Hotpoint Fridge Problems: 7 Common Issues (Must Know)

A malfunctioning fridge is the most frustrating thing ever.

It goes without saying that if the temperature in your Bosch refrigerator is off, your food and beverages will spoil.

We are confident that we will be able to identify your cooling problems and perhaps even bring your Bosch refrigerator’s cooling back.

In this article, we’ll help answer the most common cooling problems with your Hotpoint fridge.

Let’s dive in!

Hotpoint Fridge Not Cooling Freezer Is Fine

The most common causes of the Hotpoint refrigerator not cooling are that it is not properly plugged in, the door is not closing tightly, the seals are broken, the vents are clogged, or the condenser is dirty or broken.

This issue can be a switch turned off, or the plug is incorrectly lodged inside the socket.

Another reason can be a defective fuse caused by irregular wiring.

Possible Solution(s):

      • Double-check to ensure that the power switch is correctly turned on and the power cable is correctly connected to the electrical socket.
      • Fridge doors that do not close properly and damaged or worn-out seals are common causes of refrigerators not cooling.
      • Check the door switch, since most refrigerators prefer not to run the condenser unless the door is positively closed.
      • If your refrigerator is in direct sunlight or close to a heat source, consider relocating it if possible.
      • A set of condenser coils can be found at the back of your Miele refrigerator.

When these coils become dusty or freeze over, they can prevent your refrigerator from cooling.

Cleaning the condenser coils is thankfully simple; simply do the following:

Remove your Hotpoint refrigerator from the wall.

      • Turn off the power.
      • Remove the condenser coils’ cover.
      • If the coils are encrusted with ice, turn off your refrigerator and wipe away any excess water. Clean the coils if they are covered in dust.
      • After they’ve been defrosted or cleaned, replace the coil cover, turn on the power, and see if your fridge now cools properly.

Hotpoint Refrigerator Stopped Making Ice

A common problem with Hotpoint refrigerators is that they stopped producing ice, which owners get used to having and missing when ice is no longer available.

When the ice maker in a Hotpoint refrigerator stops working, it is usually due to a blockage in the supply lines or faulty components.

Don’t worry; simply follow the steps below to resolve the issue.

Possible Solution(s):

Inlet Valve is Blocked

The ice maker gets its water from the house’s main supply line, and a blockage in the valve that lets the water into the fridge could be the reason for your machine’s failure to manufacture ice.

So, turn off the mains water to this valve and remove the input tubing to determine whether there’s a clogged tiny debris screen on it.

If this is the case, clean the screen so that water can flow back into the ice machine.

Check the inflow tube for clogs and make sure the manual water shut-off valve is clean and clear on the inside.

Faulty Components

One of the ice maker’s components may be defective.

You may need to purchase and replace the entire ice maker assembly because many of the ice maker components are not offered separately.

Check the water intake valve, water line, and fan before replacing the ice maker unit.

Replace the ice maker assembly if none of these pieces are broken and the freezer temperature is at least 15 degrees Fahrenheit.

Hotpoint Refrigerator is Noisy or Loud

Sitting in the lounge wanting to watch your favorite show on the television and all you can hear is the hum of the fridge. It can’t be ignored however hard you try.

Most common cause of a Hotpoint refrigerator being noisy or loud is due to dirty or faulty components.

Don’t worry; simply follow the steps below to resolve the issue.

Possible Solution(s):

Filthy Compressor

A dirty compressor is frequently the source of the loud humming. The heat is dissipated by the compressor coils in the rear of your refrigerator, but as they become caked with dust, they must work harder and louder to dissipate it.

Cleaning your compressor coils will often remedy this problem quickly.

Faulty Compressor

If you’ve cleaned the debris from the compressor and the fridge is still humming like a freight train, it could indicate a compressor problem.

When the compressor shuts off, you may also hear knocking or clunking sounds.

This is just another clue that the compressor’s internal components have failed.

Hotpoint Refrigerator No Longer Defrosting

One of the most common problems that all refrigerator owners face is a malfunctioning defrost system.

A faulty defrost timer is typically to blame for a Hotpoint refrigerator that no longer defrosts.

Don’t worry; simply follow the steps below to resolve the issue.

Possible Solution(s):

Faulty Defrost Timer

A defrost timer is the most likely culprit. So, what exactly is the defrost timer?

The defrost timer activates the defrost heater numerous times during the day to melt any ice that has built up on the evaporator coils.

If the defrost timer is malfunctioning, the defrost cycle may not start or power to the defrost heater may be cut off during the defrost cycle.

Slowly move the dial into the defrost cycle to see if the defrost timer is malfunctioning.

The heater should be turned on and the compressor should be turned off.

The defrost timer is not progressing if the timer does not send electricity to the defrost components or advance out of the defrost cycle within 30 minutes.

Replace the defrost timer if it is not progressing.

