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Hotpoint refridgeerator not cooling HSS251FMD

Freezer nor fidge are keeping things cold

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    EVALINA Nov 16, 2014

    Thank You So Much, I did just change the switch board and the thermostat about 3 months ago. Im hoping its a condensor blade stuck. I did the repairs myself last time so i hope i can figure out how to check for a blade stuck , thanks again..

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Hello Evalina;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

There are several areas that affect your cooling problems:

1) Dirty condensing coil or condenser fan motor bad, or condenser fan blade stuck. The cleaning of the condenser cooling coil shown on the following diagram #730 can affect your cooling by as much as 40 Degrees F. But, I do not think that is your problem. Your cooling fan blade may be stuck or your cooling fan motor may be bad. Item 650 on the following Diagram.

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2.) You could have a bad thermostat which controls the cooling and activates the compressor and your evaporator cooling coil fan. This is item 730 on the following diagram, or you could have a bad cooling coil fan motor item 610 on the following diagram.
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3.) I do not believe you have a main control board problem.
You may have a restriction in your refrigerant seal system. If you pull off the back cover on your freezer and there is ice build-up in the upper right hand corner, then you have a restriction. If you pull off the back cover in your freezer and all of the evaporator coils do not have a nice frost pattern, then you have a refrigerant leak. This repair would require replacing the evaporator coil and refrigerant dryer the dryer. This repair would be about $600.00 USD.

I am sorry that I am not there to help you.

Your friend,
Peter, Baltimore, Maryland, USA







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  • EVALINA
    EVALINA Nov 16, 2014

    Hi Peter where would i be able to find the diagram you posted for some reason they dont alow me to see them? thanks

  • Peter Goodwin
    Peter Goodwin Nov 16, 2014

    Go into the following website I give you. Find your model on the left, then on the far right click on Parts. http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdir...

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Sounds like a Freon leak. How old is the unit? You will have to decide if it's worth fixing or to replace. GOOD LUCK FRIEND.

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