Hotpoint
Chest Freezer

Model #FH8CFC Hotpoint freezer

Here are the diagrams and repair parts for Hotpoint FH8CFC freezer, as well as links to manuals and error code tables, if available.

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Error Codes

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    Refrigerator Power Cord#17

    Freezer assembly Diagram

    Power cord

    Part #WR23X108
    Replaced by #WR23X10300
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    Manufacturer substitution
    This part replaces WR23X108. Substitute parts can look different from the original.
    In Stock
    $24.59
    FREON 5 OZ.#19B

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    Freon 5 oz.

    Part #WR97X177

    The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

    CLIP GROMMET#22

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    Clip grommet

    Part #WR1X5457

    The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

    O Lid Panel#1A

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    O lid panel

    Part #WR78X7490

    The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

    Panel#4

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    Panel

    Part #WR77X5471

    The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

    Gasket Handle#3

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    Gasket handle

    Part #WR14X5122

    The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

    Drain Plug Lid#1B

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    Drain plug lid

    Part #WR2X6190

    The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

    Owner's Manual#26B

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    Owner's manual

    Part #39-6178-2

    The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

    GUARDETTE#24A

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    Guardette

    Part #WR8X5171

    The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

    Hinge#6

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    Hinge

    Part #WR13X5131

    The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

    Symptoms common to all freestanding freezers

    Choose a symptom to see related freezer repairs.

    Main causes: burned out light bulb, bad door or lid switch, faulty LED light board, wiring failure, control system failure
    Main causes: lack of power, bad compressor, refrigerant leak, bad thermistor, defrost system failure, dirty condenser coils, control failure
    Main causes: leaky door or lid gasket, broken defrost heater, bad defrost bi-metal thermostat, defrost control failure, faulty compressor
    Main causes: compressor failure, no refrigerant, faulty sensor, control failure, broken defrost heater, bad defrost bi-metal thermostat
    Main causes: excessive frost, bad defrost heater, bad defrost bi-metal, control system failure, low refrigerant charge, compressor problems
    Main causes: damaged door or lid gasket, cracked cabinet liner, bad defrost bi-metal thermostat, broken defrost heater, bad defrost timer
    Main causes: lack of power, control system failure, broken compressor start relay, locked up compressor, compressor motor failure
    Main causes: dirty condenser coils, condenser fan failure, dirty bottom front grill, leaky door or lid gasket

    Repair guides for chest freezers

    February 20, 2015
    By Lyle Weischwill
    How to replace a freezer compressor start relay

    The compressor start relay starts the compressor. If the compressor won’t start, follow these steps to replace a defective compressor start relay.

    Repair difficulty
    Time required
     15 minutes or less
    How to replace a freezer temperature control thermostat

    The cold control thermostat regulates the freezer temperature. A defective cold control thermostat can prevent the compressor from cycling on or off. Follow these steps to replace a defective cold control thermostat.

    Repair difficulty
    Time required
     15 minutes or less
    February 1, 2015
    By Lyle Weischwill
    How to replace a freezer lid gasket

    The lid gasket prevents air and moisture from entering the freezer when the lid is closed. Follow these steps to replace a torn or damaged lid gasket.

    Repair difficulty
    Time required
     30 minutes or less

    Articles and videos common to all freestanding freezers

    Use the advice and tips in these articles and videos to get the most out of your freezer.

    August 5, 2022

    Introducing new technical repair content that we’re developing for the Sears Technical Institute

    By Sears PartsDirect staff

    Learn about Sears Technical Institute and the advanced technical content being developed for aspiring appliance techs.

    April 12, 2021

    7 tips to prevent freezer burn

    By Sears PartsDirect staff

    See how you can save frozen food from freezer burn.

    December 15, 2014

    5 tips for finding food in the freezer faster

    By Sears PartsDirect staff

    Don't get chapped hands digging through the icy depths. Get organized! Here's how.