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Have you put a thermometer in the freezer? Leave it for half an hour to get a stable reading.

Hotpoint 4.87... | Answered on Feb 14, 2015

The defrost heater element has failed, it has created so much ice buildup on the cores air can not draw through the chanels in the cooling plate, should not be that expensive to repair.
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Hotpoint 4.87... | Answered on May 08, 2011


Most times this is a bad cold control, but there are other things to check for. Make sure the condenser fan is working and the coils are not covered with dust. A separated heat exchanger ( small capillary tubing soldered to the large suction line ) can separate from one another and make the fridge run too long. - tape tubing back together. A poor working evaporator fan motor could also make the fridge run too long and freeze - replace the fan motor. An inefficient compressor or refrigeration system could make the fridge run too long and freeze - have a service tech check this out. A misaligned control settings, make sure the air damper and cold control have not been bumped and are out of normal settings. Stuck open air diffusers or air dampers are becoming more and more common for allowing too much air to be blown into the fresh food section and freezing things. On all frost free fridge's the freezer temp air is blown into the fresh food section, if you have "easy" to freeze items ( eggs, veggies in water, etc ) in front of or under where the freezer temp air comes out, they could freeze - store them in a different spot. Doors not closing properly making the fridge run too long is something else to check for cold control and air deflector As you know, the deflector directs the freezer air toward the front of the frig and the rear of the cold control.
Hope this helpout.....

Hotpoint 4.87... | Answered on Aug 08, 2010

As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...

Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...



Hotpoint 4.87... | Answered on Apr 10, 2010

well that light is the thermostat light and you should increase it for better performance.

Hotpoint 4.87... | Answered on Feb 20, 2010

The red light bis indicating that the temp is too high, if you can ,turn the thermostat to a colder setting, if this makes no difference, then you have a serious problem, you will have to call an engineer.
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Hotpoint 4.87... | Answered on Dec 25, 2008

If this is a frost free unit as I received it posted you may have a problem in that it is not frost free. The cooling coil may be frozen over stopping air circulation. There would be a defrost timer located somewhere in back. Located the clutch head screw and turn it clockwise SLOWLY until you hear one audible click. That should put the system into the defrost mode. Wait about 30 minutes in which time the system should return to the cooling mode (usually 18-22 minutes). If it does not restart the compressor after that time turn the clutch head screw clockwise again and it should restart. If you had to turn the screw the second time it would indicate a bad defrost timer. In this case replace the timer.

Hotpoint 4.87... | Answered on Jun 17, 2008

try it on max setting. lint clogging up stuff in the back? needs defrosting? low on refrigerant (freon)? call repairman for that last one

Hotpoint 4.87... | Answered on Dec 04, 2007

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

Hotpoint... | Answered on Jan 26, 2019

The buzzer will stop when the fridge reaches its correct temperature and a low temperature warning state no longer exists.

Hotpoint... | Answered on Jul 23, 2018

It is sensing low temperature because it hasn't reached temperature from ambient.

You should always let them stand for 24 hours.

Hotpoint... | Answered on Jun 18, 2018

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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