Refrigerator Appliance Repairs

You need a reliable fix when your refrigerator throws a wrench into your dinner plans with unexplained noises, surprise leaks, or a complete shutdown. For minor refrigerator problems, there are ways to investigate the issues on your own to prevent food spoilage and keep your appliance operating normally. When issues are out of your comfort zone, your local Mr. Appliance® is your go-to solution for swift and efficient refrigerator repair services in your area.

Our service professionals are equipped to identify and resolve refrigerator problems to ensure your appliance operates at its best.

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Refrigerator Repair Service for Any Unit

No matter what type of refrigerator and repair issue you have, our team of experienced service professionals will get it working properly again. We take care of part repair and replacement, general maintenance, and any other refrigerator service you need.

Here are the most common types of refrigerators we fix:

  • Bottom-freezer and top-freezer refrigerators
  • Compact or mini-refrigerators
  • Counter-depth or built-in refrigerators
  • Freezer-less refrigerators
  • French door and side-by-side refrigerators
  • Smart refrigerators

Looking for help with your freezer too? Check out our freezer service details.

What Refrigerator Brands Do We Repair?

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At Mr. Appliance®, we offer refrigerator repair for various brands to ensure your needs are addressed quickly and efficiently. We’ve worked with refrigerator models of all kinds, including:

  • Bosch
  • Electrolux
  • Fisher & Paykel
  • Frigidaire
  • GE
  • Kenmore
  • KitchenAid
  • Maytag
  • Thermador
  • Viking
  • Whirlpool

If you don’t see your refrigerator brand or type represented above, don’t worry. Our skilled team has many years of experience working on a variety of different refrigerators and freezers. We know that a refrigerator that is not working properly is a major inconvenience, so we respond quickly and do our best to get your fridge running properly again as soon as possible.

Common Refrigerator Problems We Fix

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We understand the inconvenience of refrigeration repair, especially since it can delay your whole day. You can rely on your local Mr. Appliance® to quickly identify the problem and provide you with a functional refrigerator in no time.

Common refrigerator problems we fix include:

  • Not cooling
  • Water leak
  • The water dispenser is not working
  • The ice maker is not working
  • Weird noise
  • No power
  • Broken seal
  • Frost buildup
  • Compressor not working
  • Using too much power

We’re going to cover a few problems that can be diagnosed and fixed on your own.

Ice Maker Isn’t Working

For common issues like an ice maker that won’t work, there are ways to identify the source of the problem and assess whether it requires a service call. Here are some ways to diagnose and fix a minor ice maker issue:

  • Adjust the on/off switch: You may need to switch on your ice maker. Depending on the model, the switch could be inside the ice maker or outside the door panel. It’s a simple fix but a common cause of ice maker issues.
  • Align ice bucket: Your ice maker may be misaligned, causing it to function poorly. Check the ice maker to ensure it is situated properly.

Refrigerator Is Leaking Water

If your refrigerator leaks, it can be due to old or faulty water valves, a cracked drain pan, or something more serious. Here are a few methods to determine why your refrigerator might be experiencing leaks.

  • Check the water supply line: Locate the water supply line behind the refrigerator, connected to a metal dispenser with a small valve lever. If you observe slow leaks, it could indicate a faulty water line. Turn the lever to the right to stop the water flow and check for additional leaks to confirm the issue.
  • Look for a seal tear from the ice maker or water dispenser: You may have a sealant gap coming from your ice maker or water dispenser. Check for any tears, condensation, or rubber insulations loosening or coming apart around your ice maker or fridge to determine if this is the cause of the leak.
  • Clear the defrost drain: A blocked defrost drain may cause water leakage and prevent you from defrosting your freezer. This process can get complicated and it is best to call a professional.

Refrigerator Is Not Cooling

If your refrigerator is not cooling correctly, it may be due to incorrect temperature control settings or a blocked vent. Here are a few methods to determine why your refrigerator is not cooling properly:

  • Check that the fridge is plugged in: Ensure the refrigerator is properly plugged in. A loose plug can occasionally keep a refrigerator from operating properly.
  • Check the breaker panel: Your breaker panel is a series of switches that can reset your power supply. Locate your breaker panel to check for a tripped breaker. Reset your fridge’s energy supply by flipping the switch. If you are still unsure, seek professional assistance for your cooling issues.
  • Check the temperature control: Certain refrigerators have temperature controls between one and five or a range from cold to coldest. If your refrigerator seems too warm or cold, ensure the cooling level is at your ideal temperature by checking these settings.
  • Ensure vents aren’t blocked: Regularly clear refrigerator vents with a small brush to prevent blockage from dirt, food, or ice. Avoid overstuffing the fridge to ensure proper airflow and cooling.
  • Clean the coils: Dust and debris can collect around your refrigerator and cause poor cooling. To clean your coils, remove any large clumps of visible dirt underneath the fridge and clear out the smaller particles with a vacuum hose.
  • Check the fan: The freezer’s fan motor helps circulate air. If the fan motor stops working, you can test it by turning off the light switch inside your freezer. Hold down the light switch for a minute. If you don’t hear the motor turn on, your motor may be broken.
  • Check the circuit board: The circuit board is located behind the refrigerator inside a removable panel. You can test the voltage running through the circuit board using a multimeter. This process can be dangerous due to the live voltage, possibly damaging the circuit board. Contact a refrigerator repair professional if you think your circuit board is the problem.

