Question about Hotpoint HSS25GFT 25.0 Cu. Ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator with GE SmartWater Filtration, LightTouch
Replaced motherboard and defrost heater because of ice buildup on coils in freezer. Still not cooling so planned to order defrost thermostat next. However, freezer now seems to be defrosting. I can hear it make intermittent hissing noise and see water dripping down from behind panel and defrosting, but the fridge still isn't cooling properly. Damper door seems to stay shut all the time, too. If I hold thermistor on fridge side in my hand to warm it manually, the damper door will open but quickly closes again once I let go. Is this indication that fridge thermistor needs replaced? Or should still replace the defrost thermostat even though defrost seems to be working now?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
first remove freezer panel in back and check frost pattern on evaporator coil while ref. is running and evap. fan disconnected. should be totally covered in light frost.
Posted on Aug 07, 2008
Either the repair guy did not wire up the heater correctly or he replaced the wrong part, if the heater was good it was likley to be the defrost thermostat...I would call the repair guy back to check.
Posted on Jun 23, 2009
SOURCE: Why is Fridge not cooling well?
The part number you need is going to be WR09X10050. This is for the damper assembly, but while you are at it change out part number WR55X10150. this is the part that controls the damper and more than likely if one fails the other will be soon to follow
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Posted on Jun 06, 2012
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First unplug the unit
from main power outlet. Then empty whole unit completely. Then keep both the
doors open. Wait for 24 hours. All the ice collected on the coils and in the
freezer section will get melted. Clean the water from the sections.
Then Connect the power cord of the unit to main power outlet after 24
hours/.Then set the temperature to normal in both fridge and freezer section.
It will take near to 4 hours to get run in its proper cooling cycle. Then
check, if the problem returns again. Then its defrost board problem.
If it's again building up ice that means the unit is not defrosting. It's starting the cooling procedure, and then while defrosting, it's not working. The defrost assembly consists of three main parts. The defrost thermostat, the defrost heater and defrost board. Any of the one is not functioning. When thermostat sense the maximum cooling, it triggers the defrost heater to start heating and this defrosts the ice collected on the coils and the system works. Both thermostat and heater are controlled by defrost board. First the thermostat and defrost heater to be checked, if both check ok by meter and visually, then its defrost board causing the problem. You can get required parts from from online sites like: --- www.repairclinic.com or from searspartsdirect online site. --------- This should help.Thanks.Helpmech.
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