Expert Refrigerator Repair in London, On
Without a functioning refrigerator, your home is not your home. Truth be told, your refrigerator is the most important appliance in your home, and is also the one most prone to wear and tear. While many refrigerator repairs can be attempted on your own, many will need to be trusted to a professional appliance repair technician. To help you determine what needs to be done, read through the following common problems and solutions.
The refrigerator is leaking.
Depending on the root of the issue, this can be more or less tricky to solve. Sometimes all you need to do unblock your de-frost chain, which is located on the back wall of the freezer and has a tendency to get clogged with food particles, debris or excess ice. You can unclog this by using a long tube to push warm water through the chain.
Other times, your water supply may be clogged or torn, necessitating your attention. You’ll have to unplug the fridge and check for issues. Locate the shut-off valve and check for problems in the plastic supply line. Contact a technician for supply line replacement, as it is a tricky procedure.
The freezer isn’t completely frozen or old enough.
Usually, this common problem has an easy fix. Simply check if the evaporator fan which flows from the freezer vents is working. If it isn’t, it’s the culprit and will need to be cleaned or replaced. If the fan is running try checking the refrigerator compressor. Clean any dust which could be preventing airflow, or invest in a replacement.
The fridge is too noisy.
Most likely your refrigerator is cycling too quickly, leading to extra noise and excess energy use. Check your condenser coils (located at the bottom of the fridge) and use a small vacuum to remove dust or debris, then go back over it with a cloth to remove buildup. This should fix the issue.
Another cause is a low-temperature setting, resulting in the fridge cycling quickly to maintain temperature. Check your instruction manual for the optimal refrigerator temperature, and adjust it according to the instruction.
Too much frost or ice on the freezer floor.
Your defrost chain is almost definitely blocked by ice or debris. The easiest way to fix this is to defrost the freezer. You can also check for and remove food particles and debris that are blocking the chain.
Refrigerator Issues Which May Require a Technician’s Assistance.
Some refrigerator issues are simply too difficult to diagnose, or too hard to fix without professional assistance. We recommend you call Appliance Handyman if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Freezing food: as this may require thermostat repairs or replacements, it’s best to hire a professional to diagnose the issue before investing in parts.
- Temperature irregularities and system control issues: require changes to the electrical systems or controls, and are tricky to diagnose.
- Water dispenser problems
- Excess leakage
- And other problems that not listed here, you are unable to solve.
Appliance Handyman offers local London area refrigerator repairs and parts replacements of everything from drawers, bins, valves, evaporators, door switches and seals to ice maker components and more. Contact us for quick, effective repairs and diagnosis of problems.
We service the following brands of refrigerators:
- Kitchen Aid
- and more
Don’t let your food spoil, and call us today. We guarantee quick repairs and effective diagnosis of all issues. If you encounter any of the above problems, and are unsure how to fix them, simply give us a call and allow our trained technicians to repair your appliance. Get in touch with Appliance Handyman today!