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Hotpopint freezer works for a few weeks then ices up (coils) and warms up. This has happened three times and each time I think it okay after I defrost the freezer. Compressor runs, I did not put anything hot in the fridge or freezer and the seal on doors looks good. Also, nothing is leaking. The freezer is about five years old, is it time to replace? Model HSS251FMB WW. Is there a part I need? The spring on the ice door is shot, so I know I need the spring/selinoid but have a washcloth over the partial opeining. Thanks, Scott

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Hello,

Your freezer need to recondition. the efficiency is lower due to some dirt accumulated in the condenser, Pls replace the suspected fault. If you can do it by yourself but better call repairman in your area to efficiently fix the issue.

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Hi,
There could be three points of failure on the machine and all are repairable.
1. Thermostat
2. Defrost heater
3. Deforst timer coil.

As per the description you gave the most probable failure on your refidgerator is the thermostat. If are comfortable with electric circuits you can check the same . Do refer to the wiring diagram sticker pasted at the back of the unit . Otherwise call a repair man to do the job.


Thanks & regards
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