Since all refrigerators have typical breakdowns, they have characteristic signs. Therefore, not always, but in a number of cases, anyone will be able to diagnose on their own and promptly.
Simple types of breakdowns
Minor troubles include a whole group of malfunctions. If any of them are identified, the user can almost be guaranteed to restore the performance of the refrigeration unit on their own.
And in many situations, it will take a few minutes. And this means that a person does not have to puzzle over where to put the stored products and take other actions related to the breakdown.
Signs of easily solvable malfunctions are as follows:
– Insufficient refrigeration of food, and in some cases, spoilage.
– Refrigerator refuses to freeze without visible signs of failure.
– The fan does not work.
– The compressor is constantly on.
– Wrong temperature mode selected.
– Indicator light that indicates the set mode is not lit.
– Wrong location.
The door is closed tightly. If the product is not able to cool products to the desired temperature, then the owner should pay attention to the tightness of closing its door.
It often happens that the handle of some pot, third-party objects stuck to the seal, the body, or anything else prevents it from closing completely. As the result, the unit cannot freeze or cool the foodstuffs being kept.
All of the above shows that anyone after a careful inspection can cope with the problem immediately after determining the cause that led to the abnormal operation.
Seal wear and tear. Often there is a more complicated variation of the above fault, which is the wear and tear of the seal. But even in this situation to get out of the situation is quite simple.
To do this, you need to measure the door around the perimeter and buy the necessary rubber band at the nearest hardware store. Even if it is non-specialized, the user can still quickly solve the problem, and then look for a suitable seal.
Skewed door. In addition, when the refrigerator is unable to freeze or cool food, it is necessary to pay attention to the position of the door. It often changes its original position during operation under its own weight or load.
As a result, the door becomes warped and can not seal the interior of the refrigerator. It often happens with conventional doors as well.
The way out is an adjustment, which for most people will not cause difficulties. Even if there are no skills, desires, and tools to do everything yourself, it will cost a penny to call a master to restore the functionality.
The temperature regime. In addition, a person needs to monitor the set temperature mode.
And it is necessary to check and on/off special programs, which include fast freezing, and defrosting. All this significantly affects the performance of any refrigerator.
How to act correctly in such cases will be advised by the instructions attached to each unit. If it is lost, the official Internet resource of the manufacturer or its representative, where all the necessary information can be found, will help.
Breakdown of the thermostat. When the indicator does not light at all, then a person should perform an inspection of the wire, plug, contacts, as well as socket to which these elements are connected. If there is no external damage, you should check the voltage.
If there is no special equipment, you can plug in any electrical appliance that will indicate what is faulty: the socket, other elements of the electrical circuit, or the refrigerator itself. When everything is normal, it may well indicate a broken thermostat.
Fan. When there are no signs of breakage, and the temperature inside the unit is not sufficient, you should check the fan for proper operation.
This device is designed to provide the distribution of cold masses throughout the entire volume of the refrigerator. And when it does not function, there will be problems with the freezing, and cooling of food unequivocally.
But this is not an indication of its failure. As quite often the fan is covered with a layer of ice and simply freezes. You can identify the specified failure by the absence of the characteristic noise that accompanies the work of any fan.
The problem can be eliminated by normal defrosting, which should not take less than 10 hours.
This is guaranteed to make the component functional again. If this procedure did not help, it can be considered out of order.
Place of installation of the refrigerator. The user should pay attention to the place of installation of his refrigerator.
Its location under the direct rays of the sun, next to any appliances radiating heat, or just next to the walls, or furniture is considered to be unsuccessful and it is better for a person to eliminate such a defect.
Because all of the above leads to overheating and other consequences. To avoid this, it is necessary to move the refrigerator at least 10 cm away from any other appliance, or wall, also it is necessary to protect it from the rays of the sun, especially in summer.
If you ignore all of the above, even in the absence of any external manifestations, the household appliance will have to endure a heavy load, which leads to premature wear and tear of its components.
Whether you can find the breakage on your own or at some stage of the search call the master is up to you to decide. We only note that if you have no experience in disassembly and reassembly of the refrigerator is better to limit the external examination and search for simple damage, and then call our master. Chula Vista Appliance Repair Company is happy to offer efficient refrigerator repair services in and around San Diego County. Our team of experts is well-equipped and ready to handle all types of refrigerator repairs, regardless of their complexity. We strive to provide superior repairs using only high-quality replacement parts backed by a manufacturer’s warranty, so you can rely on a refrigerator repair specialist to fix the problem and keep your refrigerator working properly for a long time.