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HSS25GFPAWW Hotpoint Refrigerator - Instructions

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Frost buildup in the freezer near the ice chute.

  • Customer: Brenda from Little Elm TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I watched the video on the PartSelect.com website and decided to give it a try. The replacement of the flapper was even easier than I anticipated! The old flapper was extremely warped and was allowing air into the freezer. I'm not sure how/why it was in that condition but I am happy to report that I have no more ice buildup. Thank you, PartSelect!

Frost on inside of freezer.

  • Customer: ERIC from DAYTON OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Since my refrig is 18 yrs. old and I never had to replace it, took a little long to remove trim piece on the outside. After that repair went smoothly. I still have problem with water collecting inside on the bottom of the freezer, might have a leak somewhere. Ice maker is functioning correctly.

Ice dispenser chute was blocked by frozen ice.

  • Customer: Robert from Winder GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I watched the instructional videos and read other reports first. Diagnosed the problem as failure of the flapper to close due to worn out flapper. I probably could have just replaced the flapper but ordered the crank and spring also. The solenoid was functional. I removed the dispenser panel several times during the diagnosis and repair process. I removed the trim with putty knife one time and I used a paper clip to release panel clips via three holes on underside once. Both methods work. Per videos, I unplugged and removed control panel, removed and replaced flapper, crank, and spring. Reassembled and now one week later, success no more frozen chute. Thank you Parts Select.

Flapper not closing

  • Customer: Richard A from Port St. Lucie FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed front assembly as shown in video replaced flapper,recess crank, recess door spring. Selinoid was rusted so bad and could not function. Replaced selinoid and screws, placed a light coating of Vaseline on all metal parts to protect them from moisture. Should be made of aluminium, good to have someone hold a flashlight for you.

flapper was locking open periodically.

  • Customer: Craig from Nags Head NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced flapper, which was in surprisingly good condition. Major part of repair was removing a lot of mold incurred from long term seepage of room air into the ice channel. In the process of the repair, I discovered that the solenoid to the right of the flapper was hanging up badly. I removed it and cleaned both the plunger and the interior cone of the solenoid with alcohol. This removed quite a bit of rust and some mold. Reinstalled solenoid, replaced flapper and it works just fine. May need to replace solenoid if problem recurs. Certainly worth $37.00!

Ice flap was sweating

  • Customer: Susan from Charlottesville VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.

The solenoid was broken-water dispenser would not work

  • Customer: Dana from Torrance CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the dispenser panel and replaced-less than 10 min and a savings of $300.00 for a service call.

Ice was freezing at dispenser door and inside freezer

  • Customer: sanjay from trinity FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It was amazing , i didn't know how to repair , i had. Insurance from choice home warranty but they say it is not covered , i was upset with them . But i get partselect .com . It is very easy, i tell my problem they tell what parts i need and also saw me video how to install it , i just did with a screw driver in 15 minutes . It was wonderful experience and a lot lot easy then what i thought. Thanks to partselect team and webside.

Ice Door Not Closing, building up ice in refrigerator

  • Customer: David from Oviedo FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Disconnected power to unit. Using small Allen wrench unhooked 2 catches in electronic control panel. There are two holes underneath. Push up and pull out on panel as you release the catches. Remove wires. Remove 4 Phillips head screws in plastic panel, then remove panel. Solenoid has 3 screws. I replaced my screws being they were very rusty along with the solenoid. The spring on the door is easily replaced by removing two small screws on each side of the door hinge. There probably was nothing wrong with the old spring but for insurance replaced. Put the unit back together, no more ice buildup and clogging in ice chute through door. Likely saved $100 in labor repair bill by doing myself. Note: There is a few seconds time delay on the door closing. At first I thought I hadn't fixed the problem but then realized a delay in built into the system to avoid the door getting caught on any slow falling ice.
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