Hotpoint Refrigerator with Top Freezer Troubleshooting

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The Hotpoint line of appliances is manufactured by the General Electric Company and features microwaves, dishwashers, ranges, hoods, garbage disposers, compactors, freezers and refrigerators. The Hotpoint refrigerator with a top freezer features clear crisper drawers, adjustable shelves and a quiet motor. The refrigerator should function well with standard maintenance and care, but as with all appliances, issues can arise occasionally. If this happens, performing some troubleshooting may be beneficial in identifying the problem and finding a possible solution.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Power supply
  • Water supply
  • Level

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  1. 1

    Ensure the Hotpoint refrigerator is firmly connected to a working power outlet if the refrigerator is not working. Replace the local circuit breaker or fuse if necessary.

  2. 2

    Check the refrigerator thermostat if the refrigerator is connected to a working power supply but is not working or is too warm. Turn the temperature control to a colder temperature. If the refrigerator has recently undergone a defrost cycle, wait approximately 40 minutes for the defrost cycle to end and the refrigerator to resume normal function.

  3. 3

    Ensure all four legs are touching the floor and are level if the refrigerator is rattling or vibrating excessively. Adjust the legs as necessary.

  4. 4

    Keep the refrigerator closed for prolonged periods if the motor is operating for a long time. Check the thermostat and turn it up slightly if it is placed at the coldest setting, which causes the motor to run continuously.

  5. 5

    Ensure the freezer door is closed firmly and keep the door closed as much as possible if ice crystals or frost develops on the outside of food in the freezer. Move food away from the air vents in the back of the freezer to ensure proper air flow.

  6. 6

    Turn the ice maker switch to "On" if no ice is being produced in the ice bin. Check to make sure the water line is turned on and connected to the refrigerator. Wait at least 24 hours for the completion of a new batch of ice in the maker.

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