Of all the appliances in your home, the refrigerator is the one you rely on the most. This is because we rely on our fridge to keep things cold and keep our food safe for consumption.
Homeowners often assume that as long as the refrigerator is still blowing cold air, everything is fine. You ought to know that your fridge should last at least ten years, and probably much longer if you take good care of it. However, if you really want to keep your fridge running for as long as possible, you actually should keep an eye on it for early signs of impending failure so you can call for repairs before the fridge dies completely.
Before you call on your trained professional for repair options, below are the common signs to guide you when your refrigerator needs repair:
Sign No. 1: Uncommon Noises
Your refrigerator makes a low humming noise as it operates, but that is about the only noise it should make. If it is making a growling noise or a strange tapping noise, this might be because the refrigerant is leaking or the coils are dirty. Also, if the fridge is making a loud noise, the condenser fan motor could be to blame. There could also be a concern with the blower which is essential to catch up early since it can cause complete motor burn-out eventually.
Sign No. 2: Water on the Floor
The accumulated water on the floor around your fridge is not just an annoyance. It can possibly mean that your refrigerant’s condensate drain is blocked or that there is a leak in the water supply lines. In addition, refrigerators with ice makers may crack and leak. Your repairman can usually fix the problem simply by replacing the cracked or broken part.
Sign No. 3: Smells of Mold
If your fridge has a moldy scent, you have to remove everything from its interior, and then give it a good clean using bleach and water-soaked in a clean cloth. A weak bleach solution of just a tablespoon of bleach in a gallon of water will do the trick! But, if the refrigerator still has a moldy smell after that, it may be because of the mold that has already grown behind one of the walls or in the gaskets. Your appliances repair specialist can investigate on this.
Sign No. 4: Failure to Keep Temperature
Just because your fridge is blowing cold air does not mean it is actually keeping itself cold enough to keep your food safe. Put a thermometer in your refrigerator and make sure it is maintaining a temperature below 42 degrees Fahrenheit. If the temperature is above this level, turn the thermostat down. If the fridge still does not maintain temperature, the fridge probably needed some repairs such as a new gasket to keep the air locked in or a new refrigerant added to the coils.
Are you still not sure which part of your refrigerator is broken or damaged? For more detailed information on how to save your refrigerator before it totally damages, please feel free to call Appliance Doctor, your refrigerator repair service specialist. We can readily assist you in all your refrigerator repair service needs. We know exactly how quickly things can turn chaotic in a household with a broken or damaged fridge.
For your refrigerator repairs or appliance repair needs, call the following locations nearest you: 239-992-0505 (Estero / Bonita Springs), 239-936-0111 (Fort Myers), 239-540-9500(Cape Coral), 239-434-7546 (Naples) 239-642-0505 (Marco Island) and 239-732-0111 (East Naples).
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