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FFA70 The high temperature light has come on.  The food already in there is not defrosting and the food I have recently put in there is not freezing.  What can I do to get it freezing again?

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  • reg1966 Jul 05, 2008

    Hotpoint FFA70 Fridge freezer,Freezer high temp light is on constantly,have already de-frosted and re-started,the light has stayed on and the freezer is not freezing.

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These machines commonly do not defrost sometimes an intermittant fault
remove back panel from freezer and if im right, the pipework will be iced up especially at the top. de-ice carefully with a hairdryer but don't blow hot air on the stats mounted on the pipework. turn on and check fan runs as well

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Freezer not that cold. very noisy indeed, lots of thick ice inside. should i take off the panel behind the freezer drawers, to let ice there defrost?


Yes, It needs a defrost. You will have to take out all the food, unplug it and remove all the shelves and or drawers. Remove the back panel to gain access to the evaporator coil, (make sure you have the proper screw driver or socket first). You will need some towels and a hair drier. Once inside to the coil/fan area, start with your hair drier and melt all the frost/ice out as quickly as you can. Once all is done, start looking for any wires that look out of place or burnt. Your fridge has a defrost timer and a defrost termination switch that is mounted to the coil. Look for a round metal switch that should be clipped on to one of the coils tubes. This much frost/ice build up is due to ether a bad door seal, or the fridge is not defrosting itself proper. Check all this and then put the rear panels back on. clean up the mess. Plug it back in and start it up. You will want to be sure it is cooling ok before you put all your food back in. So put a cup of water on one of the shelves and check it in about hours to see if it has started to freeze. Hope this helps Fixya up.

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Freezer high temp light is on. So is fast freeze. It's been plugged in at least 24 hours but not freezing.


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Bottom freezer has high temperature and is defrosting. temperature alert light is on. Tried fast freeze button and turning up the temp gages but nothing seems to be working.


as for high tempreture do u mean it is above the 0 degree normal that its supposed to be set to your freezer goes into a defrost cycel once every 6-8 hours.if your tempreture is rising on the other hand there are a couple things for you to check make sure the fan inside the freezer compartment is running.the following things you will need a meter for to measure the resistance while the power is off check the t-stat,heater to make sure there is continuity if you have continuity in both of these then you would need to check the defrost timer If you are unable to do these tests i strongly suggest you call a technician

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Please read it appears that there are two defrost timers for your refrigerator one for the freezer one for the refrigerator

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This will work in most all cases of this type. You need a piece of copper wire, 14 guage, 12 to 16 inches. You can shortin it as you need to Turnoff the power to the fridge. Rap one end of the wire around the evaprorator heater and feed the othe end down the drain tube. This wire will heat up when the heater comes on and will supply heat down into the drain tube hopefully preventing the drain from freezing.

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sum fans only kick on if cold enough

if the whole evap is frosted up u have a defrost problem

if frost is only partial u need to throw it out cause it either has a bad compressor or freon leak

check your fan by compressor and make sure coil isnt filthy too

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There is power as the fridge is ok but the freezer is not frosting


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Jun 04, 2008 | Hotpoint FFA70 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

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Adjust the temperature control for the freezer to a normal setting. Fast freeze is only for when new products are put in that need to be frozen. This locks the system into a continuous run mode and could be responsible for the freezing condition in the refrigerator section. Check the temperatures with a thermometer as the sensor for the freezer temperature could be bad causing the light to come on.

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