A simple icebox was the go-to refrigeration choice in 1942, but an electric Frigidaire was top-of-the-line. Even today, keeping your milk, meat, chicken and ice cream properly chilled depends on the electrical and mechanical magic that resides in your fridge. Refrigerator parts include the various pieces that keep the unit looking spiffy, such as panels, handles, bins, doors and the feet that keep the whole thing level. The mechanical parts that keep everything cold, quiet and non-leaky include compressors, timers, valves and water inlets. Because many Frigidaires include water and ice dispensers, replacing old or non-functioning water filters, water lines and motors are important for proper operation. When you or your family members press your water glass against the dispenser, the last thing you want to hear is a mechanical groan, and a trickle of stale-tasting water and cloudy ice are bad signs. The connections between the icemaker in the freezer and the ice dispenser must be maintained as well, which keeps the ice in the icemaker clean and fresh. Consider having spare refrigerator parts on hand, especially those that are essential to keeping the fridge cold and your food unspoiled. Refrigerator repair professionals are good resources in an emergency, but they could charge a premium for visits. If you or someone you know is mechanically inclined, having those vital parts available can save you hundreds of dollars in labor, spoiled food and new groceries. When it's time to retire your old model, consider a French door or side-by-side Frigidaire. Choose between white, black or stainless steel to match the other appliances in your kitchen. If you want everything to match, Frigidaire also makes ranges, stoves, ovens, microwaves, dishwashers and other small kitchen appliances.