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it means there is a temperature problem. It is a warning light

Hotpoint 6.92... | Answered on Jun 05, 2014

Unplug the unit and take out all the drawers and remove the back (behind the drawers) panel carefully. (This back panel has foamy thermal insulation behind it and this will be probably be enmeshed with ice - you may have to wait awhile for this ice to melt before you can remove the panel, even after you have unscrewed it.
When you have got the back panel off, you will see a large solid block of ice, probably halfway up the cooling coils, right down to the bottom of the exposed space. You have to melt all this ice (I used a hair dryer to blow warm air onto the ice (have towels and a bucket ready to mop up the melted water, otherwise it will run over the floor. When you have melted all this ice, you will see a drain hole at the bottom of the exposed space. This will have ice in it and it must be cleared.
Then replace the back panel and all should be OK.
The panel bulges because ice/water is accumulating behind the panel, water, when it freezes, expands, forcing the panel forwards.
I reckon it's a Hotpoint Design fault. What is supposed to happen is that during the heating cycle, melted ice drops down from the cooling coils and down the drain hole onto a plate over the compressor unit, where it evaporates. BUT, during the cooling cycle, a fan circulates cold air from the cooling coils, through the entire unit, which includes the chamber behind the panel that is below the coils. Thus this chamber gets cold (-18 deg.C) so that water dripping down during the heating cycle is frozen before it has a chance to fall down the drain hole.
I now defrost in this manner every six months or so. Sadly, very sadly, Hotpoint, like other white goods manufacturers (Baxi Potterton boilers for instance) do not reply to my enquiries.
Hope this helps.

Hotpoint 6.92... | Answered on Mar 28, 2013

There is defrost timer, that will shut off the freezer and turn on a heating element that quickly defrosts the cooling fins. then it cycles back on. If any part of that system goes out the freezer will not defrost.

Hotpoint 6.92... | Answered on Sep 22, 2010

red light flashing means temp. is too high (not freezing) just an indicator to let you know that there is a problem
let me know: the freezer temp. (use a temp. reader)
any unusal ice build up on the back freezer panel?
is the freezer fan running?
compressor running?
parital frozen foods?

need to know so i can help you

Hotpoint 6.92... | Answered on Apr 05, 2010

check the freon/ and pipes/

Hotpoint 6.92... | Answered on Apr 04, 2010

Pull the back pannel off and deice then blow out drain.or use a coat hanger.Hope this helps

Hotpoint 6.92... | Answered on Nov 16, 2009

Compressor not running? have we got power yes, red light on so we must now decide if the stat is us or the comp is a problem. It must have been a hard week for you, get a freezer geezer to give it a once over.

What price new? to replace against a replacement comp if needed. could be an overload reley if there is one but its rare, good luck.

Hotpoint 6.92... | Answered on Jun 24, 2009

You can get the manual on this site, you have to enter your model number.

Hotpoint 6.92... | Answered on Apr 25, 2009

A2 error Hotpoint fridge what is it mean I want to do

Hotpoint... | Answered on Jan 26, 2019

clean the door rubbers and sides this sometimes fixes the problem as the seals are not closing properly and the fridge freezer thinks you have left the door open.

Hotpoint... | Answered on Feb 09, 2018

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