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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Hitachi refrigerator control panelDisplay Panel: Names and Function of Display and Button On Hitachi Refrigerators


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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 Meena Gupta March 18, 2019 at 4:52 am

Hitachi R VG 400
Water accumulates under veg tray and leaks on floor in front. Is defrost drain clogged. If yes, how to clean it?


2 YB Woo January 31, 2019 at 11:00 am

I have a Hitachi inverter refrigerator almost 5 years old. The freezer compartment door which has the temperature light is blinking and beeping non stop but inside is cold though. May I know what is the problem please?


3 GABRIEL P. MAKUNDI January 9, 2019 at 1:08 pm

my Hitachi fridge with four doors R-W660FEK GBK is not working. Only the interior lights are on. The display on the door is not working, please advice me what to do.


4 Louisa January 4, 2019 at 12:37 pm

I have an error code F0 20 , what does it mean and how do I solve it.

This error comes with a beeping sound as well.


5 E I Elnaiem December 23, 2018 at 2:29 pm

There is an error FO 12
Blinking on my Hitachi dredge
Two doors
Dredge and freezer part
What I need check


6 Tarek Barham December 11, 2018 at 5:15 am

I have an error code F0 20 , what does it mean and how to solve it


7 hekmat November 29, 2018 at 6:04 pm

I have a HITACHI Refrigerator-Freezer model R-M700GUQ8 it shows error code f0 12. Please tell what means this error and how to solve it.


8 fatma ramadhan November 18, 2018 at 9:06 am

my fridge switched off and changed the compressor but the freezer at 15c and fridge at1c but now the freezer is taking long to freeze food please advice.


9 Dr_jasmine ashraf November 11, 2018 at 1:18 pm

I have Hitachi refrigerator model R-S700GPUK2 No water comes from the water dispenser and Tank empty lamp is on though the tank is full


10 Ghassan Fares September 6, 2018 at 7:55 am

I have Hitachi model R-S700EUK8 and it displays FO 12 and everything is melting down, please advise on the solution.


11 sohail idrees August 10, 2018 at 5:12 am

I am having a Hitachi refrigerator model no (RW 720FPUK1X)
I Installed it two months back.
There is a problem that its compressor and fans both are stop working suddenly.
I do ask one of the mechanic, he told me that it might be the issue with its PCB (circuit ) on the top of refrigerator.


12 Carol August 4, 2018 at 6:53 pm

I have a hitachi fridge freezer model R-B360ERU4V . It’s showing code SR after I moved it. What does this mean and how do I fix it

Thanks for your help


13 Pat Rutherford July 6, 2018 at 5:55 pm

Error code F0 – 03 flashes. Ice maker is not functioning. Water tank in the refrigerator side is full. Code started flashing with a beeping noise when I selected ‘Ice tray cleaning’


14 Lawrence Chong June 30, 2018 at 3:57 am

My fridge display place show FO 13.
Please advise what is the issue n how to resolve it. Thanks


15 VILAS SALI May 10, 2018 at 2:23 am

We own a HITACHI Refrigerator, Model No. RW660END9 (GS) (BIG FRENCH – 4 DOOR 601 LTS.) CAPACITY 601,
PRODUCT ODU 2120800154,
There is a problem with cooling and ENERGY SAVING Light flickers four times after a short interval of about 3 seconds, continuously.
Request to help us with the diagnosis of this problem and oblige.


16 Malathy March 13, 2018 at 8:23 am

Water drips from the freezer compartment into the fridge.what do I do?


17 powys January 18, 2018 at 1:58 pm

We moved our Hitachi fridge, but now the fridge door will not open.
The freezer door opens fine.


18 Roohul January 8, 2018 at 1:42 am

Hi!. I am getting F0 04 in the error code.Mt fridge model number is R-W691FMSX.

Recently We clean the fridge compartments with light water applications. prior to this error code was displaying but the cooling and freezing was okay.


19 Samith September 12, 2017 at 1:07 pm

I have issue with my fridge. F012. What is that error please.


20 M September 4, 2017 at 8:37 pm

Error code FO 04


21 Buya Sabri September 4, 2017 at 11:00 am

Hitachi refrigerator is showing us Fo12 error code, could you help me fixing it?


22 Matthias Schwarz July 18, 2017 at 12:05 pm

Error Code F0-13 on Hitachi Refrigerator

How can I fix it!


23 Charles Buberwa June 29, 2017 at 9:09 pm

Refrigerator compartment on My Minus Zero 4 doors Model No. R-W660FEUK9X GBK is not cooling at all. However, the water dispensor is not functioning seems no power is coming on the dispenser. How can I fix this.
Also this unit has no Refrigerator temperature control dial and Freezer temperature control dial. Where are they?
Please help


24 Wint thu June 19, 2017 at 3:05 am

Hi, my Hitachi inverter refrigerator screen displays F1 and 03. All the buttons are frezzed, do not work at all. Is there anyway that I can solve it out?


25 Hassan Al Zaabi June 15, 2017 at 2:50 pm

Hi my hitachi fridge is giving the following error F0 -> 12
What does that mean


26 Devagi Rani July 27, 2017 at 1:44 am

I have F0 13 sign showing on my fridge. How do i fix it


27 Fidalgo Cossa April 27, 2017 at 3:23 am

My refrigerator Hitachi is flashing with the code F1 03.


28 Arif April 21, 2017 at 5:21 am

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


29 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?


30 Naveed July 7, 2017 at 10:29 pm

I have Hitachi Refrigerator inverter dual fan model R-V470.
The compressor does not work at all A green LED flashes 7 times on main board what is issue.


31 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.


32 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?


33 Wong January 27, 2017 at 7:41 am

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


34 david June 14, 2017 at 6:00 pm

hitachi R-M800GM flashed f1 04

have you found out what is the problem?


35 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?


36 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


37 aaron October 17, 2016 at 10:28 am

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


38 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.


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

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


40 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.


41 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?


42 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?


43 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)


44 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!!


45 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.


46 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?


47 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

48 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.


49 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.


50 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.


51 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.


52 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?


53 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.


54 ali April 22, 2016 at 10:07 am

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


55 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?


56 saman July 11, 2016 at 8:15 am

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


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

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

58 Dlshad July 29, 2016 at 11:25 am

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


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