Navigating Common Refrigerator Issues

We maintain a database of over 1000 technical sheets to diagnose issues with various refrigerator brands. The most common failures we encounter, in descending order, are:

  1. Samsung Ice Master or Ice Max failures, leading to no ice production in the top left of French door units. Samsung is aware of this issue and is currently under litigation. However, we rarely see problems with Samsung’s sealed system, which is crucial for cooling.
  2. Whirlpool/KitchenAid ice makers, particularly those with a red light sensor (optics and emitter board). Despite this issue, these brands boast well-designed airflow systems that contribute to longer-lasting and fresher groceries.
  3. LG linear compressors often fail, resulting in inadequate cooling or a complete freezer section meltdown. LG has settled a lawsuit related to this issue, and affected customers can seek warranty support within five years of purchase.
  4. General Electric refrigerators may experience complete shutdowns or frost on the back panel. While these issues are typically resolved with control board or defrost circuit replacements, GE units offer a middle ground with lower repair costs.
  5. Frigidaire failures are diverse, ranging from board replacements to fan issues and drain cleaning, with no major recurring patterns of failure.

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Nancy Roy
Amazing customer service and quality work - I can't say enough about how pleased I am with the work performed at my home. My refrigerator was not working properly and Linfoot came out and diagnosed the repair and fixed it as quickly as they could once they obtained the part they needed. While at my home, they heard my washing machine (which was noisy) and did a quick fix on it too at no cost because it was such an easy fix. They are the kind of company that cares about offering quality customer service which is hard to find. I plan to recommend them to anyone who asks for an appliance repairman.
Thomas Widhalm
After calling Linfoot Repair Sean and Declan arrived within 20 minutes. Sean ran through a few systems checks on my 14-year-old Jenn-Air. Sean determined my compressor was failing. Thinking to myself - time to buy a new refrigerator. If you haven’t looked at refrigerator prices lately you might be surprised. To replace my Jenn-Air refrigerator like for like is $4,200 plus tax. Sean recommended a hard start compressor kit for $20 to see if the compressor would cycle. Sean installed the kit, the old Jenn-Air came back to life…. yay! I know there will come a time to make the decision to either replace the compressor or replace the refrigerator. Sean extended the life of my refrigerator for $130: $100 service call, $20 for a hard start compressor kit, and $10 tax. Sean has earned my future business.
Glenn Knowles
Declan and Sean arrived on time. Very personable and ready to help. They immediately diagnosed the issue with our fridge and explained our options. Parts were ordered and plans made for return visit. Could not be more pleased with our choice for service. While they were here we asked about a problem with another appliance. They explained what was happening and told us what we could do to solve the issue ourselves. We are quite impressed. Will update this review when the job is completed. Glenn and MarieThis morning Declan arrived at 9, finished our repair and showed me what to do if I ever had this issue again. Of course, we won't have this issue again because these guys did such a great job. Anything breaks, I'm calling these folks.
Vinny Colella
These guys came right out and helped diagnose the problem with my fridge. Definitely knew what they were doing. Very educated. Did a great job. I highly recommend their services to anyone who needs an honest contractor to fix any appliance they have. These guys do it all!
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"I had an urgent issue with my laptop, and I was able to get an appointment with this repair service the same day. The team was friendly, knowledgeable, and able to diagnose and fix the issue quickly."

Amazing customer service and quality work - I can't say enough about how pleased I am with the work performed at my home. My refrigerator was not working properly and Linfoot came out and diagnosed the repair and fixed it as quickly as they could once they obtained the part they needed. While at my home, they heard my washing machine (which was noisy) and did a quick fix on it too at no cost because it was such an easy fix. They are the kind of company that cares about offering quality customer service which is hard to find. I plan to recommend them to anyone who asks for an appliance repairman.

