Refrigerators & Freezers

How to properly maintain your refrigerator

Undoubtedly, a refrigerator is one of the most used appliances in our daily lives but one we almost always think less about. Refrigerators play a pivotal role in our lives, yet we never really stop thinking how we can maintain them properly. Your lack of basic understanding on how to keep refrigerators maintained almost always results in refrigerator parts malfunctioning. The main issue people face with their refrigerators is temperature loss and there are some key things you can follow to improve your refrigerator and make it last longer.

A contributing factor to refrigeration temperature loss is caused by a dirty condenser coil. You will find that most condenser coils are located under the front of a refrigerator at the bottom. If you own a Whirlpool refrigerator or a LG refrigerator, this should be the case. But you can always check with your manufacturer reports or by contacting us here to check where the condenser coil is located for your particular model. You can access the condenser coil by removing the drill from the front of the refrigerator. You can then use what is called a refrigerator coil brush, which slides under the refrigerator, and clean the condenser coil by moving it side by side. By clearing the debris gathered on the condenser coil will leave it thoroughly cleaned and fix your temperature loss issue. This should be done at least twice a year.

Another contributing factor to poor refrigeration is generally caused by the seal around the refrigerator door. A visual inspection around the refrigerator door should result in a nice smooth out exterior with no tears but the most important part is the sidewall gasket sealing. If a tear occurs alongside the side wall, this will most likely result in the heat incursion into your refrigerator which will result in moisture build-up on the shelves. One of the ways to maintain your refrigerators seal is by applying petroleum jelly. It will help soften the gasket and if the tear is minor, it will help by temporarily sealing it till you have the gasket replaced.

One of the best ways to maintain your refrigerator is the simplest one. Close the door. To ensure proper refrigerator maintenance, keeping the door close is as easy as it gets. When the door is frequently opened, the refrigerator must work twice as hard to maintain the correct inside temperature. Another reason which will cause your refrigerator to work harder to keep the inside temperature is if you place hot food inside it. It consumes a lot of power because humidity is increased from the condensation which your refrigerator needs to get rid of, and secondly, it needs to cool it down. Making sure you only place food inside the refrigerator once it has cooled down, and only opening the refrigerator when it is necessary, will ensure the temperature is maintained without placing extra pressure on the cooling system.

These and many more tips on how to maintain your refrigerator properly can be found by clicking here. Not only you will find tips related to general maintenance, but any specific information about your refrigerator model or refrigerator parts.

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