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HSS25GFTABB 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 going into defrost too long & re-freezing items

  • Customer: Andrew from Simpsonville SC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I was intimidated by this repair(as I am with most repairs), because there were 2 possible problems. But being able to purchase both parts for $30 (including shipping) made it worth a try. Thanks to the instructional videos that were sent, the repair was much easier than I anticipated. For me, the hardest part was fitting my shoulders in the narrow freezer. Now the appliance works like a charm. This would have been a $150-$200 repair had I called a company to do it.

refrig not turning off and defrosting

  • Customer: Robert from Orlando FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
replaced the defrost thermostat. The "how to" video was superb. Watched it twice before beginning the job. repair went as described.

Side by side refrigerator side was not cooling, And freezer was not cold enough to keep ice from melting.

  • Customer: joe from cathedral city CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed back panel,removed ice maker.And you can see the two wires colors are a snap to identify cut the two wires spliced the new one in done deal!

Running hot

  • Customer: Ken from Cloverdale IN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The mother board was bad....solder the board and it works like a charm.

freezer was cold fridge wasn't

  • Customer: Chuck from Hebron NE
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Really easy unplugged unit took off back panel in the freezer thawed out coils remover sensor replaced with the new one put the unit back together works fine took about 35 min.

Fridge warm inside

  • Customer: Grazyna from Oak Lawn IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My fridge starting getting warm inside so I took the back panel of the freezer off and seen the coils being completely frozen. I thawed it with hair dryer and took out both the heater element and thermostat off and performed an ohm test with multimeter. Heater seeme good with 23 ohm resistance but thermostat had no current flow through it. After replacing the thermostat the fridge works like new. I replaced the heater as well even though it seemed okay for peace of mind.

Refrigerator and Freezer were not staying cold. Condensor was completley iced up.

  • Customer: Michael from Oconomowoc WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Emptied Freezer (to get access to panel covering condensor coils and Defrost Thermostat). Pulled off cover panesl. Had to wait for ice to clear from condensor. Replaced Defrost Thermostat (5 min job), replaced panels and was back in business.

Fridge warm, freezer side warm, ice buildup on back wall

  • Customer: edward from easton MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Used your, diagnostic chart,whatched associated video and replaced thermostat. Easy , simple and cheap!!! I am thrilled with the website and service you provide. I definately will be back for more repairs as they arise. THANK YOU !!!!!

Refrigerator and freezer put out about 10 deg. F less than the electronic setting.

  • Customer: EDWARD from Beaumont CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Based on instruction I replaced the defrost thermostat and the temperature sensor. There was no improvement. The defrost thermostat was supplied with orange and red wires. the original wires were orange and pink. I connected the 2 orange wires and the pink to the red. So I don't really know if that is the problem or not. currently I don't know what to do next anyone got an ideas? It has dual evaporation.

did not defrost

  • Customer: Barbara from PAUPACK PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I looked at your video . very nice. job went fast. thank you mike.

Freezer Kept defrosting

  • Customer: William A from Conyers GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I looked at the video that came with the part and followed what i saw. My wife and i was about to go out and spend between $1500 and $2500 on a new refrigerator due to continuous defrosting. It had been happening for about a year. I followed the instructions from the video and the defrosting has stopped. Thanks so much for the video and the part! We do not need a new refrigerator after all.

Will not Defrost

  • Customer: Ronald from Sparland IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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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

Freezer compartment wouldn't regulate the temperature properly

  • Customer: Larry from Boyds MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Using a nut driver, I removed the panel that covers the freezer coil. Using wire stripper/cutters. I replace the Temperature sensor and Thermostat. I also replaced the heater element that comes on when the freezer goes into defrost mode. Worked like a charm. The original problem was the freezer compartment would thaw just enough to start the melting process then freeze everything and build up ice to the point where the ice that was produced from the ice maker would just turn into a big block of ice. Everything is working perfectly now with only an hours worth of work and about $75.00 in parts.

Freezer temperature not cold enough

  • Customer: William from Crossville TN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I just followed the directions given and watched the video provided on line from Parts Select. The only disadvantage is my size trying to get my arms into the freezer space. A woman could do it much easier because of their size. The freezer is working fine now and maintaing temperature required or specified. If necessary I'll use this site again. Thanks...a 74 yr young senior
All Instructions for the HSS25GFTABB
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