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Hotpoint freezer fza54 frost free, high temp light on

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  • Summat Sep 14, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem; The freezer appears to work normally, but if the door is opened for 30 seconds or more, I can be fairly sure that within a few minutes the over-temp light will come on, and probably stay on for more than an hour.

    I've checked the door seals (fine), did a "defrost" (for a frost free), still got some water out of it.

    With the door closed and the over temp light on, you can hear the fan motor turning, and the compressor running.

    My next step might be to remove the inner cold-air cover, and see if I can find where the fan assembly is, perhaps that's not working (mech prob?) resulting in poor cold-air circulation???



  • mlpyke Sep 21, 2008

    Thanks for that freezer is working perfect.

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Power off the freezer.

Remove all freezer drawers.

Remove the four screws retaining the ducting at the back of the freezer compartment. Top at the top, two at the bottom

Carefully pull the ducting out - it's located in the guide slots for the freezer drawers, and should pull out without too much drama.

This exposes the air circulating fan, and the evaporator coil (the bit that gets chilled).

In my case, despite a defrost of the frost-free section, the evaporator section was one massive chunk of ice. If you have similar, carefully defrost this, and check the drain hole at the bottom of the cavity.

Re-assemble, as reverse of above.

Mine's been trouble-free since doing this.

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