Expert Fridge Repair….Tips
A refrigerator is possibly the most common home equipment. In every single household, it is likely that you will find this appliance. They, at times malfunction and may need fixing, or at times they need maintenance to prevent them from breaking down. Refrigerator Repair MTService is the best most efficient service to contact in all cases of refrigerator repair or maintenance. We play a key factor in ensuring that both the home and commercial users have fridges that have low electric consumption plus ones that are safer for their health. MTService deals in all the main refrigerator brands as well as sizes. Whether side by side refrigerators, French door fridges, commercial fridges, old generation, new generation among others; the experts will get it fixed. No matter the size, whether the bottom or the top mount refrigerators, we will be able to offer the services needed.
What is the situation with your fridge?
If you own a refrigerator, you ought to know how it works, how to control the temperatures, how to clean it, basics on how to take care of it among other things. These are the basics that will help you notice when your refrigerator starts malfunctioning. The fridge doors have to close well to ensure proper functioning altogether. The motor must be able to operate smoothly. Seeing little details like these will be of great help to help you know when to get help from the appliance masters. The technicians will ensure the fridge completely works and even ensuring no loss of energy through the tiny gaps ensuring maximum energy conservation and food preservation.
Simple Fridge Repair
If you suspect that food does not stay fresh for long in your refrigerator, it is advisable you contact the experts. It may be a very simple problem but require expertise. It is not wise to start fixing the appliance by yourself as you may end up completely spoiling the refrigerator. We suggest you contact Appliance repair Ottawa, and in no time the gasket will be fixed for maximum cooling among other major problems. We have the necessary skills and human resources to bring the refrigerators to its brand new condition, perfectly running and consuming the least energy. It is also advisable to call the technicians even if your fridge is running just for maintenance from time to time this greatly helps in ensuring that the refrigerator does not breakdown. With maintenance, you reduce risks of it malfunctioning saving you time and money. If you ever think you need an expert to check out your refrigerator then give a call to the masters…….from MTService for help or even advice… or LOOK at other helpful tips.
Problem: Fridge not cooling
There are several possible causes when a refrigerator doesn’t keep your milk cold or your ice cream frozen. Before you attempt more complex repairs, try these simple fixes is your refrigerator is not cooling:
- Be sure the fridge is plugged in and getting power. The light should come on when you open the door.
- Check the thermostat to make sure it hasn’t been turned way down by mistake.
- Be sure the vents on the back of the freezer compartment aren’t blocked by boxes of ice cream or frozen vegetables—the vents have to be clear for cold air to circulate.
- Vacuum the coils under or behind the fridge. Clogged coils can cause poor cooling.
- Check to make sure nothing is stuck in the condenser fan and that it spins freely (models with coils on the back won’t have a fan). To do this, unplug the fridge and pull it out. Clean the fan blades and spin the fan by hand to see if it’s stuck (Photo 5 shows the condenser fan location). Plug in the fridge and make sure the fan runs when the compressor is running. If the fan doesn’t run, see Photos 5 and 6, which show how to replace it.
Replace the evaporator fan
Photo 1: Remove cover
Remove the cover to inspect the evaporator and to access the evaporator fan. The screws may be covered with plastic plugs that you pry out.
Here are some troubleshooting tips to help you zero in on the problem if you notice your fridge not cooling. If you can hear the compressor running but the fridge isn’t cooling, the problem is most likely either frost-clogged evaporator coils or a stuck or broken evaporator fan. Evaporator fans often squeal or chirp when they start to go bad. You’ll know it’s the evaporator fan if the noise gets louder when you open the freezer door. The evaporator coils and fan are located behind a cover in the freezer compartment. Photos 3 and 4 show how to replace the fan if it’s necessary.
If you remove the cover inside the freezer and find the coils completely filled with frost, take everything out of the freezer and fridge, unplug it and let it thaw for 24 to 48 hours. Keep a few towels handy to soak up water that may leak onto the floor. When all the frost is melted away, plug the fridge back in. If it works, the problem may be a defrost timer, defrost heater or defrost thermostat. Replacing these parts isn’t difficult, but figuring out which is faulty requires troubleshooting that we won’t cover here. Call a pro if you suspect a problem with these parts.
Normally the condenser fan and compressor, located near the floor on the back of most refrigerators, come on the back of most refrigerators, come on when the thermostat calls for more cooling. If you don’t hear the compressor running after the door has been left open for a while, it could mean the condenser fan is stuck or worn out or that the relay or compressor is bad.
Replace the condenser fan
Photo 5: Replace condenser fan
Replace the condenser fan if it’s noisy or doesn’t run. Depending on your fridge, you may have to remove the fan bracket first, and then unscrew the fan from the bracket.
Pull the fridge away from the wall, unplug it and remove the thin panel on the back near the bottom to access the compressor and condenser fan. Next plug the fridge in and wait for the compressor to come on. The fan should also come on. If the compressor runs but the fan doesn’t, or if the fan is noisy, you need a new fan. If neither runs and the compressor is hot, unplug the fridge and point a fan or a hair dryer set to “no heat” at the compressor. Wait for the compressor to cool and try again. If the compressor runs but the fan doesn’t, the fan is bad. Unplug the refrigerator and replace the fan (Photos 5 and 6). If neither runs, then you may need a new relay or compressor. Call an appliance repair technician to find out.
Required Tools for this Project
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
- Socket/ratchet set
- Wire stripper/cutter
Required Materials for this Project
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here’s a list.
- Evaporator fan and/or condenser fan