Refrigerator Repair Bristol, TN

Refrigerator Repair in Bristol, Johnson City, Abingdon, Kingsport, and Surrounding areas

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When your refrigerator isn’t working properly, there’s a lot on the line—spoiled food, missed time at work, and dining out is costly and inconvenient! That’s why the technicians at American Appliance will treat your refrigerator repair as a priority. Our factory-authorized technicians can service a wide range of refrigerator failures including refrigerator won’t cool, freezer won’t defrost, ice maker won’t produce ice, refrigerator makes loud noises, and more. For a refrigerator repair Bristol technician you can rely on, call American Appliance

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Refrigerator Repair FAQs

Most of our customers do a bit of refrigerator repair troubleshooting before giving us a call. We encourage you to review the FAQ section and Common Repair Problems below before calling your local refrigerator repair specialist.

The average cost to repair a refrigerator will vary greatly by brand and repair problem. While some refrigerator malfunctions will only require a simple fix others may require more complex repairs to the sealed system.

On average, you can expect to pay between $150-$500 for a standard refrigerator repair.

For high-end brands or refrigerator compressor failures, the repair cost will likely range between $600-$1,500.

Whether or not it’s worth it to repair a refrigerator will depend on the age and problem with the machine. Typically, the cost to repair a refrigerator is less than the cost to replace it, but not always!

When determining if you want to move forward with the repair, ask yourself the following questions:

How old is the refrigerator?
The lifespan of a standard refrigerator ranges between 10-15 years, with an average lifecycle of 13 years. High-end brands can last 15-25 years. 

How much will a refrigerator cost to purchase new?
When considering whether to replace a refrigerator or repair it, consider the cost to buy new. In most cases, purchasing new will cost hundreds more than the repair, but you should always assess the value prior to making a repair decision. 

Believe it or not, one of the most common refrigerator repair problems is the refrigerator’s ice maker! This is especially true during the warm summer months.

Other common repair problems include a faulty thermostat, evaporator fan, and water inlet valve.

We offer refrigerator repair throughout the Tri-Cities including Bristol, Johnson City, and Kingsport.

Our office is located in Bristol, but our technicians come to you! We offer fast and affordable refrigerator repair near you!

Common Refrigerator Repair Problems

Wondering how to repair a refrigerator? When it comes to refrigerator repair problems, there is no quick way to diagnose exactly what’s wrong without proper troubleshooting. Refrigerators are complex machines with several interconnected parts, and failure of just one part can cause the entire system to stop working. Our refrigerator repair Bristol technicians are skilled at diagnosing the exact cause of the failure to ensure you receive the most accurate, cost-effective repair possible. Here’s a list of the most common repair issues we see in the field:

How Does a Refrigerator Work?

A refrigerator operates by using a sealed system that pumps refrigerant through coils. First, the compressor pumps refrigerant into the condenser coils where it is converted into a liquid. The condenser coils dissipate heat as the liquid travels through them. Next, the refrigerant travels to the evaporator coils. As the refrigerant enters the evaporator coils, the liquid expands into a gas making the coils cold. Once the gas moves through the evaporator coils, it passes to the compressor where the gas is converted back into a liquid. From there, the process starts over again.

Refrigerator Won't Cool

Wondering why would a refrigerator stop cooling? There are several parts that can cause a refrigerator to not cool. The refrigerator’s sealed system works in tandum with thermistors, control boards, and fans to remove warm air and circulate cool air throughout the unit. Failure of one of these parts can result in a refrigerator that won’t cool:

Which parts cause a refrigerator to not cool?

Refrigerator Runs Loud

A refrigerator that runs loud may be a sign of impending doom—or a sign of normal operation. The compressor will turn on to cool the refrigerator, causing a faint humming noise—this is normal. However, if the noise is distinctly louder than normal, especially when the door is open, this may be a sign of component failure:

Which parts cause a refrigerator to run load?

Not Defrosting - Ice Build-up in Freezer

It can be quite the suprise to open your freezer and see ice build-up around the walls. If your refrigerator isn’t defrosting, there may be an issue with one of the major parts involved in the refrigerator’s defrost cycle. Here are some of the most common repair parts for this issue:

Which parts cause a refrigerator to not defrost?

Refrigerator Ice Maker Not Working

Refrigerator ice maker repair is one of the most common refrigerator failures we see, especially during the warm summer months. Common parts we replace when an ice maker isn’t working vary widely. Here are the most common ice maker repair parts:

Which parts cause an ice maker to not make ice?

Hassle-Free Refrigerator Repair Experience

How our service works: To guarantee your satisfaction, we offer flat-rate pricing. Never receive a surprise refrigerator repair bill or unfair overtime charges again. We base our pricing on national averages to ensure you receive the best quality service available.

Step 1: Diagnose

Our highly skilled technician will perform a thorough diagnosis and then provide you with a written repair estimate.

Step 2: Repair

If you decide to complete the repair, our technician can often complete it in a single trip using the inventory on his truck.

Step 3: Warranty

Quality workmanship is guaranteed with a 90-Day Labor warranty. Your satisfaction with our service is our #1 priority.

Refrigerator Brands We Service

American Appliance is Factory-Authorized for refrigerator repair by major brands including Whirlpool, Thermador, Maytag, LG, KitchenAid, Dacor, Bosch, Amana, JennAir, and more!

We have exclusive access to manufacturer technical bulletins and repair documents to ensure you receive an accurate repair diagnosis.

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