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HSM25GFRFSA Hotpoint Refrigerator - Instructions

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Refrigerator side was not cooling

  • Customer: Darryl from Weatherly PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Removed the panel on the back wall inside the freezer side. To do this I unplugged the appliance, removed the racks, drawer, bulb and two screws holding the panel in place. The defrost cycle was not working so ice buildup on the coil was to the point of blocking air flow to the refrigerator side. I used a hair dryer set on high and stuffed two towels at the base of the coil to collect the melting frost and ice. Once the coil was clear of frost and ice I took the defrost timer off by sliding the clip off the tube, cut the wires and stripped the ends so I could use wire nuts to make the new connections . Placed the new defrost timer in the clip and reattached in the same location the old one was removed from. The sensor was replaced by doing the same steps. I replaced the panel after all the wire nuts were secured and the wires were tucked away where they would not interfere with the fan. Replaced the bulb, drawer, racks and food and plugged The refrigerator back in. 20 minutes from beginning to end.

freezer, freezing up

  • Customer: Anthony from Forked River NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
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watch you tube demo how to do it.

Freezer Not Cooling

  • Customer: William from Winnetka CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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Change thermostat and temperature sensor in the freezer section, but did not resolved the problem. Ordered the Main Control Board. After replaced the Main Controller Board. Refrigerator is back to normal.

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!

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.

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.

Freezer side has ice forming inside and refrigerator side is warm

  • Customer: James from Los Angeles CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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1) Unplug refrigerator (2) Remove the freezer trays/racks (3) Remove freezer light bulb (4) Remove screws holding rear freezer panel (inside freezer) (5) Defrost condenser with hair dryer (6) Clean up the excess water (7) Cut 2 wires to defrost thermostat (8) Splice in new t-stat with electrical twist connectors (9) Wrap connectors with electrical tape to prevent any excess moisture from entering electrical connections (10) Clip new t-stat into place on tube (11) Screw rear freezer panel back in place (12) Screw light bulb in (13) Return trays/ racks (14) Plug in refrigerator

iec maker discharge chute frosting over not allowing ice to dispence

  • Customer: Mitchell G from Elkton VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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Your video was very helpful but it addressed the model as having pull out racks, where as my freezer had pull out drawer baskets. This made removing the back panel very difficult. Secondly while I installed a new thermostat you should replace the temp.sensor as to avoid the difficult removal of the panel a second time if that proved to be defective also. Replaced thermostat and the problem of frosting over improved until the next day when the outdoor humidity increased the ice chute started to frost a little. I then replaced the ice door flapper and so far with the two replacements the the problem has been solved.

Freezer iced up and frige too warm.

  • Customer: Lisle from Monterey TN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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I called a repair shop and they said the control bd. was bad. They replaced it and about 2 weeks later it happened again. They came out again and replaced the bd. under warranty. About a week later it happened again. This seemed like too much of a coincidence, so I looked around on the internet and found your site. The video showed how to replace the freezer safety thermostat which I ordered on Sunday and received on Tuesday. By then the coils were iced up again. I completed the repair in about half an hour. So far the old GE is working like new. Thanks for the help. I just wish I hadn't spent over $400 for incompetent repair people in the first place. Thanks again, you guys are great! By the way the part only cost about $17 including shipping.

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
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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!

Freezer won't defrost

  • Customer: Connie from Tavares FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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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

Ice box freezer

  • Customer: GERARDO DE from BROOKLYN NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
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I replace defroste thermostat :i defrost al the ice

The temperature in the refreezer and refrigerator was slowly getting warmer although the condensor motor was running continually.

  • Customer: gene from Pocatello ID
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Unplug the refrigerator and remove frozen food, shelving, light and back panel inside the freezer section to expose the cooling coils. The coils were completely iced over. Using a wet dry vacuum to discharge the air toward the coils quickly melted the ice. The trouble shooting section on your website described my problem and I bought both items which were the most common problem. Using the video(s) e-mailed to me when purchasing the parts provided great information regarding details for the repair. After replacing both parts the refrigerator is working great having spent just under $25.00.

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
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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
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