ice build up stopping the door clearance that keeps the door from closing.
It has to be a visual thing that only you can see on sight!!

2.If you said, only that the door will not close then it would be a bad door hinge or even a latch if the freezer was very old.

3.Today they have no latches.

4.If you need to remove the drawers to close the door.
You must have some articles inside restricting the drawers from sliding closed all the way.
And restricting the door closure!!!

5.OR there is ice some where blocking it.

6.Ask someone to look at it together with you!

Two heads are better than one for all of us l.
I'm sure that with these suggestions you will now, be able to see and figure out the reason that the door was stuck open!
If you have any more questions , please send them to me.
Waiting your response and to hear you have succeeded.
Please remember to leave a rating!

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There is something wrong with the drawers position. they could have been installed in the reverse position or they could have been in the wrong placement. one could be on top while the other could be at the middle.

try putting the drawers one by one and check each time if the door could be close by then.

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