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    Common Refrigerator Problems

    April 27, 2018

    Refrigerators are marvels of modern technology, and they’re only getting more complex and high-tech (apps on your refrigerator door? Sure, why not?) They’ve undeniably made food storage more easy and convenient, and we’re all the better for them. Unfortunately, they’re not exempt from being struck with malfunctions from time to time that can put a damper in their effectiveness and have you in a bind while you try to figure out what’s wrong and how to fix it.

    To help you out, the friendly professionals at Sigwald Service Co. have a list of a few common problems with refrigerators and the steps you can take to ensure your unit isn’t down for the count. Some problems are things you can fix quickly, but others could require expert service to be totally repaired. We can service your refrigerator regardless of brand, and they stay up-to-date on the latest designs to tackle whatever you run into.

    Temperature isn’t where you want it to be

    One of the most frequent issues homeowners encounter with their refrigerator is the temperature being at the wrong level, either too high or too low.

    • When it’s too high, one culprit could be blocked vents on the back of the refrigerator. Vacuuming them and the coils should allow airflow to adequately flow through again. The interior vents might also be blocked, so clearing them up can restore proper cooling power to the refrigerator.
    • Another reason might be because of problems stemming from the evaporator or condenser, and if that’s the case you’ll need to call a professional.
    • On the other hand, when it’s too cold, a variety of issues could be at hand. The seal around the door might be faulty, meaning the refrigerator thinks it still needs to pump cold air in to get the temperature low enough, even when it’s perfectly cold already. The coils could be at risk of overworking, or the unit’s thermostat could be malfunctioning.

    Leaky Refrigerant

    A refrigerant leak is something you’re not going to be tackling at home through a DIY project, unless you have prior experience and know what tools to use along with how to perform the repair. For the vast majority of these problems, though, you’re going to need to let a professional handle this one.

    Broken Icemaker

    A faulty icemaker, like some of the other problems, could be caused by a handful of different things. If you notice that you’re not getting any ice at all – or much smaller cubes than you should be getting – the water supply line could be clogged with frozen water, which only requires a quick defrosting job. But if the culprit is the water filter, you’ll need a new one – something Sigwald Service Co. can provide and install.

    This doesn’t even begin to cover the breadth of issues a refrigerator can run into, but it’s a start. If your refrigerator encounters one of them – or any other one that decides to annoy you and your family by mucking up your food-storage capability – give Sigwald Service Co. a call at 361-729-1584! We’ll identify the root and diagnose it, and we’ll work with you to find the best way to get everything back in working order.