How to fix a faulty fridge

This article explains how to fix an appliance in the kitchen, fridge, and freezer.

It will also give you a list of appliances that might be affected.


Make sure the appliance is working and is working properly by testing for the correct plugging position The first step to fixing an appliance is to test the appliance for the right plugging condition.

This is done by checking the appliance’s status on the appliance control panel.

For example, if the appliance has a short circuit or a faulty power cord, you might want to test for that condition by pressing a button and watching the LED light.

If the appliance doesn’t have any problem, then you can proceed to the next step.


Check for the plugging cable length The length of the plug cable that’s used to connect the appliance to the system is the first step.

The appliance might be able to plug itself to the wall or even to a wall outlet, but you need to check for the proper length of plug cable to ensure that the appliance works properly.

If you’re unsure whether you have the correct length, check with your appliance manufacturer for a repair manual or contact the appliance manufacturer’s repair department to find out the correct wiring length.

For more information, check out the information on the Plugging Cable.


Check the appliance temperature If the plug is connected to the unit, it should be at least 40 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius) and the appliance should not be heating up too much.

If it’s warmer than 40 degrees, the plug might need to be replaced.


Check if the plug has a fuse or fuse breaker In a common appliance, a fuse is connected when a short is cut to the power cord.

If a short does occur, the fuse may not be present in the appliance.

This may cause the appliance not to work properly and you’ll need to replace it.

A fuse breaker is connected if a short occurs when a fuse fails to perform its job properly.


Check to see if the cord is working correctly If the cord has a good connection and you’re still seeing the lights on, you should replace the cord.

Check out our guide on How to Fix an Out-of-Order TV or Other Device if you need help diagnosing and repairing out-of order TVs.


If any of the cords in the outlet are short, check to see whether the cord itself is short.

If not, then the plug could be short as well.

For information on how to check the plug on a TV, check this article.


Check whether the outlet is powered if it is If you can’t see the lights, you need a power source.

Check that the power is turned on.

The appliances in the house may need to have a breaker box installed to help ensure the appliance will work correctly.


Check a plug to see which one is plugged to the appliance if it’s not working Check the outlet for any missing plugs or the missing cord to see what one is connected.

If one of the two cords is missing, then it may be a faulty plug or the outlet could be faulty and need to replaced.


Check an outlet for the presence of a fuse If the outlet has a small amount of solder stuck to it, check the outlet to see that there is a fuse in the socket.

This can be a sign that the outlet needs to be repaired.

For additional information, read How to Test for a Faulty Plug and Replace an Outlet.


If your appliance has no power, check your wiring For information about what you should do if you don’t have power or if you’re having problems with your appliances, check our How to Check for a Plug and Fix an Insufficiently Working Outlet article.