Question about Freezers

1 Answer

I have a hotpoint freezer fza34 The red high temp

I have a hotpoint freezer fza34 The red high temp is on. The frozen food stays frozen but new food I put in takes forever to freeze particularly in the bottom drawer. Having taken out the drawers and inside cover I can confirm the fan is running, and the compressor is running, it's warm but not too hot. You can hear the compressor and fan coming on then going off after a few minutes. Then it comes back on after a few minutes and so on. The evaporator is cold and has frost on it, it is not all iced up. Drain hole inside is not blocked either. Seems everything is working ok but the high temp light stays on and food not freezing as well as it used to. Any ideas?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 12 Answers

It could be that your fridge,freezer setting is not turned up high enough to keep the freezer cold enough.turn it up to setting number 5 at least and if that dont do it u could have a faulty thermostat.have it checked by a engineer.

Posted on Oct 30, 2013

Testimonial: "Hi Roy, I tried that for a few days, no change. Hotpoint recommend it is set at 3 or 4 (options 1-5) I put in a tray of water in the ice cube tray and it froze ok, just took a little longer. I'm pretty handy at DIY and most things, is fitting a new thermostat a tricky job, I generally try all DIY and repairs myself before I'll call in an expert. Appreciate your feedback."

Ad

4 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE:

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
  • 400 Answers

SOURCE: ICE BUILDUP ON BOTTOM OF FREEZER, DRAIN HOLE FROZEN

There is normally a small filiament of metal which is attached to the defrost element and conducts heat down the drainpipe preventing ice build up. You can pour some boiling water onto this area and even wriggle a piece of plastic tubing down the drain pipe to dislodge any blockage. For future prevention, you can attach a piece of copper wire around the defrost element (in the absence of the original filiament) and extend it down the drainpiple

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

  • 1122 Answers

SOURCE: Hotpoint FAZ50 Frost Free Freezer

IF NOT THE THE DEFROST TIMER YOUR DEFROST HEATER OR DEFROST TERMINATOR IS BAD,REMOVE BACK PANEL INSIDE THE FREEZER YOU WILL SEE A LONG SINGLE OR DOULE POLE SHAFT THIS IS YOUR HEAT REMOVE BOTH LEADS ONE ON EACH END PUT YOUR VOLT METER ON OMES AND PUT ONE LEAD ON EACH END IF YOU GET ANY KIND OF READING YOUR HEATER IS STILL GOOD AND THE LITTLE ROUND CLIP ON TERMANATOR IS BAD, IF NO READING THE HEATER IT IS BAD,REPLACE-GET THE MODEL NUMBER INSIDE FREEZER AND GO TO LOCAL APPLIANCE PARTS STORE TO GET HEATER-REPLACE AND PUT BACK TOFETHER AND YOU SHOULD BE GOOD TO GO,ALSO MAKE SURE THE FREEZER FAN IS NOT STUCK AND TURNING,IF NOT TURNING SPIN IT WITH YOUR FINGER AND SEE IF YOU CAN GET IT GOING AGAIN,LET ME KNOW

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

  • 670 Answers

SOURCE: Hotpoint freezer, High temp light on & all food thawing

It's probably the defrost timer is getting stuck in the defrost mode. What it does it it periodically interrupts power to the compressor and sends power to the defrost coils to allow any frost on the cooling coils to melt to keep them clear of ice build up. This is typically a mechanical timer and sometimes the motor fails and it stop turning and if it fails in the defrost mode, the compressor never turns back on no matter how warm the freezer is.

You can confirm it is the timer, by tracing the wires from the compressor to a little 2 by 2 inch box which is the timer. On one side there should be a round hole with a plastic cam. You should be able to turn that cam with a flat screw driver or a coin. Just give it a slight turn until you hear a click. After you turned the cam, the compressor should start. If it does, then it is the timer.

Posted on Jul 01, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why does the red light on my VF70 freeze r stay on all the time?


Warning light (red)

If the temperature warning light ? lights up, it indicates that the temperature within the freezer has reached a level where the safe food storage is no longer ensured. When the freezer is first switched on, the warning light will stay on until the temperature has dropped to a safe level for the storage of frozen food.


24341613-zd1td1vvrl1llkwzbg5ljqsk-5-0.jpg

Dado

May 05, 2014 | Zanussi 3.53 cu. ft. / 100 liter Upright...

1 Answer

I have a Zanussi Freezer Model ZFT710FW. The alam and red light occasionally go off, although everthing appears OK. Temp OK, door seal looks good, etc. After some time the red light goes off of its own...


Red Alarm Indicator Light
Under normal operating conditions, the internal temperature of the freezer will ensure the long-term conservation of the stored food. When such temperature rises above a certain level (-12 °C), the appliance will trigger an acoustic and light alarm. The light alarm is a blink red light (Red Alarm Indicator Light), while the acoustic alarm is an intermittent sound.
You can stop the acoustic alarm by pressing the Acoustic Signal Stop Switch once.

