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Hotpoint fridge I'm trying to turn off the defrost mechanism on my hotpoint 8232 slimline model. (the little button inside the temperature control dial). I don't have the instruction manual (It's second hand), any advice please.

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  • drickerby Dec 18, 2008

    I have a Hotpoint 8214 with the same problem.



    Any assistance would be appreciated.

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2009

    defrost button was pressed by mistake and can't get it back up.

  • Ross Sherwood Nov 29, 2013

    turn off at the wall and wait. then reset dial to off mode. (0) then push past zero to 9 (-1) then turn on power and turn up dial to desired temp.

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Just turn the control knob back down to 0 and button should pop back up.

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  • hyperopiadeb Apr 04, 2011

    This button is still pressed in when I put it back to 0. Any other ideas? Is it on a timer maybe?
    I was removing the ice without the button pressed and then i pushed it near the end. Now i cant get everything cold again!

  • hyperopiadeb Apr 04, 2011

    Looked up the user manual at www.hotpointservice.co.uk/hs/pages/manual/manualSearch.do and it says the it will turn back one once its finished defrosting. fingers crossed

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