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Started out with refridgerator warm and freezer OK. YES the coils in the freezer were a block of ice. If

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Old 01-08-2010, 02:52 PM
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Model Number: HSS251FMA WW   Brand: Hotpoint   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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Started out with refridgerator warm and freezer OK. YES the coils in the freezer were a block of ice. If I defrost them the all is well for about a month. I checked the defrost coil it reads 16 ohms.
I checked the defrost thermostat and it is closed all of the time. Warm or cold.
I assume the defrost thermostat is bad but it does not explain the issue. This model does not have a defrost timer, it has a PCB electronic controller.
I assume my PCB control module is also bad.
Am I missing anything? I want to cover all my bases before I buy the parts.

Thanks for your reply(s)


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Old 01-11-2010, 07:20 PM
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OK I have read all of the post in "Fridge warm freezer OK" STICKY.
YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!!
I noticed for the GE models with this problem, it is always advised to replace the defrost thermostat and the main board wich I am planning on doing anyways. However it is usually advised to replace both thermisters? I only see 1?
How many thermisters are there on my model? When I order parts I want to get all the parts I might need. I hope not to defrost with a hair dryer again. Thanks for all of the post past and future. I think you guys are providing a great service for the do it your selfer like me.
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Here are two in the unit
One for the freezer which you found and one for the fresh food Item 24 in Section 8
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