20 Most Recent Hotpoint  14.9 Cu. Ft. Top-Freezer Refrigerator Questions & Answers


handle and hinges all removed to opes it side little plugs are in door and ref for this middle hing may bet turned upside down or pin removed to different hole if not handy call a service co. this is not easy all the time make sure all spacer washers are in same place when re installing take pictures as you take apart

Hotpoint Â... | Answered on Mar 24, 2015


you might need a new thermostat. hope this helps

Hotpoint Â... | Answered on Feb 22, 2013


NOTE: This
is a multi-solution answer since I don't have all the tech from your question to pinpoint your problem
But the solution is in here generically, if you read and study the solutions very,very carefully.
First I would check cold control. Thats where you turn it off, if your temp is not warm. it can
be defective and not shutting off. If your temp is warm proceed with the following.
I would check the fan in the freezer. Listen to see if it is running
It moves air to the ref from the freezer
Then check to see if FREEZER CONTROL is turned WARMER WHICH MAKES THE REF COLDER AND VICE-VERSA. SEE?
The ref. temp should be about 33-35
The Freezer temp should be 0 to 10 Any thing below these temps is overkill and a waste of elect
The higher the number you turn it up to is the coldest
But is probably a common defrost problem The ice build up
is not being melted by the defrost system.The fan can't blow through the coils into the fridge.
Take out back panel of freezer to check for ice buildup. The coils should be clean.
There are three components to a defrost system- a heater,heater thermostat, and a timer unless you have a defrost electronic card.
Its best handled by a Technician but you could possibly do it by taking your model number to the nearest appliance parts store and asking for the parts. They are mostly located in freezer ,behind back panel on freezer coils.except the card which is usually located in ref The parts store will have info
Also check fan undernearh Ref in the rear
Clean condenser coils underneath
Make sure back cover is on the fridge. Some take them off and throw them away.
make one out of cardboard if its gone, using the holes of the old one.
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WATER SPLASHING IN FREEZER AT ICEMAKER
THE FILL TUBE IN BACK OF REFRIGERATOR CAN SLIP
AGAINST THE FILL RESERVOIR CAUSING A PARTIAL BLOCKAGE
OR BECOME CLOGGED WITH ICE.
REMOVE THE ICEMAKER AND INSPECT THE FILL TUBE.
RUN WATER IN TUBE TO ELININATE BLOCKAGE AND CHECK
TEMP IN FREEZER. IF TEMP IS BELOW 0 DEGREES, THATS
OVERKILL AND USUALLY A WASTE OF ELECTRICITY TO KEEP IT THAT COLD, NOT TO MENTION THE FILL TUBE FREEZING UP
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Hotpoint Â... | Answered on Aug 31, 2011


Change the defrost timer.
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Hotpoint Â... | Answered on Aug 26, 2011


replace motor. bearings are bad to much play in them causing fan blade to hit

Hotpoint Â... | Answered on Aug 08, 2011


Yes their is a defrost water pan (in a normal working ref. the water will evaperate)it can be accessed by pulling the ref. out and removing the lower back panel, in a few cases in my 30years of repairing appliances i have seen sometimes where mold grows in that pan

Hotpoint Â... | Answered on Jul 28, 2011


Also place a level on top of the refrigerator and look for 1/4 bubble rearward.bobicehouse_27.jpg

Hotpoint Â... | Answered on Jul 12, 2011


The rule of thumb is to set the dials in the middle. Say you have numbers one to five then set at three if you have letters say A to E set at C Hope you found this info useful and thank you for using Fix ya

Hotpoint Â... | Answered on Jun 24, 2011


#6 is the coolest on the fridge, with the #1 being least coldest to #6 being the coldest setting.

