Most Common Problems with Refrigerators

Most Common Wine Cooler Problems
Most Common Wine Cooler Problems
August 15, 2016

There are multiple causes why a refrigerator does not keep your pre-programmed temperature. Before calling us try troubleshooting yourself with these quick fixes for the most common problems with refrigerators.

  • Be sure your refrigerator is all the way plugged-in to its power source. The interior light should come on when the door opens.
  • Check the thermostat to make sure it hasn’t been turned way down by mistake. Believe it or not, we at Fair Deal Appliance encounter this issue frequently.
  • Inspect the vents on the back of the freezer compartment that they are not blocked by frozen vegetables or boxes of ice cream— Air circulation is imperative and the vents have to be clear for cold air to circulate.
  • Use a vacuum cleaner to clean the evaporator coils behind or under the refrigerator. Stuffed/jammed coils are often the main reason of poor cooling.
  • Verify nothing is stuck in the condenser fan (models with coils on the back won’t have a fan) and that it spins freely. Remember, when you do this, disconnect the refrigerator and pull it out. Spin the fan by hand, to see if it is stuck, and clean the fan blades. Plug back in the refrigerator and verify the fan runs freely to see if the compressor is running at full capacity. Remember, evaporator fans often squeal when they begin to go bad. You will know it is the evaporator fan if the noise gets louder and louder when you open the refrigerator door.

The most common problems with refrigerators are not replacing parts but identifying which parts are faulty which requires a professional repair company to help troubleshoot. By using a professional, this helps avoid unnecessary repair costs and keeps your appliance working as designed by the manufacturer.



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