Bosch refrigerators are famous for their reliability, but this does not mean that they are not devoid of those shortcomings that all refrigerators have. They also break down and face the same problems as other brands, but much less frequently. To understand what can happen to your refrigeration equipment, let’s look at the most common problems with Bosch refrigerators and how to fix them.
- the refrigerator is too noisy
The loud noise your refrigerator makes can become a constant and annoying problem after a while. Sometimes the noise is so loud that it turns into a natural hum. Several parts of the refrigerator can be the source of the problem and to understand exactly what the cause is, you need to know how the refrigerator is set up. Understanding the system will make it easier to identify the source of the breakdown.
Fan blades. Many refrigerators have cooling systems that use fans to circulate cold air throughout the unit. When one of these fans stops working, the refrigerator can no longer cool the food efficiently. When this happens, you may notice that your refrigerator is running louder than usual because it has to work harder to maintain a constant temperature.
If the refrigerator’s malfunction is related to the fan blades, it’s likely due to a buildup of rust or debris. Remove the back panel from the fridge and inspect the fan blades. If they are not spinning freely, try cleaning them by hand. Any large debris can be removed by gently blowing on it or by using a hose to remove any accumulated small particles.
Evaporator fan motor. When the evaporator fan in your refrigerator stops working, it can make a loud noise. The noise is especially loud when you open the door. If the evaporator fan makes a lot of noise, replace it immediately.
Condenser fan motor. If your refrigerator is making strange noises, something may be stuck in the condenser fan motor.
Faulty compressor. Loud noises coming from your refrigerator are most likely due to a faulty compressor. Compressors are known to wear out over time, and as they wear out, they become noisier than usual. The compressor is located under the refrigerator, in the back. You can remove the back panel to access it. But it is recommended that you contact a handyman to repair it.
- The water dispenser does not work
More expensive models are equipped with a water dispenser and if this component fails, you should pay attention to this problem.
You have a frozen water tube. If you’re worried that your refrigerator’s water supply tube is frozen, simply disconnect it at the bottom of the door and blow air through it. And after that, wait a little while for it to thaw.
Water inlet valve. Make sure your refrigerator’s water supply is securely connected to a water source with minimum pressure. If you have a low water pressure or if the valve is defective, you may find that the valve won’t open. The water dispenser in your refrigerator will not work if the cold water valve does not open and feed water into the system.
Defective dispenser control board. The refrigerator dispenser control board receives signals from the buttons on the dispenser and sends them to the rest of the dispenser system. It controls most of the dispenser functions, and if the board stops working, most of the components and functions will not work either. Before replacing any part of the dispenser system, make sure that only that particular part is faulty.
Defective dispenser switch. Bosch refrigerator dispensers use a switch system to apply voltage to the mechanical component. If the switch is defective, the unit will not properly deliver water or ice. To check the switch for continuity, use a multimeter. Continuity means that electrical current can flow from one wire to another through the switch. If there is no continuity, the switch must be replaced.
Bosch is one of the world’s best brands in refrigerator repair. When your refrigerator stops working, you don’t want to put off repairs for later. At the earliest opportunity, contact a handyman to have the repair done. If you have questions about your appliance, such as how often your refrigerator should turn on, you can ask a repair technician.
If you can’t find the cause of the breakdown or you don’t want to waste time guessing, North Country Appliance Repair Service is always happy to help you and have your Bosch refrigerator professionally diagnosed and repaired as soon as possible.