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HSS25GFPDWW Hotpoint Refrigerator - Instructions

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Freezer back iced over and would not cool

  • Customer: Herbert from BELFAIR WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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Replaced the Defrost Thermostat and the Defrost Heater.

fridge and freezer not staying cold

  • Customer: Ralph from Whittier CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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removed back panel from freezer. located thermostat removed and replaced thermostat put panel and all baskets back into freezer and plugged fridge back in. Works perfect problem solved

Freezer was Frosting up and fresh food was too cold

  • Customer: Randy from Lancaster OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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I watched the videos before I received my parts. I thawed the freezer out, removed the panel in the back. Cut the wires to the defrost thermostat and spliced the new one on with wire nuts and tape. Then I did the same for the temp. sensor. Put it all back together. Now the freezer isn't running all the time. I set the temperatures back to normal and it seams to be fine.

The freezer section would freeze/frost over

  • Customer: Jaime from Wyckoff NJ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Part select was great. I entered the model number and was able to locate a list of problems associated with my refrigerator. I was able to view a repair video, courtesy of part select. I followed the instructions and the repair was simple. The hard part was trying to remember how everything went back together. I unplugged the unit and removed the freezer racks. I then unscrewed the back panel within the unit. I then placed an old towel inside the unit and used a hair dryer to melt the ice build up inside. I also removed the light bulb and then removed ice maker. I then located the old defrost thermostat and replaced it as demonstrated in the video. I then located temp sensor and replaced it. It took longer trying to secure the rear panels than the actual repair. My mistake was I had secured the ice maker unit before securing the fan panel. I would secure the large panel first, then followed by the light bulb/fan panel. The ice maker should go in last. It has been 8 days since the repair and it still working! The total cost was $27.

freezer not defrosting

  • Customer: JOYCE from REEDSBURG WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Only problem we had was when we removed back wall on freezer the couls were totally iced up. After waiting for that to defrost. (3 HOURS) repair went fine. Was kind of hard to get to the part being its a side by side but happy with results

coils in the freezer kept freezing up

  • Customer: rob from modesto CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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by luck i found this very informative website.found the parts i needed and got the job done.i defrosted the freezer coils and made the repairs following the instruction video that was emailed to me by this company. very easy to make these repairs.cost me less than $100 to fix compared to a $90 service fee, plus part,plus labor. Thank you so much!!!!

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
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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
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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.

Freezer and fridge too warm but compressor worked fine.

  • Customer: Juan from Humble TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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I followed the step by step instructions on provided by Part Select. I replaced the coil heater and temperature switch.

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
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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 was not cold

  • Customer: Vincent from Wilmington DE
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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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

extra frost in freezer, not enough cooling in gridge

  • Customer: david from Stanton CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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1.- ordered the thermostat replacement.2.- unplugged unit 3.- empty unit, removed racks too(freezer only) 4.- used a hot hair dryer to melt the ice,kept drying water inside the unit. 5.-used electrical pliers carefully removed damage thermostat.6.- putted on new thermostat, used standard wire connectors to keep wires together and wrapped them with black electrical tape. 7.-gentle replaced thermostat back in contact with the other pieces.8.- returned back racks and all removed pieces,drying all water from melted ice.9.- plugged it,...done

freezer compartment icy;fresh food compartment warm

  • Customer: THONG from SPRINGFIELD VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed instructions posted by experts and hands-on experienced owners on PARTS SELECT.Very helpful! Repairs was easy!.Defrost thermostat tried first,unsuccessfull then the DEFROST HEATER HARNESS next :BINGO !. Thank you PARTS SELECT ! Thank You every ones who posted their successful experiences that gave me confidence.From now on I know I can count on PARTS SELECT and its sites to solve my future headaches!

Ref. side warm, ice buildup in freezer

  • Customer: steve from palm city FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced top sensor in ref. and top sensor in freezer as well as defrost thermostat - works as advertised - easy fix, saved a bundle thanks to this site! Parts ordered and shipped quickly and without complications!

Broken plastic on Auger and Chilling Shelf

  • Customer: Karen from Rio Vista CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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The two parts came faster than expected, which was a pleasant surprise. All I had to do was open the box, wash the new parts and place them into the freezer. So easy!
All Instructions for the HSS25GFPDWW
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