Water come out from the bottom of the freezer's door. The temperature was warmer in the fresh food area. The products in the freezer become soften. When transfering the products to the another freezer , I've noticed that the ice was build up on the panel that cover the evaporator coil.

ApplianceHotpoint Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Triem From Ballwin, MO

Apr 19, 2008

2 out of 5 people found this instruction helpful

Removed the evaporator panel's cover. The ice covers up the defrost heater. Use heat gun to melt the ice on the defrost heater then removed the 2 screws, pull it out and check its resistance (it was open). After replaced the deforst heater, the refrig. works OK.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Defrost Heater and Bracket Assembly (Now subbed to Defrost Heater Harness Kit)

Part Number: PS1993872

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