If your refrigerator has stopped working, you want to make sure that you can get it back up and running as soon as possible. A non-functional refrigerator means that you aren't going to be able to store food in your house, and you may even lose a lot of money if your refrigerator is full when it stops working. So, what can do you do to get it working again? There are some things that you can do to troubleshoot the fridge so that you can get it working, or at least rule out some problems so that you can tell the service tech what's going on.
Check the Circuit Breaker
The first thing you should do is check to make sure that your fridge is getting power. That means that you need to check to make sure that the plug is all the way in the outlet, that the circuit breaker is on, and that any GFCI outlet hasn't been triggered. Go to your circuit breaker and see if the breaker for that particular outlet has been triggered. If it is off, then all you need to do is flip it back on, see if your refrigerator kicks back on, and make sure that the circuit breaker doesn't turn back off immediately. If it does, then you need to leave it off until you can get a repair tech out to look at the problem, because you could cause more damage than you are already handling.
Check the Condenser Coils
The condenser coils are at the back of your refrigerator. They are what keeps your refrigerator nice and cool. They can collect all kinds of crud on them, and as all the dust and debris builds up, it attracts more and more of the same stuff. That can cause the condenser coils to stop working. It can also cause them to ice over. So, pull out your fridge and plug it, and take a look at the coils behind it. Clean them off with a rag or you can use a vacuum cleaner in order to suck up all the dust. Plug your fridge back in and see if that gets it back to working and getting cold.
If you have tried a lot of things to get your refrigerator working again and nothing is happening, then you need to call a Bosch appliance repair shop and schedule an appointment with one of their service techs to get it working again.