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Trusted in your home to provide refrigerator service and repairs for generations. Reliable goes about this process a little differently than other companies in our trade. Very often refrigerators are now more electronic than at any time in history. Here are some quick tips that can help you actually avoid having a service call to your home.
1. Try the "Hard Reset". Simply remove power to the refrigerator for a period of 10 min. They put power back to the fridge. Sometimes, just like a phone or a computer, an electronic control board can get "stuck" and as a result cause the refrigerator to stop cooling, or a fan to stop working, or some other electronic control or sensor to stop working properly. This is now a standard attempt protocol for most of the manufacturers producing refrigeration products. In the digital age, it is worth a try before you call out a service company. It may take several hours before the refrigerator will respond to this reset.
2. Clean the coils. They make a specialty brush, and sell it at the hardware store, for you to perform this relatively easy task. Very carefully brush the dust from the coils from the rear of the refrigerator. For those who wish to have us perform this service, we would be happy to as well. Often times the coils have never been cleaned and as a result they lose their ability to dissipate heat, which inhibits the exchange of heat and stops the refrigerator from cooling properly. This problem will usually manifest itself over time. You will notice a reduction in cooling temperatures and the refrigerator running excessively. These coils should be cleaned frequently in order to maximize the life of your refrigerator compressor and save you energy as well!
3.Is the door sealed? Often times we will receive a call about a no cool fridge that has been opened often, and during the hottest months. This can create a melt/freeze effect and inhibit the ability for airflow to make its way to key sensors in the freezer and refrigerator. This lack of airflow can cause the fridge to start warming. You may also hear fan noises as the ice builds up around the blower and fans that circulate air inside the unit. If you notice condensation in and around the door seals, or ice build up on the inside of the refrigerator you can make sure the door gasket is sealing properly, keep the door closed for several house and notice if the refrigerator starts to normalize with regard to temperature. If the door gaskets are damaged in any way, please call us and we would be happy to help you get those repaired and replaced!
The three possible issues above tend to be some of the more common repair items we encounter. One must remember that a refrigerator is a giant freezer. The compressor is a "slave" to the freezer portion of the refrigerator. It is then, often times, electronically modulated and controlled to inject and circulate the refrigerated air into the refrigerator section. This is a computer controlled process in modern refrigerators. Often in Central Florida we have electrical disturbances in our atmosphere and our electrical grid. These irregularities equate to a lot of control board failures. Electronics on a refrigerator require brand specific diagnostic skills to test the various components for correct operation.
Reliable Appliance Repair makes it a priority to save refrigerators from the dumpster by way of careful evaluation and diagnosis of your issue. We will always seek to identify a factory warranty, if is is available. We will work with you to determine the best course of action and only repair your refrigerator with factory ordered parts of the highest quality. We stand behind our work with a one year parts warranty for your refrigerator repair. Orlando and Central Florida has many appliance and refrigerator repair options. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve you and maintain and repair your refrigerator freezer systems.
Thank you for considering us for your Refrigerator repair!
An amazing machine that does some amazing things. Below is a link to the basics of refrigeration. We will always seek to educate our customers on what we do, how we do it, and a basic understanding of the principals of refrigeration allows you to be an educated consumer. Enjoy!