Refrigerator articles

Learn how to troubleshoot cooling problems with your refrigerator, replace your refrigerator water filter, store food correctly and more with these articles and how-to videos from Sears PartsDirect. For troubleshooting guidance and step-by-step instructions for repairing your fridge, check out our refrigerator repair help section.

Refrigerators

Articles and videos common to all refrigerators

June 3, 2022
Introduction image for disassembling the ice and water dispenser on a Kenmore French door refrigerator.

Find step-by-step instructions for disassembling the ice and water dispenser on a Kenmore refrigerator.

June 2, 2022
Introduction image for replacing the flipper mullion in a GE French door refrigerator.

Learn how to replace the flipper mullion on a GE French door refrigerator.

April 19, 2022
How to replacing the water filter in an LG refrigerator.

Get tips and advice on replacing the water filter in your LG refrigerator.

April 1, 2022
Image of Samsung refrigerator water filters.

Find out which water filter is in your Samsung refrigerator and get tips on replacing the filter.

January 3, 2022
Introduction image for replacing a refrigerator door gasket repair guide.

Learn about fixing a fridge door seal

December 30, 2021
Evaporator fan not working

Learn how to fix a broken evaporator fan

August 18, 2021
Wiring schematic symbols explained.

Learn some of the most common symbols found in a wiring diagram and what they mean.

August 17, 2021
How to read a wiring schematic.

Learn how to decipher symbols so you can buy the right part for your problem.

July 9, 2021
How to clean stainless steel appliances.

Learn how to keep the stainless-steel appliances in your home clean and shining bright.

June 26, 2021
5 tips for removing a stuck refrigerator water filter.

Having problems with a stuck refrigerator water filter? These 5 tips can help.

April 10, 2020
How to clean your appliances after a drinking water advisory.

Find out how to clean and flush household appliances once a boil water advisory is lifted.

July 25, 2019
Even Sears PartsDirect YouTube star Wayne sometimes needs a few takes to get the shot right when filing DIY videos.

Making Sears PartsDirect videos is hard work, but resident DIY expert Wayne always manages to have fun. See for yourself in this blooper roll.

September 23, 2016

Learn what to check if the inside of your fridge is wayyyy too warm.

March 9, 2015
How to troubleshoot moisture build-up inside a refrigerator.

Try these troubleshooting tips if water condenses on your refrigerator's inside walls.

January 1, 1970
Riding mower fuse

Learn how to tell whether a fuse is blown

Articles and videos for side-by-side refrigerators

May 16, 2022
Image for disassembly of the ice and water dispenser on a common GE refrigerator.

See how to disassemble the dispenser on common GE refrigerators.

February 24, 2021
Types of Electrolux refrigerator water filters.

Replacing the water filter in your Electrolux refrigerator is easy, no matter what type of fridge you have, following the steps in our DIY videos.

February 18, 2021
Types of Fisher & Paykel refrigerator water filters.

Need help replacing the water filter on your Fisher & Paykel refrigerator? Let us show you how.

February 10, 2021
Types of Bosch refrigerator water filters.

Let us show you how to install the different types of water filters in a Bosch refrigerator.

February 4, 2021
Types of GE refrigerator water filters.

See how to install the water filter on your GE or GE Profile refrigerator, no matter the filter type or refrigerator style.

January 28, 2021
Types of Frigidaire refrigerator water filters.

No matter what style Frigidaire refrigerator you own, we can help you replace the water filter.

January 22, 2021
Types of Whirlpool refrigerator water filters.

Need help replacing the water filter in your Whirlpool refrigerator? We’ll show you how it’s done.

December 16, 2020
How to replace remove-cup-filter-cover refrigerator water filters.

Replacing a refrigerator water filter is crucial for keeping the ice and water clean and fresh-tasting. If your water filter is enclosed in a cup filter cover, our video shows how to replace it.

October 27, 2020
How to replace a push-button-to-eject refrigerator water filter.

If your refrigerator has a button you push to remove the water filter, our video shows how to replace it.

October 27, 2020
Replacing eject-and-slide-out water filters.

Replacing a refrigerator water filter is crucial for keeping the ice and water clean and fresh-tasting. If your water filter ejects and slides out, our video shows how to replace it.

October 27, 2020
Replacing pull-down water filters.

If the water filter in your refrigerator pulls down from the filter housing, our video walks you through how to replace it.

October 27, 2020
How to replace open-tray-and-twist-out refrigerator water filters.

Watch our video to see how to replace a refrigerator water filter located in a tray you open and then twist out the filter to remove it.

October 27, 2020
How to replace a refrigerator inline water filter.

An inline water filter should be replaced every 6 months. Our videos shows how to do it.

October 27, 2020
How to replace a twist-to-remove refrigerator water filter.

Watch our video to learn how to replace a water filter that you must twist to remove.

September 26, 2019
Protect your smart appliances from hackers with these steps.

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

Articles and videos for top-mount refrigerators

February 4, 2021
Types of GE refrigerator water filters.

See how to install the water filter on your GE or GE Profile refrigerator, no matter the filter type or refrigerator style.

January 28, 2021
Types of Frigidaire refrigerator water filters.

No matter what style Frigidaire refrigerator you own, we can help you replace the water filter.

January 22, 2021
Types of Whirlpool refrigerator water filters.

Need help replacing the water filter in your Whirlpool refrigerator? We’ll show you how it’s done.

