One of the most important appliances in any home is the refrigerator. Without it, you simply will not be able to keep your food fresh and safe to eat. This is why so many people panic when they notice that something is not right with their appliance. The good news is that, in many cases, faults are easy to repair or they can even be avoided altogether. Here are some of the most common problems and how to avoid them.
Not Getting Cold
The first thing you need to do if you notice that your fridge is not getting cold, is to make sure that it is closing properly every time. Test the door gaskets by using a banknote. Close the door on the banknote and then try to remove it. If it can be removed, you should replace the gaskets. Alternatively, if heat is not being effectively released via the condenser coils behind the fridge, it can cause the appliance to heat up inside. Unplug your fridge, move it away from the wall and clean the condenser coils. If these fixes don’t solve the problem, contact a technician.
Ice Maker Problem
If your fridge has an ice maker but it does not seem to be working, it could be due to a seized motor. Another possible cause is a clogged water inlet valve. You should check your water supply and inspect all hoses for any kinks or damage. If necessary, replace the hoses and see if this solves your problem.
Not Turning On
When your fridge stops running, you should take a moment to check your household power supply first. If there is no power outage, you should test the plug. Plug in a small appliance and see if it works. If not, you need to call an electrician. If it does work, there are several possible causes for such a fault and it is best to contact a trained and certified technician.
When your fridge is new, it will not make much of a sound. After time, parts become worn and noises can occur. Knocking noises, rattles and humming sounds are common in older models because of wear and tear. Not to mention the effects of power surges. Call a technician as soon as you hear a strange noise. The longer you wait, the more damage can occur.
Water Dispenser Fault
Just like your ice maker, you will need to clean your water dispenser and all relevant components on a regular basis. This is because the filter and other parts can become clogged over time. Remember to replace the filter as per the manufacturer’s instructions for best results. If the filter is clear and all hoses are intact, a faulty water dispenser could be due to an electronic issue.
These are a few of the most common fridge problems. One of the best ways of keeping an eye on your appliance is by cleaning it thoroughly on a regular basis. As soon as you notice that something is not right, call a technician immediately. At Cooper Fix Appliance Repair, we have over 20 years of appliance repair experience. Call us at +1(647) 483-3777 for speedy service.