3 Common Causes Of Refrigerator Problems

The refrigerator is easily one of the most important appliances in your home. Since it’s constantly running around the clock, the chance of  breaking down is high. While most refrigerators have fairly long lifespans, you will probably encounter the need for minor repairs from time to time. If your fridge is leaking or cycles too often, don’t panic! A lot of problems can be fixed at home or for a fraction of the cost of buying a new one. Here are three of the most common problems that people experience with their refrigerators and how you should handle them.

Problem: It’s Cycling Too Often- Having a refrigerator that is constantly running, is not only annoying to listen to, but can leave a dent in your wallet. Refrigerators are one of the most power-hungry appliances in your home, and ones that cycle often will send your energy bill sky high!

Cause & Solution: Typically a buildup of dirt and debris in the condenser coils is to blame here. If vacuuming your condenser coils don’t do the trick, make sure to give the professionals a call!

Problem: It’s Leaking- While it’s never a good sign to see a pool of water forming under your fridge, it’s actually very common.

Cause & Solution: When food particles and other debris clog the drain hose, it leads to an ice buildup. That eventually causes the water to spill out of the freezer and refrigerator. Flushing the drain from inside the freezer with warm water, or using a pipe cleaner to remove the clog can be effective ways to fix this watery worry!

Problem:There’s Ice Buildup In the Freezer- You’ll obviously want some ice in your freezer, but seeing a winter wonderland upon opening the door is a sign that there could be trouble.                                                                                                                                                              Cause & Solution: Leaving your freezer door open for a prolonged period of time can raise the humidity level, causing this icy buildup. A simple solution is to be mindful of how long you are keeping the door open and make your trips to the freezer short! A faulty seal could also be to blame. Try cleaning your seal with soap and warm water, thoroughly dry it and close the door. If you notice that your door isn’t staying closed, turn to the professionals for help! Afterall, we wouldn’t want you to risk that chocolate ice cream spoiling!

Are you experiencing refrigerator problems? The experts at Speedy Subzero are just a phone call away. With over 75 years of experience in the Long Island area, don’t trust anyone else to fix your refrigerator or freezer. We guarantee one-hour service to Nassau County, Suffolk County, and New York City. Call us today to schedule your appointment with one of our licensed technicians at 866-782-9376.

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