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Our Hotpoint/GE side by side refrigeratyor model HSS25IFMDWW Serial Number MD201796 appears to not be defrosting properly. Therefore the coils in the freezer section are frosted over, the ice is not solid and the refrigerator section is not real cold.

Can you help?

PS: I bought the refrigerator about 6 years ago in the middle of a move and lost the manual. Do you the library would have one? Also, I need to locate a wiring diagram....can you help with this too!

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  • dawn48 Aug 05, 2008

    Did you fix your problem??? I bought a defrost thermostate for starters. The evp coils is getting hot/red. The only other solution is to replace the electronic piece on the back. It was on the list of possible problems. But the defrost thermostate was only $10 and some change. Update me and let me know what you did.

  • dawn48 Aug 07, 2008

    I'm still having have the same problems after changing out the defrost thermostat. Does anyone have any other solutions? Is there a defrost timer.....

  • jaronson199 Apr 08, 2009

    I have the same problem. I am thinking about changing the defrost heater. Has anyone tried this or know of a good way to test it? I found a defrost heater on ebay for $17 delivered



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I have the same problem. A lot of people in forums are telling me it could be the defrost heater. Anyone know how to test it?

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  • jaronson199 Apr 08, 2009

    I solved my problem, it was a burned up defrost heater


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I`m actually working on the same problem. defrost problem and no wiring diagram. I defosted evap. coil to get by weekend and will look at it again monday 8/4/2008. same refrigerator.

Posted on Aug 04, 2008

  • thanks for asking. I went back on tuesday and everything was fine. could have been a loose conector plug. I also found wiring diagram in control console, where the cold-control is. there was no defrost info on diagram.

  • you could ohm out the defrost heater. thats the first thing to check. there is no defrost timer, the main circuit board controls defrost. its in the back.


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