Prunedale Refrigerator Repair
Types of refrigerators we repair
- Top Freezer
- Mini Fridge
- French Door
- Bottom Freezer
- Wine Fridge
- Smart Fridge
- Four Door
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Common Refrigerator Problems
Most refrigerators nowadays are very reliable, but they’re not without their problems. With age, any good refrigerator might see problems that call for appliance repair. But don’t worry, most of these fridge problems that come with age are simple fixes. Most of the time, a short one day appliance repair appointment is all that’s needed.
Water is leaking underneath the fridge
One of the most common refrigerator problems is a clogged or blocked defrost drain. This is diagnosed by water leakage underneath the fridge. This can be a huge hazard for people in the kitchen, and should be fixed as soon as possible.
First, you need to try and drain the drain hole with warm water. If this doesn’t work, then that might mean your defrost drain is quite clogged. But no worries, there are still things you can do to get rid of the clog so your drain works like new again. If you are worried that you might damage something, call an appliance repair expert to get this done for you.
Because pouring water won’t free up the clog, you’re going to need to pick out whatever is clogging the end of the drain hose. The clog could very well consist of pieces of food that have collected in the drain for a couple of years. Once that debris has been removed, your defrost drain should work like normal, and you should have no more water leaking underneath your refrigerator. If there is still water leaking underneath your fridge, it’s time to call a repairman.
Refrigerator is too warm
If the inside of your refrigerator is too warm, then it’s only a matter of time before all of your food beings to spoil.
The first thing you should look at is your evaporator fan. This is the fan that moves cold air from your freezer section into your fresh food section. Check to see if you hear the humming of the fan. If you can hear it humming, but your fridge is still warm, then it may be clogged with ice from your freezer. But if it’s not humming at all, then the fan’s motor might be dead. We can install a new one for you if that’s the case.
If it’s not the fan, then it might actually be your coolant. A coolant leak will definitely lead to a refrigerator that can’t stay cold. These repairs may be a bit trickier, so call a repairman for appliance repair as soon as possible.
Ice maker doesn't work
A broken ice maker probably just has a broken motor. But you should get a repairman to check if this is the case. Because if it’s not the motor, then it may be a problem with a water valve.
To be specific, it’s the water inlet valve. It’s what feeds water into the ice maker to make the ice. A broken water inlet valve may result in your ice maker not working. Get a repairman to check this inlet valve. If you do not take certain precautions, such as shutting off the water in your house, then you’ll have a huge spill in your kitchen to clean up.
Instead, your ice maker might be overflowing. This is usually also a problem with the water inlet valve. Your ice maker overflows when the pressure of the inlet valve is too low. When it’s too low, it doesn’t properly stop the flow of water when shut off, causing water to leak into the ice maker. Either way, that valve is probably broken and needs to be replaced. Schedule an appointment with us today and we’ll come by as soon as today or tomorrow.