Common Refrigerator Problems - Napoleon Appliances Ottawa

Common Refrigerator Problems

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Often, homeowners take their kitchen appliances for granted until a problem pops up. One of the hardest-working appliances in your home is your refrigerator which keeps food fresher for longer. A broken refrigerator can mean that your milk spoils and you lose a lot of grocery money. What are some of the most common refrigerator problems? 

Before you enlist help for your upcoming fridge repair, here’s what you need to know about the many ways your refrigerator might be faulty: 

Trouble Keeping Cool

Perhaps the most significant contribution that your fridge makes to your kitchen is keeping your perishable goods cool. In particular, the freezer plays an important role in preserving your foods until you’re ready to prepare them. If you notice that your freezer is warmer than usual, it might be a sign that your fan is broken or that your condenser coils need a little attention. 

Freezing Refrigerator

While the previous issue was that your freezer is unable to keep food cool, some homeowners face a different challenge: Food is freezing in the refrigerator. When you find solid blocks of ice in the fridge side of things, then you might have a faulty temperature control thermostat or an issue with the temperature control board. 

Constant Cycling

Are you constantly hearing the hum of your refrigerator? An appliance that’s always running can really drive up your electric bill. Ordinarily, your refrigerator should only run on a cycle while keeping your food cold. If you hear the annoying whir of the fan at all times, then it might be time to have a professional inspect your condenser coils, alter your temperature settings, or repair door seals and gaskets. 

Ice Maker Problems

One of the most convenient aspects of the modern refrigerator is that it produces ice right in the freezer without you having to lift a finger. If you find that it’s not making enough ice, you can have a closer look. There may be tears or kinks in the water supply line or the water filter might be too dirty. Of course, it could be that the ice maker itself is faulty and needs to be replaced. 

Alternatively, your ice maker might actually be making too much ice which is also a problem. When ice overflows in the freezer, it could be a sign that the water pressure in your valve needs to be altered. This segues into an ice maker that has water leaking into it, making more ice even once the bin is already full. 

Getting Professional Help for Your Appliance Repair

If you need to correct an issue with your refrigerator, reach out for help from a qualified repair service sooner rather than later. Napoleon Appliance is here to help you, no matter what your issue with the refrigerator may be. From freezing food to issues with keeping cool, we have the skill to address any of your concerns and get your kitchen back to running smoothly! 

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