Any appliance repair should it be, refrigerator repair, washer repair, dryer repair, washing machine repair, dishwasher repair and so on can be expensive. Therefore, if we can save money, it should be looked into before scheduling an appliance repair company to call and charge for parts and repairs.
A refrigerator is arguably one of the most used appliances in your home, these days it is something we can't live without and would not want to. Based on the above comment, we should check the top three items which when not working as they should cause your refrigerator not to stay cold.
The Temperature Control
The cold temperature control is a switch that supplies power to the fan circuits and compressor in the fridge. If the fans circuits and compressor are intermittent, then the cold temperature control may be defective. In this case, it is necessary to check if the sensing bulb or the capillary tube has moved or is out of position or damaged and that the wire terminals are not corroded or broken. For reasons of safety remember, you need to turn off the power from the appliance to perform this inspection.
Evaporator Fan Motor
The evaporator fan motor is behind the evaporator cover. Its primary function is to send the cold air through the refrigerator as long as the compressor is working. The fridge may not stay cold if this fan is defective. To troubleshoot the problem, remove the evaporator fan cover and check to see if the fan blade is attached securely. If the fan and motor appear healthy, the next thing you need to check is that enough power is being delivered to these two components when the compressor is running. Again for safety reasons remember to turn off the power from the appliance to perform this inspection.
Electronic Control Board
Some refrigerator models have control boards which are electronic. Temperature sensors are connected to this control board to check temperatures in the freezer compartments. If the temperature in your fridge is not cold, the chances are that the control board could be at fault. Electronic control boards are very complicated to understand. So before you conclude that it is the control board not keeping your fridge cold, you need first to check every one of the other components in your fridge are they all in good working order?
If the above is a bit too technical for you, then the right idea is to go to YouTube, put in any of the above headings and a video will show and tell you exactly how to carry out the checks required.
Fault finding problems are not for everyone for whatever reason; the alternative is to contact a local appliance repair contractor to help with fixing the problem.
Not all home appliance repair contractors live up to your expectations, so do some necessary checks before hiring. Ask as many questions as you need to, for example, what are guarantees and call out charges. If you give the company concerned the go-ahead for the repair is the call out charge taken from the final bill? When can they schedule an appointment, can they call outside of office hours if required or any other question you may need to know.
Be fair and give the appliance repair company as much information as possible, make, model, the year if known, serial number, what is the machine doing or not doing as it should.
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