It is nothing new that a refrigerator is essential to a household. It preserves items and makes them last longer. However, due to its unrelenting workload, it can break down from time to time. If left alone too long, your perishables will, for the lack of a better term, perish!
Professional repairs are essential, but you can allow yourself some DIY tinkering. If you are handy with a cordless drill and a manual screwdriver, then you can buy some new parts and save the money on a service.
DIY repairs are as simple as checking controls, power and condenser coils and anything on the outside of the refrigerator.
To prolong the lifespan of the appliance, clean the condenser coils once a year. If the coils are at the back of the refrigerator, they don’t need cleaning twice a year. However, vacuuming them periodically is recommended.
About 29 % of customers complain about a noisy refrigerator. If the fan begins to make more noise than usual or suspicious noise, then it needs replacing. It could lead to the refrigerator not cooling.
First, check the relay capacitor, as well as the electronic control board and temperature controls. 18% of customers report this problem.
Water leakages indicate issues with gaskets, an inlet valve that allows the outflow of excess water. If the refrigerator has a built-in ice maker, then that could be responsible for the leaking. 27% of customers have reported this problem.
Ice Maker Not Producing Ice
If your refrigerator has a built-in ice maker and it stops working, the first place to check is the filter. Afterward, look at the tubes and inlet valves in the back. Check for leaks and breaks. Customers reported this issue 6% of the time.
Your refrigerator is useless if it can’t keep your food cool. Replace the baffle, air damper or diffuser. 6% of customers report this issue.
No Water Dispensing
If there is no water dispersion happening, then the water actuator or inlet valve could be broken. 3% of clients report this issue.
Freezer and Fridge Sections are Too Warm
Controlling the temperature in your refrigerator is paramount. If they’re both too warm, then check the temperature sensor, evaporator fan motor or the temperature control switch.
In this case, the socket or the bulb may need replacing. Dim lighting requires repairing. 1% of customers report this issue.
Running For Too Long
The temperature is directly linked to the defrost timer and defrost heater. These parts might require replacement if the appliance is running for too long. 1% of customers reported this issue.
Fridge Too Cold
A faulty inlet damper can be the cause of this. It means that excess cold air is entering your fridge. 1% of customers report this issue.
Freezer is Too Cold
A faulty thermostat or heater may cause the temperature in the refrigerator to drop too low. The air inlet damper could also be letting in excess air and require repairs.
If DIY repairs aren’t working, then Dan’s Appliance Repair is here for you. We offer refrigerator and other appliance repair in the North Carolina area. We have years of experience under our belt, as well as a team of skilled technicians with all the tools to make your repairs a reality.