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Simple Refrigerator Troubleshooting Options to Try Before Calling for Service

Simple Refrigerator Troubleshooting Options to Try Before Calling for Service

If you are having an issue with your refrigerator, you can always contact American Appliance Repair for help. If you would first like to try a few troubleshooting options, you will find some listed below. Then contact us at 800-640-9934 if you need further help.

What to Do if Your Refrigerator is Not Defrosting

It used to be that homeowners had to manually defrost their fridges as part of regular maintenance. Today, the average full-sized, modern fridge includes an auto defrost system that does it all for you. However, if there is frost building up in your fridge it may mean any of the following:

  • The defrost thermostat is broken
  • The defrost control board is defective
  • The defrost heater is not working correctly
  • The defrost timer has failed

Depending on which of these issues is the cause, it can be fairly easy to replace the part.

What to Do if Your Refrigerator is Not Dispensing Water

If your refrigerator is set up to provide cool water on demand and it is not doing so, there are a number of issues that can be happening. The water dispenser switch may be broken, in which case it should be replaced. You may have a clogged water filter, which you can check. Check your kitchen faucet to make sure you are not experiencing low water pressure everywhere. Finally, it could be an issue of a defective water inlet valve.

What to Do if Your Refrigerator Runs All the Time

If your refrigerator is working correctly, it should turn on and off throughout the day. This keeps the temperature steady. If it is running all the time, then there is something going wrong. Not only is your fridge working too hard which could cause it to not last as long, but your utility bills are going to rise too. The first thing to check here is the condenser coils. If they are dirty, cleaning them off could be all it takes.

There are other potential causes of your refrigerator running all the time, including a damaged door gasket, defrost heater assembly failure, or a defective evaporator fan motor. These are issues you will need the professionals to take a look at. Some are easy to fix while others are a challenge.

What to Do if Your Refrigerator is Warm but Your Freezer is Working

It can be very confusing if you have a warm refrigerator but a freezer that is working just fine. This actually happens more often than you might think. Once again, check your refrigerator’s condenser coils to see if they are dirty and clean them if they are. Other issues that you need professional help with can include a broken thermostat, defective fan motor, or a faulty start relay. Contact American Appliance Repair at 800-640-9934 for help.

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