More about General refrigerator repair works
are the common problems with refrigerator?
Refrigerator is a complex machine. It is
the hardest working home appliance that is operational round the clock, keeping
your food fresh. Due to rigorous use and wear and tear, a refrigerator may
develop issues like cooling problem, defrost problem, faulty wiring, broken
drain plate, sparking from socket, door closing problem, drain blockage etc.
that require refrigerator repair service.
problems with refrigerator that require repair are:
- Defective MCB: If your fridge
does not start it is always recommended to check the MCB (miniature circuit
breaker). Problem with MCB can be a leading cause of refrigerator breakdown. In
such case call a refrigerator repair professional.
- Defective power outlet: If
the fridge does not start check the power outlet where it is plugged in. Plug
in other device like a lamp or a tape recorder to check if they work. If the
refrigerator power outlet is faulty then the refrigerator will not work.
- Insufficient current: A
leading reason behind refrigerator not working is insufficient current or
voltage to the unit. Call a PRO to check the current and voltage of the outlet
with a multi-meter and voltage tester device.
- Faulty motor: A defective
motor is a leading reason behind refrigerator not working problem. In many
cases, the refrigerator unit will shut down immediately or won’t start at all
if the motor is defective. In such case call a fridge repair professional.
- Faulty compressor: A
compressor is the heart of a refrigerator unit which is responsible for refrigeration
cycle. If the fridge does not work, the compressor might be defective. The
compressor is a motor which compresses the refrigerant or coolant and
circulates the refrigerant through the evaporator and condenser coils. Problems
with your compressor may cause the fridge to shut down. Keeping compressor
clean and lubricated can help to prevent refrigerator start-up problem. In such
situation call a PRO for refrigerator repair.
- Dirty condenser coils: At
the back of a refrigerator there are condenser coils that convert high pressure
high temperature gas into high pressure liquid. During this conversion lot is
heat is dissipated from the rear end. If the condenser coils are covered with
dirt, heat may not dissipate properly and refrigerator may not work
- Coolant shortage: If the
fridge doesn’t have enough coolant, it may not turn on or may not operate
correctly. The coolant circulates through the evaporator coils and cools the air
flowing over it and eventually sends cold air in the food section. So when the
level of this refrigerant becomes insufficient, the refrigerator may not work
properly. A PRO can accurately determine the level of refrigerant.
- Faulty start capacitor:
When the fridge is switched on the thermostat sends a signal to the start
capacitor to trigger the compressor and start the refrigeration cycle of
fridge. But when the capacitor goes bad, it fails to trigger refrigeration
cycle and in some case the refrigerator does not even start. In such situation
call a PRO for refrigerator repair.
- Faulty thermostat: A bad
thermostat is a leading cause of refrigerator not working problem. A defective
thermostat cannot transmit start signal to start capacitor and the refrigerator
does not turn on. In such situation call a PRO for refrigerator repair.
The above are
some common reasons behind refrigerator not working but there can be other
reasons as well.
What is included in the service?
The PRO visits
client’s site and troubleshoots the refrigerator. The PRO first looks for basic
reasons like MCB, electrical wiring and current in the power outlet. If the MCB and power outlets are found fine
PRO checks the key components of refrigerator like compressor, condenser,
coolant, thermistor, start capacitor, sensor and others. After the actual
problem is identified, PRO describes the problem to the customer and suggests a
possible repair or replacement. On customer consent, the PRO repairs the