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The refrigerators of today can do many cool things. They can store more food and drinks at cooler temperatures, produce cubed or crushed ice, and you can even use your voice to add items to your grocery list via your fridges voice assistant. With all this new technology, old problems remain.

Yet whether you have a high-tech refrigerator or a plain white top-freezer fridge, you’re bound to have an issue with it through years of ownership. Here is a list of some common refrigerator problems many have faced and how to fix them.

My Fridge Has Sprung a Leak:

If you walk up to your refrigerator and are now standing in a puddle of water, here is what you should do to remedy this:

  • First, get towels to sop up leaking water. Then unplug and pull out the fridge
  • Next, check to see the back of the refrigerator if the inert valve is leaking. Tighten compression nuts and look for leaks in the pipe. If it is the pipe that is leaking water, then simply replace it.
  • Last, the drain tube in the freezer could also be the culprit, so remove cover panel and use a hair dryer to melt away any ice buildup. Use a sponge to absorb water then make sure the drain hole is cleaned. Blow air through the drain with a compressor of no more than 30 PSI for best results, then put the cover back on.

My Freezer is Not Chill:

Freezer not nearly as cold as it should be? Use these simple tips now before your meat thaws out.

  • First, make sure that the temperature control inside your fridge is turned all the way down to the lowest setting. Move away anything from fridge and freezer vents that may be blocking frigid air from coming through.
  • Next, the condenser coils of your fridge must be clean and clear of any dust, hair or trash. Older fridges have the coils on top, so remove any stored food like bread from the top. Newer fridges have the condenser coils on the bottom. It’s good practice to remove the front grille of the unit and clean it with a long brush every 6 months if you have pets, or once a year if not.
  • Last, the condenser coils create airflow as they warm up. For coils located underneath, there is a fan that pushes air through them. Remove any dust, or trash from the fan as it will stop it from working.

My Fridge is Making Loud Noises:

If you are hearing strange noises from your fridge, don’t worry, it’s not an evil spirit, it’s most likely one of the following:

  • First, most refrigerators have a condenser motor. Pull out your fridge, unscrew the back cover and listen. You will be able to hear if the noise is coming from the fan or compressor. A loud compressor usually means a new refrigerator, but a loud fan is an easy fix.
  • Next, unscrew fan and unplug connecting wires using a socket set or nut driver. If the sound gets louder as you open the fridge, then the evaporative fan is the noisemaker here.
  • Last, install new fan using the steps to remove old fan in reverse. Your all set.


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