Freezer Repair Guides

These freezer repair guides can help you get your freezer cooling. And Sears PartsDirect has more freezer repair help for you, including troubleshooting tips, explanations of what different freezer parts do and solutions for common symptoms. Tell us your model number for even more specific recommendations and repair parts to fix your freezer.

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How to Replace a Cold Control Thermostat in a Freezer

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The cold control thermostat regulates the freezer temperature. A defective cold control thermostat can prevent the compressor from cycling on or off. Follow these steps to replace a defective cold control thermostat.

How to Replace a Compressor Start Relay in a Freezer

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The compressor start relay starts the compressor. If the compressor won’t start, follow these steps to replace a defective compressor start relay.

How to Replace the Electronic Control Board in a Freezer

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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.

How to Replace a Lid Gasket in a Freezer

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The lid gasket prevents air and moisture from entering the freezer when the lid is closed. Follow these steps to replace a torn or damaged lid gasket.

How to Replace the Control Panel in a Freezer

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The control panel houses the freezer controls. You can replace the control panel in about 15 minutes if it doesn’t work.

How to Replace the LED Light Board in a Freezer

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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.

How to Replace the Defrost Bi-metal Thermostat in a Freezer

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

How to Replace the Thermistor in a Freezer

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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.

How to Replace the Evaporator Fan in a Freezer

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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.

How to Replace the Door Switch in a Freezer

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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.

How to Replace the Defrost Heater in a Freezer

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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.