There are few things in the world more satisfying than a prompt refrigerator repair. Proper maintenance can add years of life to your home appliance.
We’ve compiled a list of five common failing fridge symptoms that should be red flags to call a repair technician.
1. Loud Noises
If your fridge is making scraping, grinding, or knocking sounds, this can mean the condenser or evaporator fan doesn’t work properly. A clicking, vibrating, or buzzing sound is an indication of an icemaker problem, while rattling can mean the unit is too close to another surface, is not level, or has a loose drain pan. If a humming or buzzing sound gets louder and louder, the compressor could be failing. Such can be the case if you hear no noise at all.
If you notice water on the floor near the appliance or after moving it to clean underneath, contact you local repair contractor immediately. Another sign of a leak is ice buildup on the side or back of the unit. These issues can lead to water damage. Refrigerator leaks often go unnoticed, so check around and under it once or twice a year.
3.The Back of the Fridge Feels Hot
The rear of the unit is usually warmer, because that’s where the motor is, but if there’s excessive heat, something is wrong. Refrigerator coils are insulated to avoid heat emission, so feeling heat means that the coils should be inspected by a technician. If your refrigerator is otherwise in good condition, the coils or motor can be replaced.
4.Food Spoils Too Fast
If you’re finding produce to be spoiling much sooner than it should, or notice a beverage is taking more time to get cold; the appliance is likely having trouble maintaining the proper temperature. Improper temperature usually corresponds to increased energy consumption. As a result, you’re probably wasting more money on replacing food while paying higher energy bills.
The freezer compartment should always be below freezing, but it’s not normal for everything in it to be coated in ice. You can try defrosting the freezer, but if the problem repeats itself, there’s likely a temperature control problem that needs to be addressed. Call a repair technician if you’ve unfrozen everything and notice the ice again a few days later.
Noticing one or more of the above signs is more than a good reason to contact our technicians. They are factory trained to repair all refrigerators and meet our highest standards of excellence.