Repair services for all types of refrigerators & Freezers

Repair services for all types of refrigerators & Freezers

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Water Leaking on the Floor

Not only is this problem dangerous to people who are walking around your kitchen, but it is also a little bit tricky to solve as it can be caused by a couple of things. Luckily, the two most common causes have a quick and easy fix that usually don’t require the help of a professional.

One cause of water leaking onto the floor is a blocked de-frost drain. The defrost drain is typically located on the back wall of the freezer, right above the slope from the floor to the back. A buildup in food particles or debris can clog the drain hose, leading to ice buildup and water leaking out of the freezer and fridge. To fix this, try draining the hole from the inside using warm water. Use a long, slender instrument such as a pipe cleaner or turkey baster to remove the clog.

If this doesn’t get the job done, you might have to manually remove the buildup that is clogging the valve at the end of the drain hose. Locate the defrost drain hose in the back of the service panel by pulling your fridge away from the wall. This hose should have a rubber valve that helps catch debris and prevent clogging. Wash the valve with hot water and soap then reinstall.

A clogged or frozen water supply can also cause water to leak on the floor and puddle under your fridge. This can also prevent the icemaker and water dispense from working properly. In order to fix this, unplug the refrigerator and locate the shut-off valve. This could be located underneath your sink, behind the fridge, or below the fridge in a basement or crawl space. Once you locate it, make sure the shut-off valve is closed and check for any problems in the plastic supply line. If it is broken or torn, you need to replace the water supply line.

If your water line is damaged, you can still use your refrigerator to keep your food cold, you just won’t be able to use the ice or water dispenser.

Freezer Isn’t Cold Enough

Is your perishable food spoiling quickly or are you just noticing that your freezer isn’t as frosty as it should be? This is a common problem that is usually an easy fix. If you notice this problem in your freezer unit, check if the back wall of the freezer is cold.

If it is cold, check if you can hear the evaporator fan running or if you can feel air flowing from the freezer vents. If you can’t then it is most likely a problem concerning the freezer evaporator fan. If you can feel the air flowing and hear the fan running, you should check on the refrigerator’s compressor. Clean any dust that could be preventing air from moving across the coils. These are condenser coils that release heat from inside the fridge into the room. If your condenser coils are clean, it may be time to invest in that spiffy French door refrigerator you’ve had your eye on.

Unit is cycling too often

Nobody likes a noisy fridge. Not only is it inconvenient because of the constant noise, but it can also cause your energy bill to run high, taking quite the toll on your wallet. There are a few things that can cause your fridge unit to cycle too often – one being a buildup of debris or dust around the condenser coils.

To fix this, you want to begin by unplugging your fridge. The condenser coils are usually located on the very bottom of your fridge and can be accessed from the front or the back. To find the condenser coils, first locate the “grill” and remove it by popping out the snaps that hold it in place. After doing this, use a small vacuum to remove the buildup of dust or debris around the condenser coils. You may even need to use a cloth to remove any buildup in those hard-to-access places. Once all of the debris and dust is removed, put the grill back on and plug the refrigerator back in. Problem solved!

Another common cause of your refrigerator unit cycling too often is setting the temperature too low. Not only will this cause some of your food to spoil, but it also results in the refrigerator working overtime. A good rule of thumb is to set your fridge temperature at or below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Make sure that you are checking the thermostat on your refrigerator from time to time to ensure that it is running at the correct temperature. If this doesn’t resolve the problem, it may be time to call in a repair technician as it might be the case of a defective part such as a condenser fan motor or thermostat sensor.

Fresh Food Compartment Is Warming Up

Before we can discuss the solution to this problem, it is important to understand the connection between your refrigerator and your freezer unit. Typically, the cold air generated by refrigerators comes from the freezer unit, which then flows into the fresh food section of your fridge. Therefore, if your fresh food compartment is warming up, it is most likely because you have an airflow problem.

Your freezer contains an evaporator fan that is responsible for moving the cold air from the freezer into the fresh food compartment in the fridge. This air moves through a diffuser, which is located in the back of the fresh food section of your fridge. If you can hear the evaporator fan running or can feel air blowing from the freezer vents and are still facing an issue, your diffuser duct may be clogged with ice. This is preventing air from passing through and is oftentimes caused by the door being left open for a long period of time.

However, if you can’t hear the evaporator fan running or hear an uncommon humming noise, you most likely need to invest in a new motor for your evaporator fan.

