Last Updated on November 8, 2022
You’ve got a Hitachi refrigerator and suddenly it won’t start. The error message says something along the lines of ‘error code 0xB2’. What does this mean?
If you have a fridge or freezer from Hitachi, then you might want to check out our video on how to fix a broken refrigerator.
This error means that the compressor has failed. This is usually caused by a faulty part inside the unit. In some cases, however, the problem can be fixed without replacing anything.
The following are the most common errors associated with Hitachi refrigerators.
This error indicates that there’s no power supply to the compressor. It could also indicate a blown fuse in the circuit board. If your refrigerator doesn’t work after fixing this issue, replace the fuse.
It should be noted that if you have an older model refrigerator, the fuses may not be located at the back of the appliance.
When this error occurs, it means that the fan motor is malfunctioning. This could be due to a bad bearing or a shorted coil.
To test for these problems, turn off the refrigerator, remove the door panel, and look for any signs of rust or corrosion. If you find any, clean them up using a dry cloth.
This error indicates that the evaporator coils are clogged. A clogged evaporator will cause the temperature of the air to rise.
To clear the coils, run the defrost cycle until all ice melts. Then, open the door and let the cold air flow through the coils. Close the door again and wait about 20 minutes before checking the status of the error.
This error indicates that a belt is loose. Check the belts to make sure they’re tight. Also, check the pulleys to see if they’re worn down.
This error indicates that one of the fans isn’t working properly. To determine which fan is causing the problem, disconnect each fan and try turning it on. If only one works, it’s probably the fan responsible for cooling the condenser coils.
This error indicates that one of two things is wrong: either the thermostat is stuck closed or the control board is damaged.
In order to determine what’s going on, first shut off the refrigerator and remove the door. Look for any signs of damage to the control board.
Next, check the thermostat. Is it stuck closed? If so, you’ll need to replace the thermostat.
Finally, check the wiring connections between the thermostat and the control board. Are they corroded? If so, you might need to replace the wires as well.
This error indicates that water is leaking into the interior of the refrigerator. There are three possible causes for this problem:
a) The drain hose is plugged. Remove the drain plug and inspect the hose for cracks or leaks.
b) The drain valve is stuck open. Turn off the refrigerator and unplug the drain line. Open the drain valve and close it. Plug the drain line again.
c) The drain valve is broken. Replace the drain valve.
If your refrigerator won’t cool, here are some steps you can take to diagnose the problem.
First, check the thermostats. They should be set to “cool” or “off.” If they aren’t, adjust them accordingly.
Second, check the drain valves. Make sure they’re turned on.
Third, check the drain lines. If they’re clogged, use a plunger to dislodge the blockage.
Fourth, check the drain pump. If it’s running, stop it by pressing the button on the side of the unit.
Fifth, check the drain hose. If it’s cracked or has a leak, repair it immediately.
Sixth, check the drain pump filter. If it’s dirty, clean it with a vacuum cleaner attachment.
Seventh, check the drain pump motor. If it’s noisy, replace it.
Eighth, check the drain pump impeller. If it’s worn out, replace it.
Ninth, check the drain pump housing. If it’s rusted, replace it.
Tenth, check the drain pump shaft. If it’s bent, straighten it.
1. First, turn off the power switch at the wall outlet.
2. Next, remove the back panel from the bottom of the refrigerator.
3. Disconnect the wire harness connector from the control board.
4. Unscrew the four screws holding the control board in place.
5. Lift up the control board and pull it away from the refrigerator.
6. Remove the six screws securing the control board to the back panel.
7. Pull the control board away from the refrigerator. It will come free when all the screws have been removed.
8. Take the control board to an authorized service center for repair.
9. Before removing the old control board, make sure there are no loose wires inside the refrigerator.
10. After replacing the new control board, test the refrigerator to see if it works properly.
11. Reinstall the back panel and tighten the screws.
12. Connect the wire harness connector to the new control board.
13. Test the refrigerator for proper operation.
14. Close the door and turn the power switch on.
15. Check the temperature settings on the thermostat. Adjust them as necessary.
The most common reason for a refrigerator not working is a faulty compressor. A defective compressor may cause the following symptoms:
• No cold airflow
• High energy consumption
• Low refrigerant pressure
To determine whether your compressor needs to be replaced, follow these steps:
1. Turn off the power switch at your wall outlet.
2. Remove the back panel from the front of the refrigerator.
3. Disconnect the wire harness connector attached to the control board.
4. Unscrew the four screws securing the control board in place (see illustration).
5. Lift the control board up and pull it away from your refrigerator.
6. Take the control board to an authorized service center for repair.
7. Before removing the old control board, make surethat there are no loose wires in the refrigerator.
8. Replace the control board with a new one.
9. Reconnect the wire harness connector to your new control board.
You’ve bought a new refrigerator and now you want to install it.
