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CSF24EMR Hotpoint Refrigerator - Instructions

All installation instructions for CSF24EMR parts

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Door closing cam worn out

  • Customer: Jeffrey from Berrien Springs MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
First issue, I tried to get the top hinge cover off by gently prying. No go. Went to get a step stool and discovered a small screw holding the plastic cover on. At least I didn't break it by prying. I then removed the two top hinge bolts and removed top hinge. I then lifted the door off the bottom hinge.

I then removed the bottom hinge (two bolts) and replaced it with the new hinge with the attached lift cam. (Bottom half of cam)

I then removed the broken lift cam from the bottom of the door, replacing it with the door closing cam included in the hinge assembly package.

Second issue: I did not need to order the DOOR closing cam as a separte item as it came with the hinge assembly package. (There was a warning note in the hinge assembly package to use the door cam included, as new materials had been used and abnormal wear could occure if you didn't replace both pieces of the lift cam)

I set the door back on the bottom hinge, replaced the top hinge and tested. The door would NOT close on it's own. Getting down on my belly I could see resistance of the door light switch was keeping the door from closing. The fix of this issue was to load the door with the normal use items. This provided enough weight to the door and offset the resistance of the switch. EVERY THING WORKED GREAT. Time was 26 minutes from start to finish.

Dorr would close properly

  • Customer: Warren from Bath MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Lifted the door while closed into position even with freezer door. Then put srap pieces of wood under door to hold into place while I removed the old hinge assembly and replaced with the new one. The door works good now. Make sure you replace both peices as they will both be worn.

Refrigerator door sagged and didn't close properly.

  • Customer: Tom from Arlington TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Same as the others, just propped the door up and took off the upper and lower hinge parts and replaced them. One note: the old hinge was so torn up that some of the shims were partially destroyed. Since I didn't order the shims, I had to do a little machining. It might be a good idea to order shims if there is ant doubt.
P.S. With normal shipping, the order arrived in 2 days!

Door wouldn't automatically close, dropped a bit

  • Customer: Jim from Camarillo CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
First removed plastic cover off top hinge with phillips screwdriver. Used nut driver to loosened screws on upper hinge to 1/2 inch out and then used wood blocks to shim up door as high as possible while still in closed position. Used socket wrench to remove lower hinge and fitting from bottom of door, while still closed. Installed new lower hinge and door fitting with socket wrench. Lowererd door to sit on bottom hinge and then adjusted position of top hinge before tightened those screws with nut driver. Reinstalled plastic cover. Piece of cake!

rt hand door wouldn't stay closed by itself-door sagged

  • Customer: William from Los Angeles CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
This door was a problem for 1-2 years before I realized it had dropped about 2 inches. On close examination I saw that the hinge parts had completely broke down.
Had original manual-looked up model # on line under GE appliance and was surprised to find a large complete parts dwg showing parts I needed. Decided I needed the hinge assy.
Removed the door cap on top,replaced hinge assy and remounted door in reverse.--Works like new.

Door would not close by itself

  • Customer: Thomas from Glendale AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed two screws from the top hinge, two from the bottom - replace and put back together. It took longer to remove the food from the door than it did to replace it. THANKS

Refrigerator door would not close. Cam washer was laying on the floor in many pieces.

  • Customer: Gail from Longboat Key FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the refrigerator door. Replaced the cam riser bushing on the bottom of the door. I then removed the hinge bracket on the bottom of the refrigerator after removing the grill (oh yuk, what a mess under the refrigerator). I put the new bracket on and replaced the door. All is working well again. Thanks for the hints and the parts.

The end cap tabs that hold the bottle bar broke.

  • Customer: JOHN from RENO NV
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the taped on bottle bar, attached the end cap on the right side of the bottle bar and reinserted the end cap tabs into the refrigerator door receptacle.
The refrigerator is 25 years old and I was surprised to find the part available. Thank you, PART SELECT.com

The Door hinge cam broke apart

  • Customer: paul from Arlington VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Discovered the door cam was broken. Did a search, found the part on PartSelect.com. Read the repair stories and realized I need two cams. So I just bought the whole hinge assembly figuring it would be a little easier and did not cost that much more.

Put blocks under the door, unbolted the old hinge from the refrig, and the old cam from the door. Replaced them with the new parts, and I was all set. Took about 15 to 20 minutes. Had my wife stand by the door just in case it fell, which I knew it wouldn't.

FREEZER DOOR NOT CLOSING COMPLETELY

  • Customer: CLAUDE from TEXAS CITY TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
AFTER READING OTHER POSTED COMMENTS,I ORDERED A NEW HINGE ASSEMBLY SET PS290199.MY HELPER AND I REMOVED THE DOOR AND LAID IT ON THE KITCHEN TABLE.WHILE HE REPLACED THE HINGE ON THE REFIGATOR,I REPLACED THE CAM ON THE DOOR BOTTOM.WE RE-HUNG THE DOOR AND COMPLETED THE JOB IN 15 MINUTES WITH THE DOOR CLOSING LIKE IT DID WHEN NEW.

Refrige not staying shut

  • Customer: Rod from Clyde Hill WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I read the details and bought the pair, as directed from other bloggers. I got the hinge piece, followed others advice and had it all done in not time! Saved a lot of money and will use this website again!

Hinge assembly spacer at bottom hinge failed breaking up in small pieces

  • Customer: Gene from Colfax CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Followed other messages to complete fix. Simple overall.

Please note that if you buy the hinge assembly, you get spacer parts that mate. If you don't you have to hack-saw the rivot off the old hinge assembly to do your repair. Hinge assembly cost more but less work.

Door sagged and would not stay closed

  • Customer: Robert from Rocklin CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Don't even need to empty the shelves in the door.
Just prop the door up with a block of wood from the floor to the bottom of the door. Lay on the floor and replace the parts.

The door was acting up for a long time. I wish I had researched and repaired the problem a long time ago. Now it works great!

Door closing cam desintegrated

  • Customer: Daniel from Waterford MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Took the stuff out of the door
Removed the door
Replaced the hinge
Put the door back in
Put the stuff back in the door

You may be thinking that I'm not much for words - but this was SO EASY that it doesn't warrant using more words than I did.

My 7-year-old son helped me - it was a fun father-son project.

Self closing hinge cams wore out and broke

  • Customer: Ralph from Stanfield OR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Emptied door shelves and removed top pivot hinge bracket. lifted door of lower pivot and set aside.

Removed vent-toe base and replaced hinge 'L' bracket and cam.
Removed two bolts from bottom of door and inserted new plastic cam.
Set door back on lower pin and re-attached top hinge bracket while aligning door.

Replaced articles back in door and watched it as it it self closed. Total time, less than 15 minutes excluding cleaning of equipment while dis-assembled.
All Instructions for the CSF24EMR
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