Refrigerator repair can be costly at times. If you’re like me, then you probably ended up on this page to fix the solution for yourself and save a little money. The topic in discussion today is all about how to renew your refrigerator back to working order. There are many problems that may occur but I am here to bring some insight on the ones that won’t involve looking for an appliance repair specialist around the Huntsville AL area. I do want to say right off that I am not a professional, so if something goes wrong when you try and fix it yourself please don’t point the finger back to me. If something does go wrong there are many repair guys across the Madison, Hampton Cove, and Owens Cross Roads area that are willing to help out (Mr. Appliance for instance, just to name a reliable one).
Ok, now to the good stuff! One of the most common problems that fridges face is a rattling or buzzing noise that can drive anyone crazy. There are three places that this noise could be coming from. There is the condenser motor fan, the compressor, or the evaporator fan. If you open the freezer and the noise doesn’t get louder than that leaves the evaporator fan out of the problem, being that is located within the freezer. Now it’s time to pull the fridge out and check the back for the compressor and the condenser fan. Search online to find your brands pictures and once you have identified them listen close to see who the culprit is. If it’s your compressor your SOL because you will most likely be better off getting a new fridge unless you want to call a refrigerator repair company and see what they think. If it’s your condenser motor fan then it’s an easy fix. Just unplug your fridge, unscrew the fan motor, release any wires, then install the new fan. Easy as Pie. If the problem is your evaporator fan then there is a very similar process to change out the old evaporator fan motor.
Another Fairly common problem that affects the freezer is the excess buildup of frost around the inside. 9 times out of 10 this is the result of a leaking gasket around the door. One easy way to test if there is a leak is to take a high powered light and put it inside facing towards the outside. Shut the door then turn all the lights out in the kitchen and see if you can see any lights around the door. If so you need a new gasket. Appliance repair companies usually have the parts you need to get this done.
I hope these tips have been helpful for you folks. Remember if you find yourself in need professional refrigerator repair service around the Northern Alabama location, then get with the guys at Mr. Appliance. They have fixed many of my DIY mishaps.