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HSS25GFPAWW Hotpoint Refrigerator - Instructions

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Ice flap was sweating

  • Customer: Susan from Charlottesville VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I decided to replace my ice flap while replacing the solenoid. It was easily done while the face plate and control panel were already off. The problem I encountered was that the flap did not seal properly, thus I ended up with frost in the ice chute and on the ice box so the ice would not come out. Also, the water dispenser would not work because it froze up from the cold air coming out of the ice flap. I got another flap, but had the same problem. Finally adjusted the spring that helps hold the flap closed. That helped but there is still not a tight seal.

Ice/Water dispenser freezing/clogging

  • Customer: Barbara from Pasadena TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I followed the Video on your website and that made it so easy and simple to follow. Thank you!

Ice flapper warped.

  • Customer: Jorge from Clarksburg MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The Ice flapper was warped therefore, it was not closing well. Because of this, the ice dispenser got air in it and the ice cubes would deice causing to make a chunk of ice inside.I went on line, order the part ($5.75 + tax= $12.00) checked Part Select video and did it myself. It really is as seen on the video. It took me less than 10 minutes! I saved $200.00

ICE SHUTE FLAPPER WAS DISTORTED AND DID NOT SEAL OPENING CAUSING FROST BUILD UP

  • Customer: DON from ZELLWOOD FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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REMOVED CONTROL PANEL BY INSERTING SMALL SCREWDRIVER IN THE 3 HOLES UNDERNEATH TO LOOSEN. REMOVE 4 SCREWS HOLDING CIRCUIT BOARD . UNPLUGGED 3 CONNECTORS. REMOVING CIRCUIT BOARD GAVE ACCESS TO FLAPPER. REMOVED FLAPPER BY UNCLIPPING. INSTALLED NEW FLAPPER AND REVERSED DISASSEMBLY PROCEDURE. THIS WAS 2ND TIME IN 2 YEARS I HAD TO REPLACE THIS PART.

The ice dispense door flapper was deformed letting warm air into the freezer compartment.

  • Customer: David from Kennesaw GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The trim piece covering the opening of the dispenser is the first and most difficult part of the disassembly. Take care when removing this piece that it does not break.

Flapper not closing completely letting warm air into ice dispenser and causing FROST on the dispenser chute

  • Customer: Arnold from Bel Air MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched the videos for all three parts, most of each video were repeating instructions on getting door parts separated and ready for replacement. Replaced all 3 parts, flap, spring and crank since it was inexpensive to do as a complete assembly.

Flapper valve allowing frost/ice to accumulate in chute in summer

  • Customer: Richard from Dumfries VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the online video exactly and it was easily done. Couldn't have been better. The problem is solved.

Ice despenser bucket plastic damaged

  • Customer: James from San Francisco CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the old one ane replaced it with the new one, quite simple.

The augur system had broken and disentegrated.

  • Customer: Jim from Syracuse NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It required three different efforts to secure the correct part, but once the right one came, it required no more than removing the old bucket and replacing it with the new one, which is now working perfectly.

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:
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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.

plastic auger was cracked not dispensing ice

  • Customer: Sherri from TOMBALL TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Bought the ice bucket with the auger in it already took old one out and put new one in was easy as could be working like new.

No water, Ice inlet freezes

  • Customer: Laurie from Fulton NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.

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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.
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