DIY fixes that could save you money
IT’S frustrating when a major appliance stops working properly. When your appliance breaks down, your biggest concerns are how long you’ll go without said appliance and how much it will cost to repair. Or, will you just have to replace it?
When that appliance is your refrigerator, you can’t afford to be without it for too long. And replacing it will be no small fee, as a decent refrigerator can be quite pricey.
Before you call a refrigerator repair specialist, find out whether or not their services will be necessary.
Teljoy shares a few things you can do before calling in a specialist…
1. Check the power supply It may sound ridiculous, but check to make sure that your refrigerator is plugged in and if it is plugged in properly.
If you have children or pets, or if your refrigerator sits in a high traffic area, there is always the possibility that the electrical cord may have come loose from its wall connection.
Additionally, the wall socket is not the only place where the electrical supply can be interrupted.
If your refrigerator is not cooling and the light is not even coming on when the door opens, check your DB board.
A power surge or storm can cause it to trip, so try flipping your plug switch to reset it.
2. Check the temperature dial It may sound simple, but if you live with other people, there is always the chance that someone changed the temperature setting in the fridge.
There is a small dial just inside of the refrigerator that controls the settings. Check it to see if it is set properly.
3. Check the seals If you see a puddle of water collecting around the fridge, make sure that the door shuts properly and that the seals are all in good shape.
If your refrigerator is not properly sealed, warm air can get in, causing condensation and melting the ice. Watch how to replace refrigerator seals…
4. Does it need to be cleaned? If dust and debris are collecting under your refrigerator where the condenser coils are, this could be hampering it from working properly.
Before you call a repairman, give your refrigerator a good cleaning to see if that will improve its ability to function.
5. Is your refrigerator too full? Keeping a freezer full will help it function more efficiently. The same, however, does not hold true for your refrigerator. Keeping it too full will prevent proper air circulation.
If your food is not staying cool enough in the refrigerator, try removing a few items to see if that helps.
Appliance repair can be expensive. Before you call a refrigerator repair specialist, try a few common sense actions to see if a repair specialist’s services are even required.
You could save yourself a lot of trouble in time lost and money spent. If you still can’t get it to work then rather call professionals to have it taken care of in a safe and professional manner.
Before you call a refrigerator repair specialist, try a few common sense actions.