2 Ways To Troubleshoot Your Fridge

When your refrigerator stops working, it never fails that it happens on the day after you did the biggest grocery store run you've done recently, which means that you are stuck with a whole lot of groceries that are going to go bad unless you get your refrigerator up and running as soon as possible. That's why being able to troubleshoot your refrigerator and try to figure out what's going on with it so that you can get it going again is vital. 

Not Cooling

If your refrigerator has stopped cooling, there are several things that you should check. The first thing you are going to want to do is to make sure that it's plugged in. That can be a really easy thing to do, as long as the light in your refrigerator is working. All you need to do is open the door and see if the light is on. If the light is off, it's time to check to make sure that it's plugged in. If it's plugged in but still doesn't appear to have any power, then you will need to check the breaker box to make sure that the breakers are turned on so that the power is flowing to the refrigerator. Then you should check the thermostat and make sure that it didn't get turned up all the way. Another thing you can do is to pull out the fridge and check to see if the coils are gunked up and then clear them out by using a vacuum. If that doesn't help, then you should call a professional and get them to come out as soon as possible. 

Noisy Refrigerator

If your refrigerator is making a lot of noise, hissing, popping, or squealing, then you might be having problems with your fans. Your refrigerator has two different kinds of fans. One of the evaporator and one for the condenser. If either one of them aren't working correctly, it can affect how well your refrigerator is working and can make it sound like it's dying. The noises can also be from a loose condenser motor. As the motor moves within its connectors, it's going to make more noise. 

If you are worried about your refrigerator or it has stopped working altogether, call a refrigeration specialist and have them come and look at your refrigerator and get it working as soon as possible. That way, you aren't going to lose all the money you invested in all your food. Reach out to a company like A1  PROFESSIONAL APPLIANCE SERVICE AND REPAIR for more help.