Electrolux Refrigerator Problems [Repair Guide]

Electrolux refrigerators are among the most well-known on the market. With their easy-to-use controls and sleek design, they are great for consumers who are looking for an appliance that is simple to use and looks good at the same time.

Unfortunately, like any other appliance, Electrolux Refrigerators can be prone to problems that need to be fixed by skilled professionals.

In this article, we will go over a list of the common Electrolux Refrigerator problems that are plagued with, as well as the reasons behind them.

Electrolux Refrigerator Problems

Electrolux Refrigerator Problems & Troubleshooting

The most common Electrolux Refrigerator Problems are water leakage, loud noises, and compressor problems.

To help you fix the problem with some easy troubleshooting tips, we have compiled a list of the most common issues. Check out.

1. Electrolux Refrigerator Not Cooling:

This issue may be caused by the malfunction of the evaporator coil. This part of the refrigerator is responsible for cooling the refrigerator’s interior. If it is damaged, then the refrigerator won’t be able to cool itself properly and will overheat.

A simple solution is to clean the evaporator coils by spraying some water on them. If you see that your refrigerator has been operating at a high temperature for a longer period of time, then you should have your evaporator repaired.

If you are unsure about what to do, contact a technician. They can help you solve this problem. 

2. Low ice production or quality:

This issue is mostly caused by the problem with the drain. When the drain is clogged, the excess water is not drained properly and the ice that is produced is very small and of poor quality. The drain can become clogged when there is a buildup of hard water in it.

To solve this problem, you should flush the drain with a good quality product. If the ice is still not getting out of the drain, then the drain needs to be cleaned. Any hardware shop will have the correct product for the job.

If the drain is not cleaned properly, then it will not be able to clear the ice properly and will block the drain again.

3. Water Leakage:

One of the most common problems that Electrolux Refrigerators have is water leakage. Most leaks happen due to an improper connection between the drain and the waterline.

If you notice any dripping or leaking water, it’s time to fix it as soon as possible. If you don’t know where to start looking for the leak, you can ask a plumber or your manufacturer. They will be able to pinpoint precisely where the leak is coming from.

The first step in resolving this problem is to disconnect all of your refrigerator’s water lines. Then you should get rid of them and replace them with fresh ones.

If you still find that the leak persists, then you should call a technician.

4. Dispenser not working properly:

When this happens, the freezer compartment is no longer able to keep its contents cold. This issue can be caused by a problem with the defrost cycle. The defrost cycle is the process that allows the coils to defrost.

The coils are responsible for keeping your refrigerator’s the inside temperature at a reasonable level. If the defrost cycle is not working properly, then your refrigerator will not be able to keep its internal temperature down.

Obviously, this means that you will not be able to keep the food you are storing cold. If you notice that the defrost cycles are not working, have them serviced right away.

5. The evaporator fan is not working:

The evaporator fan is the part of the refrigerator that blows the hot air out of the fridge.

This fan has to work constantly in order to make sure that the inside of the refrigerator is cool enough. The fridge will have problems chilling itself if the evaporator fan is not operating.

The problem will occur if there is some kind of blockage in the fan. You must clean the fan to resolve this issue.

6. Refrigerator Door Is Sticking: 

When this happens, the door cannot close properly. The door will not fully close and will be unable to lock correctly.

A clogged drain, a poor gasket, a damaged door seal, or a defective hinge are all potential causes of this problem.

7. The Compressor Is Not Working Properly:

The compressor is the part of the fridge that makes the motor work. If the compressor stops working properly, then the motor will not be able to cool the inside of the fridge.

This means that the temperature of the inside will rise very quickly. The compressor must be changed to resolve this issue.

8. Clogged Air Filter:

This filter is a component that helps filter out impurities in the air. When the filter is clogged, it will not be able to do its job properly and will make the air in your home dirty and unhealthy. You should change your air filters if you discover that they are unclean.

You can do this by taking your refrigerator outside and opening it. The filter may then be removed and replaced with a new one.

If you don’t know how to do this, you can ask your manufacturer or a technician for help.

9. Electrolux Refrigerator Runs Hot:

A number of issues can cause this problem. The first one is the failure of the compressor. Another possible reason could be a clogged ice-maker.

If your refrigerator has been running hot for an extended period of time, then you should have it repaired as soon as possible. You can have your compressor checked out at your local repair shop.


Most of the Electrolux refrigerator problems are repairable, so you don’t have to worry about replacing your fridge.

Most of the problems that you can find in an Electrolux refrigerator are repairable, so you don’t have to worry about replacing your fridge.

The following tips will help you to prevent these problems in the future:

  • Be sure that you are cleaning the evaporator fan on a regular basis. The more frequently you clean it, the less likely you will experience a problem.
  • When changing the filters, make sure that you are using new ones. This will allow the new filters to do their job properly.
  • If the defrost cycle isn’t performing properly, it should be replaced right away.
  • If your refrigerator is leaking, then you should replace the water lines in your refrigerator immediately.
  • If the compressor isn’t operating correctly, you should get it repaired by a professional.
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Steven Settles is an ISCET-certified master in appliance repair. He has aced the National Appliance Service Technician Certification Exam, showcasing his exceptional diagnostic and repair skills. With an in-depth understanding of the latest repair technologies and a keen eye on evolving industry standards, Steven is a go-to expert for any appliance issue.

12 thoughts on “Electrolux Refrigerator Problems [Repair Guide]”

  1. there are rubber bands in the ice maker that tip the ice in the box below, the Rubber bands have come off and the ice tray is dangling down, how can I put it back correctly?

    • To put the rubber bands back on the ice maker tray, you will need to follow these steps:

      Turn off the ice maker: Before working on the ice maker, make sure that it is turned off and unplugged from the power source to avoid any accidents.

      Remove the ice tray: Gently pull the ice tray out of the ice maker and set it aside.

      Reattach the rubber bands: Locate the rubber bands on the ice maker and reattach them to the hooks or pegs on the sides of the ice tray. Make sure that they are securely attached and that the ice tray is level.

      Test the ice maker: Once you have reattached the rubber bands, slide the ice tray back into the ice maker and turn it on. Wait for the ice maker to cycle and see if the ice tray fills with water and freezes properly.

      If the rubber bands are damaged or worn out, it may be necessary to replace them. Check your ice maker’s user manual or contact the manufacturer for instructions on how to do so.

    • Hi,

      The Alarm light and sound turn on when the temperature in the freezer compartment rises (for instance, as a result of a power outage).

  2. Good Evening. I’m having a problem with my Electrolux refrigerator. Model E128BS56ISA. Ice is accumulating in the lower freezer making it harder to open the door. I have to go in and chop the ice up to open the door regularly . After about three week I have to repeat the same procedure again. My question is what is causing this problem and how can I fix it. We have replaced the door stripping twice. We like the refrigerator no the problems. Please advise.

  3. Save your money and don’t give it to the criminals at Frigidaire/Electrolux. Total con job. Don’t buy one of their products and whatever you do don’t but the extended warranty. They refused to fix or replace my fridge that had required 5 visits by techs, flooded my hardwood floors, and kept having the same issue again and again. Overall I was without a fridge for about 3.5 months. They refuse to answer the phone which is their way of not paying out anything or repairing anything. When they do answer they refuse to honor the warranty. You’d be better off getting an old fashioned ice box. It’ll work better.

  4. How to fix my electrolux 2 door no frost refrigerator-freezer. Not working, not heating, not cooling due of reoutage. I’ll plug in after 3 seconds you can hear click or tik at the bottom or back of compressor.

  5. The water is not coming out of the dispenser. Replace the solenoid for the water and ice maker. The water dispenser is still not working. It makes a humming sound. Could the water tubing be frozen inside the door?

    • Hello Robin,

      When supply lines are blocked, frozen, or kinked, water may cease dispensing from the refrigerator dispenser. If the temperature is adjusted too low, a water line that passes through the freezer will freeze. Let the line thaw if there is any ice in it.


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