Discuss

Hotpoint refrigerator stopped cooling - possible problems?

 in

Refrigerator & Freezer Repair

. "

Hello everyone, Just wondering about possible repair of my Hotpoint refrigerator - see above. Just today we noticed that the

..."
 
 
Register | FAQ's | New Posts | Today's Posts | Extras
Appliance Repair Forum > Appliance Repair Help > Refrigerator & Freezer Repair » Hotpoint refrigerator stopped cooling - possible problems?

Post New Thread  Reply By reading any content on this site you agree to AppliancePartsPros.com, Inc. disclaimer and Terms of Use.
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-01-2012, 05:56 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 4
blmer is on a distinguished road
Default Hotpoint refrigerator stopped cooling - possible problems?
Model Number: HSS25GFPJWW   Brand: Hotpoint   Age: 5 - 10 years   

Appliance Parts from AppliancePartPros.com


Hello everyone,

Just wondering about possible repair of my Hotpoint refrigerator - see above.

Just today we noticed that the refrigerator and freezer are not cooling at all.

I'm not sure if it's related, but for the last several weeks the ice and water dispensers were working erratically. They would dispense only intermittently, but we could get ice or water after a few repeated tries. The dispenser light was the same way, it would only turn on at normal brightness when the dispensers would actually run, otherwise it would be dim. I had assumed this was a switch because of their intermittent operation and was going to get it fixed after the holidays.

Last night the dispensers quit working altogether, no matter how many times they were tried. Then, this morning I noticed that the refrigerator/freezer were not cooling at all. The lights are functioning. It's been warming up steadily (until I got some ice and dry ice) and I haven't noticed it running at all. We did turn the thermostats up several notches, with no apparent effect.

I wonder what we might be looking at for a cause, and potential repairs. If it's probably a minor repair, such as an internal circuit breaker or thermostat/switch, we would probably go ahead and have it repaired. Otherwise, since we'd been thinking of new appliances anyway, we'd probably just replace it. But, unless it is a huge repair, we might go ahead with the repairs and hang on to it for my son who's looking at buying a house this spring.

I'd appreciate any advice you all might have.

Thank you in advance for your replies.


Related Models
General Electric HSS25GFPJWW Refrigerator
General Electric HSS25GFPMWW Refrigerator
General Electric HSS25GFTABB Refrigerator
General Electric HSS25GFTACC Refrigerator
General Electric HSS25GFTAWW Refrigerator
General Electric HSS25IFMACC Refrigerator
General Electric HSS25IFMAWW Refrigerator
General Electric HSS25IFMBCC Refrigerator
General Electric HSS25IFMBWW Refrigerator
General Electric HSS25IFMCCC Refrigerator
General Electric HSS25IFMCWW Refrigerator
General Electric HSS25IFMDCC Refrigerator
General Electric HSS25IFMDWW Refrigerator
General Electric HSS25IFPACC Refrigerator
General Electric HSS25IFPAWW Refrigerator
General Electric HSS25IFPCCC Refrigerator
General Electric HSS25IFPCWW Refrigerator
General Electric HSS25IFPDCC Refrigerator
General Electric HSS25IFPDWW Refrigerator
General Electric HSS25IFPECC Refrigerator
General Electric HSS25IFPEWW Refrigerator
General Electric HSS25IFPHCC Refrigerator
General Electric HSS25IFPHWW Refrigerator
General Electric HST20DBMACC Refrigerator
General Electric HST20DBMAWW Refrigerator
General Electric HST20DBMBCC Refrigerator
General Electric HST20DBMBWW Refrigerator
General Electric HST20DBMCCC Refrigerator
General Electric HST20DBMCWW Refrigerator
General Electric HST20DBMDCC Refrigerator
General Electric HST20DBMDWW Refrigerator
General Electric HST20DBPAWH Refrigerator
General Electric HST20DBPDWH Refrigerator
General Electric HST20DBPHWH Refrigerator
General Electric HST22IFMACC Refrigerator
General Electric HST22IFMAWW Refrigerator
General Electric HST22IFMBCC Refrigerator
General Electric HST22IFMBWW Refrigerator
General Electric HST22IFMCCC Refrigerator
General Electric HST22IFMCWW Refrigerator
General Electric HST22IFMDCC Refrigerator
General Electric HST22IFMDWW Refrigerator
General Electric HST22IFPACC Refrigerator
General Electric HST22IFPAWW Refrigerator
General Electric HST22IFPCCC Refrigerator
General Electric HST22IFPCWW Refrigerator
General Electric HST22IFPDCC Refrigerator
General Electric HST22IFPDWW Refrigerator
General Electric HST22IFPHCC Refrigerator
General Electric HST22IFPHWW Refrigerator
General Electric HST25IFMACC Refrigerator
General Electric HST25IFMAWW Refrigerator
General Electric HST25IFMBCC Refrigerator
General Electric HST25IFMBWW Refrigerator
General Electric HST25IFMCCC Refrigerator
General Electric HST25IFMCWW Refrigerator
General Electric HST25IFMDCC Refrigerator
General Electric HST25IFMDWW Refrigerator
General Electric HST25IFPACC Refrigerator
General Electric HST25IFPAWW Refrigerator
General Electric HST25IFPCCC Refrigerator
General Electric HST25IFPCWW Refrigerator
General Electric HST25IFPDCC Refrigerator
General Electric HST25IFPDWW Refrigerator
General Electric HST25IFPECC Refrigerator
General Electric HST25IFPEWW Refrigerator
General Electric HST25IFPHCC Refrigerator
General Electric HST25IFPHWW Refrigerator
General Electric HSV12AAS1 Room air conditioner
General Electric HSV14AAD1 Room air conditioner
General Electric HSV18DAS1 Room air conditioner
Thermador HSW36TB 
Thermador HSW36TS 
Thermador HSW36TW 
Amana HT600W REF - TOP MOUNT
Thermador HTDI42TS 
Thermador HTDI48TS 
Thermador HTDI54TS 
General Electric HTF15BBMBRWW Refrigerator
General Electric HTF15BBMDRWW Refrigerator
General Electric HTF15BBMERWW Refrigerator
General Electric HTF15BBMFRWW Refrigerator
General Electric HTF15BBRERWW Refrigerator
General Electric HTF15BBRFRWW Refrigerator
General Electric HTF16BBMBRWW Refrigerator
General Electric HTF16BBMDRWW Refrigerator
General Electric HTF16BBMERWW Refrigerator
General Electric HTF16BBMFRWW Refrigerator
General Electric HTF16BBSARWW Refrigerator
General Electric HTF16BBSERWW Refrigerator
General Electric HTG16BBMCRWW Refrigerator
General Electric HTG22CBMARWW Refrigerator
General Electric HTG25DBMARWW Refrigerator
General Electric HTG25LBMARWW Refrigerator
General Electric HTH15BBMBLCC Refrigerator
General Electric HTH15BBMBRCC Refrigerator
General Electric HTH15BBMDLAA Refrigerator
General Electric HTH15BBMDLCC Refrigerator
General Electric HTH15BBMDLWW Refrigerator
General Electric HTH15BBMDRAA Refrigerator
General Electric HTH15BBMDRCC Refrigerator
General Electric HTH15BBMDRWW Refrigerator
General Electric HTH15BBMFLCC Refrigerator
General Electric HTH15BBMFLWW Refrigerator
General Electric HTH15BBMFRCC Refrigerator
General Electric HTH15BBMFRWW Refrigerator
General Electric HTH15BBRELCC Refrigerator
General Electric HTH15BBRELWW Refrigerator
General Electric HTH15BBRERCC Refrigerator
General Electric HTH15BBRERWW Refrigerator
General Electric HTH15BBRFLCC Refrigerator
General Electric HTH15BBRFLWW Refrigerator
General Electric HTH15BBRFRCC Refrigerator
General Electric HTH15BBRFRWW Refrigerator
General Electric HTH15CBMFLWW Refrigerator
General Electric HTH15CBMFRWW Refrigerator
General Electric HTH15CBRELWW Refrigerator
General Electric HTH15CBRERWW Refrigerator
General Electric HTH15CBRFLWW Refrigerator
General Electric HTH15CBRFRWW Refrigerator
Reply With Quote
See inside of your appliance - diagrams and part photos for virtually every model.

