Refrigerator Repairs You Should Know

refrigerator-repairsThe basic job of a refrigerator is to keep food cold and it is made up of basically two main components. The two components are a condenser and an evaporator coil. A coolant, in the form of a liquid, is pushed through those two coils by a compressor and a motor. The liquid which is generally called the refrigerant liquid is cooled in the condenser component and then it is allowed to go to the evaporator. Once it enters the evaporator the air that is present in the unit is cooled when it comes in contact with the liquid-filled coil. This is a constant and automatic cycle that goes on in the refrigerator over and over again without any outside help. However when problems arise that affects this systematic process, refrigerator repairs can become necessary.

The first thing to do before starting any refrigerator repairs is to unplug the refrigerator. Never work on any appliance without unplugging or discharging it from its power supply. The next and perhaps easiest step is to go ahead and check the power cord. Check for any loose wires, fragments or any damaged or missing parts. This is extremely important for any refrigerator repair especially if the unit is not running or has stopped running because a damaged power source can cause the unit to stop working. In addition this is a very simple step so if this is the problem this is a simple fix. The power cord should be replaced and the problem should correct itself. Most refrigerators defrost automatically so if frost begins to form frequently or the unit simply stops defrosting a refrigerator repair could be the answer. This could be caused by incorrect setting on the controls or a defrost heater problem. Try to raise the thermostat control to a higher temperature and see if that does the trick. It is very simple to test the heater and if it is found to be faulty it should be replaced. It is important to remember that some parts of the refrigerator such as anything dealing with coolant or compressor problems are very complex and it is a good idea to call a professional at Active Appliances (888) 882-2848