My Blomberg Fridge-freezer Has The Error Code E9. What Does This Mean?
Are you having trouble with your Blomberg fridge? Are there error messages appearing and you have no idea what they mean or how to fix it? If so, you must determine what the error code signifies and that act accordingly.
A refrigerator will produce an error code as a way of telling you there is an issue with the appliance. The error code correlates with a problem and is a way to easily diagnose the fridge without having to take it apart or call a fridge repair service.
If your fridge is displaying an E9 error code, chances are that there is a problem with the temperature control. The temperature control is connected to the built-in thermostat which will need to be replaced if defective.
Troubleshooting the Thermostat
While the thermostat being defective is usually the cause of the E9 error code, you should first look for signs of a problematic thermostat before deciding to have it replaced.
If your fridge never seems to cycle on or if it runs constantly, causing everything inside to freeze, there is a good chance that it is caused by the thermostatic temperature control. Also, if you have tried to vacuum the coils under and behind the fridge, have adjusted the temperature dial to a colder setting and it still cannot maintain a consistent temperature, then the problem most likely lies with the thermostat.
After determining that the thermostat is broken, you then must decide if you yourself will fix it, or if you will call a fridge repair service to do it for you. If you feel comfortable replacing the thermostat it will only take a few minutes and a few basic hand tools.
Replacing a Thermostat
As stated above, replacing the thermostat within your fridge is a rather simple process. When looking for a new thermostat, get the model number of the fridge, usually found in the owner’s manual or on the back or inside of the unit. Also, be sure that the new thermostat is compatible with your fridge. Once that is all clear up follow these 5 steps to replace your thermostat and get your fridge up and running.
Before starting you should unplug your refrigerator from the wall outlet to make sure you don’t put yourself in danger.
Using the owner’s manual you got with your Blomberg fridge, locate the thermostat. If you no longer own the owner’s manual you can find all of the information on Blomberg’s site. If you are still unable to find the thermostat through these means, side-by-side fridge’s thermostats are often found on the back of the unit, and the more tradition over/under fridges usually have their thermostats located under the fridge.
After locating the thermostat, carefully remove the protective panel that covers the thermostat by loosing the screws of releasing the retaining clips and put the cover to the side until later.
Slowly pull the two thermostat wire connectors off of the spade or pin terminals using some pliers. Then loosen the mounting screw or clips that hold the thermostat in place and slide out the evaporator tube.
After removing the old thermostat, secure the new thermostat to the evaporator tube, and attach the connecting wires to the terminals. Take the panel cover from earlier and reattach it. You can then turn the fridge back on and adjust the temperature dial to test the thermostat.
If after replacing your thermostat the fridge still isn’t retaining a consistent temperature 24 hours after the replacement, then it may be time to call a fridge repair service.
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