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Written on: 18/12/2007 by mascal (1 review written)
Several engineers have advised the noise is caused by the type of refrigerant gas used in these freezers. The problem with icing up until the door opens is known by Hotpoint and they have a long list of checks on the engineers technical update. We had to wait almost a year after the first "repair" until a private contractor for Hotpoint read the repair instructions properly and found that a hinge mounted raising spacer was missing from production which meant the door seal closed below the inner… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/10/2005 by bengmech (1 review written)
I bought the Hotpoint RZA51 model on a Which? recommendation of the previous years model. As soon as it was plugged in it began to make loud gurgling noises which never got any quieter despite the suggestion in the manual and from Hotpoint Service Centre that it would. The motor ran for 15 minutes in every 45. The maximum temperature that it would achieve was was -22C. It required defrosting after 6 weeks (ice buid up on the top elementswas preventing the door from closing!) This is a long… Read Full Review