Question about Hotpoint HTS16HBR Top Freezer Refrigerator
Hi, If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.
Many times a freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong.
If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...
Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...
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Posted on Dec 28, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
We have just had to call out an engineer to get our 1 1/2 year old Hotpoint Graphite Frost Free Fridge Freezer repaired. The fridge had almost entitely stopped cooling even when on high. I was amazed at how easily the problem was sorted. The engineer removed all the basktes from the freezer to access the screws on the inside backpanel of the freezer. Once this panel was removed it was clear that the so called Frost Free doesn't really mean what it says. The ice need to be melted with a bit of simple care. It is obvious that with a bit of care it is easliy a diy job BUT PLEASE BE CAREFUL AND READ THE NEXT PART BEFORE YOU BEGIN TO REMOVE THE ICE> The ice forms around variouys pipes etc and he usecd a screwdriver to help release the ice quicker than waiting for it to defrost and he also used a simple hairdryer to help speed up the process. He had a ntowel and a basin to take care of the water. Next time I would have no problem doing this myself but I would need to leave it a little while to defrost and NOT USE A SCREWDRIVER as I am sure somehow I would puncture a pipe or the wall of the freezer itself and I am quite used to doing the odd bit of DIY. On a difficulkty scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being difficult I would rate the job as about a 3. Hope this helps anyone who reads this about £70.
Posted on Dec 27, 2008
the problem is there is a build up of ice insid of the freezer .
What you need to do is take out all your draws in the freezer and you will see a plastic backing held on with about 8 screws . undo all the screws and the back should come aay and you will see all the ice built up . just use a hair drier to melt the ice and that should cure your problem.
Posted on Dec 10, 2007
you have a defrost problem, if SxS ref. most likely bad defrost heaters. They are behind interior back wall. Sounds like you have a GE.
Posted on Jan 05, 2008
Check to make sure freezer fan blowing & fan by compressor, No blockage in supply or return vents, Look in freezer to make sure NO frost is coming thought indicating defrost problem
Posted on Jun 10, 2008
SOURCE: have a hotpoint FFA97 fridge
This model is one of the worst that Hotpoint has made in their history.
I got mine and the first time it failed 11 months after bought. Call out warranty, technician arrive and replace main controller board. Six months later, failed again. Defrost it and started working. A year later it failed again, the recirculation duct from the freedge to the freezer, gets blocked by ice. There is something wrong with the defrost system. My next move before buying a new one will be to replace the defrost switch.
Not recommend to anybody.
Posted on May 31, 2009
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