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HSS25GFTABB Hotpoint Refrigerator - Instructions

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Initial Problem was no water coming out of door dispenser but found housing supporting the board and dispenser was broken

  • Customer: Johnnie from Anaheim, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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1. Water not coming out of water dispenser in door. 2. Watched video and did trouble shooting and found that the water was not getting from the rear to the line connection at the bottom of the freezer door (outside the door). Ordered and installed the Double Outlet Water Valve in the rear of the refrigerator. I checked to make sure the water pressure was good and it was. After installation I still could not get water at the dispenser. I disconnected the line connection at the bottom of the door again and had water to the connection but not up through the door. 3. I watched the tape and disassembled the dispenser mechanism. I found that the flapper valve was not closing properly. There was frost on the inside of the ice slide in side the freezer door and water and cold air was coming out the ice slide to the outside of the refrigerator door. 4. I tried to close the flap and use the push mechanism while it was disassembled and found that the dispenser housing shield was broken where the left spring is attached that operates the actuator (black) where you put your glass to dispense ice and water. I ordered that part. After ordering that, I watched another video and found out that the ice dispenser flapper needed to be replaced. I ordered the flapper, spring, solenoid, and recess crank. Once all the parts arrived, I installed then via the instructions from the video and some figuring it out. It did not say how to install the dispenser housing shield so I just reversed engineered it from how it came off. Once I got all parts on, I tried the water and it still did not work. I figured out that the water was still frozen about two inches inside the water line at the dispenser down to about 18 inches into the pipe. I used a hair dryer and tried to thaw it out. No luck. It was late so I quit working. the next morning I tried the water and it worked. Now everything works perfectly and no frost and no cold air coming out of the flapper. I concluded that the flapper malfunction caused the freezer air to blow on the water dispenser pipe therefore freezing it. Since I fixed the flapper, the line thawed overnight and is working great. I think the back double outlet water valve went bad because we kept pushing the lever to try to get the water to flow and eventually burned it out. That is a guess on my part. We should have watched the great videos before we did more damage. The videos are excellent and the repair was easy after the troubleshooting was complete. Good luck with your repairs.

Dripping from condensation. Noticed fan wasn't running

  • Customer: Elaine from Johnson city, TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pull the old off ..put new one on

Refrigerator side was not cooling

  • Customer: Darryl from Weatherly, PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Removed the panel on the back wall inside the freezer side. To do this I unplugged the appliance, removed the racks, drawer, bulb and two screws holding the panel in place. The defrost cycle was not working so ice buildup on the coil was to the point of blocking air flow to the refrigerator side. I used a hair dryer set on high and stuffed two towels at the base of the coil to collect the melting frost and ice. Once the coil was clear of frost and ice I took the defrost timer off by sliding the clip off the tube, cut the wires and stripped the ends so I could use wire nuts to make the new connections . Placed the new defrost timer in the clip and reattached in the same location the old one was removed from. The sensor was replaced by doing the same steps. I replaced the panel after all the wire nuts were secured and the wires were tucked away where they would not interfere with the fan. Replaced the bulb, drawer, racks and food and plugged The refrigerator back in. 20 minutes from beginning to end.

Icemaker stopped making ice

  • Customer: James from North Billerica, MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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I just followed the directions carefully, loosened the screws with a nutdriver removed the unit from the screws, unplugged the unit from the freezer plug, took out the new unit, used the adapter supplied with the unit to match up with the plug in the freezer, carefully attached the icemaking unit to the screws, carefully slid the cord behind the unit, lightly clinched down the screws, checked it with a level and then did the final snug down. turned the unit on and it worked fine. Pretty easy, just take your time, don't rush and it will come out fine.

