Consistent maintenance is the secret to having a refrigerator that never stops running as the years go by. Nevertheless, it is a secret that most people learn with time. A new refrigerator is very unlikely to have any problems during its first several years of use. But, once problems arise, the need for routine repairs and maintenance service will be inevitable. Keep reading and discover several refrigerator repair and maintenance tips that can extend your refrigerator’s life.
Setting The Temperature
More often than not, the personnel delivering refrigerators to their customers tend to leave the temperatures set at a poor level. On the other hand, people who opt to buy and take their new fridges home and set them up tend to either have the settings too high or too low. The correct temperature setting for nearly all types of refrigerators is around 37 to 40 degree Fahrenheit. It is the appropriate temperature for food preservation and also helps to keep the fridge running at an energy efficient capacity.
Keep Your Refrigerator Stocked
By design, a refrigerator functions on thermal mass. The thermal mass means that the fridge will operate at an efficient capacity if it is full of food stuff. Meat, cheese, milk, and other foods stored in the refrigerator, especially the freezer compartment, will help the refrigerator run at optimal levels. On the other hand, running a refrigerator that is almost empty gradually increases the risk of damaging the motor and if the functions of the motor are dented, then the new refrigerator will need repairs a lot sooner than expected.
The above are just some of the common tips that can help maintain the fridge, keeping is running for many years. While mechanical repairs such as fixing the motor may need a professional, but there are certain simple repair and maintenance practices that you can do such as checking the following:
- Door seals
- Checking the temperature settings
- Cleaning the coils
- And changing the light bulbs.
Anything that is beyond these will need the expertise of a professional refrigeration repair technician that has the right tools and technical know-how. Keeping this tips in mind and you will have a refrigerator that running without any problems for years to come.