Repairing Your Refrigerator

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Few things are more frustrating than appliances that simply won't stop having trouble. In addition to disrupting your daily routine, appliances with problems can also absorb a great deal of your time. A few months ago, I spent an entire Saturday trying to figure out why our dishwasher wasn't working. To end these kinds of problems, I decided that it would be smart to invest in an appliance services plan. Simply put, professional technicians would come out and repair our appliances whenever they stopped working properly. This plan was a lifesaver for our family, and this blog is all about why.

Repairing Your Refrigerator

11 October 2021
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If your home's refrigerator experiences a major failure, it can result in your food being spoiled which can be costly and put you at risk of suffering food poisoning. There are four problems that can be especially common with refrigerators.

Motor Failure

Your refrigerator will have a motor that helps to circulate the refrigerant through the system's cools or that powers a blower to move cool air over the condenser coils. Whenever the motor of the refrigerator fails, it can experience a total loss of cooling capacity. This can rapidly lead to the temperature inside starting to increase. Replacing these failed motors is likely to be the fastest and most cost-effective repair. However, it can be complicated due to the need to remove the damaged motor as well as installing and calibrating the new one.

Worn Door Gaskets

The gaskets along the doors will prevent cold air from leaking out  Over time, repeated use can wear these gaskets down and cause them to warp. While it is possible to replace these gaskets, it can be surprisingly difficult to properly install the new seals. This can make it easy to leave gaps that could continue to allow cool air to escape. Having an appliance repair contractor perform this replacement should not be costly, and they can avoid mistakes that could have major impacts on the refrigerator's performance. Being mindful to gently close the refrigerator door is one option for reducing the wear that the new seals will experience.

Water Along The Base Of The Refrigerator

If your refrigerator has a water dispenser or ice maker, water leaking out the bottom could indicate that there is a major problem with the system. Until an appliance repair technician is able to work on the refrigerator, the water supply should be shut off to limit the amount that is able to leak out. Once on-site, the appliance repair provider will be able to quickly isolate the location of the leak so that the damage can be repaired. If your refrigerator does not have a water dispenser, moisture leaking out the bottom may indicate that there is an excessive amount of condensation developing. This can eventually damage the electrical components of the refrigerator as well as contribute to floor damage. Clogged vents can reduce the rate at which condensation evaporates, which may contribute to this problem. Fortunately, cleaning these vents may be all that is needed to eliminate the accumulation of condensation.

For more information on appliance repair, reach out to a company like Action Systems Solutions.