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HSM25GFRESA Hotpoint Refrigerator - Instructions

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Fridge side not getting cold, coils icing over

  • Customer: Joseph from Doylestown PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Wasn't sure if my problem was the thermostat or defrost heater, so I just replaced both. 1) Unplug fridge. 2) Remove shelves, guides, and the back cover as needed to access the coils. 3) Defrost coils - a hairdryer works well. 4) Remove and replace heater assembly - it's just 2 screws at the bottom of the coil assembly. 5) Cut wires to the thermostat that is clipped to top of coils. 6) Connect new thermostat with wire nuts and wrap nuts with electrical tape. 7) Clip thermostat back onto coils. 8) Put it all back together. After I removed my heater assembly I took it apart and found that the heater element was broken and looked pretty burned out. Easy fix and a lot cheaper than paying for a service call.

Ice freezing in clumps in bucket

  • Customer: Wayne from Greenville NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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I had already replaced the icemaker and solenoid valve and had not solved my problem. After I looked at the back wall gasket, it was obvious that the element was getting too hot. Installation was really simple- unplug refrigerator cord, remove frozen food and racks, remove light cover and back sheet metal by removing 4 screws, cut and splice wires to new parts. Reinstall.

Freezer and fridge too warm but compressor worked fine.

  • Customer: Juan from Humble TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the step by step instructions on provided by Part Select. I replaced the coil heater and temperature switch.

Will not Defrost

  • Customer: Ronald from Sparland IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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The replacement went very well. The video was not just as the unit I have but with a little work I worked it out. The service was very good. I received the part in 1 Day. Thanks for the good info. Keep up the good work regarding the videos. This helped. Just for the info. I did a post mortem of the switch. The strain of the wires pulling on the switch caused the failure of the switch. The design of the old temp switch was bad and workmanship was very poor in the original box. Thanks again Ron

REFRIGERATOR TOO WARM

  • Customer: Mary from Miami FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We used Partselect troubleshooting appilication to figure out what was most likely causing the problem and what part would fix it. The suggested part was the freezer's defrost thermostat and the probability that this would fix it was 52%! The diagnosis made sense because when we emptied the freezer to see the part, the coils were frozen solid with a thick layer of ice. We thawed the ice and the refrigerator worked fine for a day and a half at which point the ice was back and the refrigerator was warm again. We ordered the part. It came in 2 days. We snipped two wires and removed the old part, twisted the wires of the new one in place, taped it up and it worked! Fast, easy, cheep! $8 for the part, about the same for shipping and no $70 service call. Selectparts is bookmarked for "house repair"!

Freezer compartment wouldn't regulate the temperature properly

  • Customer: Larry from Boyds MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Using a nut driver, I removed the panel that covers the freezer coil. Using wire stripper/cutters. I replace the Temperature sensor and Thermostat. I also replaced the heater element that comes on when the freezer goes into defrost mode. Worked like a charm. The original problem was the freezer compartment would thaw just enough to start the melting process then freeze everything and build up ice to the point where the ice that was produced from the ice maker would just turn into a big block of ice. Everything is working perfectly now with only an hours worth of work and about $75.00 in parts.

freezer and fridge warm

  • Customer: Brian from Bluemont VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
diagnose problem would not come out of defrost cycle researched issue on line with model & serial # found issues with control board and boards were upgraded purchased new board installed in 15 minutes and been working fine

Broken plastic on Auger and Chilling Shelf

  • Customer: Karen from Rio Vista CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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The two parts came faster than expected, which was a pleasant surprise. All I had to do was open the box, wash the new parts and place them into the freezer. So easy!

broken door bin

  • Customer: Barbara from Port Charlotte FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Remove broken door bin, insert new door bin

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!

Cracked drawer.

  • Customer: James from Vernon CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Replaced.

The vegetable drawer was cracked.

  • Customer: Vicki from Pflugerville TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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!

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:
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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.
All Instructions for the HSM25GFRESA
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