Troubleshooting Common Refrigerator Problems
Issues may come up every now and then that may not necessarily require a repair, such as the water dispenser no longer working, ice dispenser not ejecting, thin ice, large ice cubes, and increases in your energy bill. Below we go over some ways to troubleshoot the matter at home. If you try these solutions and it is still not working correctly, it contact a professional Jacksonville refrigerator repair company as quickly as possible. Our team at Atlantic Coast Appliance has 35 years of experience and we are licensed and insured, providing you with top-quality repairs.
Refrigerator Stopped Making Ice
There are many reasons why the ice maker could have stopped working. A common one being that the ice has become too large and it is creating a clog. If you do not use your dispenser all the time, the melting and refreezing of the water can cause the ice cubes to fuse together which clogs up the ice maker. To fix this, remove the storage bin and break up the large pieces. If it is frozen completely, try dumping it or allowing it to melt in the sink. When the storage bin is empty, replace it, and the ice maker should begin working again. To avoid this from happening again, try using your dispenser more often.
Why isn’t my refrigerator cooling?
If you're finding that your refrigerator isn't cooling, follow the steps below to understand the cause.
- Check the temperature settings: Ensure that the temperature is set correctly and, if necessary, adjust accordingly.
- Clean the condenser coils: Dust or pet hair can clog the condenser coils, making it harder for your refrigerator to cool properly. Vacuum the coils to remove the dirt and debris.
- Make sure there’s adequate airflow: If the condenser fan or evaporator fan is blocked, it can prevent your refrigerator from cooling properly. Check to make sure the fans are able to move freely without obstruction.
- Inspect the door seal: A faulty door seal can allow warm air to enter the refrigerator, preventing it from cooling properly. Replace the seal if necessary.
- Check for a blown fuse: A blown fuse can cause your refrigerator not to cool. Check for any visible signs of damage and replace the fuse as needed.
- Ensure the condenser fan is working: If the condenser fan is not running, the refrigerator might not be able to cool properly. Make sure the fan is functional and replace if necessary
- Check for a refrigerant leak: If your refrigerator is leaking refrigerant, it can cause cooling issues. Have a qualified technician inspect your unit to determine if there’s a leak and repair it accordingly.
- Have a professional inspect your unit: If none of the above solutions solve the problem, have a qualified technician inspect your refrigerator to determine what’s causing the cooling issue and repair as necessary. This will help ensure that your refrigerator is running properly and efficiently.
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