Hotpoint Fridge Leaking Water

Occasionally Hotpoint customers report water leakage from the refrigerators, creating a mess in the kitchen and ruining hardwood floors.

Hotpoint fridge leaking water is likely to be caused by a clogged defrost train, frozen enough to disrupt the water flow.

A frozen defrost train can cause the water to leak or drip down the compartment that holds the defrost train.

To fix this issue, you can either boil the ice out or flush the drain with boiling water to get rid of the ice and any debris causing the blockage.

Another reason for water leakage can be a broken water tank.

If you find a leak in your water tank, consider replacing it entirely, as adhesive glue won’t do the job quite well due to the plastic nature of the tank.

If your refrigerator is still leaking, you can check the water inlet valve to see if it is in working condition.

A loose crack fit can cause the water to drip down from the valve, so ensure that you tightly screw it in place or replace it if broken.

Hotpoint Fridge Door Not Closing Properly

Cold air can escape, and warm air can enter the compartment if the refrigerator door does not close tightly or create a proper seal. Condensation can form inside the refrigerator, causing the compressor to work harder than required.

The majority of these repairs are neither difficult nor expensive. Your user manual will detail any adjustments you can make safely and without voiding your warranty, but if in doubt, consult a specialist.

Hotpoint fridge door not closing properly due to worn seals, tilted hinges, crisper drawers sticking out, or misaligned shelves.

Don’t worry; simply follow the steps below to resolve the issue.

Possible Solution(s):

  • Check inside the fridge to ensure that the crisper drawers and shelves are properly positioned and are not protruding and preventing the door from closing. After checking, make sure no cartons or containers (milk bottles, for example) are sticking out and preventing the door from closing properly. If you’re still having issues, proceed to the next step.
  • Examine the rubber door seal (gasket). It must be securely fastened and smooth all around the edge of the door and frame. If it’s loose or twisted, you may be able to reposition it temporarily, but it should be replaced.
  • Check that your appliance is properly balanced. If the floor is not level, use a spirit level and adjust the feet. The back of the fridge should be slightly lower than the front.

If the problem persists, it is best to contact a qualified technician.

Life Expectancy of a Hotpoint Refrigerator?

Hotpoint refrigerators have an average lifespan of 10 years, with some models lasting up to 15 or even 20.

In any case, knowing your refrigeration appliance and doing basic maintenance can help you get the most out of your investment.

Repairing faulty thermostats and broken door seals is worthwhile and changing worn seals can partially restore the cooling capacity of an older refrigerator.

Consider replacing your refrigerator if it is more than six years old and experiences a serious problem (like compressor failure), as a new one will be more effective and cost less to operate.

In the UK, Hotpoint fridges are covered for a full 12 months by our own parts and labor guarantee. Click here for further information

In the USA, Hotpoint appliances are serviced by certified GE Appliances technicians, and the warranty is also covered by GE. 

To find out the warranty of your fridge, it’s best to locate the paperwork that was handed over to you when you purchased the fridge.

You will need to check the back of your owner’s manual for the specifics of your appliance’s warranty.

If you bought it later, you should be able to locate a copy of the owners’ manual by going to the Hotpoint website and searching for the model you bought.

For more information on warranty and support check out the GE website

Hotpoint Good Brand For refrigerators?

Yes, Hotpoint is a good brand for refrigerators. Hotpoint is a budget-friendly, durable, and dependent brand that manufactures simple household appliances. 

Hotpoint is a century-old appliance manufacturer based in Ontario, California.

As of 2019, GE Appliances, a branch of Chinese manufacturer Haier, owns the American rights to market Hotpoint appliances.GE appliances

What Do the Reviews Say?

Nearly 20 years after purchasing the Hotpoint refrigerator/freezer (the freezer is on top), we have never experienced an issue.

The freezer capacity is relatively small for a family of even just two people, which is the only problem we have.

The major plus is It’s SO simple to clean, plus it’s light enough to move around so you can clean the back as well.

Surprisingly economy & quiet, very simple and budget, from a day one works without any problem, meanwhile, its appearance is pretty conservative if not to say primitive without any modern features or else.



It is the best three-door fridge I have ever owned – dual freezer doors, no huge doors to open, easy access to produce, a lot of storage areas, equal freezer space to fridge space, and the perfect size for one or two people.



If you’re looking for a cheap and good product, this is the frig.



Pros and Cons of Hotpoint Fridges

Here are some of the pros and cons of Hotpoint Refrigerator


  • Affordable
  • Basic, simple to use
  • High-capacity designs
  • Great availability


  • Not high-end technology
  • Lack features


This concludes this brief article about typical Hotpoint refrigerator difficulties and some specific information about their worth, quality, and viability as a home friend.

Hotpoint appliances are an excellent choice if you want simple, durable, low-cost appliances.

We hope you can quickly diagnose your Hotpoint refrigerator and get it running again.

Remember to contact a specialist if the remedy necessitates opening the machine and gaining access to internal components.

Best wishes!

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