No one wants their fridge to break down, especially over the holidays. Fridge repair can get pricey, plus if your food spoils you could lose a lot of money. Fortunately there are ways to avoid fridge malfunctions. Keep reading for 3 maintenance tips for fridges.
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Dust and dirt easily build up on your fridge’s coils, located either at the back or bottom of your fridge, and will affect your fridge ability to stay cold. This makes the job of keeping them clean essential. This job is simple to our technicians, but as you need to pull the fridge out it may be difficult for some homeowners. To clean the coils, pull the fridge from the wall and carefully wipe them down. Make sure the fridge is unplugged before you do this to avoid getting electrocuted.
You may hear the refrigerator making crackling sounds or settling throughout the day, but If you notice the sound of dripping, this means that there is an issue with the fridge. If this happens you should try pulling out the drip pan to see if there is any debris or clogs in the area causing the problem. If the fridge is too heavy, get someone to assist you avoid hurting yourself. If you find excessive dripping it could mean water is blocked and could possibly be puddling under your refrigerator, for which you will need to call a technician for a repair.
Your fridge needs to be level in order to work properly; this allows all of the internal parts to operate properly. You could actually have a leak if the appliance is tilted on an angle. The process of leveling a fridge can easily be done, but if you have never done it before, it may be better to hire a licensed technician to do it for you to avoid injury.