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HSS25GFPEWW Hotpoint Refrigerator - Instructions

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Ice machine & Water not working as well as uneven cooling

  • Customer: Michael from Washington, DC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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I simply replaced the motherboard which was very simple and straight forward. No I do have an engineering background and understand the importance of RTFM..... That being said I spent more time cleaning the floor under the refer than replacing the MB. Great success and will certainly order again if and when the time calls.

Unit making surging noises and water/ice dispenser not working

  • Customer: David from Sackets Harbor, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair video was great, made the repairs very easy. Once the old main electrical control board was changed out, the unit started to work good. I also vacuumed the back of the unit where dust had built up around critical air flow areas. I am still having trouble with the filtered water not working. I was thinking the trouble might be the water flow check valve. The cubed ice and crushed ice both work great. The freezer is set on 1 and the refrigerator on the 2 setting. I have found where the water spout comes out of the door, if the ice flapper door does not seal properly, the water freezes at the curve of the water spout. I open the freezer door for 10 or so minuets and that's enough to thaw the spout for use. The cost to do the repairs myself was $160. I saved hundreds of dollars. Thanks PartSelect. Dave,

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!

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:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I just unscrewed filter and screwed in filter bypass

no problem

  • Customer: R from Shreveport, LA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair easer,after looking at the film.

condenser fan was noisy ( squeaking)

  • Customer: Bryan from Las Vegas, NV
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Not knowing anything about a refrigerator it was hard to find the source of the noise. Once I could isolate it we googled the appliance repair and found the video from Parts Select and the rest was a piece of cake. Saved a service call and bloated parts prices. Thank you Parts Select!!!

Ice dispenser door not closing due to corroded solenoid

  • Customer: AT from San Francsico, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed instructions from Parts Select Videos about how to replace solenoid & dispense door/flapper. Only a couple of changes from the video with this model: 1) You can remove the control panel by pushing on 2 tabs located under panel and in front of dispense chute with 2 small screwdrivers, and you do not need to remove the black trim around the dispenser. 2) It would be great if each part, especially the solenoid, included replacement screws since mine were corroded and not easily found at the local hardware store. I would definitely pay a couple of $ extra to add screws to the order, or just have them included in the package with the solenoid.

replaced filter

  • Customer: donnie from metairie, LA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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none required

ice flapper would not close

  • Customer: David from north port, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed front display and solenoid 3 screws and replace. Clean and install

Plastic auger had broken

  • Customer: Beth from Dublin, VA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took assembly apart, replaced auger and reassembled parts, thanks to the video we were able to do, would have struggled without the help.

Refrigerator not getting cold. Frost in freezer

  • Customer: Dan from Bethel Park, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First replaced the defrost sensor. Same issue. Tested ohms on heat element basically open. Very high resistance Mega Ohms. Ordered new element 21 ohms. Installed 30 minutes. Only needed a Phillips. Set Frig on 5 setting and working well.

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.

ice maker not working

  • Customer: Garry from San Antonio, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
unscrew one screw unplug.insert the ice maker,put the screw back in you have ice less than ten minutes

Ice dispenser flap stopped opening and caused water dispenser line to freeze

  • Customer: ADAM from ORANGE BEACH, AL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pull fridge away from wall and unplug it! Turn water valve off. Open freezer door and stuff a small rag/washcloth in hole where ice exits to keep the cold air in. There are 3 small holes on the bottom of the control panel, stick a small Phillips head screwdriver in the 2 outside holes and pop the control panel out. Pull the 3 connectors out of the back of the control panel. Set the control panel aside. Unscrew 4 Phillips head screws holding the plastic control panel bracket/ice cup/light bulb. Set this piece aside. Unscrew 3 screws that hold solenoid. Mine was completely rusted. Throw the old solenoid in the garbage. All the screws I removed were rusted. Go to home depot get some stainless steel screws that are the same size as the rusted screws and some spray rust inhibitor for metal and a tube of anti-seize. Wipe everything down with 1/10 solution of Clorox/water(q-tips help to get the tight areas)to get rid of all the MOLD. Spray a light coat of rust inhibitor on your new solenoid and let it dry. Coat the metal plunger of your new solenoid with anti- seize lubricant. Replace solenoid and all other screws that are rusted with stainless steel screws. Put the plastic bracket back in with 4 screws. Plug the 3 control panel wires back in and pop the control panel in the bracket. Pull the rag out of the ice chute, turn water back on, plug fridge in and push it back against the wall. Your done and hopefully the extra steps will help your solenoid last longer! Hope this helps!

Ice maker auger replacement

  • Customer: Wayne from Troy, MO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed along with the video, It was a big help... It was fairly easy to do.... Thank you Partselect!
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