Refrigerators & Freezers

Common problems with refrigerators

A refrigerator is one of the most, if not the most, important appliance in your home. It keeps your food fresh and your drinks cold, not to mention, saves you a lot of money in terms of trips to the grocery store. But like any other electrical appliance, your refrigerator is also prone to breaking down due to a number of reasons. Most of these problems are simple and easy to resolve but some require technical expertise. We recommend that you closely inspect the signs and follow our guideline for some of the common problems your refrigerator may have.

Refrigerator making too much noise or repeating unit cycle

Nobody likes noisy refrigerators, but it isn’t just the constant annoying sound that is the problem. More often than not, a noisy refrigerator means its unit is cycling too often. This means a high energy bill and shortening of lifespan for your refrigerator. To solve this, simply unplug your refrigerator. Now head to the bottom of your fridge and locate the condenser coils. In order to do that, you have to first locate the grill which holds the coils in place. After this, use a vacuum to remove the dirt and debris on the condenser coils. You can use a small brush or a piece of cloth to get to the hard to reach places. Once it is done, pop the grill back on and voila! You are good to go.

Freezer floor covered with ice

Is there a sheet of ice on your freezer floor? Is the water dripping from the freezer into the fridge?  If so, It is very likely that you have a blocked defrost drain.  The solution to this is easier than you might think. Simply empty your refrigerator and store your food elsewhere for the time being. Defrost your fridge thoroughly and plug it back in. This should fix your problem.

Fresh food not so cold or fresh

Typically, the cold air that enters your refrigerator and then goes to your fresh food storage compartment is generated in your freezer. So a warm fresh food compartment means you have an obstruction of airflow at hand.

There is an evaporator fan in your freezer that moves the cold air from the freezer into the fresh food compartment in the fridge. This cold air enters the fresh food compartment through the back using a diffuser. If your evaporator fan is running fine and you can sense the air blowing from your freezer but the issue still  persists then you must check the diffuser ducts for ice clogging. In such cases, clogged diffuser ducts are usually the culprit.

However, if either before or after doing all this, you can’t hear your evaporator fan or hear any other unusual humming then you must think about investing in a new motor for your evaporator fan.

These were some of the common problems a refrigerator owner faces day to day. If you need further  information to find the right part for your refrigerator then you should definitely visit our website We have Kenmore refrigerator parts, Samsung refrigerator parts, whirlpool refrigerator parts, GE refrigerator parts, LG refrigerator parts and many more.

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