Common refrigerator issues that you are likely to encounter
No matter the type, make, or model of your household appliances, one thing is for sure – they will not last forever. All appliances experience wear and tear which means that, over time, repairs will become necessary. Your refrigerator is one of the hardest working appliances in your home, and it stands to reason that, as a result, you will need to invest in repairs. Remember, appliance repairs allow you to get that much more use out of your appliance which means greater value for money. Here are the most common fridge problems that are likely to notice sometime during its lifespan.
The purpose of your fridge is to keep your food cold. If your fridge is not as cold as it should be, there could be a serious problem. First, before calling a technician, check your power supply. If your power is on and the plug is not faulty, then you should check the temperature setting of your fridge. If this still does not resolve the issue, it might be time to have an expert take a look. There could be a thermostat or motor issue, for example, and these are best diagnosed and repaired by somebody with the proper qualifications.
Even if your fridge is brand new, it will still make a bit of noise when the motor cycles. However, this is not the kind of noise that should wake you up at night. If you notice any strange or loud noises coming from your fridge, it could be due to an accumulation of ice, a faulty fan motor, or even the condenser on its way out. Again, figuring out the source of the noise is best left to the pros. You can check for ice and, if need be, you can clean it out too. If this does not solve the problem, it’s best to call a trained technician before the problem gets worse.
When you approach your fridge, the last thing you want is to step in a puddle. If you notice water on the floor around your fridge, there could be a number of reasons. There are a number of valves and tubes that run through your fridge. If they become blocked or worn, they can leak. If your doors do not close properly, this can cause condensation to form which could result in a puddle too. First, check the door and check your fridge for condensation. If this is not the cause of the problem, have a technician take a look.
If your fridge runs too cold and your food is freezing, there are a few things you can do. Firstly, check the temperature of your fridge and adjust if necessary. You might not need your fridge to run quite as cold as you think. Secondly, make sure that there is nothing touching the back panel of the interior of your fridge. If this happens, condensation cannot drain away and will freeze. That block of cheese, for example, could end up half frozen and stuck to the back of your fridge! If neither of these issues is the case, there might be a problem with the temperature control, thermostat, or the damper might be stuck.
Constant or frequent cycling
Your fridge is set to a specific temperature. When the fridge gets too warm, the motor kicks in and cools things down. Once the desired temperature is reached, the motor will turn off. If your fridge is cycling too often or non-stop, you should check the temperature setting as well as the seals on the doors. If there are no problems in these areas, ask a technician to diagnose and repair the problem.
Most important of all is to remember to check what you can but never attempt refrigerator repairs yourself. You could end up making matters worse, or you might not even know where to start looking. At Max Appliance Repair, we specialize in household appliance repairs. Contact our helpful team at (647) 477-0946 for speedy fridge repairs throughout the Greater Toronto Area.