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 electronic control board on the back of a refrigerator

If your refrigerator isn't running, an electronic control board failure 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
 15 minutes or less
January 11, 2021
By Sears PartsDirect staff
How to replace a flipper mullion on a French-door refrigerator

If the flipper mullion breaks or its heater quits working, replace it in 15 minutes using these 4 easy steps.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less
November 23, 2020
By Sears PartsDirect staff
How to replace a door gasket in a French-door refrigerator

The door gasket, often called a door seal, seals the gap around the door to keep the cold air in and the warm air out. Replace a worn or damaged door gasket by following these steps.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 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 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
 15 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

February 24, 2021

What type of water filter is in your Electrolux refrigerator?

By Sears PartsDirect staff

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

What type of water filter is in your Fisher & Paykel refrigerator?

By Sears PartsDirect staff

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

February 10, 2021

What type of water filter is in your Bosch refrigerator?

By Sears PartsDirect staff

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

February 4, 2021

What type of water filter is in your GE refrigerator?

By Sears PartsDirect staff

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

What type of water filter is in your Frigidaire refrigerator?

By Sears PartsDirect staff

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

January 22, 2021

What type of water filter is in your Whirlpool refrigerator?

By Sears PartsDirect staff

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

November 5, 2020

How to replace swing-out refrigerator water filters

By Sears PartsDirect staff

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

October 27, 2020

How to replace twist-to-remove refrigerator water filters

By Sears PartsDirect staff

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

October 27, 2020

How to replace eject-and-slide-out refrigerator water filters

By Sears PartsDirect staff

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 pull-down refrigerator water filters

By Sears PartsDirect staff

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 push-button-to-eject refrigerator water filters

By Sears PartsDirect staff

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 open-tray-and-twist-out refrigerator water filters

By Sears PartsDirect staff

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 an inline refrigerator water filter

By Sears PartsDirect staff

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

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.