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CSF20ECC Hotpoint Refrigerator - Instructions

All installation instructions for CSF20ECC parts

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support clip broken.

  • Customer: Arturo from Killeen TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 7 of 14 people found this instruction helpful
After figuring out how to remove the old broken clip, replacement was easy. Had to use a small putty knife to open the release on the bottom underside of the clip(between the clip & the refrig) . By looking at the replacement piece it was easy to figure out.

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

broken fan blade in the freezer compartment

  • Customer: John from Cumberland MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 4 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugged frige, removed top shelf, pulled broken fan blade off. Replaced with fan blade just purchased from PartSelect. Very simple repair. Orderd and recieved the right part.

Door was squeaky and would no close

  • Customer: Ronald from Yuma AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
I layed several small 2x4 blocks on the floor, then raised the door up from the hinge, using the small pry bar. Then removed the the screws for the hinge. Removed the screws holding the door stop and removed the door cam. Then, I replaced the door closing cam. Replaced the hinge and screws. I Lowered the door on to the hinge and applied a little lubricant to the cam and job complete.

hinge set

  • Customer: Bernice from Chesterfield MO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Was not hard. It was the bottom hinge so we had to take the door off, but that was only a matter of a couple of screws. Replaced the bottom hinge and closing cam, replaced the door and it was done.

Freezer not cold

  • Customer: Henry from Wichita Falls TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
I had to defrost freezer first becasue it was heavily iced up. Then I found that one of the heater elements was "open". I removed both of the old heater elements and installed the replacement parts.

Not cooling - cond fan did not turn

  • Customer: Daniel from Great Falls VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Unplug refrig! Removed back cardboard covering (~5 screws)
(1) Cleaned all the dust out (hardest part!)
(2) Removed power wire to motor
(3) Removed 3 bolts holding motor to frame
(4) Removed motor/fan blade to the left
(5) Moveded fan blade to new motor (clean it!)
(6) Replaced motor, reinstalled 3 bolts
(7) Plugged power wire to new motor
(8) Tested it - worked fine, failed safe, drained to bilge!
Replaced back cover (had to tape it since I horked it up removing it)

FAN STOPS - BAD BEARING

  • Customer: JACK R from LEESBURG FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
UNPLUG UNIT FROM WALL. REMOVED COVER FROM REAR OF UNIT. CLEANED COILS WITH VACCUUM CLEANER. UNPLUG WIRES FROM FAN MOTOR AND REMOVE NUT HOLDING FAN BLADE TO MOTOR. REMOVE 3 SCREWS HOLDING MOTOR TO MOUNT. REPLACE WITH NEW MOTOR,MAKE SURE FAN BLADE DOES NOT HIT HOUSING. PLUG UNIT BACK IN WALL AND REPLACE COVER.

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.

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.

unusually noisy

  • Customer: Anthony from South Plainfield NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the three screws from old motor body-bracket assembly , pulled off 1/4'' spade terminals and removed shield from terminal block for re-use.
Removed fan from old unit and installed on new,
screwed new motor in place, replaced terminal wires, plugged back in refrigerator.
Now my old rerfrigerator is whisper quiet

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 : )

Started to see a little sweat in freezer and ice cream not getting hard frig staying on longer.

  • Customer: Frank from Philadelphia PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set, Wrench set
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled frig out. Removed back cover. Unplugged frig, unplugged motor. Removed fan from old motor first then 3 screws from bracket that holds motor and removed motor. Reattached motor back on bracket, reattached fan on motor. Plugged fan back in and then frig. Everything worked fine no more soupy ice cream !!

This was a side by side refrigerator that will not close on its own.

  • Customer: Bayani from Saint Louis MO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Wrench set
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Door hinge and cam kit was ordered. Removing the refrigerator door was easy. Then I discovered that the holes on the replacement part did not match the opening. After the opening was drilled screwing in the hinge and cam was easy. Adjustment of the door is necessary after installation of the replacement parts. Piece of cake.

oven light burnt out

  • Customer: William from Schwenksville PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 3 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
1. Unscrewed glass cover on bulb
2. Removed old bulb
3. Screwed in new bulb
4. Replaced glass cover
5. Mixed drink & baked cupcakes
All Instructions for the CSF20ECC
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