There are a number of reasons why your refrigerator may not be cooling properly. But the first step to proper Fridge Repairs is to determine exactly what is wrong. A number of basic diagnostic procedures will need to be run in order to pinpoint the problem and then fix the issue you’re fridge repairs facing prior to calling in a technician to take a look. That said these preliminary procedures are even as used by professional repairmen to determine if the problem is an easy fix prior to going on to more complicated procedures. Below we will quickly explain to you these preliminary tests.
Check the refrigerator’s power
The easiest way to check if your refrigerator is getting power is to see if the light is turning on. Also you can put your hand on the grill on the back of your unit to feel whether or not it’s warm. Whether or not it’s warm on the back and the light is burning then you don’t have a power issue. However if the power is off, then you need to explain to you these troubleshooting steps:
Check if the power cord has been connected in. Whether or not it’s not then plug it in correctly.
Is the plug working as it should? The plug can be tested using a tester or multi-meter. You can also plug in something else into the plug to see if that works. If the plug is not working then that is where your long lasting problem lies, if not then you need to move on.
Some refrigerators have a power switch which has to be activated. The switch can at times get go out by mistake when you are moving stuff around.
The refrigerator door needs to be closed
The refrigerator door needs to obviously remain closed at all times in order for the cold air not to escape the boundaries of the unit. Also the icebox should be on a flat surface so that the door can be properly closed. Always check you do not have something in the unit which may be preventing the door from closing completely. If the problem is not fixed at times it can lead to the gas leaking and requiring extensive Fridge Repairs.
Defrost the refrigerator
If you see that ice is accumulating inside of your icebox which may be working against its performance then defrost it. The idea is to turn your icebox off and keep it off until all the ice melts. Then turn it back on once you have cleaned it thoroughly.
Hear if the fan in the icebox is working
Put your ears to the bottom of the icebox to listen to if the fans in the unit work. There should be 2 fans that you are able to clearly hear running i. e. one inside while the other is found towards the end. If these fans are not working or one of them is not working then check if something may be blocking it. But if there is nothing blocking it then there will probably be another cause for it not working and so you will need to call a Fridge Repairs specialist who will replace the fans.