Question about Hotpoint FFS70 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
We have recently gotten the above fridge freezer "repaired". We had ice build up which was blocking cold air flow to the fridge. Once the engineer plugged it back in, it seems to be working fine after 24 hours, but the three indicators are still flashing (super cool - power - super freeze) at the top of the unit.
How can this be reset so they work properly?
I have just fixed my fridge freezer by following the instruction from KarenBa and GWoman i have also managed to stop the lights (super cool and super freeze) from flashing by turning the temperature to zero on both fridge and freezer so they turn off then holding both super buttons down for about 15 seconds then turning the temperature back up. hope this helps
Posted on Feb 24, 2009
Hi, I've just fixed this I think! it started making a noise then stopped then the fridge got really warm. In the freezer compartment unscrew the white cover, behind there I found the fan had got ice all around it and ice over a sensor, I have defrosted it and plugged it back in and it is cold again. However the super cool and super freeze are still flashing after several hours, but it is now cold. Better than paying Hotpoint £160 to fix it!
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
Thanks to this site and previous writers - my fridge freezer is working fine now.
My freezer was working normally but the fridge did not at all.I opened the back of the freezer section to reveal the filament all iced up as previously recommended ( many thanks) -rememeber there are 2 white covers to remove. PlEASE DO NOT chip away the ice as you will accidently chip the metal and break the filament . I did that once with another freezer and gas came out and therefore broke it- be patient and safer and use a hair dryer.
I am month 8 of 12 month warranty- should i contact hotpoint and complain what seems like a design fault? i would recommend feedback.
Posted on Apr 17, 2009
What KarenBa said works!!! We actually did end up paying Hotpoint to come out and sort this (£100). The man did exactly what she describes, opens up the white panel behind the freezer drawers and chipped away at the ice. However, just before he left (and at this point I was feeling extremely p-d off as I had basically forked out £100 for a man to chip away at ice for 15 minutes) I checked my "super-cool lights" (which were not working) - luckily, he looked into this in more detail and my "sensor panel" was broken - which he replaced. So my recommendation to anyone that has the fridge warm, but the freezer is working ok, is to take off the panel, chip away at the ice first, and then if it still doesn't work - you will need a new sensor panel - otherwise it is defintately worth trying this solution yourself, and certainly a lot cheaper than Hotpoint!!!!!! Good luck!
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
Solution #2 helped my lights have all stopped flashing the fridge and freezer is working at the correct temp. thanks for the help
Posted on Jul 02, 2010
After following the above solutions i have fixed my problem. I am very greatful to the people who have posted these helpful tips.
Posted on Jun 30, 2010
I found this place by chance the night before the hotpoint guy was going to rip me off!!!!! i sat up till 2 in the morning trying to rush defrost the freezer & then turned it back on when i was off to work. After a couple of hours everything was great & i cancelled the engineer & my direct debit for the £160 they were going to charge me (phew!!)
Ive got a good mind to email watchdog about this scam
Posted on Nov 07, 2009
I found before calling an engineer tack the drawers out of the freezer knock it off and put a bucket of hot water in with the door closed for half an hour dry it all with a towel then switch back on worked for me
Posted on Aug 16, 2015
There has only been a biuld up of Ice because the drain hole is blocked once you have unscrewed the back piece and cleared the ice unblock the drain or over time it will re-occur also unplug the fridge before you start
Posted on Jun 15, 2013
I paid hotpoint to repair previously and they did this and the same issue happened a year later, dDd it myself this time and had the same problem with lights, fixed after searching and finding this solution., thanks
Posted on Feb 19, 2013
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