While there are many problems that arise with refrigerators that can be fixed without calling a repair service, sometimes a particular refrigerator repair will demand the expertise of an experienced professional. In this case, there are a number of ways that people can make sure that they are utilizing the services of the most qualified and honest appliance repair service in their area.
One of the first factors to take into consideration is whether or not the refrigerator is still under warranty. Manufacturers will provide excellent support to refrigerators under warranty in order to maintain the reputation of their brand. Even if the warranty is expired, the manufacturer is still usually the best available option, as they will ultimately be the most familiar with their own brand of refrigerators and still have a powerful incentive to make sure that you are satisfied with their product. This incentive all comes down to the all-powerful concept of customer service – something that both original equipment manufacturers and third party repair services rely on for their reputation. Continue reading
Refrigerator repairs guide pt2: After unplugging the unit and gaining access to the motor by removing the covering panels, the next important step involved in your refrigerator repairs, is to discharge the capacitor. Discharging the capacitor removes any stored charges, and reduces the risk of electric shock.
To discharge the capacitor, you will need a 2-watt, 20,000-ohm resistor, and an inexpensive wire that is readily available at most electrical supply stores. The procedure is simple and should be carefully followed. Attach the probes of the resistor to the terminals on the capacitor, and any remaining charges in the capacitor will be dissipated as the current flows through the resistor. The capacitor may sometimes have 3 terminals. You can connect the resistor probes to an outer and the central terminal, and then successively connect the probes to the other outer post and the central terminal. This procedure will remove all charge. You should test the capacitor for any remaining charges by connecting to the VOM, before proceeding with the refrigerator repairs. Continue reading
Refrigerator Repairs – Guide Pt1.: Your refrigerator is probably the most important appliance in your home. It works continually, unobtrusively, and sometimes silently for 24 hrs each day. It needs very little maintenance, and can go on operating for years before anyone bothers to pay any attention to it. However, occasionally, it can breakdown, and when it does, there can be some very serious consequences.
If you have ever experienced a malfunction or breakdown of any appliance, you can readily appreciate the fact that refrigerator repairs can be costly. If it remains impaired for an appreciable length of time, the cost of replacing spoiled food can add even more than monetary costs. You now get the added inconveniences, along with more aggravation and frustration. Continue reading
There are many brands of refrigerators like Amana Refrigerators, Avanti refrigerators, Bosch, Dacor, Fisher & Paykel, Frigidaire Refrigerators, Gaggenau, General Electric Refrigerators, Haier Refrigerators, Jenn-Air, KitchenAid, LG Refrigerators, Marvel Refrigerators, Maytag Refrigerators, Monogram Refrigerators, Norcold Refrigerators, Samsung Refrigerators, SubZero Viking Refrigerators and Whirlpool.
When it comes to carrying out refrigerator repairs, many people often wonder if it is not better to simply replace the device entirely. Fortunately with proper care and maintenance, the average person need only make use of a handful of refrigerators in his or her lifetime. Part of the maintenance work will nevertheless require some occasional minor repairs.
Damage to some parts of a refrigerator can compromise its functionality. Many times however, the damage is such that it only requires minor repair work. Such cases include damaged fans, gaskets and tubing. Continue reading
Just as with any other electronic appliance in the home, the refrigerator requires regular care in order to guarantee a prolonged lifespan. In fact, given that this is the one appliance that stores most of the perishable foods in the home, it should be given priority. It many cases it is also a fairly expensive electronic and only proper care can ensure costly refrigerator repairs will be avoided.
First and foremost is the issue of cleanliness. Both the interior and exterior of a refrigerator should be kept clean by routine cleaning. Mild detergent and warm water can be sued to wipe down the exterior and the shelving and walls within. This should be done on a weekly basis and whenever there is some spillage. To avoid odour build-up, especially when smelly food like fish has been stored, Continue reading
Even though refrigerators are fairly expensive devices, they can be subjected to some home repairs by a novice without the need of a professional stepping in. These appliances are built to last and with proper care, they can even run for decades.
Unfortunately, as with all electronics, they do have certain vulnerabilities that occasionally require extra attention that can be done by anyone with the right information and tools. In order to perform the right refrigerator repairs, it is important to know what the problem is foremost and take the necessary steps to fix it.
This is a problem that is fairly common in every household. When the refrigerator door is opened and the air is not as chilly as it should be, yet the settings are in order, then there is a problem with the cooling system. One of the most common reasons for this are the coils at the back, or underneath for newer models, having accumulated dust. These coils help to keep the air inside the refrigerator cool. Continue reading