Diagnosing problems with your refrigerator
- If your refrigerator isn't running, there are a few possible causes. First, check the power cord. It might seem like a no-brainer, but this is actually a pretty common thing to overlook. Make sure the cord isn't damaged in any way. Also, check that the outlet is working by plugging another device into it. If it's not the cord, then it could be a problem with the circuit board or the motor. One other possible culprit is a faulty thermostat.
- If the ice maker won't do its job, then it could be a problem with a clogged water inlet valve. It might also be that the ice maker module motor is burned out, or there may be a mechanical problem with the ice maker itself.
- The refrigerator not getting cool enough could be a sign that the thermostat contacts have failed. You’ll need to replace the thermostat if it isn’t sending current to the compressor.
- Noticeably loud sounds coming from your refrigerator may mean there's a problem with the fan, either from physical damage to the blades or an electrical problem with the motor. These noises could also signal problems with the compressor, ice maker or other electrical components.
- If the water and ice dispenser stops working, then there could be a clogged filter preventing water from flowing into the mechanism. There might also be an issue with the water valve being clogged.
Figuring out what's wrong with your microwave
Perhaps the most common problem to plague microwaves is not being able to heat your food. This is often caused by a failed magnetron, which is what converts electricity into microwaves. This part can't be repaired once it breaks and will need to be replaced. There could also be problems with an electrical component or the transformer. If the microwave runs intermittently, then, most likely, there's a faulty door switch and the microwave thinks the door is open. There may also be an issue with something on the circuit board.
Getting the parts for your repairs from Sears PartsDirect
Once you've found the faulty parts in your Gaggenau appliance, the next step is to find replacements online at Sears PartsDirect. Use our search bar above to search for the specific part number or the model number of your Gaggenau appliance. If you're having any difficulties placing your order or you have any questions, we have customer service support available both over the phone and online.