Fridge Diagnosis How to find refrigerator faults

Fridge Diagnosis Tips : Finding the faults and problems on your refrigerator

When the refrigerator is broken, it could be as a result of varieties of issues. You have to look and find for the root of the problem in your fridge to be able to get a solution for it. Most of the time, how the refrigerator behaves, will give you a compass on which steps to take to reach an appropriate destination in seeking a fix. In this list, We highlight the most common symptoms on broken refrigerators and the most likely sources of the problems

FRIDGE BEHAVIOUR MOST LIKELY SOURCES OF PROBLEMS
The Refrigerator does not run and the light does not work ·         Make sure the refrigerator is plugged in securely

·         Check for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker

·         Test the power outlet for current

·         Inspect the electrical cord for damage

·         Eliminate use of an extension cord, if any is being used

·         Check the outlet voltage

The Refrigerator does not run but the light works ·         Check the temperature setting

·         Make certain there is a three inch space outside of the refrigerator between the walls and the back and sides and at least a one inch gap above, to allow for air flow

·         Clean the condenser coils

·         Unplug the refrigerator, wait two hours and plug it in. If you hear it running, a problem is causing the compressor to overheat

·         Test the temperature control

·         Test the evaporator fan

·         Test the defrost timer

·         Test the compressor relay

·         Test the overload protector

·         Test the compressor motor

The Refrigerator light does not work ·         Replace the bulb

·         Test the door switch

The Refrigerator or freezer is not cold enough ·         Check the temperature setting

·         Assure that there is enough room for air flow in the refrigerator or freezer

·         Check for air flow restrictions in vents

·         Test the temperature control

·         Clean the condenser coils

·         Check the door seals

·         Test the door switch

·         Test the defrost heater

·         Test the defrost timer

·         Test the evaporator fan

·         Check for a clogged drain tube

·         Check for refrigerant leak

The Refrigerator or freezer is too cold ·         Check the temperature setting

·         Test the temperature control

The Refrigerator is noisy or makes strange sounds ·         Hissing and popping is normal on frost free refrigerators, it is the defrost heater

·         Check that the refrigerator is level

·         Check the drain pan

·         Check the condenser fan

·         Check the evaporator fan

·         Inspect the compressor mounts

The Refrigerator runs continuously ·         Defrost the freezer

·         Clean the condenser coils

·         Check the door seals

·         Test the door switch

·         If you recently adjusted the temperature control, loaded the refrigerator or are in a humid location, it is not uncommon for a refrigerator to run for 24 hours or more before getting cool.

The Refrigerator starts and stops frequently ·         Clean the condenser coils

·         Check the outlet voltage

·         Test the fridge condenser fan

·         Test the fridge compressor relay

·         Test the fridge  overload protector

·         Test the fridge  compressor motor

The Freezer does not defrost automatically ·         Test the fridge  defrost timer

·         Test the fridge  defrost heater

·         Test the fridge  defrost thermostat

The Refrigerator has an unpleasant odor ·         Remove spoiled food from the fridge

·         Clean refrigerator interior with a solution of hot water and baking soda

·         Clean the door seals

·         Remove breaker strips and check for wet insulation

The Water on floor outside of refrigerator ·         Check the drain pan

·         If you have an ice-maker, check the water supply hose going into and coming out of the water inlet valve

The Water inside the refrigerator ·         Clean the drain tube

·         If you have an ice-maker, check refrigerator and ice-maker for level

 

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