In this write-up, we will discuss a few simple couples of ways to repair your refrigerator. BUT, THESE SOLUTIONS ARE NOT FOR EVERY FRIDGE PROBLEM. Before going with these tips, always keep in mind the refrigerator is a costly appliance. So, you need to have technical knowledge about its sub-components and tools usage. If you feel uncomfortable at any stage, it’s better to hire a professional who deals with such issues regularly. This will ensure that your appliance is under safe hands. On the other side, if you are ready to use your DIY skills then here we have simple solutions to solve your major problems.
Table of Content
- Basic Tools Required
- Major Issues
- The refrigerator is not working.
- The door is not properly shutting down
- Water is pooling in or under the refrigerator
- Refrigerator making abnormal noises
- The Fridge keeps tripping the circuit breaker
- Refrigerator regularly leaking
Basic Tools Required
- Screwdriver (4-in-1 is best)
- Adjustable wrench
- Long brush
- Level Maker
- Hair dryer
The above-mentioned tools may not be required for every solution, but having them can complete your repair quickly.
Let’s discuss the major Refrigerator problems and an easy way to solve them:
Problem: Refrigerator is not working
This is one of the most common problems in all appliances. This happens mainly due to the circuit breaker. If you notice your appliance meet with such an issue and stopped working, it is highly desirable to check the power connection. Examine whether it is properly plugged in or not. For more, you can also check the fuse box and look for a specific breaker for your fridge. Your halfway can be completed with plug-in checking and the remaining finishes by checking the fuse box. For major issues, it’s better to consult the expert.
Problem: Door is not properly shutting down
Sometimes it is found that the door of the refrigerator creates a problem. It does not shut down completely. While opening and closing it is not taking the command properly. In such a case, it is better to check your appliance installation level. This will act as a quick solution to your problem. Many times, while installation the right balance of refrigerator is not considered that creates a problem in a later stage. So, make it proper using adjustable leg length of the stand.
Problem: Water is pooling in or under the refrigerator
Under this issue, the water gets store under the crisper drawers or the ice accumulated in the freezer bottom or on the side walls. The major cause of this problem is due to plugging of evaporator defrosts drain. This issue is easy to resolve. Simply you need a hair dryer to clear blocking drainage line. Because a hair dry can easily melt the ice. However, if you want to make this process quicker you can also put hot water into the line. This is a fast and effective way.
Problem: Refrigerator making abnormal noises
Normally, every fridge produces a sound while working. But if your appliance is making an unfamiliar noise then it is the right time to check and diagnose the issue properly. For this, there are some simple suggestions that can help you, like checking the refrigerator level, put your fridge on the soundproof mat, adjust ice maker timing and replace the evaporator fan. As others are easy and simple approaches but the last one can be a little confusing. Therefore, you may need a technician help to fix it.
Problem: The Fridge keeps tripping the circuit breaker
This is a little bit tricky issue to be solved. Under this, if your appliance gets shorted, there will be burnt smell out. This can be from compressor or wires. To diagnose it, first, you need to immediately cut the power supply from the fridge and then check its all three pins. If you found the tripping is from regular outlets then changing a wire will be a good decision. But, if it is from the compressor side, it will be costly to repair it.
Problem: Refrigerator is not cooling enough
Under this issue, the storage food spoilage situation arise. The sole purpose of the refrigerator is to keep your food cool to prolong their life. So, if your refrigerator is not fulfilling its obligations then you should pay attention to the following:
- Temperature settings
- Door Gasket
- Condenser cleaning
Considering the above help you resolve the quick issue. In addition, timely service is the major cause of effective cleaning. This can save you from major repairing cost. And keep your appliance under long working conditions.
Let’s Sum Up!!!
The above-mentioned are the quick and easy way to repair your refrigerator. As advised above you can take the shelter of these tips if you have good knowledge about repairing or refrigerator. Otherwise, your savings can be converted into the sinking. Good Luck with your DIY skills!!!!
Jeff Sears is working as technician cum writer at Aplus Repair, which specializes in appliance repair and maintenance services like refrigerator installation and Blomberg Refrigerator Repair Montreal. He regularly writes to share his knowledge about electrical appliances repair and solving their problems.