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Fixing Common Refrigerator Problems

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The refrigerator is the one appliance that hits close to home when it begins to malfunction because it stores a good portion of the food in a home. If it were to fully break down then all of the food inside would spoil. Prevent this from happening by fixing any problems that arise, in a timely manner.

Wet Floor Underneath the Refrigerator
When people see that there is a puddle underneath the refrigerator they begin to panic. This puddle is usually formed because of a leak in the icemaker line. The line will need to be replaced or repaired, but in the meantime you can shut off the water leading into the line.

Puddle on Floor of the Refrigerator
When the puddle is on the floor, inside of the refrigerator, then your drain tube is most likely blocked. Unplug the appliance and grab a plastic syringe or turkey baster filled with half bleach and half warm water. Feed this solution into the drain tube multiple times and then empty out the drain pan underneath the refrigerator.

Too Much Frost Inside of the Freezer
When there is a buildup of frost inside of the freezer, the door gasket is to blame. When it does not seal completely, cool air will escape causing the appliance to overwork. Place a light in the freezer and make sure it is facing outwards towards the door. Close the door and if any of the light is visible from the lining of the gasket, replace it. You can also place a piece of paper in-between the door and gasket; if the paper slides out then it is no good.

The refrigerator can run into quite a few problems throughout its lifetime so it is important to know how to fix a few of the common problems. For assistance with these problems, or for more serious ones, contact the professionals at Tri-City Appliance, Heating & Cooling. To learn more, or to schedule a service, give us a call at (203) 303-5700.