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Fix Refrigerator Fort Lauderdale

Updated: Oct 3, 2019


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Tips For Checking and solving problems with refrigerator before calling to an appliances specialist.


Refrigerator stop working right?

here some advice to check the problem with the refrigerator and includes how to fix refrigerator with problems such as poor cooling, noises, and unwanted freezing of foods.


Though refrigerators generally operate very dependably, they can break down, and, when they do, food can spoil in a hurry. Though troubleshooting refrigerator problems often calls for a refrigerator repair person, you can handle some simple refrigerator troubleshooting and repairs yourself. As a result, you can save money, time, and the hassle of waiting for help.


DIY refrigerator repairs involve checking the power, controls, condenser coils, and other parts outside of your refrigerator’s sealed, hermetic system.


Refrigerator Troubleshooting - Refrigerator Parts Diagram

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Diagram of Refrigerator Parts


The best way to increase the life of a refrigerator is to clean the condenser coils at least once a year. In fact, it pays to clean condenser coils on certain types of refrigerators, such as side-by-side and built-in models, at least twice a year. (For instructions on how to do this yourself, see How to Clean Refrigerator Coils.



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A refrigerator with black coils mounted on the back doesn’t require semi-annual coil cleaning, but do periodically vacuum the coils.


Refrigerator Runs Constantly

A refrigerator will run constantly if it tries to cool but can’t get the job done. Typical causes are: 1) the door is left open frequently, 2) the condenser coils need cleaning, 3) the door doesn’t seal against the refrigerator box, 4) the cold control is set too cold, or 5) something is blocking the flow of cold air inside the fridge.


A refrigerator will run more when completely filled with food, the door gets opened too frequently, or the kitchen is too warm.


This video shows how to tell if the refrigerator door doesn’t properly seal, and then how to access and clean the coils. Note: Use a vacuum to help suck the debris out of the coils.



First refrigerator troubleshooting step: If the refrigerator’s light bulb works and you can hear the refrigerator running but it hardly ever stops running, make sure nothing is blocking the passageway between the freezer and the refrigerator compartments. If for example, a loaf of bread shoved in front of the passageway restricts air flow, the refrigerator won’t get cold. Hence, the refrigerator will keep running in an effort to reach the set temperature.


If your refrigerator runs without stopping, its refrigerant could be low. A refrigerator with low refrigerant cannot reach the low temperature of the cold control dial setting. You’ll need a refrigerator repair person to test and/or boost refrigerant levels.


More likely, a faulty component in the automatic defrosting system causes a refrigerator to run without stopping. The faulty component could be a defrost heater, a defrost timer, or a defrost terminator.


Before you call a repair person, do the following (also see Fridge Is Too Cold or Not Cold Enough, below):