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How to Recognize if Your Refrigerator or Freezer is in Need of Repair

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Home appliance repairs can be expensive. Before calling in the repairman, how can you be sure your appliances needs a fix? Here are some signs that your refrigerator or freezer may need repair.

Probably the first and most obvious way to know if your refrigerator or freezer needs repair is to listen to it. If there are unusual sounds, clunks, clanks, or screeching coming from your appliance, that is a good indicator that it needs to be checked out.

If you start to notice your food going bad quicker than usual, or that your milk isn’t as cold as it normally is, there is good indication that your refrigerator or freezer needs to be repaired. Sometimes this can just be an issue of someone opening the door too many times, but if you start to notice the problem persist, it would be good to have it looked at.

Most likely the last sign you will notice, but an important one, is your energy bill. If you notice that you are suddenly paying more for your bill and have made no other changes in your household, your refrigerator or freezer may be working hard to keep up with the desired temperatures and could need a repair.

There could be an array of reasons your refrigerator needs repairs. Some of the most commons reasons are a faulty thermostat, dirty coils, a compressor failure, or built up ice or frost, to name a few. Dave’s Appliance Service offers repairs on just about every brand of refrigerator or freezer on the market. Strange noises can mean a faulty or broken motor or fan. These can be simple repairs, solved by simply replacing the faulty part. The same goes for a broken icemaker or water dispenser. Sometimes the part just needs to be changed out. Other times, the problem can be more serious, such as a power surge or an open circuit problem. The circuit board generally needs to be reprogrammed or replaced, along with other parts which may be affected in the case of a power surge.

No matter what issue you may be having with your refrigerator or freezer, it is best to call a professional. Often, a professional repair is much less costly than further damaging or having to replace your appliances. Dave’s Appliance Service is a quality company to reach if your appliances are acting up. We also provide other services, including washing machine repair. If you are in the Milwaukee area, do not hesitate to call Dave’s for all your appliance needs.

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Things to check before you call:

  • CHECK for a blown fuse
  • CHECK that the appliance is plugged in
  • CHECK that the dryer vent is clean
  • CHECK that refrigerator controls are at the proper setting
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