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Hotpoint FFA74 Fridge Freezer - Freezer High Temp Warning Light on.

I have a problem with my fridge freezer, The high temperature warning light for the freezer comes on all the time, the freezer freezes things like ice cubes but doesnt freeze other food properly, ice cream is always really really soft for example.
I keep pressing the fast freeze button as a quick fix but really need to get it sorted! It's only just over 2 years old, Ive never moved it so I dont think it could be damaged by being knocked etc. Please Help!! Many thanks :)

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  • Anonymous Aug 29, 2008

    freezer high temp keeps coming on

  • studleyMc Sep 20, 2008

    I have the same problem. The light comes and goes all the time!

  • bridge113 Oct 02, 2008

    I have the same problem after 2 years.I have defrosted the freezer manualy and found that the problem seems to relate to the draws being pushed foreward by the freezer plate behind them.this in turn creates a bad seal around the door,hence the temp warning light comes on.I have removed several draws and the freezer works now,but the problem isn't solved.If any one knows of an answer I would be keen to know!

  • scooper28 Nov 17, 2008

    I don't think I have any probs with the drawers and the door..my friend suggested it could be the fan?

  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2009

    Freezer High Temp Warning Light.



    I too have had to take two drawers out, but his has not rectified the problem for long. My fridge started doing this at 2 years old.



    Am now going out to buy a new one, and it won't be a hotpoint appliance.

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