Sheet of Ice on the Freezer Floor

If you notice that there is a sheet of ice on the floor of your freezer or any water dripping into the fridge every once in awhile, it is probably an issue of a blocked defrost drain. This is usually a quick and easy fix. Simply store your food somewhere else for the time being, unplug the fridge, and allow it to defrost. This should usually resolve the issue.

However, if you want to be extra thorough, carefully remove the back wall of the freezer compartment before you plug the unit back in. Check for and remove any food or particles that are clogging the small hole at the base of the evaporator coils. If the problem remains, consider adding a drain heater to help the defrost process.

Buildup of Frost in the Ice Dispenser

This is a very common problem and a relatively simple fix! In order for ice to fall from your ice dispenser, it needs to be able to open and close. This “door” that opens and closes allowing ice to fall is called a damper door. Your damper door is lined with a special material that seals against the ice shoot and create an airtight seal. If this material on the door gets malformed or dirty, it might not be able to seal tightly, allowing moist air to enter into the freezer compartment. When this air cools down, it turns into frost causing airflow issues and cooling problems. Therefore, if you encounter this problem, simply inspect the damper door for anything that may be causing air to leak through. It may be a case of simply cleaning up the dirt or you may need to buy a replacement part.

Ice Maker is overflowing

This is a relatively common problem with a variety of potential causes. The primary problem usually is the water inlet valve. If the water pressure in this valve is too low, it may not fully close when the power is shut off. This will result in the valve leaking water into the icemaker, causing the ice maker to overflow. To resolve this issue, ensure that the water pressure is at least 20 psi. If you check and the water pressure is appropriate, you may have a defective water inlet valve. It may not be shutting off completely or may be stuck open causing water to leak through the valve. Therefore, if the ice maker is still overflowing at a sufficient water pressure, consider replacing the water inlet valve.

Refrigerator is Freezing Food

If you notice that your refrigerator is freezing your food, it is most likely a problem with the temperature control thermostat. This thermostat controls the voltage to the compressor and evaporator fan motor; therefore, if it isn’t working correctly, it might cause the refrigerator system to run longer than necessary, causing the unit to be too cold.

Determine if the thermostat is faulty by rotating it from the lowest setting to the highest setting, listening for a click. If you hear a click, rest assured that it is likely not defective. However, if you don’t hear a click, use a multi-meter to test the thermostat for continuity. If it doesn’t have continuity at any setting, replace the thermostat.

Water Dispenser Not Working

There are three possible sources that may stop your water dispenser from working.

The first, and most common reason is that your water tube in the door is frozen. To determine if this is the source of the problem, disconnect the tube at the bottom of the door and blow air through it. If the air doesn’t pass through, it is a telltale sign that your water supply tube is frozen. To fix this, simply thaw it out. To prevent this from happening again, make sure to periodically check that your freezer is set at the proper temperature. It should be set somewhere between 0 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit. If it is any lower than this, the water line could freeze.

Another possible cause for this issue is a faulty water inlet valve. This valve opens the water supply to the dispenser; therefore, if the valve is defective or if the water pressure is too low, the water valve won’t open. Before jumping to conclusions and buying a replacement part, check if the water pressure to the valve is at least 20 psi.

If your home has insufficient water pressure, it may result in your water dispenser not working. Because the water inlet valve requires a minimum of 20 psi to function properly, this may be the cause of your problem. Check the water flow from your house supply to determine if the water pressure is at least 20 psi.

Your fridge is one of the most important appliances in your home. Knowing what symptoms to look out for and understanding how to fix them can be save you a lot of time and money. If you encounter any of these problems and are unable to fix them, call a repair technician for assistance. If they tell you that it might be time to invest in a new refrigerator, we hope you turn to Best Appliance Repairs. We carry a wide selection of side-by-side refrigerators, French door refrigerators, stainless steel refrigerators, and counter-depth refrigerators at affordable prices.

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Chances are, you can solve a refrigerator repair yourself, save some money and avoid the expense and inconvenience of a service appointment. The following article will walk you through the simplest solutions to the most common fridge malfunctions.

Plus, check out these simple fixes for common appliance problems.

