While there are times when calling for a professional refrigerator repair service is necessary, sometimes the problem with your fridge is something that you can take care of on your own without making the call and spending the money. Let’s now take a look at a few common complaints we hear about people’s refrigerators and some refrigerator repair tips about what you can do if you have the same issues.
One of the most common things that comes up is that people find food frozen (or partially frozen) in the refrigerator, even though they haven’t turned the temperature thermostat down. This can be very frustrating when you plan to use some food and suddenly find an ice block instead! Not to mention, it can ruin some foods, such as lettuce and other produce, since it doesn’t really thaw out all that well.
The most common reason this happens is because the air vent that circulates air between the refrigerator and freezer becomes blocked for some reason. One of the more common reasons for this is simply having items too close to the vent area, and rearranging things can eliminate the problem.
One thing to mention though, is that if you’ve recently experienced a power-outage, it could be that your refrigerator and freezer began defrosting, leading to some ice melting. Then, when the power came back on, the water that had accumulated in the vent area froze up, blocking the vent.
When the air vent is blocked and there isn’t proper circulation, the temperature sensors in your fridge will signal to the compressor to keep on working and cooling, more than it actually needs to. This in turn can lead to temperatures dropping way too low and the eventual frozen food problem.