Your refrigerator is an incredibly important appliance. It keeps your family's food safe from harmful bacteria that builds up if it gets too warm. It also allows you to plan ahead by purchasing fresh fruits, vegetables and other perishables weekly. If it fails to keep your food cool, leaks water, or makes strange noises, you need to call in a refrigerator repair specialist right away. Delaying can lead to irreparable damage that could result in a costly replacement.
When you open the fridge and reach in for a cold beverage, and get a slightly cool, not-so-refreshing one, you may be tempted to adjust the temperature. This may also be accompanied by a build-up of frost in the freezer. In most cases, the problem can be traced to a malfunctioning thermostat, which can easily be replaced by a repairman for around $200. However, the problem may stem from a faulty compressor, which can run as much as $700. Diagnosing the problem is difficult for a homeowner, and should be left to a trained professional.
If you're finding puddles of water forming under your refrigerator, the first thing to do is to check the drip pan underneath. Empty and standing water and observe the tray to see how quickly it fills up. Leaking water can be a sign of a problem with the mullion heater within the unit, or it could be a faulty seal. In either case, the leak should be addressed immediately to avoid further damage to the appliance, surrounding cabinets, floors and walls. A trained professional will be able to find, and repair the problem in short order.
It's common for a refrigerator to hum, or some other low sound that lets you know that it's running. However, bangs or thumps, indicative of a problem with the refrigerator's compressor unit. Squeaks and squeals are warning signs that the freezer fan is in need of replacement. Neither of these repairs should be undertaken by the average homeowner. Finding the right replacement parts is time-consuming and the actual repair requires some familiarity with the inner workings of refrigerators. A professional appliance repair company will have access to the right parts to repair the problem, and the tech will have a high level of training and experience.
While being able to do some basic home repairs and remodeling projects is admirable, some things are best left to a professional. If you've got refrigerator issues, contact us and we'll send someone out to take a look at it right away. We've repaired countless refrigerators from every manufacturer on the market and we know exactly what to do to fix yours as well.