We’ve put together a do-it-yourself guide to get you started on repairing your refrigerator & freezer. We have made instructions on how to repair your refrigerator & freezer. However, there are a couple of things you need to consider before you start your repair. If your fridge not cooling issue has come up, then you need to be sure now.
- If your fridge & freezer is not working properly and you do not know exactly what is wrong with it, you can check our troubleshooting pages for typical faults before you begin any repair work.
- If you need replacement parts, it is important that you have the correct model number to find the right replacement parts. In our guide “Refrigerator & Freezer Nameplate” you will find where the refrigerator & freezer nameplate is located and what numbers you need.
- Before you start your repair work, you can look at the difficulty of how easy or difficult it is to repair your refrigerator & freezer. Then you can watch the do-it-yourself videos where you can find different videos on how to fix your fridge & freezer.
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Once you’ve done all the preparation, all you have to do is click on the spare part home. You do it the easiest here.
- We recommend that you look at the maintenance of the refrigerator & freezer. Here you will find good advice and tips on how to service your refrigerator & freezer and avoid any future repairs.
- Here you will find general instructions and advice on how to troubleshoot your refrigerator and freezer, there may be differences.
- Always remember to turn off the power (remove the plug from the wall) before you start.
- All advice and instructions are at your own risk. Netartoparts is not responsible for any personal injury or material damage.
- If the refrigerator or freezer is not cold enough and you cannot control the temperature on the thermostat, this is typically due to a faulty thermostat or temperature sensor. In that case, the compressor will not run.
If your refrigerator or freezer has a standard thermostat, the entire thermostat should be replaced as the thermostat and sensor are a single unit. You can find a new thermostat for your refrigerator here.
If your refrigerator or freezer has an electronic thermostat, the thermostat and sensor are two separate units. The most common reason is a faulty sensor it is also cheaper to replace and we recommend that you replace the sensor first. You can find a new temperature sensor for your refrigerator or freezer here.
The fault may also be due to a faulty compressor. In this case, the compressor runs at a high or constant rate without cooling down. A defective compressor must only be replaced by an authorized home appliance repairer and thus cannot be replaced by yourself.
The water in the refrigerator is made up of ice formed on the back wall. The back wall has a drip plate, it can be either built-in or visible on the back of the refrigerator behind the shelves. Cold air is formed on the evaporator plate, which makes ice or water on the back wall surface. As the fridge melts, most fridges automatically defrost the ice melts and the water runs into the evaporation chute behind the lowest glass shelf above the vegetable tray. There is a small hole in the center of the trough, from which the drain hose removes water to a defrost pan, typically at the bottom of the refrigerator, next to the compressor where the heat from the compressor evaporates the water.