Some people do not realize how vital their refrigerator is until it isn’t working. When a refrigerator breaks, there are only a few hours left before food will spoil. Speedy maintenance and same-day service are the main reasons why you want to call Appliance Mechanics if your fridge is on the fritz.
The kitchen refrigerator is working for you all of the time to keep food cold. Its power consumption is between 100-250 watts and runs at an average cost of nearly $150.00 a year.
Maintenance of the refrigerator will save money over buying a new one. The owner can change the water filter, clean the drain, and replace the drip pan. However, if food isn’t staying cool, there may be a problem that can lead to the entire refrigerator breaking.
Based on the condition of the refrigerator, research and professional maintenance are required for more serious conditions. According to Electrics Claims Investors, 41% of appliances that need repairs in U.S. homes are refrigerators. Regardless of the problem, Appliance Mechanics is ready for your call.
Don’t Panic. Call the Appliance Mechanic.
Appliance Mechanics offers quality, certified appliance services in Snohomish, Skagit, Island, and Northern King Counties in Washington State. Our team consists of a combined 45 years in expert appliance mechanics. It is important to us that we respond to you quickly. We will find the problem, offer you a solution, and provide information for the future maintenance of your components.
We Service Most Popular Refrigerator Name Brands.
Most standard kitchen refrigerators are combined with freezers and are free-standing. There are different variations in design.
- Bottom Freezer Refrigerators
- Counter-Depth Refrigerators
- French Door Refrigerators
- Mini Fridges
- Side-by-Side Refrigerators
- Top-Freezer Refrigerators
We Quickly Order and Replace Refrigerator Parts
- Please note parts differ as per manufacturer and your service technician can help you decide on whether or not replacement makes sense in your situation.
Common Refrigerator Problems
If a refrigerator is adequately maintained, it can last for up to 10-18 years. However, wear and tear will run a good refrigerator down. The average lifespan is 14 years. Compact refrigerators generally last up to 8 years.
Kitchen refrigerators can run a few different issues. The more significant problems usually are the fault of the compression system. At times the motor of the compressor locks or jams. Within the system, the fan may malfunction, or the coils within the system get dirty or damaged. Surges of high voltage are also to blame for refrigerator damage.
Water is Leaking on the Floor.
This problem could have an easy solution, such as a clogged de-frosting drain. A hose clogged with debris will push back water creating an overflow. A torn or damaged plastic supply line will also drip. The water supply could be frozen and is dripping onto the floor.
The Refrigerator is Not Cooling.
The refrigeration compression system pushes and pulls vapor into the coils. The coils, located on the back of the refrigerator, incorporate and give off heated air and send air back to the fridge in a colder state.
The FDA recommends a temperature setting of 40° F or lower for the refrigerator. The freezer should be 0° F. Sometimes; a decreased or compromised thermostat happens by accident. It may have been knocked into while reaching food, or a child has access to the dial. Large boxes or food containers can block air vents that circulate cold air. A broken refrigerator fan can also be a source of warmer air. In more severe cases, the compression system is the likely culprit and should be looked at by a professional.
The Refrigerator Door Won’t Close.
Door gaskets and the flexible elastic stripping hold the door closed and wear out over time. Weak gaskets allow cold air to slip out while warm air sneaks in. Replacement of the gaskets and stripping are easily fixed.
The Food in the Refrigerator is Freezing
Too much food in the fridge blocks the airflow, and although it is rarely a problem, too little food will cause some refrigerators not to enable the circulation. Cold air may settle in one area and cause freezing. Again, there may be a problem with the thermostat.
Contact Appliance Mechanics
Appliance Mechanics repairs the above problems and more professionally and courteously. Your customer experience is our highest priority.
Appliance Mechanics are the Snohomish, Skagit, Island, and Northern King County experts in refrigerator appliance repair. We will order your parts immediately, and we maintain communication with our valued customers.
Contact Appliance Mechanics online and tell us the issue you need to resolve. We will reply quickly to you through text, email, or phone. You can also call us at (425) 212-9076. Check us out on Facebook.