Question about Hotpoint Refrigerators
RFGirl, you didn't give me much...that said, try a full defrost of the unit. You probably have a buildup of ice caused by condensation. This is probably because the door seal isn't doing its job well. If the coils that do the cooling are not exposed, you must either wait for a full defrost...about 2 days or figure out how to remove the covering panels and go about melting the ice. If you do, be sure that any heating equipment...like a hair dryer...be kept from getting wet. If this happens again, you probably have low gas levels in the box...you'll need a tech. Be sure you unplug the box.
How to check for low gas: Once the unit is defrosted, start it up with the coil covers off...after about 5 minutes, you should see an even coat of frost at both ends of the coils. If not, wait 5 minutes more. If still not, you're low. Alternate method: Go round back and find the compressor...the big black thing. It has a couple of pipes sticking out. The largest is the suction line. Start the unit. Wait about 5 minutes. It will frost up. It should either get dry or form liquid condensate on it if you've got enough gas. If it stays frosted, you're low.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Nov 28, 2007
I opened my freezer today and everything was defrosting. The fridge is working fine. I thought maybe did not shut properly so made sure it was closed and 8 hours later it is still not freezing. The fan is working but the air is refrigerator. HELP!!!
1.Try unplugging the fridge for 5 minutes and then restarting it! This may reset the system!
2.If the freezer is so full that the rear vents are blocked then this may happen. Because the fridge and the freezer share the air!
3. If not then the freezer and the fridge have different controls and the freezer control if faulty!
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Posted on Sep 14, 2008
this machine has a lot of bad reviews due to them over icing in the rear of the freezer,firstly try defrosting for 48 hrs as the ice is encased with polystyrene taking a long time to defrost,also apparently they have a valve that can be upgraded if you contact hotpoint,and lastly if it ever does run correctly then only fill the drawers so that the food is level (no more)with the top of drawer as this will reduce airflow in the frostfree section,good luck
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
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
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
This is probably because you turned off the fridge at the mains (to defrost??). To stop the flashing lights and to restore normal operation, turn both the Supercool and Superfreeze knobs counterclockwise to "off" and then back to the operating position. Thats all!
Posted on Jul 06, 2009
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