Quick & Easy Fridge Fixes
Tired of dealing with a refrigerator that doesn’t cool enough, stopped making ice or left you in the dark? RepairClinic.com has five quick and easy fixes that most any homeowner can do. Plus, most of these repairs are pretty affordable as well!
- Refrigerator or Freezer Door Gasket/Seal
Replacing an old, worn or cracked refrigerator door gasket/seal will help keep the cool air in and help your refrigerator run more efficiently. A new fridge gasket can cost you anywhere from $40 to $100, depending on your model. This video shows you just how simple it is to replace the refrigerator gasket/seal.
- Water Inlet Valve for Ice Maker/Water Dispenser
Your fridge’s water inlet valve is what supplies water to the ice and/or water dispenser. If you’re unable to get ice or water from your dispenser or if your fridge is leaking, the valve could be defective. See how to test your refrigerator’s water inlet valve to see if it’s operating correctly. If the valve is defective, you can learn how to replace it here. A new valve runs about $20 to $80.
- Replace Broken Interior Shelving, Drawers or Bars
Nothing makes an old refrigerator look new like new shelves, drawers or bars. We even have new fridge butter dishes or egg trays!
- Change the Water Filter
This is a fridge fix you should be doing at least every six months or so. We have some simple tips on how to replace your refrigerator water filter. You can get a new, genuine fridge water filter here. A new water filters costs from $30 to about $100.
Curious what the difference a genuine water filter makes? RepairClinic.com did a test to find out. Check out our results.
- Replace Interior Light Bulb
How many DIYers does it take to replace a refrigerator light bulb? You’re in luck … just you! You don’t want to pull out a flashlight or your cell phone light to see what’s in your fridge, do you? A fridge new light bulb is one of the cheapest fixes you can do, costing about $3 to $30.