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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In the last few years GE has placed the models serial label on the top center, top left or top right of the fresh food section. Older models had it behind the fresh food door at the bottom or behind the grille. Also there were a couple of years they placed it behind or to the side of one of the lower drawers.
Sorry about all the different locations. That's just how they did it.
If your model is the TFX27PFSM BB I only see a simple defrost timer. But not to say that you possibly have a bad thermistor that came on some models. Part number 305273 This is an alert so I would keep a close eye on freezer and refrigerator temperatures. The defrost thermostat may be defective and the light is warning you of a problem coming. Let me now if I can help you more, Thanks Sea Breeze
you are correct in assuming that it is the evap fan. its purpose is to dissipate heat captured from the freon as it leaves the compressor. it could be that your defrost timer is faulty, but very hard to diagnose online.
Sounds like a defrost problem. Check to see if
there is any frost buildup in the back wall of the freezer. If so, it is not
defrosting as it should.
bad defrost timer
bad defrost heater (in freezer)
bad thermo switch in freezer
If you don’t know what these are then unplug the machine and let the ice
melt in the freezer overnight with the door open. Then try it the next day, if
is cooling fine then you need to have a service person replace one of the above
It sounds like you have a problem in the automatic defrost function. The most common problem on a Hotpoint/GE fridge is the defrost heater element burning out.
Remove the back wall from the inside of the freezer section and you will see the heater below the evaporator coil. You will need to check it with a volt/ohm meter to know for sure if it is bad, but that is the most likely problem.
If you will post the complete model number I will try to give more detailed advise.