Keeping It Cool: How to Address Common Refrigerator Issues

Refrigerators are a crucial part of almost every household. They are responsible for ensuring the food you and your family are eating is safe to consume! This is why any refrigerator issues should be addressed quickly and professionally. Here are some ways to recognize when you have a fridge problem.


Identifying Common Refrigerator Problems

  • Temperature Irregularities: The most common issue is the refrigerator’s inability to maintain the correct temperature. Potential causes include a faulty thermostat, dirty condenser coils, or an overpacked interior. Cleaning the coils and ensuring proper air circulation can often rectify temperature problems. If you’re uncomfortable doing this on your own, contact an appliance repair expert.
  • Strange Noises: These noises can be due to issues with the compressor or the defrost timer. Regular maintenance checks performed by pros can help identify and resolve these issues early on.
  • Water Leaks: Blocked defrost drains or damaged door gaskets can lead to water leaks. If you see water anywhere it should be in or around your fridge, contact an expert right away.
  • Frost Build-up: Excessive frost can be a sign of a complex problem that a professional will need to diagnose. This should be done quickly to avoid the issue from getting worse.

When to Call the Pros

Most issues, particularly those related to electrical components or refrigerants, should be addressed by professionals. Recognizing the limits of DIY (Do It Yourself) repairs is important for the safety and longevity of your refrigerator. It’s easier than you think to cause real damage to your appliance, your home, and even yourself. Don’t risk it – call the pros.


For persistent issues or professional advice, contact Express Appliance Service. Our expert team is ready to provide top-notch refrigerator repair and maintenance services. Most repairs can be completed in just one day!