Question about Hotpoint HSS25GFP Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

Compressor and water are hot!

We first noticed a problem a couple weekes ago. The water from the dispensor was very hot for about the first 4-5 fl. oz. dispensed, then was cool. I later discovered that the compressor was heating the water line. The floor directly beneath the refrigerator was very warm, so I pulled out the refrigerator, took off the cover, and cleaned out the dust and lint. Surprisingly, there was not very much dust, etc. to remove. The black compressor tank is very hot to the touch and a bit noisier than it was several months ago. The fan is running fine. The unit is only two years old. Is there any danger of a fire from the heat? What do I do? Thanks!

Posted by on

  • Jay OBrien Jun 02, 2007

    The GE authorized repair person came over to check the frige and said there's nothing wrong with it! Luckily, it was a "no charge" visit. He mentioned that compressor heat of 150 degrees or higher is normal, and that the strongest symptom of a bad compressor is high heat along the freezer / refrigerator compartment divider. Fortunately, my unit did not show have this problem!

    Even though there wasn't much dust stuck to the fan, I think cleaning it made a big difference. The water coming from the dispensor is not nearly as hot today as it was before.

    Thank you for your help, and I hope my post is helpful to others.

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 883 Answers

Re-charge the freon. this will cool it down.

Posted on May 31, 2007

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya

6ya staff

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE:

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

How many cups of water is 250 ml


not sure if this will help you out.
American Standard (Cups & Quarts ) American Standard (Ounces) Metric (Milliliters & Liters) 2 tbsp 1 fl. oz. 30 ml 1/4 cup 2 fl. oz. 60 ml 1/2 cup 4 fl. oz. 125 ml 1 cup 8 fl. oz. 250 ml 4 more rows

Equivalents and Measures ' Exploratorium

https://www.exploratorium.edu/cooking/convert/..
or try this link... How many cups of water is 250 ml Google Search

Oct 12, 2017 | Kitchen Appliances - Others

1 Answer

In what sizes is Diet Coke available?


I'm not sure if you ever noticed, but besides the popular 2 liter bottle, 16 fl. oz. bottle, and the 12 fl. oz., can, Diet Coke is also available in the following sizes:

8 fl. oz. glass bottle

8.5 fl. oz. aluminum can

7.5 fl. oz. mini can

Feb 04, 2013 | Wine & Spirits

6 Answers

Water dispensor stoppedworking


If the light and ice dispenser on the front panel works and If your fridge is 4 years old or older, the insulation in the freezer door has most likely deteriorated and the water in the tube feeding the water dispenser has probably frozen. Open the freezer door, put a blanket over the food to keep it from defrosting, and use a blow dryer to defrost the door. Blow the hot air on the flat panel inside the door (the backside of the water dispenser). Close the door about every 5 minutes to check to see if the water works. Once the water begins to flow, you have successfully defrosted the ice in the tube. Defrosting the door works for about 12 hours until it freezes again. To solve this problem, I placed a 10" weedeater line up thorugh the dispenser nozzle leaving about 1/8 of an inch sticking out. When the line freezes again, pull out the weedeater line, dispense water to free the ice, and then reinsert the weadeater line. I keep the line in all the time...it works great! If the light or ice dispenser do not work, the problem may be *********** board.

Mar 17, 2010 | GE GSL25JFPBS Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

Ice & Water Dispenser Suddenly Dysfunctional; LED lights, too!


Cory, you sound like you have a bad water valve as well as a bad control board for your dispensor. If you've had any storms in your area in the past 4 - 6 weeks, it's very possible that the storm took both parts out.

We have parts for GE as well as mots other major brands, so please give us a call with your complete model number and we will get your parts out to you right away!

We hope this solves your problem and we look forward to being able to assist you with future issues.

Have a great evening.

Nov 05, 2009 | GE GSS22JF Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

My Samsung RS267LBBP side by side has low water preasure at the dispensor after only three weeks after changing the filter. I've changed it three times with the same result. Also, I've noticed the ice...


with samsung refers the control board and ice maker have be updated Most likely reason water not dispensing out door 1) You can turn up the temp in the freezer to see if it thaws in a couple of days, 2) Turn on the dispenser light and leave it on, will thaw the line and keep it thawed, 3) the water tank is frozen in the fresh food side (you can defrost with a blow drier) 6) the fill valve went bad or plugged ( power to fill valve but not opening) ($50) 7) Micro switch went bad in the dispenser for the water side 8) Door switch bad 9) Install a heater kit to thaw the line and it will keep it thawed ($35) PN#1381601 10) You can replace the whole door if insulation gone bad in door ( $500 to $800) 11) a broken wire to the fill valve ( no power to fill valve ) 12) with GE refrigerator bad dispenser boards or control boards ($400 and $150) 13) plugged, faulty or incorrectly installed water filter let me know more about you problem and I can help..

Sep 26, 2009 | Samsung RS267LBBP 26.1 Cu. Ft. Side by...

1 Answer

Doors got to hot


Check the warrenty on fridge . Usually you have a 5 year warrenty on the compressor AND sealed system ( parts and labor ) . However , a service call charge may apply . Also check to see if something got sucked into the compressor cooling fan blade causing the noise , after you cleaned the coils .

From the description about dispensor leaking and ice getting stuck , sounds like the water valve needs to be replaced . Small ice cubes ( from not enough water ) will get caught between the rake and fingers . A leaking water dispensor , usually indicates that the water solenoid is not closing completely when letting off the water dispensor arm . Both solenoids come togather as the water valve ( located where the wall waterline connects to refrig ) .

Aug 20, 2009 | Whirlpool 25.6 cu. ft. Side-by-Side...

1 Answer

The water in the in-door dispenser is coming out hot


If this freezer is like most, the water going to the dispenser is looped around many times in the refrigerator section near the back. Make sure that this is still true. It must have a lot of water cable in the refrigerator section so that the water has time to cool down before it goes out the dispensor. If for some reason the water tube is touching either the compressor motor or another hot part of the external refrigerator it could cause it to be to hot to cool down in time during its travel through the refrigerator as well as it will start to warm up the refrigerator section as well.

Also, I am sure you have tested, but make sure that you are plugged into the cold water supply and not the hot water supply. Check the water at the connector and see what the temp is at that point before it enters the refrigerator.

My guess is that the coil of water tubing that is usually in the back of the refrigerator section has been either lessend in length or the water entering the refrigerator is too hot to be cooled down in time before it reaches the dispenser.

hth

Feb 03, 2009 | GE GSL25JFPBS Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

Water comes out dispenser when ice maker calls for water


if the ice makers calling and its comming out of the doorthe valves are wired yhe wrong way around swop the wires from one valve to another. hope this helps

Feb 12, 2008 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Bleach and softener dispensers filled with water at end of cycle


what u need to do is take the soap drawer out totally u need to put under the hot tap pull the containers out of the soap drawer and clean out everywhere what happens is the containers have small slits underneath them and when these get blocked it doesnt let the water run out using hot water and a brush to clean everywhere will sort this problem out this is a problem for all washers

Feb 10, 2008 | Washing Machines

Not finding what you are looking for?
Hotpoint HSS25GFP Side by Side Refrigerator Logo

98 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Hotpoint Refrigerators Experts

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4656 Answers

jasbo
jasbo

Level 3 Expert

2239 Answers

jdthefixer

Level 3 Expert

746 Answers

Are you a Hotpoint Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...