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HSS25GFPAWW Hotpoint Refrigerator - Instructions

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The bracket had cracked due to the tracks getting sticky and the door being overloaded.

  • Customer: Kathleen J from Peoria, AZ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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It never occured to me that those tracks could be taken out and given a good cleaning. We would take the drawers out and clean them, but trying to clean the tracks of the brackets while in the refrigerator was clumsy and ineffective. I also thought the appliance was too old to get parts for. When the bracket broke, I decided to see what I could find on the internet before going out to buy a new refrigerator. Taking everything out of the fridge and removing and properly cleaning everything took quite some time and effort, but actually changing out the part was easy. It would have been even easier if I had a magnetic screwdriver, but I managed without one.

Right drawer slide broken

  • Customer: Floyd from Lake City, MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Removed screwes of old part and re installed new part. Easy

small leak in ice maker water tubing on the back side of the fridge

  • Customer: Robert from Carlsbad, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
watched a 2 minute video on installing the connector. Then using the utlity blade cut out a 1/3" section of the tubing and installed the connector. DONE! Leak fixed

Side by side with ice & water in door NO WATER

  • Customer: Karen from Balch Springs, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I went to internet and reserched this site and put the model number in serch. Great site for instructions. I looked for the double valve and a union connector. Did not know what they looked like so I searched the detailed parts of the back of the ref. Looked at the video on how to install parts very easy. I ordered the parts. They came really fast within two days in the mail. The video told you what tools you would need to do the job. Pulled the ref out, set on the floor, undid the 6 or 7 screws from back panel and followed the instructions from video. The part itself had only 1 screw to remove. I'm 64 female and it was really easy and I now have water.

No water, Ice inlet freezes

  • Customer: Laurie from Fulton, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I had a problem with no water flowing and the inlet for the ice maker would freeze. I check the solenoids on the blue valves for resistance and found the water one was open so I replaced the valve. I now had water flowing out the valve and the ice maker did not freeze but I still did not have water. I had to hook a hair dryer up to the water line at the freezer door control panel and let it run for a while then blew it out with compressed air. The water line must have also froze inside the freezer door some place.

The ice funnel side clip broke.

  • Customer: Michael from Red Lion, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Remove outer trim of the in-door dispenser. Remove the electrics by popping it out and up. Remove the connectors. Remove the 4 screws that hold the ice funnel in place. Clean everything you can reach while you have this out. Remove the broken piece and note how the spring is hooked up. Remove the activation switch and reinstall the ice funnel and the spring. Reattach the activation switch and check it for proper activation. Reattach everything in reverse order.

Ice Funnel on/off lever broken

  • Customer: Donald from Albuquerque, NM
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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Removed the trim around the entire opening. Be very careful. The trim is held in place with 4 pressure "prongs" on each side and 2 at the top which can easily break (I broke 4 of the 10 not knowing this). Two are 1/2" from the top and bottom, the other two are at about 1/3 from the top and bottom. There is a slot on either side under the bottom of the trim. Insert a screw driver in one and carefully pry the side up enough to slide a knife or putty knife under the trim and press the first "prong" to release the trim. Release the remaining three, then the 2 at the top. The trim should come off then, but if not you may have to release the 4 on the other side.

Next remove the control module which is also held in place by 2 prongs on the bottom. Insert a long screw driver behind the module to release the prongs and release the module. Alternatively, press down on the top side very carefully to avoid breaking the plastic until it releases. Remove the electrical sockets from the circuit board to get the board out of the way. I could not get the larger one to release so I taped a folded paper towel over the circuit board to avoid shocking or damaging the board as it hung there while I did the rest of the work.

Remove the 4 screws holding the ice funnel unit. Remove the unit and release the tension on the spring ASAP because the plastic “plate” above it that helps hold it in place is thin and fragile. (The corner of the plastic plate cracked and bent upward on mine so that I feared it was going to break off altogether when I put the tension back on the spring. So, I laid a 4" metal strap over it and secured it with 5 large paper clips to stabilize it. So far it is working.)

Remove the old funnel and install the new one.

Reassemble everything.

Melted with hair dryer

  • Customer: Adam from Madison, WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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GE used insulation in the door behind the ice and water dispenser that absorbs condensation like a sponge and then promptly freezes, also freezing the water line that is encased in said insulation. I had tried thawing it by putting a hair dryer in the dispenser bay but ended up melting the plastic of all the parts of the bay. After I replaced them I used a dremel to cut a square access hole on the inside of the freezer and scooped out all the frozen ice cream consistency insulation exposing the water line. I replaced it with non absorbent insulation and haven't had a water line freeze since.

water dispensed slow and filters too expensive and not very reliable

  • Customer: john from selbyville, DE
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I just unscrewed filter and screwed in filter bypass

Removed water filter as I have a whole house filter system.

  • Customer: Pamela J. from Sun City West, AZ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just removed the filter and used my hand to attach the water filter bypass cap....did not even need to turn off the water first.

broken side rails

  • Customer: Mary from granbury, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Simple screwdriver repair. Very easy.

Installed whole house filter, did not need refrigerator filter

  • Customer: Walter from Temple, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed water filter and inserted plug (works great and water flow increased)

Little or no flow to water dispenser.

  • Customer: Randel from Centreville, VA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Adding a small amount of water to the filter would resolve the problem for a week or two. So, I thought this was an issue with the filter and decided to try the bypass cap to help zero in on the problem. The bypass cap had no instructions concerning the need for O ring so it was trial and error. The O ring was not needed. After installation of the bypass cap, no water flow resulted and I had to replace the filter. Intermittent problem continues.

The appliance hinge was the incorrect one.

  • Customer: Stephen from Jasper, AL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I drilled a hole and was able to install the new hinge. Moreover, somehow the wrong hinge arrived however I simply drilled another hole. The new hing works fine. I appreciate the quick arrival of the part. Thanks, Stephen. It took about one hour to modify the part.

Crusher dispenser was broken and ice would free fall

  • Customer: Daniel from Orlando, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed all suerrounding parts and replaced dispenser with new part. Easy.
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