powered by AppliancePartsPros.com
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-01-2012, 08:50 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 4
blmer is on a distinguished road
Default

Hello everyone,

Just a quick update.

After posting I read farther down about another refrigerator that had stopped working. After reading that post I unplugged my refrigerator and plugged it back in, after a wait. It's started running again and is cooling.

If this means that a main circuit board is going out, is this an expensive repair?

Thank you in advance for your replies.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-02-2012, 03:44 AM
Senior Expert
APP Volunteer
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: State College, Pa.
Posts: 9,179
richappy is a name known to all
Default

It may have hung up in defrost usually due to an off value evaporator thermistor, a long, round, white thing clipped to the top of the evaporator.
It's also possable the motherboard AP4436216 is bad.
If the freezer fan is still turning,I would replace the motherboard, if not the thermistor.
__________________
-
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01-02-2012, 04:30 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 4
blmer is on a distinguished road
Default

Hello everyone,

Thank you for your reply richappy.

So far, after unplugged it and plugged it back in, both the refrigerator and freezer have been running normally and have cooled off normally (apparently). Yesterday before I posted there was no indication it was running at all, although the lights were operating normally. The ice and water dispensers are operating again, but erratically, as before. Yesterday they also would not operate at all.

I'm still assuming we'll need to get it fixed, or replaced, in short order. Would you have any idea whether either of the things you mention would be major (i.e. costly - on par with replacing the compressor for example? ) repairs, or would they be considered relatively minor?

Thank you for your reply. I appreciate the advice.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 01-04-2012, 02:39 AM
Senior Expert
APP Volunteer
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: State College, Pa.
Posts: 9,179
richappy is a name known to all
Default

I would replace the motherboard and the evaporator thermistor if you want the fridg to operate reliably.
__________________
-
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 01-06-2012, 09:43 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 4
blmer is on a distinguished road
Default

Hello,

Thanks richappy. The refrigerator went down again Tuesday, and back up after being unplugged and replugged. So we had a serviceman out on Wednesday who confirmed it was the control board. We had it replaced and now all is working normally.

Thank you for the advice
Reply With Quote
See inside of your appliance - diagrams and part photos for virtually every model.

powered by AppliancePartsPros.com
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Old HotPoint refrigerator- many problems - landord evasive on repairs redspeed Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 1 06-21-2011 02:50 AM
GE Refrigerator stopped cooling blawas Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 0 06-04-2011 10:53 AM
Refrigerator Stopped Cooling prashant Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 0 11-27-2010 11:43 AM
refrigerator stopped cooling now what Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 3 08-13-2010 06:52 AM
Refrigerator stopped cooling off Sojubandit Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 1 04-17-2009 02:14 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:07 PM.

The content on this web site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace an on-site diagnosis from a qualified appliance service technician. By reading any content on this site you agree to AppliancePartsPros.com , Inc. disclaimer and Terms of Use.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17