Hotpoint Refrigerator Repair
The door gaskets on the refrigerator are moldy
Start by using a mild solution of bleach and warm water and an old toothbrush to clean out the cracks of the door gasket. If that doesn't work, you can choose from a number of very effective cleaners. If the gaskets on your Hotpoint refrigerator are too moldy, you might need to replace them.
On older Hotpoint refrigerators there is a two inch wide metal piece between the refrigerator and the freezer section. There is normally a heater in there that causes the unit to stay just warm enough so that the hot moist air in the room does not hit a cold surface and sweat. Most Hotpoint refrigerators now have an energy saver feature. There will be a switch or a button that says, "Set here to save energy" or "To reduce exterior moisture, set here". You need to turn on that little heater in the door frame of your Hotpoint refrigerator and make sure that it stays turned on.
It is advisable that you keep the heater on during the summer and the warmer months. In the winter, depending on humidity in your home, you might be able to turn it off. This should solve your Hotpoint refrigerator repair issue with the moldy gaskets.