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HSS25GFTABB Hotpoint Refrigerator - Instructions

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Broken auger

  • Customer: john from sparks NV
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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Through your video. Awesome video.

The freezer part of fridge was frosting up inside the freezer. Food was starting to thaw.

  • Customer: Lorraine from Nashwauk MN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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I went on Parts Select and typed in the problem, and they gave me the parts that might be the problem. So, I ordered the two parts, and put them in. Was really easy, as there are videos on parts select to help you remove the part and put the new one in. So simple. My freezer is working right now, so time will tell.

Freezer side has ice forming inside and refrigerator side is warm

  • Customer: James from Los Angeles CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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1) Unplug refrigerator (2) Remove the freezer trays/racks (3) Remove freezer light bulb (4) Remove screws holding rear freezer panel (inside freezer) (5) Defrost condenser with hair dryer (6) Clean up the excess water (7) Cut 2 wires to defrost thermostat (8) Splice in new t-stat with electrical twist connectors (9) Wrap connectors with electrical tape to prevent any excess moisture from entering electrical connections (10) Clip new t-stat into place on tube (11) Screw rear freezer panel back in place (12) Screw light bulb in (13) Return trays/ racks (14) Plug in refrigerator

Frost on every thing, ice freezing in clumps in the ice bucket.

  • Customer: Loyal from glendale AZ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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I followed the instructions according to the video on your web site. I removed the shelves and the ice bucket, then the back panel to access the thermostat and the temperature sensor. I cut the wires, then proceeded to replace the parts. Because I am 75 years old and not as agile as a younger person and I have to wear glasses made it was more difficult for me, it took me longer to do the job. My assistent (my sweet wife) was a lot of help because I had a hard time telling the orange wire from the pink wire. I reinstalled every thing back and plugged in the electric cord and prayed. Next, because the ice clumps broke the auger, I had to replace that. We pulled up the video and watched it over to check the sequences, and that made following the instructions very easy. With my assistent we were able to replace the auger without to much difficulty. This has fixed the problem. AMEN!

Refrigerator's Freezer section was warm and there was ice accumulating on the inside back panel.

  • Customer: Richard from Orlando FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the interior shelves and set screw which holds the light cover in place. Next I removed the four screws that hold the back panel in place. Located the defrost thermostat and removed it from the aluminum tubing by unclipping it, just as it was illustrated in the repair video. Cut the wires and stripped the ends and then connected them to the ends of the new defrost thermostat. Connected them together with an 16-14 gauge crimp style end cap. Taped the entry point into the end cap to reduce moisture penetration. Reassembled the back panel, light cover and shelves.

fresh food side did not get cold

  • Customer: Walter from Upper Marlboro MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
the parts I ordered did not fix the problem the problem was with repairman did not follow the instruction and cut jumper wire on main control board

no cold air in food compartment

  • Customer: John from Boca Ratone FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)
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1, Removed back plate in freezer.2. Replaced heater by pulling out electric wire plug and removing two screws holding heater at bottom of coils. 3. Replaced Defrost thermostat & temperature sensor per instructions found online. Unit now working fine. Thank you for your quick delivery. John

Freezer won't defrost

  • Customer: Connie from Tavares FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Open up the freezer make shore the fan is running/unplug the unit take out the Shelf,s take a 1/4 inch nut driver and take the back panel out pull out the ice box pull up on the back panel and pull it out to expose the coil it should be blocked with ice if it is take a blow dryer and defrost it unplug the fan and push it up. On top of the coil you will fiend the defrost timer take your hand and unstrap it and pull it out. Cut the wires and strip the wires back enough take the new part and wire nut the wires together and tape with electrical tape and put back on the coil. Put every thing back together your dun plug the unit in and wait over night if you can to let every thing cool.

Frost buildup in Freezer, Fridge too warm. Fan running too long

  • Customer: Bjorn from Westlake Village CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
According to PartSelect website, the probably cause was Temperature Sensor or Defrost Thermostat. I watched the replacement videos. . .. very nice and seemed easy. Ordered the parts and got within 3 days (nice!). I followed the procedure on the video for disassembly, I used a hair dryer to melt the ice buildup on coils and then cut the old Sensor and Thermostat out of the wire harness and, instead of using crimper to seal my new splices, I soldered them instead. I used shrink wrap sleeves, then wrapped in electrical tape for permanent insulation. My Fridge now functions like new again.Thanks Partselect! You are the best!

not defrosting

  • Customer: Claude B from Spring Grove PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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removed shelves and rear panel. cut wires, spliced in new part used wire nuts and filled wire nuts with silicone, replaced back panel and shelving

Fridge and Freezer too warm

  • Customer: Benjamin from bear DE
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I noticed that the fridge was getting too warm and that the freezer side was starting to get frost build up on the back wall. I figured I would replace the heater and heater thermostat just to be safe. I had to remove the 2 back screws and panel to reveal the evaporator coils. They were a solid block of ice so i had to use a hair dryer to melt all the ice off the coils. Install was a snap after that. Make sure you have a couple of small wire nuts since you have to cut the wires to the thermostat to wire on the new one. One week later and so far, so good. If I didn't have to take the time to defrost the coils, the install would have been under 30 minutes easy.

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
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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.

freezer side freezing and thawing

  • Customer: Al from Houston TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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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.

Frige was warm and Freezer was freezing up

  • Customer: khampheuy from Kerrville TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I have checked the defrost thermostat:During the defrosting cycle the thermostat is still open

not cold enough in the freezer compartment and cabin pressure also warmer than usual.

  • Customer: Barbara from Rodeo CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I called angies list to get a name of a repair person . We were having very hot weather and I did not want my freezer food to spoil. The cost was not bad for the look see $127.00 plus parts and labor added on to this. I decided to look on the internet and found your services and the video on how to replace the part that might be bad. I bought a new thermostat and also a sensor and added the control board as the refrigerator is 13 years old. I spent a total of $206.00 and did the work myself so no labor cost. I was so happy as a new refrigerator like this one would be $3100.00 plus tax. Thank You R. Polglase
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