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Do It Yourself in 23 Steps
Step 1
Refrigerator Repair Problem: Ice Maker on Strike
Instead of looking up “refrigerator service near me,” use this guide to fix your refrigerator yourself.
When an ice maker stops working or produces only tiny cubes, it’s usually because the water supply is partially or completely blocked.
To find and fix the blockage, check out the three common trouble spots. We’ll go into more detail in the steps below.
tiny ice cubes
Step 2
Easy Fixes for an Ice Maker
To begin, check the water inlet tube for ice.
Pro tip: The tube that supplies water to your ice maker can get plugged with ice when the water pressure is low. The trickling water freezes and plugs the tube before it reaches the ice maker.
To remove the ice maker, take out the screws that hold the ice maker in place.
Unplug the wiring harness and remove the ice maker to expose the water inlet tube.
Always unplug the refrigerator before you make any repairs.
remove ice maker
Step 3
Melt the Ice
Melt the ice in the water inlet tube with a hair dryer.
Don’t stop until water stops dripping from the tube.
melt the ice
Step 4
Unblock the Saddle Valve
Most ice makers are connected to the household water supply by a “saddle” valve. One problem with saddle valves is that the needle hole in the pipe can clog.
Fortunately, that blockage is easy to clear once you locate the saddle valve.
Pro tip: If you have an unfinished basement, you’ll probably find a tube beneath the fridge that leads to the valve. Otherwise, look under your kitchen sink.
unblock saddle valve
Step 5
Close-Up of a Saddle Valve
Turn the saddle valve clockwise to unblock it.
Firmly tighten it to clear mineral deposits from the pinhole.
Then reopen the valve.
saddle valve
Step 6
Replace the Inlet Valve
At the back of your fridge, there’s a small electric “inlet valve” that turns the water supply to the ice maker on and off.
Pro tip: Before you replace the valve, make sure water is flowing to it. Turn off the water at the saddle valve and disconnect the supply tube from the inlet valve.
Hold the tube over a bucket and have a helper turn on the saddle valve.
Pro tip: If water flows out of the tube, the water supply is fine and chances are the inlet valve is bad.
To replace the inlet valve, unscrew the cover panel and remove the screws that hold the valve in place.
Unplug the wiring and unscrew the nuts that connect the water lines.
Reverse these steps to install the new valve.
When the job is done, turn the water back on and check for leaks before you push the fridge back into place.
replace inlet valve
Step 7
Refrigerator Repair Problem: The Fridge Produces Puddles
The water supply lines that serve ice makers or water dispensers can leak and make pools under the fridge. But a fridge without these features can create water problems too.
Every fridge produces water in the form of condensation and melting ice.
When the system that deals with this water fails, you can end up with puddles inside and outside of the fridge.
leaky refrigerator
Step 8
Leak-Prone Parts of a Compression Fitting
First, check the water supply line.
If your fridge has an ice maker or water dispenser, pull out the fridge and look for a leak.
If there’s a leak at the inlet valve, tighten the compression nuts.
If the plastic or copper tube is leaking, replace it.
Pro tip: Tubing is usually connected to the saddle valve and inlet valve with screw on compression fittings.
leak-prone parts of a compression fitting
Step 9
Check the Fridge With a Level
Water drains into a pan under the fridge where it evaporates. If your fridge is badly tilted, water can spill out of the pan. Leveling the fridge solves this problem.
To level the fridge, adjust the fridge so it’s level from side to side and tilted backward.
Stack quarters near the back and set a two-foot level on them.
When the bubble shows level, the tilt is correct.
level fridge with quarters
Step 10
Use the Adjustment Screws
Pull off the front cover grille to level or tilt the fridge.
Turn adjustment screws to raise or lower the front corners of the fridge.
adjustment screws
Step 11
Lift the Back Cover Panel
If the drain tube in the freezer gets plugged, water leaks into the compartment below or onto the floor.
To unplug it, first remove the cover panel.
Remove the screws that hold the back cover panel in place.
On some models, you have to pry out plastic screw covers with a putty knife to expose the screws for freezer repair. In some models, you have to unscrew the floor panel too.
remove back cover panel
Step 12
Clear the Drain Hole
Use a hair dryer to melt any ice buildup.
Sop away the melt water with a sponge. Then clean up around the drain hole.
Insert a tube in the drain hole and blow out any debris for freezer repair.
Pro tip: Any tube that fits tightly into the hole will work. You can also use a tire pump or air compressor (turn the pressure down to 30 psi).
Pour a cup of water into the tube to make sure it drains before you replace the cover panel.
clear drain hole
Step 13
Refrigerator Repair Problem: Fridge or Freezer Won’t Cool
There are lots of malfunctions that can take the chill out of your fridge.
