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HSS25GFPAWW Hotpoint Refrigerator - Instructions

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freezer side freezing and thawing

  • Customer: Al from Houston TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the directions of the how-to video and completed job in less than 15 minutes and it solved the problem. It's been freezing like before.

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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.

Freezer Not Cooling

  • Customer: William from Winnetka CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.

freezer would not stay cold

  • Customer: mark from las vegas NV
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
fallowed the short video and it was as easy as changing a light bulb

REFRIGERATOR NOT COOLING- HOT

  • Customer: ronald from LADY LAKE FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video then ordered the DEFROST TIMER it was here in two days (ordered late Saturday arrived Tuesday). Spent $.16 on two wire nuts and went to work . The repair took one hour including defrosting the coils with a hair dryer . Your website is my " GO TOO " for parts and repair. I spent less than $20 including shipping !

freezer, freezing up

  • Customer: Anthony from Forked River NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
watch you tube demo how to do it.

NOT COLD

  • Customer: vannarak from long beach CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
REPLACE DEFROST TERMOSTAT AND TEMPERATURE SENSOR

defrost would't work on side-by-side refrigerator

  • Customer: Silvio from Rolesville NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My defrost was not working, so from time to time I had to remove the accumulated ice with a hair dryer. I did some research and found out it is typically caused by a failing defrost thermostat, or temperature sensor. I purchase and replaced both for 30 dollars. Really easy. I watched the instruction videos on the site at least 5 times, so when I did it, it was like I was doing for the 5th time. Now the fridge works just fine!!

Refrigerator not cooling and Freezer warming

  • Customer: Michael from West Palm Beach FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Noticed that the back panel in the freezer was icing up. Unplugged the unit and let it sit over night. Placed old towels inside of freezer to help soak up the water. The next day I removed all racks and the Bin in the bottom. Then removed the side rails that the bin slides in on. Remove to scews at the top of the back panel ( by the lamp ). Pull out from the top and left side to remove it. Heater is at bottom of the coil, remove/unplug wires at both ends. Then remove two screws holding in heater. Install new one. The defrost timer is at the top. Cut wires and I used butt splices with shrink tubing to help seal the splice. Also cleaned my unit out inside and in the back by fan and compressor with vacuum. All parts can be found on this web site. Very good illustrations on PartsSelect. Also received my parts in 1 1/2 days.

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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.

Fridge was not cold

  • Customer: Vincent from Wilmington DE
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After ordering the parts. I followed the directions shown in the video. After unplugging electric cord. My insides looked a bit different, but the approach was the same. Unscrewed the nuts holding the back panel in place,disconnected ground wire. Hand a mountain of ice covering the unit, melted it away using hair dryer. Found and replaced defrost themosat,then disassembled defrost heater bracket and noticed the bulb had blown. Installed the new unit in less than 5 minutes. Reassembled the panel, plugged in the fridge and in about 8 hours its was working better than before and all I could think about was that I did and how much money I saved. Wow

freezer not defrosting/fridge too warm

  • Customer: sherry from taft CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
first unplug unit then pulled the inside back freezer cover off piled towels around and defrosted the the unit thoroughly. located the defroster unit tested for continuity was good so i replaced the temp sensors they were just nip off the old one and splice in the new one. also replace the defroster thermostat was the same nip and splice. *the parts shop did not find the model #i have but knowing those parts are interchangeable with all G-E models i ordered the parts

Fridge side not getting cold, coils icing over

  • Customer: Joseph from Doylestown PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Wasn't sure if my problem was the thermostat or defrost heater, so I just replaced both. 1) Unplug fridge. 2) Remove shelves, guides, and the back cover as needed to access the coils. 3) Defrost coils - a hairdryer works well. 4) Remove and replace heater assembly - it's just 2 screws at the bottom of the coil assembly. 5) Cut wires to the thermostat that is clipped to top of coils. 6) Connect new thermostat with wire nuts and wrap nuts with electrical tape. 7) Clip thermostat back onto coils. 8) Put it all back together. After I removed my heater assembly I took it apart and found that the heater element was broken and looked pretty burned out. Easy fix and a lot cheaper than paying for a service call.

Ice freezing in clumps in bucket

  • Customer: Wayne from Greenville NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I had already replaced the icemaker and solenoid valve and had not solved my problem. After I looked at the back wall gasket, it was obvious that the element was getting too hot. Installation was really simple- unplug refrigerator cord, remove frozen food and racks, remove light cover and back sheet metal by removing 4 screws, cut and splice wires to new parts. Reinstall.

Will not Defrost

  • Customer: Ronald from Sparland IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The replacement went very well. The video was not just as the unit I have but with a little work I worked it out. The service was very good. I received the part in 1 Day. Thanks for the good info. Keep up the good work regarding the videos. This helped. Just for the info. I did a post mortem of the switch. The strain of the wires pulling on the switch caused the failure of the switch. The design of the old temp switch was bad and workmanship was very poor in the original box. Thanks again Ron
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