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Four Common Refrigerator Problems and How to Fix Them
Refrigerators are essential appliances in the household. Everybody needs them nowadays to keep their groceries edible for a week or months! So, what do you do if the old thing stops working properly? You can buy a new one, of course, or you can get Appliances Repair Ottawa refrigerator repair service for only $69! Unfortunately, we can only help if you live in Ottawa.
Even if you do live in Ottawa, we can still help you by teaching you how to fix the refrigerator! This could save you so much money and it could be the start of a new, productive hobby! This article will teach you how to fix the following problems: ice maker not working, water leak, not cold enough, or being too noisy. These are common problems and are the easiest ones to fix. Before teaching you how to fix them, you must first prepare the following tools:
Tools for the job
- Screwdrivers – Big and small variants for flathead and Phillips.
- Hex nut driver from ⅛ in to 1 in sizes.
- Adjustable wrench or a full set of regular ones for hex nut sizes of ⅛ in to 1 in.
- Hairdryer (do not use a heat gun as an alternative!)
- Bubble level – get the long, straight one for horizontal surfaces, not the one that looks like a radar.
- Long brushes.
- A mop and a bucket.
Please unplug the refrigerator before repair! It will continue consuming electricity while you fix it. Aside from the danger of being electrocuted, there is also the problem of electric bills rising as the cooling mechanism tries to refrigerate the entire room.
4 common refrigerator problems and the fixing process
- Ice maker won’t make ice
Not every refrigerator has an ice maker so skip this part if you’re not interested. To those who don’t know, ice makers are the part of the refrigerator that drops ice using a pull mechanism mounted on the door of the refrigerator. Households who do have ice makers may experience a problem in which the thing either doesn’t drop any ice or just releases very tiny cubes.
The lack of ice could be caused by the absence or poor supply of water. Refrigerators with ice makers use water from the house’s tap that also appears in faucets. That means the problem is most likely caused by the pipes.
- Make sure that there is the water supply is working
The first thing you need to do is make sure that tap water is, in fact, available. This is as easy as simply turning on the kitchen faucet. If there is no water, then the problem is the water supply. Maybe the distributor is having technical problems or you failed to pay the water bill. You could simply wait for the water to come back or inquire from the distribution company. If the damage is within your property, then it would be best to call a plumber or fix it using another how-to guide.
- Melt clogged ice in the water inlet tube
It shouldn’t be common for ice to block the inlet tube but it does happen. You can remove the ice maker from the refrigerator by unscrewing it. Dismount the thing unplug the wiring harness. This is the only way to expose the water inlet tube which should be the tiny hose near the corner.
If the ice did freeze in the water inlet tube, then it should be fixed by a hair dryer blowing on it in a minute or two. It should start dripping towards your direction. Don’t stop blow-drying until it stops dripping water. It is possible that the ice froze deep in the tube.
- Unclog the saddle valve
The saddle valve is like a faucet that can be screwed into any part of the water pipe. It can pierce the pipe then deliver some of its water directly to the ice maker through a hose. It is possible that it is clogged by mineral deposits in the water. This valve can be placed anywhere by the people who installed it but it is commonly found by tracing the white hose behind or under the refrigerator. It is usually mounted on the same pipe that leads to the kitchen faucet. It can be unclogged by firmly closing the valve by turning it clockwise then release it again.
- Replace the inlet valve
If the saddle valve has water flowing and the inlet tube is not frozen, then the problem is definitely the inlet valve. It is usually behind a cover that is sealed by a screw at the back of the refrigerator. They usually look like blue faucets or series of pipes. Be sure to check it first or remove it then so you can buy a replacement.
Just unplug the wiring and unscrew the inlet valve. Plug the water supply then the wiring before screwing it in place. Insert the water supply tube then open the saddle valve. Let the water run for a while then inspect to see any leaks. These should be the only fix needed by the ice maker.
- Water leak
If there is anything that a refrigerator should be expected to have, that is moisture. Water condensates inside the machine then drip toward the tray at the bottom. It shouldn’t overflow because it should evaporate as it continues its cycle. If it does, then there is something wrong inside.
- Check the ice maker for leaks
The first suspect for refrigerators with ice makers or water dispensers should be possible leaks coming from its container or damage in the water supply. Damaged tubes (can be plastic or copper) should be replaced. Patching them won’t help in a long time. The inlet valve could also be damaged but it can be fixed by tightening the compression nut/fittings. Skip this part for refrigerators without ice makers or water dispensers.
- Level the appliance
If the refrigerator doesn’t have a water supply, it is still susceptible to leaks. The first thing you need to see if the refrigerator is not tilted. Maybe the water isn’t supposed to overflow the tray below, but is tilted in any direction could cause water to drip. Use the bubble level to see if the sides of the refrigerator are perfectly even. If not, adding stacks on the lower side should fix it.
- Unclog the freezer drain
The freezer has a drain that takes care of melted ice. However, it is possible for it to get clogged by something small or by ice. When that happens, the water overflows and reaches areas where it shouldn’t. Unplug the refrigerator and remove the contents of the refrigerator. It is sometimes held by screws so don’t pry it off. Some models have the screws covered by a seal and others have the back panel attached to the floor panel of the freezer.
Pull out the hairdryer and point it directly on the drain for 10 minutes. If the problem is something solid stuck in the drain, then pull it out if you can reach it or blow it down with an air pump. Pour water to see if it will overflow.
- Not cold enough or cooler not working at all
There are three simple reasons that are easy to see. First, the loss of electricity. Second, dialled-down thermostat. Third, the air vents are blocked by something solid. If none of these is the problem, then the following fixes should help.
- Clear the condenser coils
The condenser coils are often the grill-like object at the back of the refrigerator. Newer models have much smaller openings, instead, that can be found at the bottom with a fan. Simply unplug the power supply and start cleaning the power coils. This is where the air comes in from the outside. Be sure not to place the refrigerator too close to the wall to let air in. You can use long brushes to reach them. You should also clean the fan if it has one.
- Replace burned circuit boards
Look for a circuit board at the back of the fridge by removing the lids. If you see signs of burn or bad wiring then it is definitely the problem. You need to go to an electronic store and have it replaced or call for Appliances Repair Ottawa refrigerator repair service. Electronics is a lot trickier to simply solve using a guide from the internet.
- Distracting noises
The noise from a working fridge is easy to find and has a simple solution: to replace the part that makes the racket. You only have three suspects for this: there’s the evaporator fan in the freezer, the condenser fan mentioned earlier, and the compressor. There is another solution for the compressor and that is to soundproof its container. Replacing the parts may be difficult because parts are hard to come by. However, you may simply ask stores for something similar in shape, size, and function.