upright-freezer

Repair guides common to all upright freezers

February 20, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a freezer thermistor

When the thermistor can’t sense the freezer temperature, the freezer is colder or warmer than the set temperature. Follow these step-by-step instructions to replace a defective freezer thermistor.

Repair difficulty
Time required
45 minutes or less
February 20, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a freezer defrost heater

If frost builds up on the freezer evaporator because the defrost heater isn’t working, follow these step-by-step instructions to replace the freezer defrost heater.

Repair difficulty
Time required
45 minutes or less
February 20, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a freezer control panel

A freezer control panel that doesn’t show the temperature or respond when you press the buttons could be broken. This DIY repair guide and video show how to replace a freezer control panel in less than 15 minutes.

Repair difficulty
Time required
15 minutes or less
February 20, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a freezer door switch

When the door switch fails, the freezer can’t detect that the door is closed. Follow the steps in this repair guide to replace a defective freezer door switch.

Repair difficulty
Time required
15 minutes or less
February 20, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a freezer evaporator fan

Air won’t circulate to cool the freezer properly when the evaporator fan fails. Follow these step-by-step instructions to replace a defective evaporator fan.

Repair difficulty
Time required
45 minutes or less
February 20, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a freezer electronic control board

The electronic control board manages the compressor to control freezer temperature. Replace the control board using these step-by-step instructions if it’s defective.

Repair difficulty
Time required
45 minutes or less
February 20, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a freezer defrost thermostat

These step-by-step instructions explain how to replace the defrost bi-metal thermostat in an upright freezer.

Repair difficulty
Time required
45 minutes or less
February 20, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a freezer LED light board

The LED lights illuminate the interior of the freezer when you open the door. It takes just a few minutes to replace the LED light board.

Repair difficulty
Time required
15 minutes or less

Symptoms for upright freezers

Main causes: clogged or frozen defrost drain tube