September 26, 2019

Keeping your smart appliances secure from hackers

By Lyle Weischwill
Protect your smart appliances from hackers with these steps.
Protect your smart appliances from hackers with these steps.

There’s a dark side to the convenience of having smart appliances you can control with your smartphone or tablet.

Yes, it’s great that you can start your washer right before you leave work, be alerted when your refrigerator door is left open and adjust the furnace thermostat when you’re on the go. But with these web-connected appliances comes the risk of a hacker with malevolent intent taking control of your devices to, say, turn off the refrigerator so your food spoils or spy on you with a smart device camera.

So if you’re using smart appliances and devices, take the right steps to make your Wi-Fi secure.

Repair guides for bottom-mount refrigerators

How to replace an in-door ice maker on a French door refrigerator

Follow these step-by-step instructions how to replace the in-door ice maker in Kenmore TRIO and LG French door refrigerators.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
How to replace a refrigerator defrost control assembly

Follow these steps to replace the defrost control assembly if your Kenmore or LG French door refrigerator displays an error code and the freezer won’t defrost.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 120 minutes or less
July 20, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a refrigerator thermistor

The thermistor senses the temperature inside the refrigerator. If the actual temperature and the temperature you set are different, the thermistor could be the problem. You can replace a refrigerator thermistor by following these simple instructions.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less

Articles and videos for bottom-mount refrigerators

September 26, 2019

Keeping your smart appliances secure from hackers

By Lyle Weischwill

Find out how to protect your smart appliances from malevolent invasions by hackers.

January 27, 2016

How to align the doors on a French door refrigerator with non-adjustable rollers video

By Sears PartsDirect staff

See how to align the two doors on a French door bottom-freezer refrigerator so the tops are even. The refrigerator in this video has non-adjustable rollers on the bottom, behind the grille.

January 27, 2016

How to align the doors on a French door refrigerator with adjustable rollers video

By Sears PartsDirect staff

See how to align the two doors on a French door bottom-freezer refrigerator so the tops are even. The refrigerator model in this video has adjustable rollers on the bottom, behind the grille.