Importance of Maintenance

It is not unusual for a refrigerator to develop some problems which may need repair. Indeed, most of the actual repairs are complicated such that calling for the services of a technician is inevitable. However, there are some minor issues you can do yourself.

Fixing a broken gasket located near the door is one of the simplest repair works that do not require the attention of a repair technician.

If your refrigerator has any problem as a result of cracked gasket, just get a new gasket and replace the old one. In order to replace it, remove the screw or the retainer strip holding the cracked gasket. Then place the new gasket correctly on top of the retainer which is normally located near the door corners. Tight the screw back after sliding the new gasket perfectly well under the retainer. In order to avoid another crack on the plastic liner of the door you have to tight the screw gently and do not over tight it. By doing this you have successfully repaired it without spending a dime.

Your refrigerator may also need some repair work if it is not cooling food properly. This can be caused if the refrigerator is not keeping the required temperature. If this is the case, you have to adjust the temperature with a thermometer so that it will fall between 34 – 40 degrees Fahrenheit which is the equivalent to 1.10 to 4.40 Celsius. And this solves the problem.

However, if the problem continues, it may be that the condenser coil or the condenser fan is faulty or blocked either underneath the refrigerator or at the rear. This may be difficult for you to do especially if the condenser coil or the fan has damaged beyond repair. You have to call in appliance repair Brooklyn contractor to fix the problem or to replace the condenser fan or coil for you if it has spoilt beyond repair. However, you can still do it by yourself if you think that you are competent. But before you do it you have to look at the user guides and follow the tips stipulated there.

Sometimes cracked in the breaker strips can cause the insulator that is between the outer walls and inner walls to become moistened. Before you can remove the breaker strips in order to work on it, first allow the temperature to come up to the normal room temperature. This is to avoid further crack. To do this you can either open the refrigerator so that warmer air will come in. Alternatively you can warm the strips by pressing a towel soaked with warm water against it.

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