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Food defrost alert

My fridge freezer has a red light on now which says food defrost alert. This light did not used to be on and i wonder if you can tell me what i need to do please? Can you email me back please on

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Re: Food defrost alert

1. try re-gassing
2. the fridge rear wall may have come detached from the evaporator - if so get a new fridge youf FFA70 cannot be repaired

Posted on Jan 05, 2008

Re: Food defrost alert - Hotpoint FFA70 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Refrigerators

Same problem here

Posted on Jan 02, 2008

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