One common cause of suddenly soft ice cream or warm juice is a simple loss of electricity.
If the light doesn’t come on when you open the fridge door, make sure the fridge is plugged in and check the breaker panel.
If the fridge runs but doesn’t get cold enough, chances are one of the following fixes will restore the chill.
melted ice cream
Step 14
Check the Temperature Control Dial
First, check the thermostat and vents. The temperature control dial inside the fridge is sometimes irresistible to curious kids.
Make sure it hasn’t been turned way down.
Also make sure the vents in the fridge and freezer compartment aren’t blocked by food containers. These vents supply the flow of frigid air.
Check the temperature control dial
Step 15
Clean the Coils
In order for your fridge to create a chill, air has to flow freely through the condenser coils. On most older refrigerators, these coils are on the backside.
Cereal boxes on top of the fridge or grocery bags stuffed behind it can reduce the needed airflow.
Most newer refrigerators have coils underneath, where they can be blocked by trash and clogged with dust.
Even if your fridge is working fine, you should pull off the front grille and clean the coils every year for efficient operation. Do it every six months if you have shedding pets.
Long brushes are available at appliance stores for $8.
Clean the coils so air can flow through them.
Pull dust and fur balls from beneath and between coils with a long brush.
clean coils under the fridge
Step 16
Vacuum the Fan
Coils on the back of a fridge create their own airflow as they heat up.
Models with coils underneath have a fan to push air through them.
Dust buildup can slow the fan. Wads of paper or other trash can stop it altogether.
Pull out the fridge and unscrew the cover panel.
Vacuum the fan. Then start the refrigerator to make sure the fan turns freely.
vacuum fridge fans
Step 17
Diagnose a Bum Refrigerator Circuit Board
If your refrigerator isn’t keeping food cold, the cause could be a burned circuit board or a sticking circuit board relay.
Before calling for repair service, try this trick.
Unplug the fridge and roll it out.
Remove any metal cover plates or cardboard access panels on the back and look for a circuit board.
Examine the board for burn marks. If you see any, replace them.
Move the press-on connectors to the new board one at a time.
Press each connector onto the header pins until it’s firmly seated.
If the board looks good, locate the largest relay on the board (look for the largest rectangular plastic box).
Then plug in the fridge (don’t touch any wires!). Tap lightly on the compressor relay to rattle the electrical contacts inside.
If the fridge starts, you need a new circuit board.
fridge circuit
Step 18
Replace a Bum Refrigerator Circuit Board
If there are no burn marks and the tapping doesn’t work, or the compressor makes a humming or clicking sound and then shuts off, the problem may be a relay located on the compressor itself.
To learn how to do that fix, see refrigerator compressor repair.
Replace a Bum Refrigerator Circuit Board
Step 19
Refrigerator Repair Problem: A Noisy Fridge
Refrigerator noise comes from the compressor under the fridge, the condenser fan motor under the fridge, or the evaporator fan motor inside the freezer.
Open the freezer door while the fridge is running. If the noise doesn’t get louder when you open the freezer, pull out the fridge.
Most refrigerators have a condenser fan motor. Unscrew the back cover and listen. You’ll be able to tell whether the noise is coming from the fan or the compressor.
The best cure for a loud compressor is usually a new fridge.
To replace the fan motor, remove its mounting screws, unplug it and install the new one.
Noisy fridge
Step 20
Remove the Fan
If the sound gets louder when you open the freezer, the evaporator fan motor is the noisy culprit. This refrigerator motor is easy to replace.
Your fan may not look exactly like the fan we show here, but the basic steps are the same.
Unscrew the fan from the rear wall of the freezer and unplug the wires.
With some models, you’ll need a socket set or nut driver to remove the fan.
Remove the fan
Step 21
Replace the Old Fan
Remove the fan refrigerator motor from its mounting bracket.
Fasten the new fan to the mounting bracket, reconnect the wires and screw the new fan into place.
Replace the Old Fan
Step 22
Finding Fridge Parts
To get the right part for your refrigerator, you’ll need the model number, which is usually stamped on a tag inside the fridge. If you can’t find it anywhere on or inside the fridge, check your owner’s manual.
To locate a parts dealer in your area, search “Appliances, Major, Parts near me.”
To mail-order parts for any major brand, go to www.sears.com or call (800) 4-MY-HOME.
refrigerator-repair-near-me-refrigeration-repair
Step 23
Don’t Wreck The Floor When You Pull Out The Fridge
Nine times out of ten, you can pull out a fridge without any damage to the floor.
But a sideways skid or a grain of sand caught under a wheel can scar any floor.
At the very least, lay down a cardboard runway before dragging out your fridge.
For the ultimate floor protection, use 1/8-in. hardboard (at home centers).
A pair of shims create a ramp for easier pulling.