Fixing the most common fridge problems a household experiences might seem like a long and arduous task but it doesn’t have to be. With a little bit of foresight and knowledge, not to mention troubleshooting in the form of jumping online, you can fix even the more complicated problems yourself. All it takes is a little preparation and confidence in yourself to undertake the tasks at hand. Of course, some struggles are always beyond you. That’s why it’s a good idea to know when a broken appliance has you beat and that you should call in the professionals. Still, for everything else, depending on yourself is a good move to make. Here we share some handy tips on how you can go about repairing your fridge.
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A fridge that produces puddles on the floor can cause damage beyond the floor itself. Causing people to slip and fall, this problem is perilous to everyone who shares your living space. Most problems of this nature occur through the water supply line (which serves ice makers and water dispensers) leaking. It can also occur in fridges without these features too though, as every appliance of this nature produces water via condensation and melting ice. You can fix these problems by closing up the leak-prone parts of a compression fitting, first checking the water supply and then pulling out the fridge and looking for the leak. Levelling a fridge can often solve this problem too, as well as clearing the drain tube in the case of the freezer getting plugged.
Fridge Doesn’t Cool
What’s worse than a leaky fridge? A fridge that doesn’t do its job in the first place. The amount of malfunctions that can occur that can stop your fridge cooling and chilling things are numerous. To check the most obvious open your fridge and check for the light to come on and then the look at its breaker panel. Take a look at the temperature control dial to make sure it’s set to a good cool setting, clean the coils and then free up the condenser fan.
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Another obvious fridge problem? Making annoying noises that distract you and otherwise make sitting or doing anything in your kitchen unpleasant. As noises can come from compressors under the fridge, from motors inside and under and also from a rattling back, it makes sense to check all those parts first. Remove the fan or replace the motor, also keep an eye on the age of parts and think carefully about whether they need replacing. Fixing the majority of your problems with your fridge is easier than you think. The next time you find yourself in a fridge-related funk just remember that you can probably tackle it yourself.