Nowadays, we can say that refrigerator has become a basic need of every household. Whether it comes to keep your vegetables fresh, enjoying chilled water to beat the scorching heat, preparing ice creams to make the kids happy in seconds, a single appliance serves all our needs.
It prevents food wastage, and you can also store cooked food for a longer period so you can save your precious time and money.
So, can you imagine all the trouble you will face if your refrigerator breaks down and needs a quick repair?
But by maintaining the refrigerator regularly, not only its life will improve, but it will also help in better performance. Keeping up your refrigerator is quite a simple task to do besides, if you have to do it regularly.
Here are some easy tips about how you can do it: –
Don’t forget to defrost the refrigerator frequently
If you don’t do it, it can lead to several problems, like the inability to open and close the refrigerator door. To avoid this situation, follow these simple steps
1- Unplug your refrigerator first
2- Take out all the food items from the fridge
3- Keeping a container of hot water inside the freezer will help in melting down the ice quickly and saving a lot of time.
4- Now, when all the ice melts down, clean the refrigerator with some soft cloth, including the freezer as well.
5- Put back all the food items and plug it on.
Some of the advanced tech refrigerators have a defrosting button built on the top of the corner of your fridge.
Wipe condenser coils at least two times every year
They look like huge radiators, and you can easily spot them either underneath or back of the fridge. It prevents your refrigerator from all the outer dust. So, you need to clean it regularly; otherwise, your fridge won’t do its job efficiently. By using a long-handled fiber brush, you can easily clean the dirt off.
Normal refrigerator problems where DIY is not enough
Despite the fact that some of the brands offer longer durability, you will still face technical issues where DIY could be a major mistake. In such situations, you need a professional technician to fix these serious problems.
You often face the problem of temperature fluctuating, and this frequent change in temperature can increase your electricity bill. Sometimes you can fix it by cleaning the coils, but we recommend you to get it repaired by some experts to avoid any short circuit or severe damage.
Excessive frosting and door hassling.
A lot of times, you might have faced issues in opening and closing the fridge’s door. It happens because of the magnet or defrosting problems. Or sometimes due to excessive frosting inside the freezer. At this point, you should immediately contact a repairman to avoid high electricity bill.
Sometimes, special tools or unique parts are required.
One thing we all will agree that DIY is not a solution for the major issues where high technical skills and unique tools are needed. If you’re anyway thinking of repairing it yourself, finding the original and unique parts in the market will give you a headache.