Hotpoint Â... | Answered on May 01, 2011


Hi,

Check out these tips...they can help you figure out what is going wrong withyour refrigerator and why it is not cooling

Refrigeratornot Cooling or Fridge not Cooling

How to Defrost Refrigerator DefrostTimer Problem

WaterRunning in refrigerator from Freezer

Refrigeratoror Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold
heatman101

Hotpoint Â... | Answered on May 01, 2011



Oncce the fridge was shut off and left for a while the cooling had come back . If frost is seen it is a good indication as the compressor is working with sufficient gas within.
If after about 6 hours you observe cooling it is possible that the defrost timer is faulty.
Earlier make sure that the thermostat was set to normal mode for freezer and fridge.
However if Ice forms then observe the fridge for about 24 hours for cooling to continue and the fridge to cut off . If not the auto defrost timer, or the thermostat must be checked.
If defrost timer works but frost keeps forming check while the compressor shuts if the heaters are working, check continuity of the heaters.
replace the defrost timer, heater or thermostat one you have confirmed to eliminate one by one.

Hotpoint Â... | Answered on Mar 11, 2011


At the back of the unit , on the back panel, there should be a small hole - the water should drain on a tray located at the bottom of the fridge, on top of the compressor.
Make sure the hole is clean ans if necessary remove the dirt with a zip-tie. Then pull the fridge out and check and clean the rear tray.

Hotpoint Â... | Answered on Oct 22, 2010


Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out thelast two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

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

Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay
Refrigerator or Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold

heatman101

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Hotpoint Â... | Answered on Oct 01, 2010


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Many times a freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong.


If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then…

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...

Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay


heatman101

Hotpoint Â... | Answered on Sep 12, 2010


You probally have a failure with the defrost circuit. Its function is to periodically defrost the coils. Typical failures are the defrost heater, thermostat and timer if used with this model. Take a hair dryer to the coil to melt the ice, then check with a meter if the defrost heater needs to be replaced.

Hotpoint Â... | Answered on Aug 23, 2010


Hello and Welcome to FixYa!
Actually the leaking water is from the evaporator coil unit.... Under normal conditions,Self-defrost refrigerators usually dispose the water generated during the defrost cycle through a tube or channel that directs the water a pan (Known as Drip pan), commonly below the refrigerator unit.... The channel or tube is clogged and the water is leaking to the refrigerator unit, so you need to clear that contamination....Once the blockage is removed, the generated water will move through that channel/tube directly to the drip pan and there will no water on the top shelf in the refrigerator compartment. Another cause may be the refrigerator may have doorframe heaters to evaporate any condensation on the cabinet frame. If your refrigerator is equipped with a switch inside that says “energy saver” or something like that, while running in that mode the door heaters are disabled. Turn the switch to the opposite setting and wait 24 hours. If the water disappears the problem is solved.Check for both possibilities. The solution to the trouble lies in one of them.

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Concerned.

Hotpoint Â... | Answered on Aug 18, 2010


Hi,

As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer2_bing.gif 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...

Refrigerator2_bing.gif Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator2_bing.gif Repair
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4024657-refrigerator_condenser_coil_cleaning

Refrigerator Troubleshooting2_bing.gif Refrigerator Compressor
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3885294-refrigerator_troubleshooting

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4023749-refrigerator_compressor_start_capacitor

heatman101

Hotpoint Â... | Answered on Aug 07, 2010


Between your freezer section and refrigerator section there is a draintube that allows water to flow from the freezer to the fridge during defrost. You will need to remove the rear wall of the freezer to access the freezer part and the center console of the fridge if one is there. Once you have determined that tube is cleared of ice you will need to continue tracing where the water flows which is usually at the top of the fridge section in the rear center. It goes out the back wall there. Make sure thats all cleared and pour a small cup of water in the freezer part to be sure its clean. Observe the water flow all the way out of the tube to the lower part of your unit into the drain pan which is located at the very bottom or in the rear on top of the compressor.

Hotpoint Â... | Answered on May 22, 2010


it all depends on how much you have in the freezer. if you have very little, set it to low. a lot, high.

Hotpoint Â... | Answered on Nov 13, 2009

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