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Signs Your Refrigerator Might Need a Repair

old toy car and refrigeratorIf you are like many people, you don’t give your refrigerator a second thought and take for granted that it will always do its job. That mistake, though, can cause a range of problems that you will want to avoid. Allowing your refrigerator to fall into disrepair can put you at risk for food poisoning, but it can also affect your energy bill. A refrigerator repair is what you need.

Knowing the red flags for which you can look will allow you to catch issues in the early stages, and you won’t need to worry about unexpected complications catching you off guard. When you notice that something is wrong and don’t want to take chances, calling a refrigerator repair service will help.

Your Food Spoils Faster Than Normal

Checking the condition of your food is a good step in the right direction when your goal is to spot red flags before they progress. One or two items going bad before the expiration date is not a cause for concern, but you will need to take another look if all your food spoils before the expiration date. Your refrigerator’s inability to maintain the proper temperature is likely to blame.

Increased Energy Bills

When you notice unexplained spikes in your monthly energy bill, a faulty refrigerator could be responsible. Thermostats inside refrigerators will turn off the cooling mechanism when it reaches the proper temperature, but a broken thermostat will cause your refrigerator to keep running, which wastes power.

If you face that problem and decide to act, asking an expert to make the needed repairs is an investment that won’t take long to pay for itself. Also, a broken seal could allow cold air to leak and force your refrigerator to keep running all of the time. You won’t always be able to locate the source of the issue alone, so you must turn to a professional at the first sign of trouble.

Water in or Near Your Freezer

Standing water in or near your freezer is another sign that you could have a problem on your hands that you need to address. In some cases, a clogged drain can cause puddles to form. If you notice water inside your freezer, it might not be staying cold enough. In addition to the other issues, an ice maker’s supply hose could have a leak that allows water to collect around your refrigerator, and you can’t afford to waste time when it comes to getting the leak under control.

Final Thoughts

Spoiled food, increased energy bills and water puddles are signs that you might need to enlist the help of a trained professional to get your refrigerator back to its best. Some people try to solve the problem on their own, but they often make the situation even worse over the long run. Hiring a refrigerator repair team is the wise move when you want to save money and enjoy the best results possible. If you have noticed any of these issues or something else, reach out to Dave’s Appliance Service as soon as you can. We will let you know what to expect and how you should proceed. Ask us about our specials.

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Helpful Hints

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