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Hotpoint RLA34

Specification for Hotpoint RLA34

Main Features
Refrigerator Type Side by Side
Refrigerator Type Side by Side
Total Volume 5 - 12 cu. ft. (142 - 340 liter)
Total Volume 5 - 12 cu. ft. (142 - 340 liter)
Main characteristics
Refrigerator Type: Compact
Installation: Free-Standing
Total Volume: 150 Liter
Fresh Food Volume: 150 Liter
Total Number of Shelves: 2
Ice Maker: Without Ice Maker
Number Of Motors: 1 Motor
Fresh Food Compartment
Fresh Food Shelves / Bins: Vegetable Bin x 1Egg StorageDairy CenterGallon StorageSplit ShelvesSpill Proof Shelves
Shelf Material: Glass
Light: Yes
Door Opens: Opens to Left and Right
Convenience
Defrost: Automatic Defrost
Extra Features: Adjustable Rollers / Levelers
Exterior Color: WhiteBeigeGray
Energy
Energy Efficiency: A
Annual Energy Consumption: 152 kWHrs

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★☆☆☆☆

“Fridge keeps freezing and now running constantly”

Written on: 23/11/2012

This fridge is only 18months old and has been nothing but trouble from the start. The setting has been on 1 and still the fridge freezes and now the fridge is running constantly. The door constantly sags when bottles are put in the door storage area and the general build quality is poor. Hotpoint want 120 pounds for repair even though there is a 5 year parts warranty. This is the same price if you don't have the parts warranty in which case is this a false warranty from Hotpoint? Hotpoint also… Read Full Review

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Mack2222's Comment

Written on: 25/05/2014

Same problem for last few years, the dial setting is of no use, it freezes up most of the time, yesterday I fitted a new replacement thermostat that cost £18, however as it is of the same design as the original I hope it lasts, one thing I have found is that these type of thermostats are not at all reactive, unlike say a room thermostat, turning the dial and nothing happening is not very reassuring!
If you want to replace your thermostat undo the four screws under the lip above the door, be careful at the hinge end, just unscrew a bit as the door will fall away, you have to gently prise away the facia unit pulling down, a slim knife blade helps, take note of the wiring connections, undo the locking nut and ease off the plastic clips that hold the thermostat in place and gently pull out the capillary tube, when unwinding the replacement capillary, make sure you unroll it gently to to straighten out to avoid any kinks, insert back into the guide tube and push gently in, you will need to bend it carefully it at a right angle at the thermostat end, don't forget to re fit the dial before pushing the thermostat in place, the facia is a bit of a fiddle to get back in place so a slim knife blade again will help ease the plastic lip into position, I searched the net for this information without success so good luck.

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★☆☆☆☆

“Poor design or shoddy components.”

Written on: 28/06/2011

Having bought a Hotpoint RLA34 larder fridge to fit in a new kitchen it was over a year before we finally moved in and start to use it, at first I thought it was just a colder fridge than I had been used too, its now been in use for about 8 months, however today having noticed water dripping from under the bottom of the door, I discovered a massive lump of ice on the back wall of the fridge, and now having checked the thermostat, find that even at its lowest setting with the fridge already very… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 14/03/2012

Funnily enough I have had exactly the same problem with ice forming on the back wall and pools of water under the salad compartments and dripping out of the door. My fridge however cannot get cold enough now it's almost lukewarm even on it's coldest setting and it makes enough noise to wake the dead .... so it's going to have to go. Quite frankly - it's not good enough especially when you think how technology has moved on in the past 20years. Fridges in the old days back in the 70's were built to last for 20+ years. This one isn't even 5years old yet and although the interior and exterior look brand new and untouched still, it's useless. I think this is disgraceful. Like you - I wouldn't recommend this Hotpoint Model to anyone ... even my worst enemy!

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★☆☆☆☆

“top shelf soaking wet, at back of fridge above salad...”

Written on: 07/05/2011

top shelf soaking wet, at back of fridge above salad box about one inch of soft ice. Owned fridge about two months.Advice. Do not buy. Had to rate it one staror could not post… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“salad container split after 6 months hotpoint said its...”

Written on: 28/11/2010

salad container split after 6 months hotpoint said its a cosmetic part&won't relace it unless i pay twenty pounds.
five year parts & labour guarantee worthless… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“under 2 years old and has never been any good, now the...”

Written on: 20/07/2010

under 2 years old and has never been any good, now the motor runs hot, and wont cool the fridge.Called hot point and said it will cost £119 to repair, will dump it and buy a different make… Read Full Review

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“The fridge has a mind of its own, we have owned it for...”

Written on: 09/06/2010

The fridge has a mind of its own, we have owned it for 2 years now and had nothing but trouble. they recommend level 3 as a ideal temperature setting but even on level 2 in summer the fridge decides to randomly freeze food and drink (fine if it had a freezer section but it doesn't), it is impossible to maintain an consistent temperature even when the fridge is only a 1/4 full. For a company that prides itself in white goods manufacturing how can they make a larder fridge so badly. simply not… Read Full Review

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“This must be the worse thing i have ever spent money...”

Written on: 07/02/2010

This must be the worse thing i have ever spent money on,(fridge rla34 hotpoint future) first of all the food kept freezeing up, hotpoint changed thermostat,then after a few days all my food was soaking wet all the lables from the jars was falling off i had to throw all my food away. The shelves had water all over them,again hotpoint came out and told me, wait for it? there is no fault with the fridge its my own doings,becouse i let my food touch the back of the fridge ? how bloody funny, never… Read Full Review

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“I'm not totally surprised by the quality of this...”

Written on: 07/01/2009 by Secularian (21 reviews written)

I'm not totally surprised by the quality of this Hotpoint RLA34 fridge, given the make. However, the apparent error by the design engineers for the type of produce expected to be placed in the door storage area, such as 4/6 pint milk containers and other containers of food and drink, is poor. Such load bearing brackets holding the door on are inadequate and poorly mounted, giving rise to the door sagging against its hinges when open and not meeting the fridge main body flush when closing. This… Read Full Review

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“Absolutely terrible customer service from Hotpoint-...”

Written on: 03/05/2007 by helenterrapin (1 review written)

Absolutely terrible customer service from Hotpoint- Avoid like the plague!!!
Fridge broke after 7 months- would not cool. After 2 visits Hotpoint engineer finally diagnosed faulty thermostat. Took over two weeks to get repaired. 12 hours later fridge broken again- not cooling again. Hotpoint then said it was not faulty thermostat, and thought it was condenser which needed replacing. Next appointment was 8 days later. On day of repair, Hotpoint telephoned to say Engineer had not collected part… Read Full Review

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