Nowadays, you rarely see a house without a refrigerator. They are always there in the kitchen, all cold and filled with leftover dinners, fresh milk, fruits and vegetables. It acts like a magical equipment that helps us survive hunger. The problem though is that sometimes, we take refrigerators for granted. We are just too happy with its existence and capability to provide us food that we often forget that it also needs attention, maintenance, and proper handling. A broken fridge often causes mayhem in the kitchen. It is as if in the spur of a minute, nirvana was disrupted.
Before your kitchen goes into a state of panic, it is important that you pay attention to your refrigerator. Check if it’s still functioning properly, and if it isn’t, then it would be time to see if you can do it yourself or maybe call for professional help. With all the stock knowledge you have, a little elbow grease and a call to the right person, you can keep your refrigerator as healthy as it is.
If your fridge has stopped being as cold as it used to, check key areas of the fridge to ensure that everything is connected to its rightful place and that none are hanging loose. First, check the fuse box to ensure that power is flowing. Second, check the cord if it’s still alright, not frayed or worn out. Lastly, check the thermostat, maybe it’s just not set correctly. After some hours, you can then check if its functioning properly again. If not, follow the next steps.
If you have finished checking everything and they seem to be in order, check if the coils are clean. Coils cool the refrigerant to keep it cool, releasing heat to the surrounding air, and then send the cold refrigerant to the evaporator coils. Make it a practice to clean your coils at least twice a year to keep it functioning properly. While doing so, make it a point to check the doors, the gasket and the seal. If the door fails to close, it might not keep your refrigerator cool.
Once you have checked all the basics and your fridge still fails work correctly, then it’s time to stop pretending to be a professional repairman and call for someone who can help you. The repairman will be able to detect the problem with your fridge and even your freezer and restore it to perfect health by performing necessary refrigerator repair work. By employing a repairman, you save yourself from the trouble of probably worsening the condition of your fridge, and you can even prolong its life and usefulness.