Hitachi Refrigerator Troubleshooting Guide

This Hitachi fridge troubleshooting guide will assist you in repairing your Hitachi Refrigerator. If you have issues with your Hitachi refrigerator not cooling, not producing ice cubes, shows error code FO 12, or does not freeze, have a look at the guide below to troubleshoot your Hitachi refrigerator. If you need Hitachi refrigerator specifications you can find them here. You can download the Hitachi Refrigerator Service Owners Manual in PDF form below. This guide will also show you how to use the Hitachi display panel and what each button functions are.

The following Hitachi Refrigerator Model numbers apply: R-S700E8H, R-S700G8H, R-M700E8H, R-M700G8H, R-S700ERU8, R-S700GRU8, R-S800ES8V, R-S800GS8V, R-S800EY8, R-S800GY8, R-S700EK8, R-S700GK8, R-S700EUK8, R-S700GUK8, R-M700ERU8, R-M700GRU8, R-M800ES8V, R-M800GS8V, R-M800EY8, R-M800GY8R-M700EK8, R-M700GK8, R-M700EUK8, R-M700GUK8.

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If you are getting error codes flashing that begin with the letter “F”, this means that there is an issue with the FREEZER section of your Hitachi refrigerator. Above are error code definitions for F3 01 & F3 02. If you need more error code definitions, please leave us a comment below and we will tell you what the error code means.

If you follow the troubleshooting guide above, you can understand the issue with your Hitachi refrigerator and fix it yourself.

If you are having problems with your Hitachi refrigerator that are not listed above, please leave a comment or question below and we will be happy to assist you in fixing or repairing your Hitachi refrigerator.

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1 Arif April 21, 2017 at 5:21 am

Getting an FO 12 on my Hitachi fridge, then the fan is off.


2 khalifa March 15, 2017 at 8:15 am

I have Hitachi refrigerator model no R-VG660PUK3 GGR inverter control.
The compressor does not work at all.
A green led (marked led 101) flashes 7 times on main board.
What is the problem?


3 Romany March 7, 2017 at 3:40 pm

I’ve had my Hitachi fridge Model no: R-W660AGS6 STS for only 8 yrs now.
I am looking for a timer for my fridge as it no longer freezes or keeps cold.
This is very stressful for me.
I need help urgently.
I live in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.


4 Suhair abd al kareem skafi February 4, 2017 at 7:52 pm

I am having an FO 12 on my fridge.
But it just work fine so what is the problem?


5 Wong January 27, 2017 at 7:41 am

Keep flashing F1, 04. Model.
Hitachi Refrigerator R-S700GG8.


6 Allan Read December 11, 2016 at 9:05 am

We have a Hitachi Refrigerator/Freezer No. S700GPUK2
Problem 1 – Panel Lights do not come on when you open the Freezer Door. But comes on when you open Refrigerator Door.
Problem 2 – Automatic Ice Maker is not working, does not seem to be pumping water as no ice has been made. As no ice is dropping into ice container. Although the cold water is still working?


7 mustafa October 27, 2016 at 7:49 am

i have Hitachi R-W 660 EUN9

energy saving error codes flashing 4 0 sequence
please i want solve this problem


8 aaron October 17, 2016 at 10:28 am

I have a Hitachi refrigerator displaying error code FO 07.
Model number R-W720FPUK1X.


DIY Project Help Tips 9 DIY Project Help Tips October 17, 2016 at 11:50 pm

The Hitachi refrigerator displaying FO with the 07 behind it it MAY mean a refrigerator fan error.
Usually FO errors are with the refrigerator section and F3 error codes are for the freezer section but it may depend on the model number of your fridge.
Can you recheck the model number as it does not come up in our database.
Please let us know the correct model number and we can assist further.


10 joshua chew October 17, 2016 at 12:30 am

My Toshiba refrigerator is flashing the key icon, what is the problem?


DIY Project Help Tips 11 DIY Project Help Tips October 17, 2016 at 11:57 pm

joshua chew,
Try unplugging the Hitachi Refrigerator for 10 minutes to attempt to reset the control board.


12 Waqas October 16, 2016 at 2:10 pm

My Hitachi refrigerator R-700EUK08 does not cool and showing the error FO 12. What are the possible errors and how can I fix it?


