Home and interiors


One can afford to live without a dish washer or a washing machine aa alternatives could be sought after. Dishes can be washed by hands and clothes can be taken to a dry cleaner. A refrigerator is something else entirely. This is a very essential appliance in a house. No person can easily do without it and would like to fix it as quick as possible if it develops fault. Even a delay in time could lead to a huge loss of money as all the fresh and frozen foods would get bad. How one deals with a faulty refrigerator is important too. Does he attempt to do the repair himself or spend some money hiring a technician to fix it?

No doubt the answer to this question could vary depending on the type of fault, type of refrigerator he owns or whether he is familiar with all the components of a refrigerator and their respective functions. Some refrigerator faults that involves frost build up or improper temperature can be done by an individual. All he has to to is to replace the door gasket which is probably worn out and align the foot hinges or replace its switch. But not all refrigerator repairs can be done by an individual. Sometimes it is essential to contact a refrigerator repair service provider to do the repairs.

For example, a person should hire a professional to change things like the limit switch. Limit switch could be at fault if there is excessive frosting in the freezer. Another instance too that will warrant the hiring of an expert is when it comes to short circuiting in a unit’s wiring. This could happen during testing of the thermostat control which is inside the refrigerator. A short circuit could be experienced when the compressor of the refrigerator keeps running even when the wire of the thermostat has been removed. This requires a technician so that individuals do not expose themselves to risks that could be hazardous.

Other repair parts of the refrigerator that requires the hiring of a technician when faulty includes coolant leaks, evaporator fan, compressors and motors and some types of drain ports.

When a refrigerator does not work the way it should, the evaporator fan could be the source of the problem. If a person straightens out or unblocks the fan blades and it still does not work, he should contact a technician. Same also is required if the drain ports are clogged with debris or ice. A technician should be contacted. Trying to trouble shoot any of the parts of a refrigerator by oneself is not adviced and could even lead to more damage of the faulty refrigerator. A person should never attempt repairing a refrigerator if he is unaware on how to go about the situation. Its in his best interest thay he should call a technician so as to prevent any electrical or health hazards that may result.

Juliana Orji is a Blogger, fictional writer and a programmer. She is a contributor on

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