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CST20KABCAD Hotpoint Refrigerator - Overview

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Light Bulb - 40W

This an authentic OEM 40-Watt replacement light bulb, used in a number of household appliances. It is specially designed to withstand extreme temperatures, which is why these repla...

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$3.46

SWITCH LIGHT

The interior light of your refrigerator is controlled by a switch that is activated when the door is opened and closed. If your refrigerator light will not turn on, there could be an issue with the switch. The switch is spring loaded and is a generally closed type of switch meaning there should be no continuity when the button is depressed, and continuity through the switch when the button is not depressed. This plastic, white, OEM switch is sourced directly from the manufacturer, is sold individually and is easy to replace. The repair usually takes less than 15 minutes and requires a flat blade screwdriver and needle nose pliers.

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$35.01

Bottom Hinge Assembly

Comes with both cam risers. This hinge kit is suitable for the bottom of either the freezer door or the refrigerator door of some refrigerators.

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$21.76

Run Capacitor

The function of the run capacitor is to help the compressor turn on and off while maintaining a constant temperature in your freezer. If you notice that your refrigerator or freezer is too warm, you may have to replace the run capacitor. This part is 1-1/2 inches in length and is made of black plastic with two metal prongs which connect to a wiring harness. The run capacitor is in the back of the refrigerator and is mounted to the condenser fan motor bracket with a 1/4-inch screw. You will need to remove the lower back panel of your refrigerator to access this part.

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$29.79

Defrost Timer

This device acts like a clock. It continually advances and alternates between activating the cooling cycle and the defrost heater.

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$67.93

Defrost Heater with Thermostat

This part assembly has 2 functions: The defrost heater keeps the cooling coils from frosting over and the thermostat senses that the heat near the cooling coils has reached the desired temperature. Used with side by side models.

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Light Socket

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$13.16

Package of 12 Screws

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$2.40

Hinge Cam Riser

This part helps with the closing of the door and helps keep it in position.

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$2.06

Screw

This screw is sold individually.

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No power to the fan and compressor

  • Customer: Christian from Kearneysville, WV
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 197 of 262 people found this instruction helpful
I have a fridge in my garage. I have found that a glass of ice water or a cold drink outside is very important to me. When I discovered melting ice dripping onto the garage floor I was very upset. I spun the fridge and found that the compressor and fan weren't starting. I got out my multi-meter and discovered that power was not making it to these compon... read more

Defroster failure

  • Customer: Joseph from North Attleboro, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 116 of 131 people found this instruction helpful
Fridge was not really cold. Fan was working at back of freezer. Romoved the drawers and back panel of freezer compartment. Melted ice with a blow dryer and collected water with a towel so that it would not overflow the drip pan. Installed the new defroster units with 4 screws and the easy plug in wiring harness. Bingo! Defrost timer was probably OK but... read more

Refrigerator temp was warm

  • Customer: Adrian from Louisville, KY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 111 of 126 people found this instruction helpful
Per the trouble shooting guide on the home page of the website. I suspected the defrost timer was bad because ice had heavily accumulated on the back wall of the freezer compartment and the temperature inside the refrigerator was warm. First, I removed all the freezer racks. Then removed the (4) screws on the back wall in the freezer compartment. I then ... read more