Common Fridge Problems to look out for

In this week's article we focus on the common fridge problems that arise for our appliances.

Jack our trusty engineer has a handful of tips to ensure that your appliance lives a long, happy and healthy life.

Inside the Fridge Freezer

  1. Don't overload your fridge as this could block circulation and cause the fridge not to cool properly throughout.
  2. Check the evaporation hole, located at the bottom rear of the fridge section, is not obstructed or clogged up as this could lead to ice build up or inversely, a temperature increase.
  3. Frequently check to see or hear if the fan is operating as expected.   The fan is located behind the freezer box compartment.
  4. Ensure that your doors shut firmly and the seals are secure and inline.  This could also lead to temperature fluctuations due to air escape/entry.

    Outside the Fridge Freezer

  1. Check if you can hear the compressor running.  This is the usual humming sound your hear emitting from these appliances.
  2. Along the back of the appliance, you'll notice that there is a tube running downwards towards a plastic reservoir on top of what is the compressor.  Please check the pipe isn't blocked and the reservoir isn't either.
  3. Be sure to check the wiring on the back of the unit for obvious signs of damage, particularly around the compressor at the bottom where this commonly occurs.
  4. Examine the door seals for rips and tears from the outside as well as the in as this can cause unwanted build of of dirt and bacteria, increasing levels of bad hygiene.

So there you are, the most Common Fridge Problems laid out in front of you.  Follow these simple housekeeping tasks and you'll not go far wrong.

Leave a Reply