It is a strong possibility that your refrigerator is the hardest working appliance that you own. It is always on and it is what is keeping all of your food and drinks cold and fresh. You don’t realize all the hard work it does until it finally breaks, and all of your food and drinks are getting warm and there is a puddle of water on the floor. If you live in or around the Arlington, TX area, you are in luck because Chad’s Appliance Repair is there to save the day.
Whether you have a Bosch, Kenmore, LG, Samsung, Frigidaire, or GE refrigerator, it really doesn’t matter. Our experienced repair technicians are here to get your refrigerator working hard again. For the time being, until we can get there, a little dry ice in the refrigerator can really work wonders.
Why The Refrigerator Isn’t Working
There is so much that can go wrong with a refrigerator. Temperature control sensors, condenser coils, thermostats, wiring, or compressors can cause the refrigerator to go haywire. Any problem that arises can have more than one cause. This is why it is not always a good idea to embark on do-it-yourself repairs with an appliance that works so hard and is so important in your home.
A refrigerator problem starts with the diagnosis. The cause of the problem needs to be established and when multiple things can cause one problem, experience and training are necessary in order to be able to do this properly and with certainty. This is not the type of thing that is going to work well with a trial and error process. Leave it up to the professionals because if you don’t it could end up costing you a lot more money than it should have in the first place. Chad’s Appliance Repair in Arlington, TX is here to save the day.
Common Refrigerator Issues
A Leaking Refrigerator
Like most problems, there are a few things that can cause this to happen. The culprits for this problem are likely to be the inlet valve, water filter, or the tank. If the cause is the filter, it will probably just need to be removed and reinstalled into the proper position. If it is the water tank, this part is going to have to be replaced. Also, the water inlet valve or the defrost pan will need to be reinstalled if they are damaged.
Refrigerator Making A Loud Noise
The most common causes of unusual noises coming from your refrigerator are the ice maker or the evaporator fan. If the sound gets louder when you open the door, it is likely coming from the evaporator or the condenser. The fans can easily be replaced, and the noise will stop. There may be something in the fan that is stopping it from spinning or something that the fan is hitting as it spins.
Refrigerator Isn’t Staying As Cool As It Should
This list of possibilities starts with the condenser coils. If they are dirty and debris has built up on them, they will need to be cleaned so they can cool the refrigerator the way they are meant to. It is also possible that the start relay, capacitor, evaporator fan, or the condenser fan may need to be replaced. Now you see why refrigerators are complicated appliances.
When To Consider A Replacement Refrigerator
Refrigerators are a resilient appliance as the average lifespan of a refrigerator is about 17 years. If you have a refrigerator that is approaching that age or has already gotten there, you are going to want to start looking into a new one. The experts at Chad’s Appliance Repair can help you find the right model for you that will suit your needs.