Your ice cream's melted and your milk's frozen solid. Before spending money on repairmen or (yikes!) a new fridge, try our handy DIY refrigerator repair tips.
From burned-out lightbulbs, leaks, and weakened cooling systems, your refrigerator goes through a lot of wear and tear. Before you come home to a fridge full of spoiled food, here are the signs you need to look out for to see if your refrigerator is dying or needs TLC from a local Colorado appliance repair pro.
Do you need refrigerator repair? Or should you just replace your old refrigerator?
If your refrigerator is making clunking or hissing sounds, it’s a definite sign that something is wrong. Other issues you may notice include a fridge that is cycling on and off constantly or if you notice water leaking from the bottom. One of the most problematic issues is a fridge that stops working completely because you run the risk of having your food spoil.
For some Colorado Springs homeowners, the idea of spending money on an appliance repairman to fix an old refrigerator is not a welcome thought, and the possibility of simply buying a new one is the more appealing option. But what if your budget is preventing you from going all-out on a new stainless steel, top-of-the-line fridge? Should you repair the old one or find a way to get a new fridge in your home?
Here are a few things to think about to help you make a decision.
Is your refrigerator acting up?
Even when winter temperatures make us feel like we’re living in a giant ice box, having a reliable refrigerator is a serious priority for homeowners throughout the Front Range.
All too often, however, aging parts and damaged electrical components get in the way of enjoying a perfectly-functioning fridge. If you begin to experience issues with your fridge, it might be tempting to pull out a screwdriver kit and try to repair the problem yourself. But because refrigerators are electrical appliances, attempting a DIY repair without the proper knowledge or experience can cause further damage to the appliance and harm to the individual conducting the repairs.
Today, we’ll review the most common issues Colorado Springs homeowners face with their refrigerator and explain which issues you’ll need an appliance repair technician to help you solve.
In Colorado, we experience extreme temperature fluctuations; one day it's 20 degrees and the next it's 80. This should not be the case with your refrigerator. Nothing is more distressing than opening the fridge in the morning for a cold glass of milk to find it dark and warm. Make sure this doesn’t happen to you by doing simple and periodic maintenance.