How to Replace a Faulty Water Supply Valve On Your Refrigerator

Though a water-using part, the water supply valve on your refrigerator is an electrical component that uses solenoids to control the flow of water. While it may open and close when signaled by the control board for years, it is possible that the build-up of water minerals or faulty solenoids will someday prevent it. This can result in either a …

Does the Room Temperature Affect My Refrigerator?

Chances are, your kitchen will never reach a particularly extreme temperature due to the HVAC system in your home, and this is what keeps your appliances safer. This means that your refrigerator sits at a relatively even temperature all its life and often lives to its maximum lifespan. However, what if you were to put a refrigerator in a place …

Why is Your Freezer Leaking Water?

A freezer is designed to hold frozen goods and keep them frozen. While there are many things that could potentially become liquid inside a freezer, they will all (or most) ideally stay in solid frozen form until you choose to thaw them. Even the water running into the freezer to make ice is controlled, contained, and becomes solid before it’s …

How Do You Clean The Coils on Your Refrigerator?

Everyone knows how important it is to clean the coils on your refrigerator. They dissipate heat from the refrigerator to keep the interior cool. If they get cover in dust or pet hair, that serves as an insulator and makes that job more difficult. However, while everyone knows that they should clean them, not everyone knows how to actually clean …

Fix a Leaky GE Refrigerator by Replacing a Cracked Drain Tube

The drain tube in your side-by-side GE refrigerator model GSS25LGMBB runs between the drain trough and the drain pan. Puddles found at the back of your refrigerator may indicate the drain tube is cracked. Replacing the tube is a fairly easy repair that should take as little as an hour to accomplish. Appliance Repair Safety Tips Before you start repairing your refrigerator, …

Is a Faulty Thermistor Causing Your GE Refrigerator to Run Too Hot or Too Cold?

Your GE refrigerator model SSL25KFPBS is equipped with three thermistors. Two are located in the freezer compartment, while the third is found in the fresh food compartment. All three thermistors monitor the temperature inside your appliance and then send their readings to the refrigerator control board. A faulty thermistor in the fresh food compartment can lead to temperatures that are too hot …

How Close Can You Put a Refrigerator to the Wall?

Every kitchen in the way it is designed has a space for the refrigerator. It is a key appliance in every kitchen. However, the space it uses has changed over the years. Due to increased need for capacity, the appliances have gotten larger, but specific alcoves for the appliance has stayed the same size in older homes. In order to …

What Is Causing Your Ice to Taste Bad?

If you enjoy your drinks frosty cold and with an accompaniment of ice, there may come a day when you are in for a nasty surprise. That ice-cold water many not taste clean and cool, but rather it tastes distinctly funky. While you may worry that it is your water, all it takes is a little investigation to discover that …

What to Check When The Freezer Works But the Refrigerator Doesn’t

For most people, their refrigerator is both a refrigerator and a freezer, the two in one combination is handy, but can lead to a unique problem where one section is the proper temperature but not the other. One of the many ways your refrigerator and freezer can malfunction is that you find the freezer works as designed, but the fresh …

When is a Refrigerator Too Old?

All appliances have a maximum lifespan. Typically, appliances have a maximum lifespan between ten and twenty years. However, when they reach these ages, it doesn’t mean they will just implode suddenly. Often you can keep an appliance working for long after that maximum lifespan. It is the same with a refrigerator. It will get to about 15 years old, and …