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★★☆☆☆

“I live in and bought this ffa90 hotpoint fridge...”

Written on: 14/05/2008 by wistawosta (1 review written)

Good Points
Good size frigde freezer no need for a second freezer we are a family of 5

Bad Points
Water drain hole in freezer blocked up , main fridge door shelf supports broke off.

General Comments
I live in and bought this ffa90 hotpoint fridge freezer in geelong victoria australia , i bought this fridge as second hand in a store in geelong called dec (discount electrical wharehouse) i had never seen this brand in australia before ,there was a small amount of rust showing on the lower part of the fridge door other than that it looked as new . i asked where it had come from he did not know the history just said the were second hand and all had been checked over ,my wife and i were impressed in the size of the freezer it was big enough so we could unplug our 2nd freezer and save on our electricity bill , so the decision was made , i paid $450.00 australian dollars for it , i transported it home standing upright in my trailer, gave it a good clean with disinfectant and a high pressure wash , put it in our kitchen let it stand for a few hours then pluged it in to power ,we had never seen a fridge freezer so narow and tall , all going well ,a few months later the main shelf in the fride door just fell off as i opened the door, shelf supports way to thin lucky it lasted that long , so i moved the narower top shelf to the lower position for milk & other bottles , frigde going ok year and a half later , freezer compartment where the draws slide starting to crack ,on the draws top side at the rear the of the draws slide support there a raised part moulded in to the supports which acuatly locks the draw into closed position this raised section was causing the cracks in the freezer walls so i got the angle grinder and gently cut those raised sections off flat to the rest of the draw slide , problem fixed , next the lower part of the freezer iced up flowing down from the back to the door i had left this like this for about 7 months finaly sick of cleaning the ice out , i un pluged it and removed the inside back wall of the freezer to find the drain hole frozen solid i threw loads of hot water over all the components got the compressed air hose and blew all clean and dry went to the rear of the fridge and inspected the water drain set up ,the rubber drain hose was connected to the water tray ,the watertray was full , it looked like it was desigined to over flow to floor via an overflow which a nother rubber hose could of been conected , but the flimsy way this important part was made and the flimsy way it was fitted no wonder the water could not escape from the freezer and therefore freezing the drain hole so i cut the the drain hose so it was not touching any part of the water tray least it will not block up any more but there is no way to stop out side air going in , alternately mabe i could use a much much longer hose conected to the drain hole and shape it into a s bend and having some water in the s bend that would give me a air lock and if hose and the s bend is long enough it should not freeze up ? after all this i decided to have a look on the internet i just punched the frigde hotpoint ffa90 into the internet and read all the trouble these fridges have given ,no wonder i had not seen this brand in australia , it seems the discount electrical wharehouse i bought it from here in australia , came over to bthe uk and obtained all tahe hotpoint ffa90 proberly for free, haha! And sold them from $350 to $599 australian dollars . only thing it it sounds like some women nagging , at the moment its haveing a good nagg makeing lots of moans and groans ,creeks ,cracking sounds ,well lest its ok at the moment cause you know when the nagging stops youre in trouble!