Steps Your Contractor Follows When Repairing Your Fridge

Posted on: 17 November 2022

A broken fridge will exhibit signs such as leaks, strange noises, or a failure to maintain consistent temperatures. If your fridge is starting to show any of these signs, then it may be time to start thinking about fridge repair. But what steps does a contractor follow when repairing your fridge? Here's a quick rundown.

Inspect the Fridge for Any Visible Damage

The fridge repair contractor will first take a look at your fridge to see if there are any visible signs of damage. They have to do this even when you have a specific problem you want them to look at.

Fridge problems can sometimes be caused by underlying issues that are not always immediately apparent. For example, your fridge might start making strange noises because a part has come loose. Other times, it could be something as simple as a dirty fridge condenser.

If there are any obvious signs of damage, then the contractor will make a note of it and proceed to the next step. But if everything looks fine, they will likely start to rule out potential causes of the problem by checking things like the fridge's settings and power supply.

Test the Fridge's Different Settings

This step involves checking things like the fridge's temperature control and its various compartments. The temperature control system is basically a set of sensors and a computer that work together to keep the fridge at a consistent temperature. The contractor will also take a look at the fridge's defrost cycle to see if it is working properly. The defrost cycle is what prevents ice buildup inside the fridge. If the fridge's settings seem to be off, the contractor will make the necessary adjustments. Sometimes, the settings could be the reason why your fridge isn't cooling properly.

As for the fridge's compartments, the contractor will check to see if they're all cooling properly. Some problems are sometimes caused by one or more of the compartments not cooling properly. This usually happens when something is blocking the airflow to the compartment.

Check the Fridge's Seals and Gaskets

The fridge's seals and gaskets keep the cold air inside the fridge. Over time, these parts can become worn out or damaged, which can cause the cold air to escape from the fridge. This results in temperature inconsistencies, posing a risk of your food going bad.

To check for leaks, the contractor will put a piece of paper under the fridge door and then close it. If the paper can be pulled out easily, then there's a good chance that the fridge's seals need to be replaced. This repair is a bit more complicated since it involves taking the fridge door off and then putting on new seals. 

Contact a local service provider to learn more about fridge repair, including Sub-Zero fridge repair