What if you appointed an appliance repairman to check your refrigerator only to find that it had a minor issue that you could have solved. You’ve even wasted money for no cause. Regretting, right? That is why you should know some simple DIY repair techniques before you call an appliance repairman.
Problem 1: Refrigerator Is Too Warm
Temperature management in the refrigerator is important for food safety and preservation. But what if your refrigerator has become too warm? Your food rots way too easily and odors are more common. Here are some solutions in this situation:
- Make sure the temperature adjustment switch on the refrigerator is set to the coldest level. The temperature sensor might be broken if the temperature adjustment switch is not the issue.
- Check the sections of the vent and vacuum around the coil. Filthy and dirty vents and coils block heat circulation and adequate cooling.
- A faulty evaporator motor fan may be the cause of a warm refrigerator. Although repairing a broken fan is not impossible, the problem may be triggered by a defective circuit board, which only a refrigerator repair technician can diagnose.
- Check that the control board is providing power to the compressor. Examine the temperature meters and external controls. Unplug the refrigerator and check the control board for evidence of flaring, burning contacts, or deteriorated foil.
Problem 2: Refrigerator Is Too Cold
You want your refrigerator to be cool enough to preserve your food. But what if it starts freezing like today is the last day of it? Here are some solutions:
- Excessive ice indicates a broken seal around your lock, bringing moist air in. Buy a sealant. It is cheap and can be bought at a hardware store in a matter of minutes.
- A damper stuck in the open position can allow cold air to rush continuously into the compartment. Take a glance at the damper. The thermostat controls the damper, which is located between the cooling and freezing compartments.
Problem 3: Ice Machine Malfunctioning In The Refrigerator
Is your ice machine not making ice like before? You might be able to diagnose and patch a broken ice machine yourself before you call you for help. Here are some tips to fix it:
- Inspect the ice maker’s inlet tube; a slow water flow may allow ice to form. Unplug the device and wait until the ice melts completely. When the water ceases flowing from the inlet tube to the ice machine, the ice will melt.
- Inspect the back of the refrigerator for the inlet valve. The water flows into the refrigerator is regulated by this. When removing this valve, please be cautious.
- Locate the saddle valve and completely shut it before opening it. This technique should clear any mineral deposits that have been collected and are blocking the ice machine’s water flow.
Still Not Working?
If you’re still having trouble with your refrigerator, contact our Refrigerator Repair service. They would send a technician to repair the error. Also contact Appliance Repair Evansville for any kind of appliance repair service.