Hotpoint HS12A1 Integrated Fridge User Guide

Quick guide

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Before using the appliance carefully read the Safety Instruction.


Wait at least two hours, after the installation, before connecting the appliance to the power supply. Connect the appliance to the power supply it starts the operation automatically. The ideal storage temperatures for the food are present in the factory.
After turning the appliance on, you must wait for 4-6 hours for the correct storage temperature to be reached for a normally filled appliance. Position the antibacterial anti-odour filter in the fan as demonstrated in the filter packaging (if available). If the audible signal sounds, it means that the temperature alarm has intervened: press the button to switch off the acoustic alarms.


  1. LED Light
  2. On/Stand-by
  3. Freezer and refrigerator compartment temperature button

Press the button for 3 seconds to turn the appliance off. In Stand-by mode the light in the refrigerator compartment does not turn on. Press the button again briefly to reactivate the appliance.
Note: this does not disconnect the appliance from the power supply.

The three LED indicators indicate the refrigerator compartment’s set temperature. It is possible to set a different temperature of the appliance with the button.
Recommended setting: MEDIUM

The following adjustments are possible:

Set temperature
High (less cold)
Low (colder)
Fast cool

To avoid food waste, please refer to the recommended setting and storage times found in the online user manual.


** For models with “0 ° ZONE” COMPARTMENT the “coolest area” is the one highlighted in the legend


Suggested for storage of tropical fruit, cans, drink, eggs, sauces, pickles, butter, jam
Suggested for storage of cheese, milk, dairy food, delicatessen, yogurt
Suggested for storage of cold cuts, desserts, meat, and fish

The Fan improves temperature distribution inside the product, allowing better preservation of stored food and reduction of excess humidity.
You can turn the fan on/off by pressing the button on the base (as shown in the figure). If the ambient temperature exceeds 27°C, or if drops of water are present on the glass shelves, it is essential that the fan is on to ensure the proper preservation of the food. Deactivation of the fan allows energy consumption to be optimized.

Light system (depending on model)

This product contains a light source of energy efficiency class G
This product contains a light source of energy efficiency class G
This product contains 4 lateral light sources of energy efficiency class F
This product contains 4 lateral light sources of energy efficiency class F and a top light source of Energy class G
This product contains a top light source of energy efficiency class G


Freezing fresh food

  1.  It is advisable to set the temperature colder or turn on the Fast Freeze/ Fast Cool* at least four hours before removing the food from the freezer compartment, to prolong the preservation of the food during the defrosting phase.
  2. To defrost, unplug the appliance and remove the drawers. Leave the door open to allow the frost to melt. To prevent the water from escaping during the defrost, it is advised that you place an absorbent cloth on the bottom of the freezer compartment and wring it out regularly.
  3. Clean the inside of the freezer compartment and dry it carefully.
  4. Turn the appliance back on and put the food back inside. To remove the frost on the STOP FROST* accessory, follow the CLEANING.

Ice cubes*
Fill 2/3 of the ice tray with water and put it back in the freezer compartment. Do not, under any circumstances, use sharp or pointed objects to remove the ice.
The quantity of fresh food that can be frozen in a specific time period is indicated on the rating plate.
Load limits are determined by baskets, flaps, drawers, shelves, etc. Make sure that these components can still close easily after loading.


The drawers, baskets, and shelves should be kept in their current position unless otherwise specified in this quick guide. The light system inside the refrigerator compartment uses LED lights, allowing for better lighting than with traditional light bulbs, as well as for very low energy consumption.
Doors and lids of the refrigeration appliance should be removed before disposal in the landfill, to avoid children or animals getting trapped inside.


What to do if… Possible reasons Solutions
The control panel is switched off, the appliance does not work. There may be an appliance power supply problem. Check that:
•there is not a power outage;
•the plug is properly inserted in the socket and any bipolar power switch is in the correct position (this enables the power supply to the appliance);
•the household electrical system protection devices are efficient;
•the power cable is not damaged. _,
The appliance could be in On/stand-by mode. Turn the appliance on by briefly pressing the (9 buttons (see On/Standby function).
The inside light does not work. The light may need to be replaced. Malfunction of a technical component. Disconnect the appliance from the power supply and contact the Technical Assistance Service if you need a replacement.
The inside light flashes. The door alarm is active.
It is activated when the refrigerator compartment door remains open for a prolonged period of time.
To stop the alarm, close the refrigerator door. On reopening the door, check the light works.
The temperature inside the compartments is not low enough. There could be various causes (see “Solutions”). Check that:
•the door closes properly;
•the appliance is not installed near a heat source;
•the set temperature is adequate;
•the circulation of air through the vents at the bottom of the
the appliance is not obstructed (see installation section).

There is water on the
bottom of the refrigerator compartment.


The defrost water drain is blocked.

Clean the defrosting water drain (see section “Cleaning and Maintenance”).
An excessive amount of frost in the freezer compartment. The door to the freezer compartment is not closed properly. Check that there is nothing preventing the door from closing properly.
•Defrost the freezer compartment.
•Make sure the appliance has been correctly installed.
The front edge of the appliance that the door gaskets seal against is hot. This is not a defect. It prevents condensation from forming. No solution is necessary.
One or more green symbols are flashing continuously and it is not possible to change the temperature
Malfunction alarm.
The alarm indicates a fault in a technical component.
Contact Technical Assistance Service.
The temperature of the refrigerator compartment is too cold. •The set temperature is too cold.
•A large amount of fresh food may have been placed in the freezer compartment.
•Try to set a less cold temperature.
•If fresh food has been placed in the freezer compartment, wait until it has fully frozen.
•Turn off the fan (if present) following the procedure described in the paragraph “FAN”.

* Available only on certain models
Note: If the chiller declaration is present in the rating plate (see image below), the declaration applies only to standard EN 62552:2013 valid until February 28th, 2021.
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