When switching on the freezer for the first time, the Red Alarm Indicator Light will blink until the internal temperature has reached a level required for the safe conservation of frozen food.

Fast Freeze function
If more than 3-4 kg of food is to be frozen:
1. Press the Fast Freeze Switch for 2-3 seconds to activate the fast-freeze function 6-24 hours before placing the fresh food in the freezer, the Yellow Fast Freeze Indicator Light will illuminate. The compressor will now run continuously, to ensure that the fresh food is frozen as quickly as possible.
2. It is possible to deactivate the function at any time by pressing the Fast Freeze Switch for 2-3 seconds.
3. Place the foods in the freezing compartments (indicated with graphics).
4. Once the food is completely frozen (it may take up to 24 hours) you can manually switch off the fastfreeze function by pressing the Fast Freeze Switch for 2- 3 seconds and the Yellow Fast Freeze Indicator light will also go out.
5. Move frozen food from the freezing compartments into the other compartments (storing compartments) to make room for another freezing.

If the Fast Freeze Switch is accidentally left on, the fast-freeze function will be automatically switched off 48 hours later. The Yellow Fast Freeze Indicator light will also go out.

I believe that you all understand. If you intend to freeze larger amount of food then certainly a few hours before some shopping switch on the fast freeze function.

Dado

Apr 11, 2013 | Zanussi 2.83 cu. ft. / 80 liter Upright...

1 Answer

My hotpoint future fza34 is leaking from underneath


you need to get to the back of fridge and ul notice a tray full of water ontop of the compressor. remove tray and empty water out. when replacing v important to make sure it is sitting level on compressor again.

there is also an underlaying prob here, maybe alot of condensation on shelves also??

ensure doors are closing properly and saels are in good shape, also avoid putting warm food in fridge and make sure liquids are covered. this should stop tray filling with water and leaking

Sep 23, 2010 | Hotpoint Freezers

1 Answer

Hotpoint freezer, High temp light on & all food thawing


It's probably the defrost timer is getting stuck in the defrost mode. What it does it it periodically interrupts power to the compressor and sends power to the defrost coils to allow any frost on the cooling coils to melt to keep them clear of ice build up. This is typically a mechanical timer and sometimes the motor fails and it stop turning and if it fails in the defrost mode, the compressor never turns back on no matter how warm the freezer is.

You can confirm it is the timer, by tracing the wires from the compressor to a little 2 by 2 inch box which is the timer. On one side there should be a round hole with a plastic cam. You should be able to turn that cam with a flat screw driver or a coin. Just give it a slight turn until you hear a click. After you turned the cam, the compressor should start. If it does, then it is the timer.

Jun 29, 2010 | Freezers

1 Answer

Freezer doesn't work


my freezer defrosted it self and the red tryangle light stays on what is it

May 05, 2010 | Hotpoint 4.2 cu. ft. / 119 liter Upright...

1 Answer

Ice on back wall of freezer, food not staying completely frozen


Do you have the complete model number from the tag on the freezer, it should be either on the bottom rail visible with the door open or on the side wall near the front. I am trying to look this up to see if it is an automatic defrost model, if so you may need to do more than just unthaw and adjust

Thanks

Apr 25, 2010 | Kenmore 16.7 cu. ft. / 473 liter Upright...

1 Answer

Red light flashing


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

Mar 05, 2010 | Hotpoint 6.92 cu. ft. / 196 liter Upright...

1 Answer

FREEZER TOO WARM


Hi, Are you seeing ice or frost? Is frost building up on the freezer back wall? I can help you, just need to be clear.
Thanks
Vic

May 24, 2009 | Freezers

1 Answer

HOTPOINT FZA80 FREEZER


Red light is indicating temp is too high, this can be caused by a variety of reasons.
You need to call an engineer to sort the problem out.

Jul 28, 2008 | Hotpoint 6.92 cu. ft. / 196 liter Upright...

1 Answer

Freezer runs constantly


not necessarily, is it maintaining temp? all food staying frozen? especially ice creams if stored in there. most newer freezers displace the heat generated while cooling the food through copper lines running through sides of unit, helps to cut down on air temp differences between the inside (0 degrees) and outside temp to prevent moisture and possible condensation causing premature rusting of unit

Mar 02, 2008 | Kenmore 14.1 cu. ft. / 399 liter Upright...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Freezers Logo

Related Topics:

2,055 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Freezers Experts

Dennis Boxerman

Level 3 Expert

1300 Answers

Marvin
Marvin

Level 3 Expert

85161 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

18072 Answers

Are you a Freezer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...