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Signs You Need a Refrigerator Repair

Sometimes all the maintenance in the world can’t prevent your refrigerator from needed repairs. But a lot of repairs don’t present themselves as easily as something like a leak does. There are a few signs that you need refrigerator repair that aren’t always as obvious.

Overheated Motor

While it’s normal for your fridge’s motor to feel warm, if it’s very hot, that’s a sign that it could be overworking itself or damaged. You’ll need to have the motor repaired or replaced before your entire refrigerator needs replacing.

Condensation

If you notice that the inside of your fridge or door seal appears to be sweating, your refrigerator may not be sealing properly and may be letting cold air out of the unit. You should have the proper repairs done before your food spoils from lack of cold air.

Spoiling Food

If the food in your fridge is going bad sooner than it should or normally does, your refrigerator may have a problem staying cold enough to preserve its content —whether is he the thermostat, seal, or other issue. In order to stop wasting money on food, you should have the fridge inspected and repaired.

High Energy Bills

If you notice your energy bills keep rising as time goes on, you may want to check your fridge to see if it’s the problem. If your unit isn’t running the way it should, it could be using more energy than necessary, you could wind up paying more in utility bills. Having your fridge repaired to restore its efficiency could help.

If your appliance isn’t working, you’re in trouble — unless you call Speedy Subzero Repairs to save to day! We offer service within the hour for home on Long Island and Queens. For more information or to schedule a service, call us at 866-782-9376.

 

Why Your Fridge Is Beeping

While it’s normal for your refrigerator to make a few noises — it’s a working machine — it would be pretty alarming to hear your fridge start beeping. Like most of the times they go off, beeps are a sign that something is wrong, and it’s your fridge’s way of trying to tell you it needs assistance. If your fridge is beeping, here are some of the reasons why.

You overstuffed it.

Sometimes we struggle to get all of our food to fit inside our fridge or freezer and end up putting in more than our fridge could handle. If this happens and your door can’t shut properly, your fridge be start beeping let you know.

Something is wrong with the door seals.

If the seals on your refrigerator door are damaged or too dirty, it could prevent your door from shutting, setting off beeping alarms. In this situation, have the seals replaced if they’re damaged, and wipe them down if they’re dirty.

The fridge may be off balance.

If your fridge is sitting on anything other than solid flooring, it may tilt too far in one direction. Even if the tilt is slight, it can cause your fridge to start beeping to signal a problem. Always make sure your refrigerator is on a level ground or surface.

If your refrigerator isn’t working or is making sounds that alarm you, you’re in trouble — unless you call Speedy Subzero Repairs to save to day! We offer service within the hour for home on Long Island and Queens. For more information or to schedule a service, call us at 866-782-9376.

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Why Your Fridge Feels Hot

Have you ever walked over to get something out of your fridge and noticed it feels hot to the touch? While it’s normal for it to feel warm, since it’s a running machine, if your fridge feels too hot, there’s definitely something wrong. The best way to determine the problem is by consulting a refrigerator repair specialist, but there are a few ways you can troubleshoot why your fridge feels hot.

Dirty Condenser Tubing
The condenser tubing in your refrigerator helps guard against moisture buildup. If it gets clogged or dirty, the tubing can become hot. Not only that, but dirty condenser coils can also cause your refrigerator to work harder than it should and raise your energy bills. If this is the problem, cleaning your condenser coils with a vacuum and special brush can help.

Escaping Air
Every time you open your fridge’s door, you let cold air escape from inside it, affecting its temperature. If you leave your refrigerator door open too long, it will work harder to reach the right temperature again — and end up raising its own temperature in the process.

Electric Heaters
Older refrigerator models have electric heaters that are meant to stop moisture from building up inside the refrigerator and keep food from spoiling. Since it’s placed along the edge of the refrigerator cabinet, it can make your fridge feel too warm. If you notice this happening, turn off the electric heater.

If you’re in need of refrigerator repairs, call Speedy Subzero Repairs to save today! We offer service within the hour for home on Long Island and Queens. For more information or to schedule a service, call us at 866-782-9376.

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Tips for Improving Your Fridge’s Efficiency

Your fridge is the biggest workhorse in your kitchen. It’s on 24/7 making sure your food stays fresh and tasty. It holds your delicious smoothie ingredients, your kids’ favorite snacks, and your dog’s canned food. Even so, there’s no denying that your fridge costs you a big chunk of change when you get your energy bill each month. That’s why we’re going to give you some tips for improving your fridge’s efficiency.

Watch the Temperature

Your fridge temperature can change as the weather and overall temperature in your home change. Keep an eye out, and make sure your fridge is 40 degrees Fahrenheit or lower, so your food stays safe.

Check the Door Gasket

If your gasket is damaged, it can allow air to leak out and make your fridge work harder to keep a constant temperature. A harder-working fridge makes for higher energy bills. If your gasket is, in fact, damaged, Speedy can repair it quickly with a part from our “warehouse on wheels.”

Allow for Good Airflow

Give your fridge enough room to do its job — at least one inch on each side. This allows air to circulate around the outside of your unit. Additionally, don’t pack food too tightly inside your fridge. A lack of space can limit airflow and cause a decrease in your fridge’s efficiency and potentially damage your unit.

Change the Condenser Coil Regularly

Turn off your fridge, and clean the condenser coil underneath it to remove dirt buildup that causes your fridge to use more energy or even break down. If your fridge does break down, you’ll want to call Speedy!

For any and all refrigerator repairs, call Speedy Sub Zero Repairs. You can even get $25 off of your repair with our coupon. For more information or to schedule a repair in Nassau County, Queens, or NYC, call 866-782-9376.

Can You Reverse a Refrigerator Door?

Imagine you spent weeks debating over different refrigerator models, and after a ton of deliberating, you finally decide on the perfect one. Now imagine you bring it home and go to put it into place in your kitchen only to find the door open to the wall side of the room. If it’s left like that, you’re going to damage the door because it will slam into your wall every time you open it. But have no fear — you can actually reverse a refrigerator door to avoid any trouble!

Step 1: Gather Your Tools
You’ll need a screwdriver, an adjustable wrench, pliers, and a socket wrench. Once you have your tools, turn off the fridge and take out all the food for extra safety precautions.

Step 2: Remove the Door
Use your flat-blade screwdriver to pry the door hinge trim off. While holding the door in place, unscrew the upper door hinge screws and then remove the door itself.

Step 3: Remove the Bottom Door
Unscrew the middle hinges and take the bottom door off the unit. Take note of where the bottom hinges are and screw them back onto the opposite side of the fridge. Once that’s done, switch the door handles to the side of the door.

Step 4: Flip the Upper and Lower Hinges
When you go to screw them back on, the upper and lower hinge will be backwards, so reverse the hinge pin before screwing them back into place.

Step 5: Replace the Doors
Once those hinge pins are flipped, replace the doors, reload your food, and turn the fridge back on.

If you’re in need of refrigerator repairs, call Speedy Subzero Repairs! We offer 24-hour service within the hour for home on Long Island and Queens. For more information or to schedule a service, call us at 866-782-9376.