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Hotpoint FFS90 Fridge Freezer repair

Fridge will not maintain temp between 2-4C, freezer and fan working fine

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  • frenchie38 Oct 01, 2008

    I believe it is to do with the cold air valve at the top of the fridge section not opening. My fridge has been working fine and now is not cooling. If you remove the screw to the vent inside the fridge at the top there is an elcetric controlled vent which allows cold air up from the freezer section. If that is not opening then cold air will fail to get to the fridge.

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SOURCE: Hot Point Side by Side. Freezer works, Fridge not cool enough

check freezer for frost build up and if fan blowing, check condenser make sure clean, and fan blowing, check vents in refrig. make sure no blockage, freezer control should be in the middle setting, you can try turning that to Warmer Freezer allowing MORE air to refrigertor side.

Posted on Sep 03, 2007

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SOURCE: fan not working on fridge section of Hotpoint Fridge Freezer Model FFA90

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

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SOURCE: ffa70 hotpoint fridge freezer

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.

Posted on May 18, 2008

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SOURCE: Hotpoint Mistral Frost Free Fridge freezer - fridge not getting cold

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

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SOURCE: Hi i have a hotpoint mistral plus fridge freezer,

hi is this the frost free version ??? if it is which i think it is it could be a fault with temp module{frost free have electronic modules to control the system rather than a old fashioned bog standard thermostat inside the fridge} the fans should be controlled by the module in case of frost free models it could be the module which is playing up

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Fridge Freezer will not maintain fridge temp, but freezer fine

My miele fridge freezer has just come up with a fault code F4 where the temp is... what does this mean and how can we fix it???

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Hi i have a hotpoint mistral plus fridge freezer, the freezer working fine however the fridge not getting cold, i have checked in back and the fan not working, have checked the fuse that is fine. 1) Does...


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