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HSM25GFRESA Hotpoint Refrigerator - Instructions

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The freezer part of fridge was frosting up inside the freezer. Food was starting to thaw.

  • Customer: Lorraine from Nashwauk, MN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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I went on Parts Select and typed in the problem, and they gave me the parts that might be the problem. So, I ordered the two parts, and put them in. Was really easy, as there are videos on parts select to help you remove the part and put the new one in. So simple. My freezer is working right now, so time will tell.

Frost on every thing, ice freezing in clumps in the ice bucket.

  • Customer: Loyal from glendale, AZ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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I followed the instructions according to the video on your web site. I removed the shelves and the ice bucket, then the back panel to access the thermostat and the temperature sensor. I cut the wires, then proceeded to replace the parts. Because I am 75 years old and not as agile as a younger person and I have to wear glasses made it was more difficult for me, it took me longer to do the job. My assistent (my sweet wife) was a lot of help because I had a hard time telling the orange wire from the pink wire. I reinstalled every thing back and plugged in the electric cord and prayed. Next, because the ice clumps broke the auger, I had to replace that. We pulled up the video and watched it over to check the sequences, and that made following the instructions very easy. With my assistent we were able to replace the auger without to much difficulty. This has fixed the problem. AMEN!

Refrigerator's Freezer section was warm and there was ice accumulating on the inside back panel.

  • Customer: Richard from Orlando, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
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Removed the interior shelves and set screw which holds the light cover in place. Next I removed the four screws that hold the back panel in place. Located the defrost thermostat and removed it from the aluminum tubing by unclipping it, just as it was illustrated in the repair video. Cut the wires and stripped the ends and then connected them to the ends of the new defrost thermostat. Connected them together with an 16-14 gauge crimp style end cap. Taped the entry point into the end cap to reduce moisture penetration. Reassembled the back panel, light cover and shelves.

fresh food side did not get cold

  • Customer: Walter from Upper Marlboro, MD
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
the parts I ordered did not fix the problem the problem was with repairman did not follow the instruction and cut jumper wire on main control board

Freezer won't defrost

  • Customer: Connie from Tavares, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Open up the freezer make shore the fan is running/unplug the unit take out the Shelf,s take a 1/4 inch nut driver and take the back panel out pull out the ice box pull up on the back panel and pull it out to expose the coil it should be blocked with ice if it is take a blow dryer and defrost it unplug the fan and push it up. On top of the coil you will fiend the defrost timer take your hand and unstrap it and pull it out. Cut the wires and strip the wires back enough take the new part and wire nut the wires together and tape with electrical tape and put back on the coil. Put every thing back together your dun plug the unit in and wait over night if you can to let every thing cool.

no cold air in food compartment

  • Customer: John from Boca Ratone, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
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1, Removed back plate in freezer.2. Replaced heater by pulling out electric wire plug and removing two screws holding heater at bottom of coils. 3. Replaced Defrost thermostat & temperature sensor per instructions found online. Unit now working fine. Thank you for your quick delivery. John

Frost buildup in Freezer, Fridge too warm. Fan running too long

  • Customer: Bjorn from Westlake Village, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
According to PartSelect website, the probably cause was Temperature Sensor or Defrost Thermostat. I watched the replacement videos. . .. very nice and seemed easy. Ordered the parts and got within 3 days (nice!). I followed the procedure on the video for disassembly, I used a hair dryer to melt the ice buildup on coils and then cut the old Sensor and Thermostat out of the wire harness and, instead of using crimper to seal my new splices, I soldered them instead. I used shrink wrap sleeves, then wrapped in electrical tape for permanent insulation. My Fridge now functions like new again.Thanks Partselect! You are the best!

did not defrost

  • Customer: Barbara from PAUPACK, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I looked at your video . very nice. job went fast. thank you mike.

Freezer Kept defrosting

  • Customer: William A from Conyers, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I looked at the video that came with the part and followed what i saw. My wife and i was about to go out and spend between $1500 and $2500 on a new refrigerator due to continuous defrosting. It had been happening for about a year. I followed the instructions from the video and the defrosting has stopped. Thanks so much for the video and the part! We do not need a new refrigerator after all.

Fridge warm, freezer side warm, ice buildup on back wall

  • Customer: edward from easton, MD
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Used your, diagnostic chart,whatched associated video and replaced thermostat. Easy , simple and cheap!!! I am thrilled with the website and service you provide. I definately will be back for more repairs as they arise. THANK YOU !!!!!

Refrigerator and freezer put out about 10 deg. F less than the electronic setting.

  • Customer: EDWARD from Beaumont, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Based on instruction I replaced the defrost thermostat and the temperature sensor. There was no improvement. The defrost thermostat was supplied with orange and red wires. the original wires were orange and pink. I connected the 2 orange wires and the pink to the red. So I don't really know if that is the problem or not. currently I don't know what to do next anyone got an ideas? It has dual evaporation.

refrig not turning off and defrosting

  • Customer: Robert from Orlando, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
replaced the defrost thermostat. The "how to" video was superb. Watched it twice before beginning the job. repair went as described.

Fridge warm inside

  • Customer: Grazyna from Oak Lawn, IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My fridge starting getting warm inside so I took the back panel of the freezer off and seen the coils being completely frozen. I thawed it with hair dryer and took out both the heater element and thermostat off and performed an ohm test with multimeter. Heater seeme good with 23 ohm resistance but thermostat had no current flow through it. After replacing the thermostat the fridge works like new. I replaced the heater as well even though it seemed okay for peace of mind.

freezer was cold fridge wasn't

  • Customer: Chuck from Hebron, NE
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Really easy unplugged unit took off back panel in the freezer thawed out coils remover sensor replaced with the new one put the unit back together works fine took about 35 min.

Side by side refrigerator side was not cooling, And freezer was not cold enough to keep ice from melting.

  • Customer: joe from cathedral city, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed back panel,removed ice maker.And you can see the two wires colors are a snap to identify cut the two wires spliced the new one in done deal!
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