Common Refrigerator Repair Problems and Troubleshooting Tips
By Atlas Appliance Repairs on 2016-07-19
Refrigerators are complex appliances that have to work hard 24 hours a day to keep your food and beverages cold and fresh. While some breakdowns are sudden and serious, there are other common refrigerator repair issues that you can troubleshoot on your own. For instance, if your freezer is too cold, a faulty door gasket may be to blame. If the door gasket is letting any cold air escape, the appliance will work even harder to maintain the cold temperature—resulting in a buildup of ice. You can look for door gasket tears by putting a flashlight in the freezer or fridge with its beam pointing out, and then closing the door. You'll see light wherever the gasket is torn.
Another common problem: your refrigerator is cycling too frequently, eating up energy in the process. This is often due to dirty condenser coils. You can vacuum dust, debris, pet hair, and more from the coils yourself to see whether your fridge's performance improves. Clean condenser coils can keep you from having to schedule costly fridge repairs.
Many refrigerator repair issues, however, will require the attention of a professional technician, and in the Philadelphia area, Atlas Appliance Repairs is the company to call. We have more than three decades of experience providing fridge repair, and we're fully licensed and insured. Whatever issue you're having, we're standing by to step in. Call (215) 809-3679 today for more!