Refrigerator would stop. Could hear clicking from the computer board. Could spin fan and it would start again. Ice dispenser stopped working. If you hit the dispenser the motor would stop and start clicking again

  • Customer: Ken from Stockton, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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Pulled the refidgerator from the wall. Unplugged the refrigerator. Took cover off the back where the mother board was. Took a picture of all wiring with my phone just to be safe. Unplugged all wires. Used pliars to release the four white plastic pins to remove the board. Reinstalled the board in reverse order. Put cover back on the back. Plugged in the refrigerator to check if it worked. It came right on and now my water and ice dispenser all work like they should. Very easy to do! These guys make it easy! Bottom line! It'll save you money!

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).

Frost buildup in the freezer near the ice chute.

  • Customer: Brenda from Little Elm, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I watched the video on the PartSelect.com website and decided to give it a try. The replacement of the flapper was even easier than I anticipated! The old flapper was extremely warped and was allowing air into the freezer. I'm not sure how/why it was in that condition but I am happy to report that I have no more ice buildup. Thank you, PartSelect!

drawer slide broken

  • Customer: Hope from Park Ridge, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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my son did the repair

fridge was not cooling,ice maker not working. and making a clicking sound

  • Customer: jonathon e from cincinnati, OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
1)unplug the refrigerator from the wall 2)simply opened up the back panel by removing the screws with a nutdriver. 3)disconnected all the prong connections one at a time. 4)take new control board and reattach all prongs and green ground wire.5)reinstall rear panel 6)plug in refrigerator.

freezer, freezing up

  • Customer: Anthony from Forked River, NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
watch you tube demo how to do it.

Noisey, Ice auger motor not working, water dispenser worked poorly

  • Customer: Jose from Henderson, NV
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I follow the instructions on your video to change the mother board and the Ice auger motor. The repair was as easy as the video and just as simple....Thank you.

The Fridge & Freezer side were not getting cold. Also, the ice maker light would not work (not the bulb) and buttons wouldn't respond intermittently.

  • Customer: Thomas from Blanchard, OK
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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Unplugged the unit from the wall and pulled it out enough to gain to the panel on the rear of the appliance to the main control board. Even though it was not necessary, I took pics with my phone to be sure I would get it all reconnected back right. Removed all wires from the old control board being careful not pull wires from the connectors. Some were a bit stubborn to remove, but eventually they all relented and came off. Removed the old board from the retaining clips. After examination of the board, it definitely showed signs of an electrical short/burn on the back. Inserted new board onto the retaining clips. The new board was slightly different from the original and came with instructions that should not be ignored. Depending on the model of your appliance there may be wires to cut. I didn't cut the wire though, I just removed it from the clip and taped it. Reassembled all remaining connectors on the board and moved to the front of the freezer to replace the Defrost Thermostat and Temp Sensor. Removed all shelving and light cover to gain access to the screws needed to remove the panel covering the area needed. Located the thermostat and by the looks of it, it definitely needed replacing as well. Disconnected thermostat from the coil line it was clipped to. Cut the wires and reconnected the new thermostat. I don't know if it was necessary or not, but I went ahead and replaced the temp sensor that was also located near the thermostat. Put it all back together and plugged it in for the test. I like to say this corrected my issues, but I still had a problem. The freezer was working perfectly now, but the fridge side refused to get cold. I eventually fixed that problem as well by installing a defrost heater and a temp sensor on the fridge side.

Freezer Not Cooling

  • Customer: William from Winnetka, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Change thermostat and temperature sensor in the freezer section, but did not resolved the problem. Ordered the Main Control Board. After replaced the Main Controller Board. Refrigerator is back to normal.

Ice would not dispense

  • Customer: Maria from Dallas, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Took out the old ice tray and slipped in the new one! Easy Peasy!

Refrigerator Not Cooling- Hot

  • Customer: ronald from LADY LAKE, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video then ordered the defrost timer it was here in two days (ordered late saturday arrived tuesday). Spent $. 16 On two wire nuts and went to work . The repair took one hour including defrosting the coils with a hair dryer . Your website is my " go too " for parts and repair. I spent less than $20 including shipping !
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