Your fridge is probably the biggest and most essential thing in your kitchen. Not only does it keep your food fresh, but it also saves you time and money by cutting frequent trips to the grocery stores. But, like all appliances, fridges can run into lots of trouble.
This post will talk about some common issues that plague fridges; let’s see why they happen and what you can do to fix them. If your fridge has any problem, call an expert to fix it before you run into bigger troubles. SOS Appliance Repairs can help you fix your fridge in a few hours at your home.
Common Frigde Problems
6 Common Refrigerator Problems
1- Fridge Not Cold Enough?
This either happens when the thermostat is set too high, or the compressed air isn’t distributed adequately in the coils. Broken or dirty evaporator fans obstruct the airflow, resulting in uneven temperatures in different compartments. It can also happen because of a defective seal that allows cold air to escape from the fridge. Heavy high electric bills will accompany this, so seek a professional’s help to fix it asap.
2- Frost Build up in the Freezer?
All that frost in the freezer is an indication that too much moist air is getting in. This might again be a problem with the seal, but it could also be an issue with defrost sensor. In that case, your technician will have to reset the sensor setting.
3- Fridge Smells Bad?
This problem usually comes from defrosting spoilt food, but if your food isn’t to blame, it might be coming from a clogged drain. Dirty drip trays and water tanks could be another reason. It’s easy to fix this issue unless the smell is coming from inside the drainage system, needing a professional’s help.
4- Fridge Too Noisy?
A fridge should not produce any noise under normal circumstances. It only happens when the fan motors get faulty. Unfortunately, this noise is usually accompanied by frequent cycling because inefficient distribution overloads the compressor. This will definitely increase the power consumption and affect the lifespan of these components.
5- Ice Maker Not Working?
If your fridge has a built-in ice maker, this problem could be related to the water valve or damaged supply line. Low thermostats setting, uneven cooling or airflow obstruction are also common culprits.
6- Water Dispenser Not Working?
Very similar to ice makers, the water dispensers are also supplied by the main water supply of your home. If the main water supply is not working, this will also affect the dispenser: blocked filters, low water pressure, and obstructed valve are also usual reasons. In addition, the distribution fan may be the culprit if your dispenser isn’t cooling the water.
Contact us if you need help!
Fridges are expensive appliances, and we all want them to last years. If you ever run into these problems, make sure you get experts’ help to solve them. Thousands of homeowners trust our technicians at SOS Appliance Repairs to provide efficient and cost-effective appliance repairs in Ontario and all its cities.