We all own a Freezer, oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, washing machine etc. these days so the chances of needing a repair at some point are high. Larger appliances (refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers etc.) need regular servicing to keep them running efficiently. Your refrigerator in particular takes a fair bit of wear so here are some top tips:
1. Avoid overloading & keep it level
Generally fridges last for 10-12 years but issues with dispensers, motors and control boards can arise. To avoid any unnecessary inconvenience you shouldn’t overload your fridge because it can damage hinges and seals. Your fridge should also be level from front to back and side to side. Not doing so can prevent the door from properly closing and can harm your refrigerator.
2. Maintain it’s condenser coils
Condenser coils are one of the most important parts of the fridge and needs proper maintenance. They should be cleaned periodically to keep the refrigerator functioning properly. A dirty condenser may not transfer the heat from the inside to out thus avoiding normal functioning of the fridge. To avoid this you should call a technician an annual service.
3. Proper airflow is crucial
If one wants to run their refrigerator efficiently, good proper airflow is essential. Fitting a refrigerator into a tight-fitting cabinet without ventilation may reduce its lifespan. Poor airflow can’t remove heat properly and will increase the operating pressure in the system which in turn can cause the compressor to overheat and fail.
4. Replace torn or weak gaskets
The rubber seals around a fridge keep the cold air inside and warm air outside. Weak or torn gaskets make your fridge work harder so get a professional to check this potential problem.
Whether you need maintenance for your oven/cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, refrigerator, freezer, etc. 123Repairs can help. Please contact us today at 0121 293 1128 and speak to a friendly team member.