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I have a Hotpoint FFM90 fridge/freezer which has formed ice on the bottom of the freezer and it appears to leak around both feet at the front. We have removed the ice but it still appears to be leaking?

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Hi could be drain stopped up that is defrost water you are seeing at the bottom of freezer jim

Posted on Oct 11, 2010

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Ice is forming in the bottom of the freezer compartment of my hotpoint FFM90 frost free fridge/ freezer. Please help. Many Thanks


Had exactly the same problem.
It was due to a blockage of the drain.
At the back of the freezer there is the pump and there is a small darin that lets condensation from inside the freezer spill onto the top of the (hot) pump to be evaporated. When this small drain blocks it causes issues like water leaking out of freezer and big chunks of ice at the back of the bottom compartment.
The fix is easy, if a little laborious.
Take all the stuff out of the freezer, then dismantle the internal plastic trip, don't worry, you can't really break anything and it goes back together easily, Eventually you will be left with just the bare metal insides and in the middle at the bottom back you will see the drain collection point, slightly hidden from view is the drain hole. Pour warm water onto this till it comes out onto the pump at the back.
Then use a pipe cleaner to clean.
Re-assemble - done :)

Oct 15, 2010 | Hotpoint FFM90 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

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My fridge-freezer (FFM90) has ice forming in the bottom of the freezer section under the last drawer. Why is that and what can I do?


This is due to excessive condensation and in bottom freezers due to proximity of the compressor.There is some residual water falling on to the drawers which forms the ice and this must be prevented. make sure that the frozen foods that was stocked did not loose water into the bottom till we can suspect the freezer. Also frequent opening of the freezer will allow for condensation whicj must be wiped out at intervals.
This can prevent some ice formation and also check if there is leak from the evaporator trays to the freezer during defrosting.

Sep 29, 2010 | Hotpoint FFM90 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

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What temp should my freezer be , also the fan in the top of the fridge stated making a noise when it stopped or started its cycle sounded like something was catching on the fans blades , then it stopped...


I like 0 to 10 Deg. F in the freezer.

As for the Fan. yes it could be ice or the fan blade hiting the shroud, sometimes the fan blade moves on the shaft and starts hiting the shroud.

Jan 11, 2010 | Hotpoint FFM90 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

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Water leaking and ice in bottom shelf of freezer


Chances are you have a bad seal around the door if it's leaking from the inside which causes the ice to form as well, or if it's leaking from under the freezer you lave a bad heating element that evaporates the water collected in the pan under the freezer or you have a clogged hose that goes to the pan under the freezer which also causes the ice to form because the water has no place to go. Defrost and try to find a way to blow out the hose that goes from your freezer to the pan under the freezer and that should take care of your problem.

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Hotpiont ffm90 fridge not chilling


hi if the freezer appears to work and the fridge if warm,the problem is that the freezer is over frozen and blocking the vents which send cold air into the fridge when required,and the noise is the fan hitting the the ice build up,defrost (switch off)your applinace for at least 36 hours then switch back on,you will then find after the freezer reaches -12 the fridge will then start to go cold.

Mar 09, 2009 | Hotpoint FFM90 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

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hi The limit switch is found only on frost-free refrigerators and freezers. Its function is to keep the defrost heating element from exceeding certain set temperatures. If a refrigerator has lots of frost in the freezer compartment, the problem may be the limit switch. However, other components -- the evaporator fan, the defrost timer, and the defrost heater -- can cause the same problem. Check these for malfunctions, as detailed below. If these parts are in working condition, the problem is most likely in the limit switch. Don't try to fix the limit switch yourself; call a professional service person for replacement.

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Fridge part of fridge freezer not cooling


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if you found the coil iced up then there is a defrost problem check thethermodisc and defrost control board if you know the heater is ok

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