Have you ever been in a home without a refrigerator? Neither have we. Refrigerators are essential in all homes. We do not need to describe the endless headaches that come with the aftermath of a fridge that doesn’t work. If you have food going bad or nowhere to keep your groceries fresh, you need to speak to us immediately. With years of experience in the Dallas area, we are here for all your refrigerator repair needs.
There are many common refrigerator faults to keep an eye out for, and if you need any help, we are only a phone call away.
Your refrigerator needs to run every so often to maintain the temperature within the fridge. Over time, the temperature will rise, and the refrigerator will kick in to bring that temperature back down to your chosen temperature. If your appliance is constantly running or cycling, you have a problem. Your fridge will keep food cool, but it can be noisy and increase your utility bill.
The most common cause is a buildup of dust or grime around the condenser coils. You can often find these on the bottom or back of your unit, and once the refrigerator is turned off, you can clean them with a damp cloth. You can also check if the temperature is set too low. If you can't fix the problem, give us a call.
Leaks are always bad, and they are a real risk with refrigerators. Water needs to drain from both the fridge and freezer. If the defrost drain becomes blocked, water can back up and either leak inside or outside the fridge.
Small pieces of food can easily block this drain, or if your fridge is running cold, water can freeze inside of it. You might be able to dislodge the ice and debris by pouring hot water into the drain. You can also try a full defrost if you do not have too much food.
Ice can quickly build up in your freezer if you are having problems. This can happen if you leave the freezer door open for too long, letting in too much moisture. Or, the seal for the freezer door might be damaged.
If you have defrosted your freezer or checked your seal and the ice is still building up too quickly, you have a different problem, one that a professional will be better equipped to deal with.
If you’ve added features to your refrigerator, you also risk additional problems. A water dispenser can mean potential leaks if you are not careful.
If you are not getting any water, you might have a blocked tube, or the water source might have been switched off—both should be easy to check and rectify. If the water has frozen because the reservoir or tubes are too close to the freezer, you will have to turn down the freezer temperature a little.
More significant problems like a damaged water valve will need the help of a professional technician.
Refrigerators keep your food cool. An inability to do that defeats the purpose and renders it useless. It is best to act as quickly as possible here before your food spoils.
This could be a problem with the condenser coils; you can clean them as detailed in the section above. You can also check the condenser fan motor if you know what you are doing. It can be difficult to pinpoint the problem here, but a professional can help.
You might notice some noise from your fridge when it cycles, but it should not be noisy or overly noisy at certain times. The most common reason for extra noise is a damaged fan. Take a look at the condenser and evaporator fans if you can and do a visual inspection. If they are damaged or if the motors are not working properly, it can cause a lot of noise.
A fridge draws a lot of energy, but something is wrong if you notice a spike or increase in your utility bills. You might be able to troubleshoot the issue yourself if you know a lot about fridges, but we recommend calling in the pros if your fridge uses too much power.
When it comes to refrigerator repair, we like to think that we know it all. We have been servicing and repairing refrigerators in the Dallas area since 1974, and there is nothing that we have not seen and dealt with. We have experience with every brand, including:
When you need a professional job done in the Dallas, Highland Park, or University Park area, you need to call Appliance & Air Care Experts Repair. We repair all major brands (and most of the smaller brands), and we do so with care and integrity.
We are a locally-owned business and a member of the community. We have thousands of satisfied customers and hope to add you to that list. If you need your refrigerator repaired, give us a call today.