DIY side-by-side refrigerator repair
If your side-by-side refrigerator isn't making ice or it isn't even running, Sears PartsDirect has the troubleshooting advice you need to fix the problem. If you see an error code, follow the troubleshooting steps in our refrigerator error code chart to find the cause of the failure. Use the step-by-step procedures in the refrigerator repair guides to help you replace failed parts.
Use advice from the refrigerator articles and videos page to help keep your side-by-side fridge running smoothly. To find the owner’s manual or a complete list of replacement parts for your refrigerator, search for your model number.
If frost is building up in the freezer of your side-by-side refrigerator, the defrost sensor could be at fault. You can replace it in about half an hour by following these instructions.
If frost is building up in the freezer of your side-by-side refrigerator, the defrost heater could be faulty. Follow these step-by-step instructions to replace the defrost heater.
If your side-by-side refrigerator isn’t churning out ice, replacing the motor could fix the problem. These steps explain how.
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.
Learn how to replace the ice maker in a side-by-side refrigerator with these step-by-step instructions.
If your refrigerator isn't as cold as it should be, it could be that the evaporator fan motor isn't circulating air. This repair guide shows how to replace a failed evaporator fan motor.
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.
The diffuser controls cold air flow from the freezer to the refrigerator. You can replace it yourself, following step-by-step instructions.
If your refrigerator dispenses ice or water even when the door is open, replace the dispenser core control board—it takes less than an hour.
If the ice maker in your side-by-side refrigerator is not producing, replacing the optic boards can fix this system.