Refrigerator Repair | Is It Time to Replace Your Refrigerator?

Refrigerator Repair | Is It Time to Replace Your Refrigerator?

Refrigerator Repair | Cluck, cluck, cluck. Buzz. Click. Click. Click. Uh Oh. We all know what those sounds mean. The impending death of our old trusty refrigerator. It’s been a long life, but it’s time to put it to rest and upgrade to a new model.

The funny thing about refrigerators though, is that they don’t always make strange mechanical noises when they’re ready to kick the bucket. This blog lists a few other signs you should be on the lookout for.

So, take a hard look at your refrigerator and get your goodbyes in order. You might want to take a seat for this.

Is It Sweating Bullets?

If your refrigerator is showing signs of excessive condensation, it means it isn’t cooling properly. Take a look around at the rubber sealing to see if you can spot any water droplets, or dare we say…mold. If the inside of your refrigerator looks like it’s breaking out in a cold sweat — there’s a reason — its time is up. While condensation can’t harm your food, the inaccurate temperature that’s causing the condensation can, so be very careful.

Can You Feel the Heat?

If you put your hand near the back of your refrigerator, you may feel a little warmth. This is normal. However, if your hand feels hot, this isn’t normal. When the motor runs, coils heat up in the back of the refrigerator, but this heat shouldn’t be noticeable since they are insulated. Therefore, hot air coming from the back of your refrigerator should be seen as an S.O.S signal.

Is Your Refrigerator Running?

If so, you better catch it. Ha! I couldn’t help but say that. But on a serious note, you shouldn’t notice if your refrigerator is running, especially if it is making those mechanical noises I mentioned above, in which case – I offer my condolences.

You may notice a short buzz or hum when you open your refrigerator doors too long or replug the unit, and that’s normal; it’s simply the sound of the refrigerator regenerating power and adjusting its temperature. However, when the sound is ongoing, it’s a sure sign that the motor is reaching its peak.

Is It Spoiled Rotten?

If you smell your food days after you’ve refrigerated it, your food is spoiling far too quickly, or it takes more than 10 hours to get cold, you may have an issue. In order for food to stay fresh, the refrigerator needs to maintain a temperature of 35 to 38 degrees Fahrenheit. If it’s any warmer than this, you’ll not only loose food, but you’ll lose money. A warm refrigerator uses more energy as it tries to cool down and your expensive dinners will just find their way down the compactor.

Are You Chiseling Through Your Freezer?

This is mainly a problem with older refrigerators, since most new models have a self-defrosting function. Never the less, if  you’re having to chisel your way through to your frozen goods it may be time to shop around.

If you’re in the market for a new refrigerator, Appliances Connection has hundreds on offer from name brands like GE, LG, Samsung, Bosch and Whirlpool. Take a look through our catalogue of affordable French-door, side-by-side, two-tier and 3 or 4 door models. Our helpful descriptions are there to assist you in choosing the right model for your home. – Appliance Connection

We hope you found this information helpful. If you need an appliance repair, schedule an appointment today at A Same Day Appliance Repair, (813) 563-2920!