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HSS25GFTAWW Hotpoint Refrigerator - Instructions

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Water dispenser would not fill a glass completely

  • Customer: Jay from Oceanside CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
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The trouble with DIYers is that they don't have very much experience with and the benefit of several repairs on the same appliance. So they must rely on their mechanical abilities and the youtube help of Steve. So they must resort to eliminating the variables as their diagnostic approach. In my case I was unable to find the exact description of my problem, so I began with what seemed like the most likely and the least expensive replacement. So after I had replaced the water valve, the micro switch and the main board I finally found the problem was the water filter by ordering and installing a water bypass valve which I did not have readily available at the start.

Micro Switch out on water/ice dispenser

  • Customer: Gerald from Boise ID
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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Used putty knife to pry off frame from around dispensing unit. Pulled circuit board forward and unscrewed dispensing mechanism. located micro switch and replaced. Reinstalled dispensing unit, circuit board and frame.

GE refer ice and water kept running

  • Customer: Mike from Spokane WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I researched the issue on line and replaced the microswitch. I didn't test the part since it was so inexpensive and the whole process only took me about 15 minutes to complete. I didn't know "where" the microswitch was located until I watched your video, a very helpful tool. Thanks PartSelect, the part arrived 3 days after I ordered it.Mike in Spokane, WA

Auger motor wouldn't stop running.

  • Customer: Thomas from Manassas VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Removed control panel. Snapped out pretty easily. Removed flapper assembly (4 small screws). Replaced micro switch by prying it away from its holder (unsnaps easily). Disconnected the two wires leading to the micro switch and connected them to the new microswitch and reinstalled switch in reverse order. Cost of switch, approximately $13 including shipping. Saved a ton of money doing it myself.

Water dispenser not dispensing water

  • Customer: David from Georgetown TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
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I went to the internet and found parts select web site. Saw all of the possible fixes for my problem and read all of the other repair stories. My story actually became a journey that is still continuing. I first changed the water filter, but still no water at the dispenser. I next disconnected the coupling at the bottom of the freezer door that carries water to the dispenser and when the dispenser was depressed, water flowed at the coupling, but not at the dispenser. After reconnecting the coupling, I turned the freezer setting to 1 for 4-5 days, but still no water at the dispenser (possibly the line was frozen, but we had recently been away for a week and the water dispenser still supplied water at a freezer setting of 4). Now I am at the point of the journey into replacing parts one at a time to get water. First I ordered the dual water valve for the ice maker and water dispenser. I replaced this valve with instructions from Parts Select and still no water at dispenser. Next I ordered and replaced the switch at the dispenser lever and still no water. Next was the solenoid attached to the ice door, ordered, replaced and still no water at dispenser. I am now at the final part in this repair and that is the $132 circuit board. So I will be ordering this part soon and hopefully that will fix the issue.

Water would not shut off but ice would make ice.

  • Customer: James from Fort Myers FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
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I removed the front panel from water dispensor placing a very small screwdriver in the three small holes under the panel. It came free and then I was able to get to the solenoid and switch easily. However, my problem was not solved. It turned out to be the secondary water valve in the back of the unit, which is also an easy repair. The problem with repairs like this is you don't know if you're buying the right part until after you have installed it. Returning the parts are easy except for electrical parts which they won't take back once unstalled. All the parts were delivered the next day, although it said 3 to 5 business days.

Frost built up inside freezer door around the ice dispenser

  • Customer: William from Seneca SC
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I read other repairs listed that were related to my problem (found them very helpful). I ordered one of each part listed in the related repairs. I used a plastic putty knife/scraper to get the plastic trim piece to pull away from the freezer door (without marking the door or trim piece). I removed the plastic trim piece (it felt like it would break, but it didn't). I lifted up, and pull out, on the bottom of the control panel unit, and disconnected the wires. Next, I removed the four screws at the corners of the plastic ice chute housing and removed it. This exposes the dispenser door recess crank, recess door spring, recess door retainers (there are two, but I only bought one, no big deal, there was nothing wrong with the old ones), dispenser door solenoid assembly, dispenser door flapper/assembly, and switch. I replaced all of these parts, but I'm pretty sure only the dispenser door solenoid was causing my problem. I cleaned rust and mildew off all of the parts not being replaced and reassembled every thing in reverse order of the dis-assembly. The only thing that made this a little bit difficult was seeing what I was doing up inside the black plastic ice chute housing - the flashlight was a necessity (my wife had to hold it because I need both hands for the little bitty screws, especially those used at the little door retainer clips. Be really careful not to bend the recess door spring - it's easy to do (I bent the new one, and reused the old one).

Water Filter Red Light

  • Customer: Charles from Foresthill CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Replaced Water Filter (twist off old filter; twist on new.)

broken door bin

  • Customer: Barbara from Port Charlotte FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Remove broken door bin, insert new door bin

vegetable drawer had large broken crack on side would not slide without catching on the slide track

  • Customer: trevor from somerset KY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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had to take the handle off the old drawer and snap into new one be careful not to brake the handle getting it off the old drawer

Solenoid and screws rust until the solenoid will not function and the assembly flapper will not close.

  • Customer: Roger from Hernando FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed all parts necessary, solenoid, recess retainer, dispencer door recess crank, and assembly flapper. Hardest part was getting old highly rusted screws out so I could remove the necessary parts. I replaced all screws with stainless steal screws, so the next time they will come out easier. This is the second time i've had to replace the solenoid because of rusty solenoid plunger, very poor design, not to mention the couple times i've taken the solenoid out to clean off the rust, but eventually its stops working because of the excessive rust on the plunger.

Ice not dropping in chute, frequent freezing up of dispenser.

  • Customer: Robert from Richmond Hill GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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My GE Arctica refrigerator was constantly freezing up the chute that drops the ice. I googled the problem and found a youtube video on how to replace the solenoid and the dispenser door flapper. Repair was simple, removed the front panel with a small screwdriver, removed the circuit board and rear plastic assembly. Unscrewed the 2 screws holding the solenoid in place and snapped out the old flapper. Immediately I could tell the problem because the flapper was warped an not allowing a seal to form on the door. Youtube is great and I frequently go there to see if someone has made a video with the maintenance problems that I am having around the house. PartsSelect had my replacements here in one day. Saved a couple of hundred on a service call.

flapper would stay open with cubes lodged in it

  • Customer: Joe from Harkers Is. NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Used a putty knife to pry trim up around dispensing unit. Look up behind bottom edge of control panel for three small holes.(use flashlight) Used a small (1/8") phillips screwdriver to press up in holes to release panel. Remove flapper unit and selenoid. I changed black rubber flapper and solenoid. The solenoid is designed to hold the flapper unit open to allow all the cubes to clear the chute and it then is closed by the small spring after the delay. Works fine!

Dispensor Door not closing

  • Customer: Vic from Lake St Louis MO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I followed the video, repair was quick and easy. I replaced more parts than needed but I don't want to have to repair the door mechanism a second time.

broken light switch in refrigerator due to item falling on it

  • Customer: Claudia from Ocean Park WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Anyone can do this. I am a 70 year old woman. With a kitchen knife, I gently pushed up from the bottom of the old and broken light switch to disengage the plastic catch. Then I unplugged the old one and plugged in the new one. It was then a matter of sliding in the new light switch paying attention to which side was "up". It works perfectly.
All Instructions for the HSS25GFTAWW
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