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HSS25IFMDWW Hotpoint Refrigerator - Instructions

All installation instructions for HSS25IFMDWW parts

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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

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.

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)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.

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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.

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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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).

switch wouldn't come out anymore and turn light on

  • Customer: Cynthia from Seatac WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Gently pry out switch in door jam with screwdriver and pull both connectors off and put connectors on new switch then push switch back into the hole. Looked it up on the internet and video showed how to and also had link to new part, ordered and less than a week later the fridge is bright again. I have an older freezer also and it seems that they all use the same switches. Very Very easy

no light in freezer

  • Customer: christopher from collegeville PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Connected the 2 wires and pushed in the switch until it clicked.

refig light did not work

  • Customer: paul from east hanover NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
per your instructions

Bad switch for door prevented interior light from coming on

  • Customer: Patricia from Sylva NC
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just as your video described, although due to the age of the fridge, it took a bit longer to remove the defective switch. Your video made this so simple, I can't imagine why we lived with a dark fridge for so long! I was ready to buy a whole new fridge, as repairmen are often nonexistent for small repairs. I am the biggest fan of your company & it's repair video. THANK YOU SO MUCH

failed light switch

  • Customer: Jules from Crowley LA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I started removing the switch by prying on the right side with a screwdriver, when it emerged enough I used pliers to finish removing it. I then unpluged rhe wires from the bad switch and pluged them on the new switch and "poped" it into the hole.
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