The problem is that the installation instructions say that you should remove the old refrigerator before installing the new one.
What do you do?
If you have a Hitachi refrigerator, you might be experiencing a common error code.
This error means that the compressor has stopped working.
In order to fix this issue, you’ll need to replace the compressor.
: This article explains you how to troubleshoot a Hitachi refrigerator error code
Hitachi Refrigerator Error Codes
1 Check the power supply voltage. It should be 12V DC. 2 Check the fuse.
1. F3 01
F3 01 indicates that the compressor motor is not working properly. This could mean that the fan belt is loose or broken. 2. F4 02 Answer: F4 02 indicates that the condenser fan motor is not working properly or the fan blade is damaged. This could mean that either the fan belt is loose, the fan blade is damaged, or the fan motor itself is faulty.
2. F3 02
F3 02 indicates that the evaporator fan motor is not working correctly. This could mean that one of the fan blades is damaged or the fan belt is loose.
3. F1 01
F1 01 indicates that the heating element is defective. It could be either the heating element itself or the thermostat. 4. F2 03 Answer: F2 03 indicates that the blower motor is not running properly. This could be caused by a bad bearing, a broken wire, or a shorted circuit.
4. F1 02
F1 02 indicates that the fan motor is not working. This could be caused from a bad bearing, a blown fuse, or a shorted wire. 5. F3 04 Answer: F3 04 indicates that the timer is not functioning correctly. It could be a faulty switch, a loose connection, or a shorted wiring.
5. F1 03
F1 03 indicates that the heating element is not working. This can be caused by a blown fuse, a shorted wire, or a defective thermostat. 6. F2 01 Answer: F2 01 indicates that the cooling fan is not working. This is usually caused by a blown fuse or a defective thermostatic switch.
Genuine Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) part.
F2 02 indicates that the cooling fan motor is not running. This is usually caused either by a blown fuse or by a faulty thermostatic switch.
6. F1 04
This code indicates that the heating element is defective. It could be a shorted coil or a bad resistor. 7. F3 03
8. F0 08
9. F0 09
9. F0 09
10. F0 10 11. F0 11
10. F0 12
1 F0 09 2 F0 10
11. F0 03
12. F0 01 13. F0 02
12. F0 04
F0 03 14. F0 05 15. F0 06
Check out these guides on error codes for other refrigerator brands…
If you see any of these errors, please contact us immediately. 1. Error code 0x01 – This error code indicates that the compressor motor is not running.
How do I fix my refrigerator that is not cooling?
If you notice that your refrigerator isn’t cooling properly, check if the compressor is running. It’s possible that the fan motor is malfunctioning. If the fan motor is working but the compressor is not, try turning off the power supply to the unit. If the problem persists, contact a professional repair service.
Why is my fridge not cooling but freezer is?
Your refrigerator is designed to cool down your food items while your freezer is designed to freeze your food items. Your refrigerator is usually set to a lower temperature than your freezer. This is because your refrigerator needs to maintain a constant temperature to prevent bacteria from growing. Your freezer is set to a higher temperature to preserve your food items longer.
Why is my Hitachi fridge not cooling?
Refrigerators are very important appliances in our homes. It keeps our food cold and fresh. However, if you notice that your refrigerator is not cooling properly, you should immediately contact a professional repair service provider. Here are some tips to help you identify whether your refrigerator needs repairs or not. 1. Check the compressor. If you hear a loud noise coming from the compressor, it could mean that it is working hard and requires maintenance. 2. Check the thermostat. If the thermostat is set too low, the refrigerator won’t cool down. Make sure that the thermostat is turned off and set to the proper temperature.