Cold beverages and safely stored perishables are a modern luxury we often take for granted—that is until faced with an appliance malfunction. If your fridge is failing to keep its cool, freezing your food, or making a loud noise, and you happen to be in Antioch, TN, give us a call at Brad’s Appliance repair. We understand that an entire fridge of food is on the line, and we’ll be there in a jiffy.
Common Refrigerator Repairs
The temperature inside your refrigerator should be 35 degrees, or somewhere in that general ballpark. If it’s warmer or colder than that, you might have a problem. The most common issues we see include:
- Unusual noises
- Water leakage around the unit
- Freezer isn’t staying cold
- Frost build-up
- Fridge is freezing food or not staying cold
- Ice machine is overflowing
- Ice or water dispenser isn’t working
Some of these issues can be solved with a bit of DIY troubleshooting, others we’d be happy to help you get straightened out. We pride ourselves on prompt, courteous, and affordable service.
Refrigerator Troubleshooting Tips
If you’re hearing a noise coming from your refrigerator, chances are the fan motor is the culprit and probably needs to be replaced. If your fan motor is dying, you may also notice inconsistent cooling. For instance, the freezer may be cold, but the fridge warm.
If your fridge is leaking, the first thing you want to do is check that any filters, hoses, etc. are correctly and tightly connected. Something as simple as a loose fitting could be the problem. Clogged defrost drains are another common culprit. If that doesn’t settle things, there may be a damaged internal component.
It’s too warm
When your refrigerator isn’t staying cold, there are quite a few components which could be defective, but more often than not, the air damper or diffuser need replacing. A faulty damper can make the refrigerator freeze your food or thaw it out.
You’ll also want to ensure that you have good airflow throughout your freezer and fridge. If items in the front are thawing, but the back seems cold, this is a likely answer. Overpacking or blocking air vents will affect how well your unit can regulate its internal temperature.
It’s too cold
If your fridge is freezing food, your very first step is to check the temperature setting. It may have just gotten turned up somehow. If it’s set appropriately, the issue is likely a faulty temperature control thermostat or circuit board.
Ice machine or water dispenser isn’t working right
This could be everything from something stuck in the dispenser to low water pressure in your home. If you don’t hear any grinding and water seems to be working fine elsewhere in your home, give us a call, and we’ll run through the host of other issues that could be the problem.
Should you consider a replacement?
If you’ve got more than one of the above issues going on, it might be time to consider a replacement. A refrigerator can remain functional up to 18 years with proper care, but the truth is they aren’t built to last longer than about ten years. That’s when you’ll start to see numerous components fail and a replacement is going to be more cost-effective.
Our team will always be upfront with you about whether you might want to opt for replacement. We won’t just fix the current problem knowing full well you’ll be calling us back in no time because your unit is on its way out.
Choose Brad’s Appliance Repair of Antioch, TN
No matter what your refrigerator is doing that it shouldn’t, give us a call. We’re the #1 appliance repair shop in Antioch, and we’re here to help. You can contact our office at (615) 235-6064.