DIY bottom-freezer refrigerator repair

If the refrigerator section in your bottom-freezer refrigerator isn't cooling or your refrigerator isn't cooling at all, use our expert troubleshooting advice to find the cause of the failure. Once you find the problem, follow the step-by-step procedures in the refrigerator repair guides to replace the broken part and get your refrigerator cooling again.

If your appliance is flashing an error code, use our refrigerator error code charts to find out what the problem is and how to fix it. Find answers to common questions, how to store food for maximum freshness and more on our refrigerator articles and videos page. To find the owner’s manual or a complete list of replacement parts for your bottom-freezer refrigerator, search for your model number.

Bottom-Mount Refrigerators
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
How to replace a refrigerator electronic control board

If your refrigerator isn't running, the electronic control board could be the problem. A service technician can do tests to diagnose the cause. If the electronic control board has failed, replace it following the instructions in this repair guide.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 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

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.

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.