Refrigerator Making a Weird Noise

There could be several causes of a strange noise coming from your freezer or refrigerator, especially if the noise gets louder when the door opens. To find and fix the problem, consider the following steps:

  • Inspect the evaporator fan: The freezer has an evaporator fan that circulates air between the fridge and the freezer. This fan might be broken if the noise gets louder when the freezer door is open.
  • Inspect the condenser fan: The condenser fan cools the compressor and keeps the fridge cold. If the fan malfunctions, you may hear a strange noise coming from the back or underneath the refrigerator.
  • Check the ice maker: Unusual noises may indicate a loose or malfunctioning ice maker. Look for water leaks, sealant tears, or a lack of ice to determine if this is the problem.

Fridge Repair vs. Replacement

If you attempt to perform a refrigerator repair yourself but it proves too challenging — or you can't determine the issue — call your local Mr. Appliance to assess the situation. Mr. Appliance will be upfront with you about your appliance’s condition and discuss whether it makes sense to repair or replace your current refrigerator.

If you recently invested in your appliance, the required repairs are likely minor. A newer fridge can usually be returned to excellent working condition fairly quickly by one of our trained service professionals. However, if your refrigerator is older and likely struggling due to years of wear and tear, a replacement may be a better financial decision. Refrigerators usually last about 14 years, but only if they're well maintained throughout that time. Check out our refrigerator maintenance tips, and keep in mind that Mr. Appliance also offers maintenance service plans for all of your major appliances.

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Find Local Refrigerator Repair Near Me

If your refrigerator is functioning poorly due to unexplained noises, cooling problems, surprise leaks, or a complete breakdown, your local Mr. Appliance® can help. No matter what brand or style of refrigerator you have, our skilled service professionals offer refrigerator repair services you can count on.

FAQ About Refrigerator Repair

You may still have questions about refrigerator repair, so we’ve answered some of the most commonly asked questions below.

What Is the Average Repair Cost for a Refrigerator?

On average, refrigerator repair costs between $300 and $500, depending on the model and repair type. Your local Mr. Appliance service professional will discuss all the options with you so you can make an informed decision on whether to repair or replace your refrigerator.

Is It Worth It To Repair a Refrigerator?

The answer to this question depends on the extent of the repairs and how often your refrigerator requires repair. For most refrigerators under ten years old that have been properly maintained, the answer is yes! If your refrigerator has been working properly to this point, It’s often worth repairing it since it can last anywhere from 10 to 18 years with proper care. An appliance expert can determine the potential cost of the repair and explain how long it should last, so you can compare it to the cost of a new refrigerator. If the repair cost is close to or higher than the replacement cost, then buying a new fridge might be your best option. However, repairs are often far cheaper than replacing your current refrigerator.

What Are the Common Parts That Fail on a Refrigerator?

Refrigerators have many parts that can break down or experience wear and tear, requiring repairs. These parts include:

  • Cold controls: regulate temperature settings inside the refrigerator
  • Condensers and compressors: cool and compress refrigerant gases
  • Defrost heaters: prevent frost buildup in the freezer by melting ice
  • Door switches and seals: Switches turn off and on components and seals to prevent warm air from entering your refrigerator
  • Drawers, bins, and shelving: areas for storing foods and liquids inside the refrigerator
  • Evaporators and fans: regulate air circulation and cooling inside the fridge
  • Ice maker components: include the arm switch and inlet valve
  • Replacement bulbs: brighten the inside of the fridge
  • Solenoids: regulate how refrigerator functions
  • Thermostats: control cooling inside the fridge and shut off the compressor when needed
  • Valves: control the water supply inside the fridge
  • Water filters: reduce bacteria and ensure pure water quality dispensed from the refrigerator
  • And other refrigerator parts!

Can an Appliance Service Professional Repair Cosmetic Damage on a Refrigerator?

An appliance service professional cannot remove or visibly reduce dents and dings from materials like stainless steel. However, such parts are often replaceable. If the damage is on the surface of a coated refrigerator, you may be able to touch it up yourself with appliance paint.

Can the Refrigerator but Not the Freezer Require Repair?

Yes, this occurs more often than most people think. Although your freezer and refrigerator are a combination unit, they can go bad independently of each other, which means they might not need repairs at the same time.

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