13 hewick October 8, 2016 at 11:36 am

How can I know what is wrong with the signal of F0 and alternative flash with 12 on Hitachi Refrigerator?


14 Muhammad yasin August 15, 2016 at 10:22 am

Fo o8 error eiving and compressor and all fan not working in hitachi refrigerator ModleR-D37NPAML (H)


15 Jamie August 10, 2016 at 10:57 am

I have a Hitachi refrigerator model R-S38MPAM. The other day it displayed the F0 12 error code and everything was melting down, so I unplugged it and cleaned. But after I plugged it back, the screen displayed “H” at the freezer temperature place and the freezer doesn’t seem to be working at all, the upper part seems to be working fine. Please help!!


DIY Project Help Tips 16 DIY Project Help Tips August 11, 2016 at 1:57 am

How long have you had your Hitachi Refrigerator plugged back in and seeing the H code?
Make sure the fridge is plugged in for at least 12 to 24 hours with the temp settings cold as possible.
This will give the refrigerator time to get to temp.
The H means it is warm, so just give it time to get to the proper temperature and the H code should go away.
If the F0 12 error code comes back after the fridge gets to temp, let us know and we will assist further.


17 Jamie August 11, 2016 at 11:39 am

Thank you for your reply.
And you are right, the H code stayed for 1-2 hours and switched back to F0 12. Now there’s no cool air coming from the freezer, it’s like a cupboard now. The upper part also seems to heat up too (I could see the water bottles sweating).
What should I do now?


DIY Project Help Tips 18 DIY Project Help Tips August 11, 2016 at 9:10 pm

You may have a freezer fan that is bad.
Does the fan run or spin in the freezer?
Does the compressor run at all?
If so, you most likely have a faulty freezer fan… AKA = Evaporator Fan

19 Michael Robson July 13, 2016 at 12:49 pm

My Hitachi fridge is built in, it was here when we bought the condo, it’s single door, has a ice maker and water dispenser on front, I put a light bulb in the freezer compartment on top, it works fine, it has led lighting in the fridge compartment but doesn’t work.


DIY Project Help Tips 20 DIY Project Help Tips July 13, 2016 at 3:17 pm

Michael Robson,
Look on inside door of freezer or fridge compartment for Hitachi Refrigerator Model Number.
We need it to assist you.


21 Ismail June 20, 2016 at 3:03 pm

No ice is being dropped into the ice tray, it is only when I press the ice tray cleaning function that the ice is dropped into the ice tray, but then a gray plastic part comes out and stays out and the ice cube making tray goes back to its normal place, water is poured into it, the gray part stays out, after that the ice is made but it does not drop into the ice tray.


DIY Project Help Tips 22 DIY Project Help Tips June 20, 2016 at 10:08 pm

You may have a dirty or malfunctioning ice maker.
We would suggest to unplug fridge, remove ice maker and clean it, check mechanical, electrical issues, be sure it moves freely, no blockage, reinstall, plug fridge back in, and see if cleaning and or fixing it worked.
If not you may have a bad electrical connection somewhere or the ice maker is faulty.


23 christian June 3, 2016 at 2:19 pm

My Hitachi refrigerator show flashing F0 and 12 and not freeze in freezer, how to fix this?


DIY Project Help Tips 24 DIY Project Help Tips June 3, 2016 at 8:28 pm

The “F” in the error code means there is an error with the freezer.
Check the freezer fan, check for ice build up, check to be sure the temp settings are correct.


25 ali April 22, 2016 at 10:07 am

I need to know about the error codes for my Hitachi refrigerator.


DIY Project Help Tips 26 DIY Project Help Tips April 22, 2016 at 8:56 pm

What error code are you getting on your Hitachi refrigerator? Does it show FO 12?
What is the model number of your Hitachi refrigerator?


27 saman July 11, 2016 at 8:15 am

My 5 door Hitachi refrigerator shows (FO 17) error, what should i do ?


DIY Project Help Tips 28 DIY Project Help Tips July 12, 2016 at 5:27 pm

Can you supply us with the model number of your Hitachi refrigerator please?

29 Dlshad July 29, 2016 at 11:25 am

How can I fix the f0 and f12 error code on Hitachi.


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