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The fridge and freezer work fine but there is ice building in the freezer in the top. I defrosted it for more than 24 hours but i soon as i put it mack on the ice has built up again. The space between the top refrigerator door and the freezer door is very hot and i can here the compressor working all the time. There is a cable on the top of the steel grid in the freezer that has no sleeve on for about 10cm of it and i can see the copper cables touching the steel grid. I am not sure what wrong with it exactly! can you please help me!

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You need to replace the defrost heater and cover up the exposed wires.

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sounds like the line was frozen but the water fill indicator is faulty.

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bulmer...it takes about two days to fully defrost these units unless you take the freezer section cover off and use a heat source. If you do...be sure to protect yourself against water and electricity mixing....not healthy. See below for another note.

clean the condenser coils below the unit.

check for the amount of gas in the unit. It must be off for half an hour. Remove the back fiber panel. The big thing is the compressor. Clean off the largest pipe coming out of it. Plug the unit in...watch out for the fan! The pipe should frost up and then clear off or stay wet after about 5 minutes. It should not be frosty. If it is, you need refrigerant.

Note: If you do remove the inside freezer panel and defrost, you can see how much refrigerant you have in your unit. Start the unit. Wait 5 minutes and observe the coils. They should be evenly frosted end to end. If approximately so, you're good. If not, you're low on gas.

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water keeps appearing beneath salad bin we have checked to see that nothing has come into contact with back wall of fridge ,and we have used a straw to keep the defrost gutter drain hole clear but water still appearing beside gutter drain hole .

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take raer panel off inside freezer and check there is no ice build up which is hitting the fan

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Hi, I've just fixed this I think! it started making a noise then stopped then the fridge got really warm. In the freezer compartment unscrew the white cover, behind there I found the fan had got ice all around it and ice over a sensor, I have defrosted it and plugged it back in and it is cold again. However the super cool and super freeze are still flashing after several hours, but it is now cold. Better than paying Hotpoint £160 to fix it!

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Earlier make sure that the thermostat was set to normal mode for freezer and fridge.
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