If you have a broken refrigerator, it can be a nightmare and cause all sorts of problems. While some problems are easy to spot, others aren’t and may require a specialist to come in. Below are some common problems to look out for with a broken refrigerator.
If when going to the fridge you are noticing that some of your fresh food is frozen in the refrigerator, the most common thing to look at is the temperature gauge. The quickest way to know if there is an error with your temperature thermostat is put the temperature to the highest setting and listen out for any small noises coming from it. If it is completely silent when turning it to the highest setting, then the chances are you will need to replace your thermostat with a new one. If you have a multi-meter you could try using that to test if there is any voltage going to it.
If you have water leaking on the floor, this is normally the cause of two issues:
Blocked Defrost Drain
Normally located at the back wall of your freezer, the defrost drain can get blocked by food particles, causing your refrigerator to not operate correctly. When fixing this issue you want to be careful as you don’t want to make it worse. To clean you will need to drain the water and use a small, long instrument that you can place inside and remove all the debris.
Clogged up water supply
To fix a clogged up water supply you will need to turn off the refrigerator. Then locate the shut-off valve and check that it is closed and if any damage has been done to it or in the plastic supply line. If there are any small tares, or it’s faulty, you will need to replace it with a new one. If this is the case, don’t stress about your refrigerator, you can still use this with a damaged supply line. The only part of your refrigerator that you won’t be able to use is the water dispenser.
If you have been leaving your freezer door open for a sustained period of time when using it, you may find that you have had a build-up of ice. This is due to the rise in humidity levels within the freezer. If you haven’t but you are still finding a lot of built-up ice, then it could be due to a damaged seal, which is letting air slowly into your freezer. If this is the case, you can change the seal yourself and check that the problem isn’t happening again. If it does you may need to get in touch with a freezer specialist to fix the problem.
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