Your refrigerator can hold hundreds of dollars in groceries. This makes your fridge an important appliance to have in your home, and if it breaks down you will lose out on all the money spent on groceries. No one wants to run into this problem, especially over the holidays, but luckily there are ways to avoid fridge malfunctions. Keep reading for 3 maintenance tips for fridges.
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Make Sure Your Fridge is Level
Your fridge will run more efficiently if it is level. A level appliance allows all of the internal parts to operate properly. You could actually have a leak if the appliance is tilted on an angle. The process of leveling a fridge can easily be done, but if you have never done it before, it may be better to hire a licensed technician to do it for you to avoid injury.
Coils Should Be Clean
The coils, usually located at the back of your fridge, need to be clean. This job is simple to our technicians, but as you need to pull the fridge out it may be difficult for some homeowners. If you want to clean the coils you should pull the fridge away from the wall and wipe them down. Some fridges have the coils underneath it as opposed to in the back. They must be free of dust and able to vent heat from the fridge to be able to do its job cooling the contents inside.
Listen for Dripping Noises
You may hear the refrigerator making crackling sounds or settling throughout the day because the temperature is fluctuating. If you notice dripping or leaks, this is a warning that there is an issue. If this happens you should try pulling out the drip pan to see if there is any debris or clogs in the area causing the problem. If you find excessive dripping it could mean water is blocked and could possibly be puddling under your refrigerator, for which you will need to call a technician for a repair.