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Hotpoint HSS221FPA WW Side by side refrigerator runs continuously. coils are clean/replaced defrost heater. Even with refrig side turned off...keeps running

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Howdy....Try changing the sensor to the themostat,or something is covering it so its not getting the cut off temp.

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I have a Hotpoint HSS25GFPEWW side by side.....initially the ice maker stopped crushing and dispensing ice....then the freezer started to warm. I cleaned the condenser coils and confirmed the condenser...


dead if the compressor is running and theres no cooling or frost on the evaporator you have leaked out all your freon only way to fix is call a pro about 600$ to fix

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Refridgerator side not cooling, there is a lot of frost on the coils of the freezer. I have defrosted once, cleaned the evaporator coils and fan, then it just froze up again. What do you think?


Most likely , the problem is a bad defrost heater , pt # WR51X10055 , but I would still suggest going thru the motions to make sure . The heater runs about $45.00 .
Pull the refrig out and remove the 8 " x 10 " panel . Behind this panel , is the main control board . Unplug the refrig . Remove the BLUE plug from the board , with 3 larger wires going to it . Looking at the blue plug , the sequence will be wire1,wire2,space,wire3 . Get a short piece of insulated wire , and strip about 1/4 inch from each end . Insert 1 end into wire2 , and the other into wire3 . Plug the refrig back in . After about 3 min , look in the freezer , at the bottom , behind the crisper , look for a red glow . If no red glow , unplug the refrig , and reassemble the plug and cover . This no glow , indicates a shorted defrost heater WR51X10055 . It is also advisable to replace the defrost thermostat ( pt. number WR50X10068 ) when replacing the heater . To access these parts , you will have to remove the inside rear wall of the freezer . The heater , is at the bottom of the coils , held on with 2 screws , and the thermostat , is the 1 " cylinder , with a blue and pink wire going to it , clipped on the top left of the coils .
If you do get a red glow , then the # 4 thermistor is bad . This tells the main control board , the temp of the coils , if they need defrosted , when they are thru defrosting . This thermistor is the 1 " long , torpedo looking piece , clipped on the top left of the coils , with 2 white wires going to it . Part number WR55X10025 . It would be advisable to also replace the # 5 thermistor , located at the bottom of the freezer , slightly in front of the drain , also with 2 white wires going to it , slid into a housing . This thermistor , is the freezer thermistor , which tells the control board , the freezer temp and when to cycle off due to selected temperature

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Refridgerator side is set to 34 but temp reads 52 last night freezer was at 20 when set to 0 cleaned coil of dust now reads 0 but fridge side still wont come down it is a GE side by side


your evaporator coil in the freezer behind the rear panel is iced up and cold air cant flow thru ice,defrost the evaporator coil,then check continuity of the heater element under the coil,if its good,then suspect the defrost control,usually located in the refrige side on the upper area

Jul 18, 2010 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

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Nine y/o GE side by side not getting cold enough


More likely a defrost heater. Look inside the freezer at the back wall. Any frost there? If so, turn off refrig., unload freezer, take back panel off inside freezer, and use a hair dryer to melt off the frost. Replace the defrost heater located at the bottom of the frosted coils. (New heater may appear different than original, but instructions are included) If you don't have the defrost heater on hand, just manually defrosting the coils and re-starting the refrig will get is cooling again for at least a week before problem will re-occur. (this give you enough time to get the replacement part)

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My ge side by side model gss25jfmc ww will start to freeze food in the cool side then it stops cooling in the freezer side. Ice will form on the back wall of the freezer. I haved thawed it out &...


I can tell you how to find the problem , but , it is a little work .
Pull the refrig out and remove the 8 " x 10 " panel . Behind this panel , is the main control board . Unplug the refrig . Remove the BLUE plug from the board , with 3 larger wires going to it . Looking at the blue plug , the sequence will be wire1,wire2,space,wire3 . Get a short piece of insulated wire , and strip about 1/4 inch from each end . Insert 1 end into wire2 , and the other into wire3 . Plug the refrig back in . After about 3 min , look in the freezer , at the bottom , behind the crisper , look for a red glow . If no red glow , unplug the refrig , and reassemble the plug and cover . This no glow , indicates a shorted defrost heater WR51X10055 . It is also advisable to replace the defrost thermostat ( pt. number WR50X10068 ) when replacing the heater . To access these parts , you will have to remove the inside rear wall of the freezer . The heater , is at the bottom of the coils , held on with 2 screws , and the thermostat , is the 1 " cylinder , with a blue and pink wire going to it , clipped on the top left of the coils .
If you do get a red glow , then the # 4 thermistor is bad . This tells the main control board , the temp of the coils , if they need defrosted , when they are thru defrosting . This thermistor is the 1 " long , torpedo looking piece , clipped on the top left of the coils , with 2 white wires going to it . Part number WR55X10025 . It would be advisable to also replace the # 5 thermistor , located at the bottom of the freezer , slightly in front of the drain , also with 2 white wires going to it , slid into a housing . This thermistor , is the freezer thermistor , which tells the control board , the freezer temp , and , when to cycle off due to temp satisfied .

Jan 01, 2010 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

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My GE fridge is not defrosting the coils in the back. What's up?


if u have frost build up in the freezer it will affect the temperature
and it needs to defrost
problems could be
defrost timer.
thermostat.
terminator.
heater s.
unit problems (unlikely) if even frost coating.

Jun 16, 2009 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

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Freezer and fridge are not cooling but we hear the sound of the refrigerator


your defrost heater or timer is not working . rotate you defrost timer until it clicks and check if its is defrosting if it is let it defrost for about 10 mins and turn the timer some more to take it out of defrost. replace timer

Jun 02, 2009 | Hotpoint HSS25GFP Side by Side...

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Freezer not working


Hi, are you getting ice or frost build up.
The most common part that goes bad on these are the defrost heaters. THe defrost heater is below the evaporator coil and usually has a blue and pink wire to it. Test the heater for continuity. If it tests open, replace the heater. If it tests closed, check continuity on the bi-metal stat located on top the evaporator fast to the coil. The bi-metal stat has to be tested cold. Again, if it tests open, replace it.
If both of these test ok. you wil need to replace the defrost control.
Please let me know if this has helped you or if I can assist you further.

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Vic

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Please don't rate this solution because people generally don't rate well when it's bad news, even though the response is correct. When the DC evap. motor goes out, it can take out the motherboard. (located behind the small panel on back of the refrig.)

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