When your refrigerator isn't working, you're losing food. We make refrigerator repair a priority so you don't have to watch your groceries spoil while you wait for a technician. We're always ready for anything that might come up on the job.
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Refrigerator Repair FAQs
If you notice ice forming on the interior of the fridge, it's a sign that something isn't right. The usual moisture is beginning to freeze, posing a threat to the unit's temperature control. It may potentially result in the appliance's failure. Here are a few reasons why this may be occurring:
- Defrost failure.
- Bad door seals.
- Warm air comes in too often.
- Not closing the door all the way.
- Drainage issues with bottom drawer freezer.
An issue with the evaporator coils is the most typical cause of a refrigerator not cooling. Evaporator coils can become coated in ice over time, preventing them from performing correctly. If the coils are coated with ice, the ice must be defrosted to resolve the issue. To expedite the defrosting process, use a hairdryer. However, the hairdryer should be set to a low heat setting since excessive heat might shatter an evaporator coil or melt plastic components in the freezer compartment.
Overloading your refrigerator might harm it by making air circulation more difficult. This can interfere with its capacity to regulate internal temperature and keep your products cold. Its inability to regulate its temperature puts additional strain on the compressor and condenser coils, which can lead to overheating.
Similarly, underfilling your refrigerator might result in harm. Keeping cold products in your refrigerator helps to maintain a low interior temperature. With fewer goods in there, there is less food to assist keeping your fridge cold, causing your refrigerator to work more to maintain the proper temperature.
Always check to determine whether you have a warranty or extended service before considering replacement or repair. With a warranty, you may usually have the refrigerator replaced or fixed for free. However, if your refrigerator is more than 10 years old, you are unlikely to have a guarantee on it.
- Repairing built-in refrigerators is nearly always worthwhile. They are not only less expensive to fix, but they also have a longer lifespan.
- Side-by-side refrigerators should be fixed within a five-year period and replaced after that.
- Bottom-freezer refrigerators should be fixed within seven years and replaced thereafter.
- Top-freezer refrigerators should be fixed within three years and replaced if they are more than three years old.
Model numbers can be made up of numbers (1005400, for example) or letters and numbers (LAT1000AAE). The model number will be printed on a paper label or a metal plate.
Depending on the manufacturer of your refrigerator, the model number might appear in up to eight distinct locations. Here are the top eight locations to look for it:
- On the internal or external ceiling.
- On the freezer's interior wall.
- On the inside of the door.
- On the frame of the door.
- Behind the second crisper drawer on the internal wall.
- On either inner wall.
- On the bottom of the inside floor (remove the crisper drawer).
- Behind the kick plate.
Signs You Need Refrigerator Service
Your refrigerator may still be keeping food cold, but that doesn't mean it's running efficiently. Some common problems to look for include:
- Reduced Cooling
- Broken Dispensers - If your dispenser isn’t providing ice, it could be for a number of reasons, including water pressure problems, issues with the temperature of the machine, or water valve malfunctions.
- Broken Lights
- Unusual Noises
- Loose Doors
- Frost Build-Up
- Ice Quality - If your ice is clumped together or cloudy and white, your refrigerator may be having problems.
- Leaking Fluids - A leak from your fridge could mean a loose connection from the dispenser, a bad water valve, a filter issue or a cracked water line among other things.
If your refrigerator is leaking from the bottom, there could be a problem with the inlet valves for your ice maker or dispenser. It could also be a supply line or internal supply line, internal kidney leaking and or condensate tray cracked so it leaks after defrost. Internal leaks can be caused by inlet valves not closing all the way, broken ice maker molds, bad or worn gaskets seals on the door, a defrost malfunction from over icing, or the evaporator run off drain being compromised in some manner.
Regular semi annual performance maintenance can help prevent leaks from happening in the first place. They can also improve the unit’s mechanical efficiencies, sanitation from mold and extend the life of the refrigerator/ freezer.
Did You Know…?
The perfect refrigerator temperature should be between 35-38 degrees Fahrenheit. Your food is more susceptible to grow harmful bacteria and spoil when above 40 degrees which is considered an 'unsafe zone.' Your target temperature range for your freezer should be 0o or below is safe to eat indefinitely (however, quality and taste may be compromised after a while). Many foods will freeze at about 32o Fahrenheit, they should be stored at 0o Fahrenheit to slow down deterioration, colder is better.
Sealed System Repairs
When you need a sealed system repair, the professionals at AAA Appliance Service Center provide a lasting repair for your peace of mind with a 5-year compressor warranty and 1-year labor warranty. Other companies may offer a cheaper service known as a sweep charge, but this isn't backed by manufacturers and holds a 60-day warranty which may lead to more expensive repairs in the future.