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How Does a Freezer Work? — Appliance Repair Tips

Freezer not cold enough or not working at all? This video provides information on how a freezer works and offers troubleshooting tips to assist you in diagnosing and repair.

Here is a list of the most commonly replaced parts associated with each freezer symptom:

Freezer not cooling: evaporator fan motor, start relay, condenser fan motor
Freezer not working, making a clicking sound: start relay, compressor
Freezer runs all the time: temperature control thermostat, fan motor, defrost timer
Freezer defrost drain problems: drain strap
Freezer coils frosting up: defrost timer, defrost heater assembly, thermostat, gasket
Freezer only freezes top shelf: door gasket

All of the information provided in this freezer troubleshooting video is applicable to the following brands: Amana, Bosch, Frigidaire, GE, Kenmore, LG, Maytag, Samsung, Whirlpool

Frigidaire Upright Freezer Disassembly:

How your freezer works:

For more DIY videos including part replacement and help finding your model visit the repair help section of our website: Freezer repair help

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