Is your fridge not cooling properly?

Posted on: 12 August 2020

When your refrigerator stops working, it is easy to panic, but that is a mistake. One of the most important things to remember is that you should try to keep the door of the refrigerator shut as much as possible if you don't want the contents of the fridge to spoil. On a hot day, it won't normally take too long until your milk, butter and other food items start to warm up if your refrigerator is broken, but with the door shut you should be able to keep yours food cooler for longer. You might think that the first thing that you need to do is arrange for a fridge repair engineer to come and visit, but there are a few things that are worth trying first to see if an engineer is needed.

Checking the obvious first

Before calling out a fridge repair company, it is always worth seeing if there is anything you can do to fix the fridge on your own. Obviously, you should not attempt to disassemble the fridge and examine the parts, but there are still some points you can check. The most obvious thing of all is to ensure that power is reaching your fridge. If you have blown a fuse or tripped a switch somewhere in the circuit, then your fridge could be fine, but it still won't turn on. If your fridge is on but it still isn't cooling properly, then you will want to check that your coils are not clogged and that the fan is operating freely while the compressor is on. If you have examined each of these points and everything seems to be in order, then you should get in touch with the fridge repair company.

Choosing your fridge repair company

When deciding which fridge repair company to call, you must take into account not only the price and the expected response time but also the skill and experience of the engineer. All of these things must play an equal part in your final choice. There is no point in calling a fridge repair engineer who arrives quickly but is unable to solve your problem. Don't be afraid to ask the fridge repair company for proof of their engineers' experience as well as testimonials from satisfied customers with fridges similar to yours. Only when you are fully satisfied should you allow the engineer to start to work on your fridge.

If you need fridge repair, talk to an appliance repair company.