After calling Linfoot Repair Sean and Declan arrived within 20 minutes. Sean ran through a few systems checks on my 14-year-old Jenn-Air. Sean determined my compressor was failing. Thinking to myself - time to buy a new refrigerator. If you haven’t looked at refrigerator prices lately you might be surprised. To replace my Jenn-Air refrigerator like for like is $4,200 plus tax. Sean recommended a hard start compressor kit for $20 to see if the compressor would cycle. Sean installed the kit, the old Jenn-Air came back to life…. yay! I know there will come a time to make the decision to either replace the compressor or replace the refrigerator. Sean extended the life of my refrigerator for $130: $100 service call, $20 for a hard start compressor kit, and $10 tax. Sean has earned my future business.

Declan and Sean arrived on time. Very personable and ready to help. They immediately diagnosed the issue with our fridge and explained our options. Parts were ordered and plans made for return visit. Could not be more pleased with our choice for service. While they were here we asked about a problem with another appliance. They explained what was happening and told us what we could do to solve the issue ourselves. We are quite impressed. Will update this review when the job is completed. Glenn and MarieThis morning Declan arrived at 9, finished our repair and showed me what to do if I ever had this issue again. Of course, we won't have this issue again because these guys did such a great job. Anything breaks, I'm calling these folks.

These guys came right out and helped diagnose the problem with my fridge. Definitely knew what they were doing. Very educated. Did a great job. I highly recommend their services to anyone who needs an honest contractor to fix any appliance they have. These guys do it all!

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Refrigerator Repairs

Linfoot Repair is your go-to service for all refrigerator repairs. 

We understand how crucial a fridge is in your daily life - it keeps your food fresh and saves time. 

That's why we're dedicated to providing fast and effective repairs, ensuring your fridge works perfectly when needed.

Common Refrigerator Brands and Models Serviced

We fix a wide range of refrigerator brands like Samsung, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, LG, General Electric (GE), Frigidaire, and Kenmore. We also handle Maytag, Bosch, Thermador, and even high-end models like Sub-Zero. 

No matter the brand, we've seen everything – from big to small, simple to complex. We're familiar with different shapes and sizes, so whether you have a compact fridge or a large family-sized model, we've got the skills to get it running smoothly again. 

Common Refrigerator Failures and Repairs 

Linfoot Repair sees many common problems. Our approach to diagnosing these issues involves:

  • Cooling Problems - Fridges are not cold enough, or freezer sections are frosting.
  • Strange Noises - Unusual sounds from the fridge indicate potential mechanical issues.
  • Faulty Parts - Issues with ice makers, water dispensers, or door seals.
  • Technical Knowledge - We use a detailed database of technical sheets for various models to understand and solve these issues efficiently.

No matter the problem or the fridge brand, our team is well equipped to diagnose and repair it effectively.

Repair vs. Replacement?

When your fridge breaks, deciding between fixing it or buying a new one can be challenging. Here are some tips:

  • Age and Cost - If your fridge is old or fixing it costs as much as a new one, it may be time for a replacement.
  • Type of Problem - Small issues like a faulty seal are usually worth fixing. But big problems, like a dead compressor, might mean you're better off with a new fridge.
  • Reliability - Look for a fridge that’s known for lasting. Avoid models with common design flaws, like parts that break easily. Simple and sturdy designs often last longer.

Refrigerator Longevity and Design Trends

Over the years, refrigerator designs have changed a lot. We've noticed these changes can affect how long a fridge lasts. Earlier, fridges were more straightforward and often more robust. But now, many have complex features and use cheaper materials, which might look good but don't always last as long. 

We've seen how these newer designs can lead to more repairs. Understanding these trends helps us fix fridges and advise you on durable choices.

Brand-Specific Issues and Expertise

Our experience with different brands helps us tackle specific issues effectively:

  • Samsung - Common problems include Ice master or Ice max failures, leading to no ice production. We're adept at resolving these issues.
  • Whirlpool/KitchenAid - We frequently address issues with their ice makers, particularly those with optical sensors.
  • LG - Known for linear compressor failures leading to cooling issues. We're skilled in diagnosing and fixing these.
  • General Electric (GE) - Issues often include complete shutdowns or frost buildup, typically needing control board or defrost circuit repairs.

Recommendations and Advice

We don't stick to one brand for fridge recommendations. 

Instead, we advise looking at how often different models need repairs and their durability. 

Our tip: choose a fridge that balances good design with reliability. Simple models often have fewer problems and last longer.

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