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I have the above listed Hotpoint side by side HSS251FMD WW. It has chronically frozen up. I have replaced the motherboard, several temperature sensors and the defrosting unit. Yet the problem continues. Ice builds up on the coils and frost on the coverplate in the freezer side side soon or later. Have lost a lot of food because of this problem. Is it common? What does it take to repair it or should I just consider replacing it?

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Hi,

Since you have already changed some of the parts which could possibly be one of the reasons for the chronically freezing up issue I would suggest one last thing.

It most likely that the contacts in the cold control (thermostat) have fused together keeping the compressor running all the time and freezing everything. You need to replace the cold control.
It could also be that the condensate drain is plugging up causing the condensate to backup and freeze on the coils, or you have a defective evaporator.
In any case, if your fridge under warranty, I would recommend getting it replaced or serviced by a qualified technician, preferably someone from Hopoint itself..

If this does not work , then please give a thought of replacing the fridge with a new one.

Thanks

Posted on May 30, 2009

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