December 16, 2020
How to replace remove-cup-filter-cover refrigerator water filters.

Replacing a refrigerator water filter is crucial for keeping the ice and water clean and fresh-tasting. If your water filter is enclosed in a cup filter cover, our video shows how to replace it.

October 27, 2020
Replacing eject-and-slide-out water filters.

Replacing a refrigerator water filter is crucial for keeping the ice and water clean and fresh-tasting. If your water filter ejects and slides out, our video shows how to replace it.

October 27, 2020
How to replace open-tray-and-twist-out refrigerator water filters.

Watch our video to see how to replace a refrigerator water filter located in a tray you open and then twist out the filter to remove it.

October 27, 2020
How to replace a refrigerator inline water filter.

An inline water filter should be replaced every 6 months. Our videos shows how to do it.

October 27, 2020
How to replace a twist-to-remove refrigerator water filter.

Watch our video to learn how to replace a water filter that you must twist to remove.

September 26, 2019
Protect your smart appliances from hackers with these steps.

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

Articles and videos for bottom-mount refrigerators

June 3, 2022
Introduction image for disassembling the ice and water dispenser on a Kenmore French door refrigerator.

Find step-by-step instructions for disassembling the ice and water dispenser on a Kenmore refrigerator.

June 2, 2022
Introduction image for replacing the flipper mullion in a GE French door refrigerator.

Learn how to replace the flipper mullion on a GE French door refrigerator.

May 16, 2022
Image for disassembly of the ice and water dispenser on a common GE refrigerator.

See how to disassemble the dispenser on common GE refrigerators.

February 24, 2021
Types of Electrolux refrigerator water filters.

Replacing the water filter in your Electrolux refrigerator is easy, no matter what type of fridge you have, following the steps in our DIY videos.

February 18, 2021
Types of Fisher & Paykel refrigerator water filters.

Need help replacing the water filter on your Fisher & Paykel refrigerator? Let us show you how.

February 10, 2021
Types of Bosch refrigerator water filters.

Let us show you how to install the different types of water filters in a Bosch refrigerator.

February 4, 2021
Types of GE refrigerator water filters.

See how to install the water filter on your GE or GE Profile refrigerator, no matter the filter type or refrigerator style.

January 28, 2021
Types of Frigidaire refrigerator water filters.

No matter what style Frigidaire refrigerator you own, we can help you replace the water filter.

January 22, 2021
Types of Whirlpool refrigerator water filters.

Need help replacing the water filter in your Whirlpool refrigerator? We’ll show you how it’s done.

November 5, 2020
How to replace a refrigerator swing-out water filter.

Learn how to replace a water filter that swings out from the filter housing.

October 27, 2020
How to replace a twist-to-remove refrigerator water filter.

Watch our video to learn how to replace a water filter that you must twist to remove.

October 27, 2020
Replacing eject-and-slide-out water filters.

Replacing a refrigerator water filter is crucial for keeping the ice and water clean and fresh-tasting. If your water filter ejects and slides out, our video shows how to replace it.

October 27, 2020
How to replace open-tray-and-twist-out refrigerator water filters.

Watch our video to see how to replace a refrigerator water filter located in a tray you open and then twist out the filter to remove it.

October 27, 2020
Replacing pull-down water filters.

If the water filter in your refrigerator pulls down from the filter housing, our video walks you through how to replace it.

October 27, 2020
How to replace a push-button-to-eject refrigerator water filter.

If your refrigerator has a button you push to remove the water filter, our video shows how to replace it.

October 27, 2020
How to replace a refrigerator inline water filter.

An inline water filter should be replaced every 6 months. Our videos shows how to do it.

September 26, 2019
Protect your smart appliances from hackers with these steps.

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 adjustable rollers.

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.

January 27, 2016
How to align the doors on a French-door refrigerator with non-adjustable rollers.

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.

Symptoms common to all refrigerators

Choose a symptom to see related refrigerator repairs.

Main causes: leaky door gasket, defrost system failure, evaporator fan not running, dirty condenser coils, condenser fan not running
Things to do: clean condenser coils, replace the water filter, clean the interior, adjust doors to prevent air leaks, clean the drain pan
Main causes: jammed ice cubes, broken ice maker assembly, dirty water filter, kinked water line, bad water valve, freezer not cold enough
Main causes: damaged door seal, faulty defrost sensor or bi-metal thermostat, broken defrost heater, bad defrost timer or control board
Main causes: control board or cold control failure, broken compressor start relay, compressor motor failure, defrost timer problems
Main causes: blocked air vents, compressor problems, condenser or evaporator fan not working, control system failure, sensor problems
Main causes: blocked vents, defrost system problems, evaporator fan failure, dirty condenser coils, bad sensors, condenser fan not working
Main causes: water valve leaking, frozen or broken defrost drain tube, overflowing drain pan, cracked water system tubing, leaking door seal

Repair guides common to all refrigerators

These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your refrigerator.

July 20, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to clean refrigerator condenser coils

Help your refrigerator run more efficiently by cleaning the condenser coils. It's easy and takes just a few minutes.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less
July 20, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a refrigerator water valve

Replace the water valve that feeds water to the ice maker and water dispenser if it no longer controls the flow of water.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less
How to replace a refrigerator temperature control board

If the temperature in your refrigerator doesn't match the temperature you set, the problem could be the temperature control board—a service technician can give you a definite diagnosis. If the board is at fault, follow these steps to replace it yourself.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less