Troubleshooting fridge issues

Noise related issues

A noisy fridge isn’t uncommon, especially on a new appliance. A sharp cracking sound from within your fridge can usually be attributed to the build up of frost on your internal fridge components. Causes of noise:

  • The pump/compressor motor – Normal
  • Pipe work vibrating against the wall – Check the position
  • Gas circulating inside pipes – Normal
  • Cracking sounds – Defrosting Air Movement – Normal

If you need further assistance please call Indesit customer service on 0344 822 4224.

Your Indesit frost-free appliance utilises a series of internal and external fans during its normal operation so there will be a slight increase in the operating noises. This is quite normal so do not worry if you hear one or two different sounds than those you heard with your old appliance.

If you are hearing a cracking noise then this is perfectly normal.

If you need further assistance please call Indesit customer service on 0344 822 4224.

Water and Ice related issues

Moisture or droplets of water on the inner base of your appliance are usually associated with a blocked gutter outlet on the rear inner wall; they could also be caused by items touching the back wall of the appliance.

We recommend you clear any obstruction from the gutter outlet using a drinking straw or pipe cleaner for example then mop up the water on the base and this should cure the problem. Please see user manual for more information.

If you need further assistance please call Indesit customer service on 0344 822 4224.

As all green leaved vegetables contain a high level of water, failure to provide an adequate amount of air circulation around the salad and vegetable compartments could result in condensation forming upon the underside of the glass shelves directly above them.

We recommend that you try introducing a small amount of air circulation by either pulling the glass shelf forward a couple of millimetres or if fitted re-adjust the sliding corresponding to the salad and vegetable compartments.

If you need further assistance please call Indesit customer service on 0344 822 4224.

The melted water produced when your Indesit appliance auto defrosts itself goes to a water collection point on the rear of your appliance that sits above the compressor. As the compressor gets warm during everyday usage the resultant moisture is evaporated.

Should the water container described above get contaminated by spillages within the appliance or foreign bodies getting into the water drip tray itself then we recommend using our sanitising fridge cleaner. Simply spray onto any internal or external parts of your appliance and wipe away.

This is available on parts.hotpoint.co.uk or by calling our spares department on 0344 822 5225.

Small amounts of delicate frost will often appear on the basket fronts if the doors of the appliance are left ajar for any length of time.

Avoid leaving the doors open for longer than is absolutely necessary and also remember to cover all food and liquids either in a bag or other plastic container. You must also always use the genuine ice cube tray inside an Indesit frost-free appliance, which has a fitted lid to keep the moisture from entering the system.

If you need further assistance please call Indesit customer service on 0344 822 4224.

Appearance related issues

When you have a new appliance you sometimes find that your appliance feels slightly unstable.

It is vitally important, that all four corners of your appliance are in contact with the floor. Failure to level your Indesit fridge can result in an increase in the noise levels. You may also find on some of our taller Indesit fridges that failure to level the feet will give the impression of the Indesit fridge/freezer doors having drooped on one side.

To level your Indesit fridge it is recommended that you get help from a second person to hold the appliance whilst you lift the front feet slightly off the ground then adjust one or both feet until you get a satisfactory level again.

To rectify a dropped door we recommend that you lengthen the foot on the hinged side of the Indesit fridge, leave the appliance for a day or so and this should disappear.

If you need further assistance please call Indesit customer service on 0344 822 4224.

You must not stack your Indesit refrigeration appliances directly on top of each other as the cabinets of the appliances are not suitable for this purpose.

In order to be able to stack appliances you will need to purchase a product that is designed and built with this type of floor space saving feature such as an Indesit fridge freezer.

If you need further assistance please call Indesit customer service on 0344 822 4224.

You will find door reversal instructions for each appliance including diagrams inside the user manual,  or call us to book a door reversal with one of our skilled engineers on 0344 822 4224 - A charge will be applied.

If you do not have your instruction booklet you can find replacement user manual here

If you need further assistance please call Indesit customer service on 0344 822 4224.

Temperature, performance and alert related issues

Our Indesit refrigerators are designed to achieve internal temperatures of between 0 and 5 degrees Celsius.

As warm air rises and cold air falls we recommend placing milk and other similar products in the dairy compartment situated at the base of the appliances door.

This is one of the coldest spots on your appliance and as such is an ideal place to store your milk and get the shelf life that you require from it.

Avoid placing milk and other such perishables on the middle and upper shelves of your appliance, as this will shorten the shelf life of the products.

Should you have any concerns about the safe running temperatures of the appliance you can purchase a fridge thermometer by calling our spare parts team on 0344 822 5225 or order online here.

Place the thermometer on the middle shelf of your appliance, leave it overnight and then examine the reading the next day without removing the thermometer from its overnight position.

If you need further assistance please call Indesit customer service on 0344 822 4224.

Your Indesit fridge is designed to operate at a temperature ranging from 0.5 degrees in the coldest part up to 5 degrees in the warmest part.

As warm air rises and cold air falls it is safe to say that the best way to store your food is to place it in the most appropriate shelf compartment.

You can adjust the thermostat to make the fridge cooler, by selecting a larger number or a thicker portion of the indicator marker. Try increasing the setting to keep the fridge cooler to prevent food going off. We recommend that you set the thermostat to setting number 3 or the mid way point of the indicator line.

If you need further assistance please call Indesit customer service on 0344 822 4224.

The holiday button that is fitted to certain models is to be used after you have emptied the appliance and intend to be away from the house for a number of days or weeks.

During this period of absence your appliance will run on the bare minimum of temperatures within the freezer compartment and disconnect the cooling apparatus within your fridge.

Using the assumption that as you are away from your appliance and that the doors will be kept shut, the energy consumption will be much lower.

Do not press the holiday button unless the fridge compartment of your Indesit appliance is empty as selecting this option whilst the fridge is full will result in food loss.

If you need further assistance please call Indesit customer service on 0344 822 4224.

It is vitally important that you store milk in the dairy compartment of your Indesit frost-free appliance.

Storing the milk upon one of the upper shelves could both hinder the through put of cooled air around the appliance and cause the milk and food to freeze as it is being exposed to air, which is being drawn directly from the freezer compartment.

If you need further assistance please call Indesit customer service on 0344 822 4224.

Other issues

If there has been a spillage inside your Indesit appliance it should be cleaned up as soon as possible to avoid smells caused by bacteria build up within your Indesit appliance.

We recommend using our fridge care. Simply spray onto internal and external areas of your appliance- shelves, salad bins etc and wipe away with a damp cloth. This clean and sterilises all surfaces and can also be used on normal worktops.

For more information on the fridge care – click here or call our Indesit spare parts department on 0344 855 5225.

If the interior light does not go out after you have closed the door on your built in Indesit appliance it is more than likely that the outer décor door of your cupboards is not fitted properly.

This can result in the appliance door not being allowed to close fully, keeping the appliances inner light on. We recommend you check the decor door to see if it is securely fitted.

If you need further assistance please call Indesit customer service on 0344 822 4224.