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CSC20GASBWH Hotpoint Refrigerator - Instructions

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The bottom hinge broke

  • Customer: W from Northbrook IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
First, I removed all items on the door shelves and the shelves themselves to reduce the weight of the door. The door came off by itself because the bottom hinge had broken. Then I placed the door horizontal on the kitchen floor to have easier access to the bottom of the door. I had a piece of blanket under the door to prevent any scratch. I then removed two screws holding the door closing cam and shim and replaced them with the new parts. Next, I removed the base grill to have easy access to the old hinge assembly on the refrigerator itself. All I had to do was grab it firmly at either end and pull it forward. I replaced the hinge assembly with the new one. I removed the cover on the top hinge assembly and removed the two screws that secured that hinge (I was not able to put the door back without removing the top hinge assembly). All down hill from this point. Time to reinstall the door, aligning the bottom of the door cam over the hinge assembly and setting the door down on it making sure the door sets on the hinge assembly cams. To the top of the refrigerator. reinstalled the top door hinge assembly and cover (I had to make sure the door was standing straight vertically before I tightened the nuts), I also put a small amount of white grease into both the top and bottom hinges.

Refrigerator would begin to lose it's cool and we saw ice caking on the bacjk panel of the freezer section.

  • Customer: Charles from Edison GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 4 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
We had to empty the freezing section, remove the 4 screws that held the back panel and defrost the coils. Then with the diagram we got from the internet, we removed the defroster and easily installed the new one and put the back panel back on. We did find later that it was still icing over so I ordered the thermostat and we installed it today.
It too was easy to install. We spliced the wires and hooked the new thermostat to the old wires and reinstalled the back panel. Hopefully this will solve the problem for us now.

door wouldn't close

  • Customer: Linda from Manorville NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
First I propped up the door. Then I removed the 2 screws that hold the hinge on. AT this point you do need someone else because the door swings loose. I attached the new bracket and lowered the door. It went verey smooth. I ordered the new bracket after reading the installation stories from others who just repaced the plastic pieces. Its worth the extra money to just put on a new bracket

Freezer hinge was worn

  • Customer: Wilbur from Waynesboro PA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Shut off water and disconnected at factory joint at bottom hinge. Unplugged the electrical at the top hinge. Removed the door and installed new bottom hinge and cam assembly. Reinstalled the door and hooked water and electric back up. Part worked fine.

Switch failed on which kept the refrigerator warm due to heat generatered by light bulbs.

  • Customer: Terry from Simi Valley CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
While the switch did last for 9 years, the design is poor due to the failure mode. The failure should be to fail off or not able to turn on the lights which would be inconvenient but would not warm the refrigerator contents. Arcing at the contacts eventually caused the switch to "weld" closed. It is not obvious that this is occurring so it took some time to recognize why the temp inside the ref was high while the freezer was OK. Replacing the switch was easy once it was recognized as the problem. All that was required to replace the switch was to remove the screws holding a fiber cover and then pulling off the aluminum cap which covered the switches. Unplug the switch an squeeze the keeper on the switch to release it and pull down. Pop the replacement switch in place and plug the wires harness back in. All in all it took much less time to replace than it has to write this up. T Pope

stopped making ice

  • Customer: Timothy from Orange Park FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
First I turned off the water supply. Then I removed the ice bin and the ice maker by removing 4 screws and 3 electrical connections. This allowed access to the evaporator fan which was not moving. To remove the evap fan I removed two screws that hold the fan bracket. The fan assembly now had to be pushed back and rotated to remove from hole. There are 3 electrical connections that have to be disconnected from the fan, one ground wire that also is connected to the fan bracket and 2 power connections. Installing the new fan was the reverse of the above except the power connections were in a different location and i had to use the extension wires provided with the new fan to have the length needed to make the connection.

excessive door swing

  • Customer: PETER from ENGLEWOOD NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the top hinge and the door.
Removed door stop held in place by 2 screws, installed new door stop.
re-installed door and top hinge.
Easy once the correct diagnosis was made
It would have been nice if I could have e-mailed you the symptoms and received an accurate diagnosis. As it developed, I initially replaced the door cam before realizing that the door stop itself had broken.

DOOR NOT CLOSING TIGHTLY + STAYING OPEN

  • Customer: Jeff from Venice FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 4 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
TURNED OFF WATER TO REF , REMOVED BOTTOM KICK PLATE , GOT A TOWEL AND DISCONNECTED THE WATER LINE PLASTIC FITTING AND UN SCREWED THE (2) TUBE CLAMPS UN SCREWED THE COUPLING AND ((CAREFULLY )) SLID OUT THE TUBE FROM THE COMPRESSION FERRELS ! ( BE CAREFUL AND DO NOT BREAK OR DISTORT THEM + REMEMBER EXACTLY THE ORDER THEY ARE REMOVED !
SLID THE PROTECTOR SPRING SHROUD FROM THE PLASTIC TUBE , TOOK OGG THE TOP HINGE COVER THEN REMOVER THE TOP HINGE . CAREFULLY LIFTED THE DOOR OFF FEERING THE PLASTIC TUBE THROUGH THE BOTTOM HINGE WITH MY FOOT ! GOT THE DOOR OFF REMOVED THE BOTTOM HINGE + PUT THE NEW ON ON, THEN REMOVED THE DOOR CAM WHICH WAS BROKEN ON THE BOTTOM OF THE DOOR , LIFTED THE DOOR UP AND CAREFULLY FED THE WATER LINE THROUGH THE NEW BOTTOM HINGE . ATTACHED THE TOP HINGE AND REASSEMBLED THE REST SAME AS I HAD DISSAMBLED IT . TURNED ON WATER ( CHECKED FOR LEAKS ) ! ALL WORKING 100% A-OK ! THIS COMPANY IS THE BEST ! ORDERED THE PART AT 1 PM AND HAD THE PART AT 2 PM THE FOLLOWING DAY MANY THANKS : )

Existing light switch was hard to remove.

  • Customer: Stephen from Jupiter FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
The existing light switch was very hard to remove. I ended up having to grab it with a pair of pliers and pull it out. Once it was out, it was very easy to put in the replacement and it seems to be working fine.

Slide rail broke on one end

  • Customer: Silvia from Hopkinsville KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled out the shelves, unscrewed the old rail and removed it. Two screws put the new rail on, and then I put the shelves back in. It was so simple, and inexpensive too. This is a great service you provide. Thanks!!

My veggy drawer wouldn't close or open due to broken rails on left side.

  • Customer: Christine from Central Point OR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I looked up the brand (Kenmore) and found that there are replacement parts for the drawer rails. I put up with this problem for three years not knowing this could be repaired. I unscrewed the broken left rail and replaced with the new one. I bought a right side rail just in case all the stress of the other side being broken would cause the right side to give up too. So far so good but I will keep the new right rail for a future date. It was so easy to repair and I wasted all those years putting up with the hassel.

slide rails had broken on side by side

  • Customer: Ray from Santa Clarita CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
remove the 8 screws 2 for each rail
installed the new rails
slid in the meat drawer and glass
slid in the vegetable drawer and glass
presto - like new fridge !

rails broken in mutliple places

  • Customer: James from Seattle WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
unscrewed 2 screws per rail, replaced with new rails with 2 screws each - couldn't have been easier

Needed a new door module

  • Customer: Marc from Hollywood FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Fit perfectly, took 2 seconds to install.

Slide rail was missing when we bought house

  • Customer: Joe from Lawrenceville GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Got the part in and needed two screws to installed on left side. Service was great on the part as it was delivered in 3 days from the time we ordered. Thanks for the quick service
All Instructions for the CSC20GASBWH
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