Electrolux Refrigerator Troubleshooting. Your home refrigerator is responsible for keeping the food you buy and bring into your house nice and cool. So, when it stops working, it can absolutely change your entire life – and not in the way you want it to.
The good news is that most of Electrolux’s refrigerators are designed with parts designed to last longer than rival brands, so you won’t have to replace your fridge quite as often as some other people do.
Electrolux Refrigerator Troubleshooting
In this article, we discuss how to troubleshoot some Electrolux refrigerator problems.
Electrolux Refrigerator Light Doesn’t Work
If a light socket is not receiving electricity, one can use a multimeter to determine whether it is defective.
If a multimeter is used to measure whether the socket is receiving electricity, and it does receive electricity, then that indicates that the socket is defective.
If an electrical socket is determined to be defective, then one needs to replace it.
If the door switch is defective, first check its continuity with a multimeter and press it to see if it falls.
If you find that the door switch does not have continuity when activated before pressing it (making sure no one is behind the door) and that pressing it causes the switch to go down with a malfunction in the latching mechanism (making sure no one is trapped behind), replace it with a new switch.
Electrolux Refrigerator Clogging Defrost Drain
Drain straps can sometimes be installed on defrost drains. A defrost drain strap is a small piece of copper or aluminum that attaches to the defrost drainage system and then extends partway into the actual drain.
The heat applied from the heater to this extension helps melt away any ice build-up inside the drain so that it can continue to do its job of safely removing unwanted water.
If such safety precaution isn’t implemented, then there may be an increased risk of water build-up in the drainage system which could lead to greater damage not just on one end but possibly on both sides.
Electrolux Refrigerator Leaks Water
The water filter may not be properly installed in the water filter housing! If this happens, water from the faucet can leak onto your floor.
Make sure to check what’s going on there and ensure proper fitment of your water filter because that’s how you make sure everything stays shipshape in terms of your filtered-water flow.
A water valve is a type of mechanical valve that is operated by water pressure and controls the flow of that water through a pipe or tubing.
There are certain parts you can inspect to tell if it’s working correctly including the gasket and o-rings where there are “steam valves” in models like the Electrolux refrigerator.
Electrolux Refrigerator Won’t Defrost
The main control board regulates the power supply to all of the refrigerator components, including the defrost system.
If the main control board is defective, it may stop sending voltage to the defrost system. Control boards are frequently misdiagnosed before replacing the main control, first test all of the defrost system components.
If none of the defrost system components are defective, consider replacing the main control board.
The defrost heater is responsible for melting away any frost that may have accumulated on the evaporator coils.
If the defrost heater is found to be defective, the defrost system will not work and instead frost will continue to accumulate on the evaporator coils.
A multimeter should be used in order to test if the defrost heater has continuity.
If no current is detected from your multimeter when analyzed it is recommended that you replace the defroster assembly or call a technician for a more thorough diagnostic inspection which may require replacement of other internal subsystems such as a thermostat for example to save time and money.
Electrolux Refrigerator Won’t Cool
The start relay works with the start winding to begin the compressor running. If either of these parts has problems, it may sometimes fail to run or may not run at all.
As a result, the refrigerator will not be as cold as it should be. To determine if the start relay is faulty, use a multimeter to test it for continuity between its two terminals and ensure that there is continuity for a proper supply of power from the power source in order to run the compressor.
If there isn’t continuity between the two terminals, replace the part that isn’t giving off the correct amount of current in order to have smooth flowing energy throughout and thus provide you with a nice cool temperature inside your refrigerator.
The temperature control thermostat directs voltage to the motor and fan if the temperature of the evaporator is above or below the point it was programmed for.
If you suspect there’s a problem with your thermostat, try turning it up and down. You should hear a click when you rotate through all seven settings.
If even one sitting doesn’t click into place, most likely you’ve got a defective part because generally, each click corresponds to a specific refrigeration cycle step that occurs within the appliance while it operates.