From free-standing freezers to microwaves and refrigerators, Imperial appliances are designed to be effective and durable. The average homeowner spends between 1 and 4 percent of their income on appliance repairs. This means that many households are experiencing appliance malfunctions. Luckily, some common appliance repairs are inexpensive and easy to perform yourself.
These are some common Imperial appliance problems that you are likely to encounter:
Water dripping from your Imperial refrigerator—It is common for a little water to drip on the floor beneath the refrigerator. However, excess water could signal an issue with air being trapped in the water dispenser system. Fix this by simply streaming a gallon or two of water through the water dispenser to get rid of trapped air.
Presence of water under crisper drawers—You may also find that water collects in a puddle under the crisper drawers of your top-freezer refrigerator. This could signal that your defrost drain tube is clogged. Thaw ice or remove debris from this area to allow defrost water to drain properly.
Your Imperial free-standing freezer is too warm—If your free-standing freezer is not cooling well, this could point to a problem with frost buildup. Simply unplug the freezer and defrost it so it cools properly.
Your Imperial freezer is too noisy—Excessive frost buildup on the evaporator can interfere with the fan blades, making them produce loud noises when rotating. Solve this by manually defrosting the freezer. Unplug the freezer and leave its door open to defrost the evaporator.
Your Imperial microwave light is not turning on—If your microwave is heating properly but the light does not turn on, simply replace the surface light bulb.
If the above solutions do not help repair your Imperial appliance, it may be time to seek replacements for faulty parts.
Replace your Imperial appliance parts
The following Imperial appliance parts may need replacing to restore your malfunctioning machine:
Refrigerator thermistor—Sometimes, problems with the thermistor can prevent the refrigerator from cooling. Wear work gloves for protection and unplug the refrigerator. Remove the thermistor cover and replace the broken thermistor with a new one.
Refrigerator drain tube—If water collects under the crisper drawers of your top-freezer refrigerator, try defrosting the drain pan under the evaporator. If the drain tube is clogged and you can’t clear the drain so defrost water drains, then you’ll need to replace the refrigerator drain tube.
Freezer door gasket—A damaged door gasket can make your Imperial freezer very noisy when running. Raise the freezer lid and unscrew the gasket. Pull out the damaged gasket and install a new one. You may wish to lubricate the new gasket with petroleum jelly to protect it from wear and tear.
Freezer LED light board—If the interior LED lights of the freezer don’t work, there may be a problem with the LED light board. Disconnect power and remove the light lens; remove the old LED board and install a new one.
Microwave electronic control board—If the microwave is not heating food properly, there may be an issue with the electronic control board.
Sears PartsDirect helps you find the right replacement parts
Whether you are simply replacing the light bulb on your Imperial microwave or the thermistor of your refrigerator, Sears PartsDirect has all the manufacturer-approved replacement parts for your appliance.