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HSM25GFRESA Hotpoint Refrigerator - Instructions

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refig light did not work

  • Customer: paul from east hanover NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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switch wouldn't come out anymore and turn light on

  • Customer: Cynthia from Seatac WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Gently pry out switch in door jam with screwdriver and pull both connectors off and put connectors on new switch then push switch back into the hole. Looked it up on the internet and video showed how to and also had link to new part, ordered and less than a week later the fridge is bright again. I have an older freezer also and it seems that they all use the same switches. Very Very easy

No water to door but ice maker works.

  • Customer: Randel from Centreville VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Wrench set
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Just as described in earlier reviews, this was the filter housing unit and not the double water valve. To determine which part is failing bypass the water filter unit by disconnecting both water lines and connecting the fresh water line directly to the water valve. If this solves the problem, then you know for sure the filter housing is the problem. The filter housing has a very small tab that pushes open a rubber flap valve when a filter is installed. This allow you to remove the filter without turning off the water supply. Apparently only a very small amount of wear prevents the flap valve from opening fully and allowing water to flow. A small amount of water flow may be evident with the water dispenser but the ice maker will keep working until flow is completely interrupted. Easy fix.

Water filter and ice maker were not working--needed new filter housing

  • Customer: Sherry from Melbourne FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Turn off the cold water at the source. Remove metal plate from back of refrigerator at the top. Disconnect the two tubes that feed the water to the filter at the bottom of the back (behind the cardboard), noting which line takes the "blue" tube. On the inside of the refrigerator, pop off the top of the filter housing and set aside. Unscrew the two screws holding the filter assembly from the inside and pull the old assembly through.. Remove the plastic stopper (unless you are not using a filter) from the new assembly.Thread the new assembly tubes from the inside to the outside and reconnect screws and replace top of filter housing. Connect the new tubes to the water supply and to the refrigerator and tighten the nuts. Replace the metal plate and screws over the black insulated part at the top. Turn on the water and check for leaks. Replace the water filter..If a 68 year old grandmother can do it, so can you.

Water from door dispenser had slowed to a trickle

  • Customer: Richard from Mount Pleasant SC
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Initially, the diagnosis arrived at through the help of the "Parts Select" website was that the valve solenoid had failed. I ordered the valve solenoid and replaced it, which was easy to do based on the video help guide located on the "Parts Select" website. But, the problem persisted. In order to verify that the new solenoid worked properly, I removed the output lines from the solenoid and breifly activated the water dispenser. Based on the significant water flow, I was convinced that the solenoid was in fact operating properly. I did not reinstall the original solenoid but I am confident that it was operating fine. So, I have a spare solenoid now. At this point, I moved downstream which took me to the water filter housing. I removed the housing from the refrigerator and reconnected it behind the refrigerator which allowed me to "play" with the assembly. I do not know what the problem was but by pressing the filter harder into the housing assembly, I could improve the water flow. I ordered the new filter housing, which comes with tubes, changed it and the water flows like new.

The vegetable drawer was cracked.

  • Customer: Vicki from Pflugerville TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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It was incredibly easy to repair. I removed the handle section from the old drawer and snapped it into place on the new drawer. It is as good as new! No tools necessary!

broker slide rail & shelf

  • Customer: Wendy from Streamwood IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I was ready to buy a new refrigerator as it was a bit difficult figuring which pieces/parts to order. Once I figured it out, I received the parts the next day and fixed everything in less than 5 minutes. Super easy!

vegetable drawer had large broken crack on side would not slide without catching on the slide track

  • Customer: trevor from somerset KY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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had to take the handle off the old drawer and snap into new one be careful not to brake the handle getting it off the old drawer

meatpan missing.

  • Customer: L. Rosemary from Weatherford TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
there was nothing to do but add the handle, wash and put in refrigerator.

Auger motor wouldn't stop running.

  • Customer: Thomas from Manassas VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed control panel. Snapped out pretty easily. Removed flapper assembly (4 small screws). Replaced micro switch by prying it away from its holder (unsnaps easily). Disconnected the two wires leading to the micro switch and connected them to the new microswitch and reinstalled switch in reverse order. Cost of switch, approximately $13 including shipping. Saved a ton of money doing it myself.

Water dispenser would not fill a glass completely

  • Customer: Jay from Oceanside CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The trouble with DIYers is that they don't have very much experience with and the benefit of several repairs on the same appliance. So they must rely on their mechanical abilities and the youtube help of Steve. So they must resort to eliminating the variables as their diagnostic approach. In my case I was unable to find the exact description of my problem, so I began with what seemed like the most likely and the least expensive replacement. So after I had replaced the water valve, the micro switch and the main board I finally found the problem was the water filter by ordering and installing a water bypass valve which I did not have readily available at the start.

GE refer ice and water kept running

  • Customer: Mike from Spokane WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I researched the issue on line and replaced the microswitch. I didn't test the part since it was so inexpensive and the whole process only took me about 15 minutes to complete. I didn't know "where" the microswitch was located until I watched your video, a very helpful tool. Thanks PartSelect, the part arrived 3 days after I ordered it.Mike in Spokane, WA

Water would not shut off but ice would make ice.

  • Customer: James from Fort Myers FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the front panel from water dispensor placing a very small screwdriver in the three small holes under the panel. It came free and then I was able to get to the solenoid and switch easily. However, my problem was not solved. It turned out to be the secondary water valve in the back of the unit, which is also an easy repair. The problem with repairs like this is you don't know if you're buying the right part until after you have installed it. Returning the parts are easy except for electrical parts which they won't take back once unstalled. All the parts were delivered the next day, although it said 3 to 5 business days.

Water dispenser not dispensing water

  • Customer: David from Georgetown TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I went to the internet and found parts select web site. Saw all of the possible fixes for my problem and read all of the other repair stories. My story actually became a journey that is still continuing. I first changed the water filter, but still no water at the dispenser. I next disconnected the coupling at the bottom of the freezer door that carries water to the dispenser and when the dispenser was depressed, water flowed at the coupling, but not at the dispenser. After reconnecting the coupling, I turned the freezer setting to 1 for 4-5 days, but still no water at the dispenser (possibly the line was frozen, but we had recently been away for a week and the water dispenser still supplied water at a freezer setting of 4). Now I am at the point of the journey into replacing parts one at a time to get water. First I ordered the dual water valve for the ice maker and water dispenser. I replaced this valve with instructions from Parts Select and still no water at dispenser. Next I ordered and replaced the switch at the dispenser lever and still no water. Next was the solenoid attached to the ice door, ordered, replaced and still no water at dispenser. I am now at the final part in this repair and that is the $132 circuit board. So I will be ordering this part soon and hopefully that will fix the issue.

Micro Switch out on water/ice dispenser

  • Customer: Gerald from Boise ID
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Used putty knife to pry off frame from around dispensing unit. Pulled circuit board forward and unscrewed dispensing mechanism. located micro switch and replaced. Reinstalled dispensing unit, circuit board and frame.
All Instructions for the HSM25GFRESA
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