Question about Hotpoint HSS25GFP Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

Water dispenser keeps running

My Hotpoint side by side fridge's water dispenser keeps on running every few minutes and flooded my kitchen. The nightlight also turns on when wafer is on. I switched to ice and ice will come out every few minutes. I unplugged the fridge for few minutes hoping it will reset the circuit. It did not and water/ice continues to dispense every few minutes. Any suggestions?

Posted by on

  • Allen yuyu Dec 12, 2006

    I could not open the front cover. It appears the there are 2 taps on either sides. I don't want to force it so I called GE since I am still covered with the warranty (barely 1 year old). After the rep. heard my problem, she put me on hold and they came back 1st thing say it is the dispense board problem and will ship me a new board. I asked if this is a known problem and she refuse to say but said this has occurred many times. I will get the board this week and see what instruction it comes with. I will keep you posted.



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 878 Answers

Allen, one of two things here. The dispenser target switch has gone bad or the actuator arm is not releasing the switch. Remove the front cover by using a small screw driver to unlock the tabs at the bottom. Slide the panel down and out. Disconnect the wire harness. Remove the 4 phillip screws in the door dispenser housing. Slide the housing out and disconnect the target switch and light connectors. Now you can spread out the locking tabs and examine the switch. If this all checks good, then the board is the back.

Posted on Dec 11, 2006


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Water dispenser beep-beep

I am wondering about the hose you shoved in and the leak stopped. Is the hose you pushed in buckled where it hooks on or is there a buckled spot where the water comes out of the fridge. Just a guess.

Mar 03, 2017 | Hotpoint HSS25GFP Side by Side...

1 Answer

Fridge will only dispense 6 cups at a time?

Some fridges have a safety feature built in, which turns off water if the water valve was open for a certain number of seconds, to avoid flooding. So if you need a lot of water, make sure to release water dispenser lever for a second or two every minute.

If the above is not the case, you may need to replace the water valve or a switch on the water dispenser.
The way to find out which part needs replacement is to check the voltage on the green water valve coil when the dispenser lever is pressed but it's not dispensing water. If 110v AC is present across the coil - replace valve. If there's no 100v AC - replace switch in the dispenser. Make sure to unplug the fridge before opening the dispenser.

Good luck!
First Choice Appliance

Jun 03, 2010 | Whirlpool ED2KVEXVQ (217 cu ft) Side by...

1 Answer

My hotpoint fridge dispenses ice, but not water. The filter has been changed. Model #HSS25GFPE WW

Set up a shop light, one of those Halogen type lights. And have it shining right on it at the highest setting. The water in the line has frozen. After about 30 minutes to an hour it should start working again. You could also use a blow dryer but I'd rather not stand in front of the fridge that long. Remember if you got kids in the house to warn them not to touch the light!

Mar 13, 2010 | Hotpoint HSS25GFP Side by Side...

2 Answers

We have a Hotpoint side by side fridge. It always makes

check the door in the dispenser if moisture is condensing and freezing so that the door won't open try manually popping the door open just before you attempt to dispense ice, maybe you'll get lucky, otherwise your going to have to get a technician to come and check the micro-switch for the dispenser

Dec 05, 2009 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Water pouring from waterdispenser in side by side refrig

Dispenser leaking----Probably replace the water inlet valve on the back where the water supply comes in. Disconnect the water line to the dispenser there and see if it keeps dripping when you try the dispenser

Jul 01, 2009 | Kenmore 5553 / 655532 / 55534 / 55539 Side...

1 Answer

The water feed to the ice maker will not shut off.

Either the water valve has stuck open or the IM water switch is stuck. Unplug the wires from the water valve and see if the water has stopped. If yes it is the switch, if still running in the it is the valve.

Jun 20, 2009 | Hotpoint HSS25GFT 25.0 Cu. Ft....

1 Answer

No water to door dispenser

The water lines might be frozen. The found the water lines in my fridge behind the bottom drawers and used a hair dryer to melt the ice.

Jan 23, 2009 | Hotpoint HSS25GFP Side by Side...

1 Answer

Hotpoint Refridgerator HSS251FMBWW, Ice dispenser runs by itself

Hi! Hopefully the manual of a similar Hotpoint fridge witll help you. There may be not a unique reason of this problem. Seems that it might be a problem of a cube dispenser.

Aug 09, 2017 | Hotpoint HSS25IFMCC / HSS25IFMWW Side by...

3 Answers

Kenmore side by side fridge not freezing after pwr went out for few hours

check freezer for frost build up and if fan blowing, check condenser make sure clean, and fan blowing, check vents in refrig. make sure no blockage, freezer control should be in the middle setting, you can try turning that to Warmer freezer allowing MORE air to refrigertor side.

Sep 04, 2007 | Hotpoint HSS25GFP Side by Side...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Hotpoint HSS25GFP Side by Side Refrigerator Logo

559 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Hotpoint Refrigerators Experts

Charles T Nevin
Charles T Nevin

Level 3 Expert

4070 Answers

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4655 Answers

Sal De

Level 3 Expert

2694 Answers

Are you a Hotpoint Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides