Smeg Fridge Problems & Troubleshooting

Smeg is one of the most well-known refrigerator brands, and they are in business for a long time and have a high level of quality.

They are popular to have some of the best refrigerator models and their products are also quite affordable, and you can find them for a reasonable price.

Nevertheless, problems do occur from time to time with Smeg refrigerators. This article covers the most common Smeg fridge Problems. 

So, check it out and get to know how to troubleshoot these problems as soon as possible.

Smeg Fridge Problems

Smeg Fridge Problems

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So, if your Smeg fridge is having problems, you can read on to find out the solutions to the most common ones.

1. Fridge Not Cooling:

If your Smeg refrigerator is not cooling, then this could be due to several reasons. First, make sure that the compressor is working properly. The compressor may need to be replaced if there is an issue with it.

Another possibility is that the fan needs replacing. In addition to that, you must make sure that the condenser coil and evaporator coils are properly connected.

In case you are still facing this problem, then it may be better to take your fridge to a service center. They will have the required tools to fix it.

2. Smeg Fridge Not Working:

When the refrigerator stops operating, it’s a real pain, however, there is a simple solution to this issue.

  • Make sure the power cable is properly connected while inspecting the power source.
  • In addition to the power cord, check all the fuses and ensure the fuse box is connected properly.
  • Check that the electrical switch at the back of the fridge is in its correct position.
  • Also, check whether the temperature control button is working properly.
  • Next, check whether the battery is dead or not. Replace the battery as soon as possible.

If the issue continues, then it may be time to replace the dishwasher.

3. Poor Ice Production or Quality:

Poor ice production or quality may occur in any Smeg refrigerator. This issue might be caused by a variety of factors and the first step is to ensure that the compressor is in good operating order. If it is not, then it might need replacing.

You must also check whether there is any damage to the coils. In case they are damaged, then you should replace them immediately.

If your Smeg refrigerator is still not producing good quality ice, then you may have to replace the ice maker.

4. Refrigerator Door Won’t Close:  

When the door of your Smeg refrigerator won’t close, then there are two possibilities.

The first possibility is that the door is stuck. In case this is the case, then you should try opening it slightly. If you can open the door, then you should try pushing it firmly towards the closed position.

If the door is still jammed, you should get assistance from an appliance repair specialist. They will have the required tools and skills to fix the problem.

Another possibility is that the hinge pin has come out and in that case, you should replace the hinge pin.

5. Refrigerator Leaking Water:

A Refrigerator that leaks water is a big problem. It can cause huge damage if not taken care of immediately.

The first thing you need to check is the water drainage, which is located at the back of the refrigerator. You have to check it to make sure that there is no leakage, and that the water drainage is working properly.

You should also check the water inlet at the bottom of the refrigerator. If the water level is low, or if you notice any water inside, you should turn off the refrigerator and call your Smeg repairman.

6. Fridge Overheating:

In case the temperature control panel on the fridge is not working correctly, then you should immediately call an appliance repair technician. They will have the required tools to fix the problem.

7. Smeg Refrigerator Light Is On:

The light on your Smeg refrigerator may be on if there are some problems. Check whether the compressor is working properly. If there is a problem with the compressor, then it will need replacing.

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Conclusion: Smeg Fridge Problems

In this article, we discussed the possible reasons for the malfunctioning of Smeg refrigerators. If you still face a problem, then it might be best to call an appliance repair technician who will have the required tools and skills to fix the problem.

If you have any questions about this article or any other issue related to your Smeg refrigerator, then you can mention us in the comment.

Steven Settles Author

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.

13 thoughts on “Smeg Fridge Problems & Troubleshooting”

  1. Hi
    Have a 5 year old Smeg integrated fridge/freezer model C7280NEP-
    Although freezer section is working OK the fridge is. Not cooling.
    A TP engineer attended and within minutes diagnosed lack of refrigerant- He advised that the gas pipes on this particular model can not be accessed which I find surprising. He claimed only solution was a new replacement. Is he correct.

  2. I have a Smeg American fridge freezer problems started last year when it was 3 years old the fridge and freezer failed both would not cool had the power supply replaced as completely burnt out. Now have the problem with one side of the freezer not holding the temperature keeps trying g to defrost not fully but enough for bread to defrost. Had it look and have been advised that the compressor is problem going to fail and it’s not with fixing. Shocking at its only 4 years old and cost £2000 would never buy Smeg again.

  3. My Smeg retro fridge freezer FAB32 is not working correctly. The fridge half is freezing every thing solid. And the freezer half is not freezing properly. Any help information would be wonderful.
    It is only 4 years old and cost a lot of money is it worth repairing or get another fridge freezer?

    • Hi Jacqueline,

      I hope you are doing great!

      If it isn’t operating, there may be a problem with the fan, the fan circuit, or the fan itself may be frozen. It might have a broken defrost heater, a clogged defrost drain line, or a broken defrost thermostat if it is frozen up.

      It is worthwhile to get a new fridge if your fridge is constantly causing you trouble because sooner or later, you will have to go with the new one to get rid of the old one.

    • Hello Ali,

      The issue is most likely either frost-clogged evaporator coils or a jammed or damaged evaporator fan if you can hear the compressor operating but the refrigerator isn’t cooling.

  4. Absolutely shocking fridges, nothing but trouble from the day we bought it. Massive size and yet the internal design is so wasteful. All plastic and air, what a rip off company.

    • Hello Kim,

      I hope you are doing fine!
      It’s really sad to know that you had the worst experience with the brand. 🙁 This is why we always suggest buying a brand with the best reviews and after-sale support.


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