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If you’re like most people, your refrigerator is one of the most important appliances in your home. When it breaks down, it can be a major inconvenience. Fortunately, many refrigerator repair issues can be fixed quickly and easily if you have the right knowledge and tools. In this blog post, we’ll provide you with five essential tips for a quick and easy refrigerator repair.
Check the power supply
One of the most vital parts of refrigerator repair is checking the power supply. To check the power supply, unplug the refrigerator and then check the power outlet. Another thing to check is the power cord, which runs from the wall outlet to the back of the refrigerator. Make sure there are no cracks, frays, or other signs of damage. If there are, it’s time to replace the cord as soon as possible. Finally, make sure that the circuit breaker hasn’t been tripped and that it’s not in an open position.
Check the thermostat
A malfunctioning thermostat can cause your fridge to run continuously, either freezing or spoiling your food. To determine if the thermostat is the culprit, unplug the refrigerator and then remove the rear panel of the refrigerator. You’ll likely see a small metal box on the side wall with a small dial knob on it—this is the thermostat. Turn the knob and listen for a click. If you hear a click, your thermostat is working properly. If you don’t hear a click, it may be time to replace the thermostat.
Check the gaskets
Gaskets are a critical part of your refrigerator, helping to keep the cold air in and the warm air out. Inspect the gasket seals around the doors of your fridge to make sure they are clean, tight, and intact. If you notice any cracks, rips, or tears in the gaskets, they will need to be replaced. When you install the new gasket, make sure it fits snugly on the door. Carefully press the gasket into place and inspect it again to make sure it is secure.
Check the evaporator fan
If the evaporator fan fails to blow cold air into the refrigerator, the refrigerator will stop cooling. The first step to checking the evaporator fan is to locate it, in the freezer section of the refrigerator. Once you have located it, use a small brush to remove any dirt and debris from the blades. After that, use a multimeter to test the fan motor for continuity. If the motor fails the test, you likely need to replace the evaporator fan.
Check the condenser coils
The condenser coils are responsible for removing the heat from the inside of your refrigerator. If they become dirty, they will not be able to effectively remove the heat and your refrigerator will not be able to maintain the temperature it is set to. The coils that wrap around the sides of your refrigerator are visible if you unplug it. Using a soft brush or a vacuum, carefully clean the condenser coils. Once you have finished cleaning the coils, plug your refrigerator back in and it should now be running at the desired temperature.