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HSS25GFTABB Hotpoint Refrigerator - Instructions

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Would not self defrost.

  • Customer: Greg from Rockwood TN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Remove the shelves then remove the back by removing the two screws at the top of the panel. Locate the temperature sensor on top of the coil. Cut the wires and replace with the new one. Use wire nuts and electrical tape to reconnect the wires.

refriger warm

  • Customer: chol from Glenview IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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replace sensor in refriger.

Fridge was freezing food near the back, adjusting internal temp not fixing the problem

  • Customer: Zachary from Decatur GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
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Unplugged the refrigerator first....then on the inside of the fridge, I popped the temp sensor cover off (upper LH side) and exposed the old sensor. I snipped off the old sensor about 3" down from the end and connected the new sensor (which I trimmed down to about 3" long) with some heat shrink wire nuts/connectors. Let the fridge run for a day or so and confirmed the problem was solved! Oh yeah, there was no way to tell the 2 wires apart (power vs. ground) on the sensor. However there was a manufacturer's stamp on the wires. So note the orientation of the text and mark one of the wires with a sharpie on both the old and new sensor before trimming. This will give you a reference for which wires to connect when adding the new sensor to the old wires.

Defroster stopped working and iced up evaporator coil

  • Customer: Brandon from Bruceton Mills WV
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
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I have a GE Profile French door refrig. It's only about 4 yrs old and the defroster stopped working. I read the other repair stories and was able to narrow it down to either the temp sensor, defrost timer, or main board. The refrig section was up to about 47 degrees and freezer was around 25. I could tell it was trying to cool but couldn't. So I tried the temp sensor first. I cut and spliced the new sensor on the outlet of the Evap. Coil and it took about 15 mins. Turned refrig back on and waited. The coil started to ice over after about 5 hrs I left the back panel off so I could see if and when then heater kicked on. After about 8 hrs I looked in and saw a faint glow and water trickling down and running out the drain. Turned out the sensor was bad and wasn't telling the main board it needed to defrost. I would try the sensor if you are having the same issues before spending a lot of money on the main board, defrost heater and or timer.

freezer would not defrost

  • Customer: philip from cocoa FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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There were only 3parts listed to check omed out the defrost heater and thermostat ....thermistor checked bad ordered replacement took less than 2 minutes to replace after I defrosted it again runs fine

coil frosting up and refridgerator section was not cooling

  • Customer: Vernon from Harmony NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
took out shelves and removed the back plate my removing 2 screws with a nutdriver.removed the old defrost timer and defrost heater which was really easy.then installed the new ones.the video i watched on the website was really helpfull.

refrige ws too cold

  • Customer: Jeffrey from Saint Charles IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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as per video

The frig was not cooling in main section or freezer

  • Customer: James M. from Belfair WA
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
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I ordered 3 temperature Sensors Part#PS304103 and viewed the video. Got there, opened the frig. and it looked totally different and no place in any part of this frig. that took these sensors as viewed on the video. Totally baffled why these parts were listed for this frig. there was no place in this frig that would access for these parts. Serial # was HR443071.Maybe this model is out of date for these parts. Trying to find someone who can repair it. Any ideas???Purchased this GE in 2008. Model #is GSS25WSTFSS Thanks, for your help. JIM

Refridgerator not cooling, freezer frosting over

  • Customer: Bill from Warrenton VA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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First, I had to remove the freezer drawer front. This is 8 large phillips head screws. then remove the plastic cover over the drawer slides. to do this, remove the white center screw from the slide near where it attaches to the drawer front. then the plastic cover will slide off pushing to the rear of the slide. take off the slides from the freezer walls by removing the phillips screws and pulling them towards you. They have tabs/slots in the rear. remove the center tray support and support bars, too. the icemaker has to come out, that is just 2 phillips screws but you also have to disconnect the electrical connector. just squeeze the locking wings and rock/pull. a screw in the top center of the back panel comes out. Lift and pull the back panel out. The evaporator coil appears. The thermocouple is attached to the coil in the upper right. Cut that one's wires and take it out. Just cut back about an inch from the back of the thermocouple, there is not much slack. Seperate and strip the wires back about 3/8 inch. Do the same for the new thermocouple. I twisted the wires together and used a solder sleeve to join the wires. The sleeve is just a little plastic tube that has a ring of solder in it that melts with heat gun heat. You can join the wires using butt connectors or whatever method appeals to you. I just wound the extra wire and put a cable tie around it, there is plenty of hiding space in that area. Make sure the new thermocouple is contacting the coil firmly.At this point, for a test, I left everything apart, propped the drawer against the opening and plugged the fridge in. Note that the evaporator fan will not start spinning immediately! It will just sit there making little bumps like it wants to go. The temp in the coil has to get settled before the electronics in the refridge will tell the fan to spin. It takes maybe 20 minutes. Reassemble. Fridge and freezer work great. It does take several hours for all to get cold again.

frige too cold

  • Customer: John from Island Lake IL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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changed sensors did not repair problem,replaced damper with mechanical damper fixed problem.

No water, ice maker worked

  • Customer: Rob from Seneca SC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair is easy enough, only problem I had was that I ordered the wrong part initially. Unfortunately, on the parts schematic there are two different parts listed and I didn't realize it. I did not look at my water valve prior to ordering, and naturally ordered the wrong one. One good thing, with the wrong part, there is a video showing the repair which I had watched. When I got the right part, the repair was basically the same as the video.

did not have water

  • Customer: Betty from Fenton MO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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It took me longer to get my tools then fix the problem. Very easy.Thanks Betty

no water from dispenser/ice maker ok

  • Customer: Anthony from Haymarket VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
water coils were frozen.removed line connections & placed hot wrags on coils while slowing applying air pressure to break free the ice.

Water valve stopped working

  • Customer: CAROLYN from BOWIE MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took out the old and put in the new one...Water is back on!

Water dispenser stops working but ice maker was fine

  • Customer: Eduardo from Port Washington WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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First, I replaced my water filter but when it didn't work I googled the problem and the most advice I found was the double outlet water valve must be bad. SO I ordered the parts thru parts select. But when I installed the valve, the water dispenser still didn't working. I went back to parts select website and to see if somebody had the same problem. A gentlemen posted that if the water line is frozen, no water will come out. So I defrosted my refrigerator and turned it on again and it finally work. So now, I wasn't sure if the REAL problem I had was just frozen line or a bad valve. I decided to keep the water valve since my ref was almost 10yrs old. (But I still don't know why my water line froze.)
All Instructions for the HSS25GFTABB
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