Fix Your Icemaker By Replacing the Control and Motor Assembly

One of the most common parts of a refrigerator that needs repair is the ice maker and water dispenser area.  If your icemaker isn’t making ice or the actual ice dispenser is broken, you may be able to fix it yourself by replacing the control and motor assembly.  Doing so could save you from giving up on your fridge and buying an expensive new one.  But if you have any trouble with this (or any) fridge repair, remember that Best Refrigerator and Appliance Repair Atlanta is always just a phone call away to help you.

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Do you need to change the Ice Maker Control Motor Assembly on your fridge? It’s a pretty easy job, and you only need a few tools; a ¼ inch nut driver, a Philips screw driver, and maybe a pair of needle nose pliers, and maybe a flat blade screw driver.  Let see how to do it.

The very first step we need to do before we begin the repair is to disconnect the power supply, and to turn off the water supply to the refrigerator.

The next step in this repair is to gain access to the ice maker.  We need to remove it so that we can access the Control Motor Assembly.  There are two screws located above the ice maker that just need to be loosened, and then we’ll just slide it from the frame on the ice maker, and one ¼ inch hex edge screw on the bottom that does need to be removed.

You want to loosen the top two, and we’ll lift up on the ice maker, tilt it out, pull it slightly forward and disconnect the wire harness at the back.

Next we need to remove the cover in front of the ice maker. Wiggle that a bit, and now we need to remove three Philips screws and also the belt. The first step we need to remove the belt.  Just pull it out of the hole in the back, and in it’s down position slide it completely out.

Once we have removed the three screws, gently grasp the face of that control motor assembly and pull it off the ice maker. Now the shaft has a flat D side on it, we need to make sure that our placement control motor is going to set up in this top corner.  We need to make sure that that shaft is going to line up, it’s easy just rotate the shaft from the ice maker side, line it up, until it slides on easily, press it into place, and reinstall the three screws.

icemaker control and motor assembly-exploded

icemaker control and motor assembly-exploded

Next step will be to reinstall the belt.

You lift the back of it, a hole should be slotted downwards.  Slide that in, reconnect the back hole.  A quick test to make sure it locks in, in an upright position, or off position, and falls free.

Reinstall the cover, now we are ready to put the ice maker back into the fridge.

Take the harness way back connect it first make sure it’s snug, line up the fill tube with the hole in the back of the ice maker, slot it up on to the mounting screws, re-tighten all three screws.

Let’s now put it back in place, turn the water supply back on, plug the refrigerator in, and in a couple of hours we should have some ice cubes.

And that’s just how easy it was to change the ice maker control motor assembly on your refrigerator.

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Replace A Refrigerator Run Capacitor

There are a lot of common refrigerator problems that come from a malfunctioning run capacitor.  For example, if your refrigerator simply stops working altogether, or if the fridge or freezer compartment is just too warm, it could be that you need to replace your run capacitor.

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Today we’re going to show you how to change the run capacitor on your refrigerator. It’s a really easy job; all you’re going to need is a quarter inch nut driver, and maybe a pair of needle nose pliers. Let me show you how we do it.

Now before we begin this repair the first thing we’ll want to do is disconnect the power and the water supply line to the inlet valve so we that can pull the refrigerator out enough to access the back of it.

Now our first step will be to remove the six quarter inch hex head screws that secure the back cover. Now with the screws removed we can simply lift the cover away and up and set that aside; that will give us access to the component.

Now that we have the back panel removed we have access to the run capacitor which is mounted right on the side of the compressor. We need to remove this retaining clip to pull that run capacitor off of this housing. So it may be easier to take this one screw out to release the tension on those wires.

Just depress that clip, lift it out of the opening and there’s a matching one on the bottom that hook on each end of that clip.

With the clip out of the way we’ll grab the run capacitor, just pull it straight out, and you’ll note the retaining hook on the end that fits over a plastic pin that is part of that housing. The new run capacitor has the same size of terminals, same spacing, and the same hook on the back. If yours is a wired in version, you may need to install the replacement 3/16ths wire terminals.  If the original harness has quarter inch terminals simply cut them off, strip the wire back about a quarter of an inch, and crimp the new terminals on.

We need to make sure that we have that hole over the post holding it in place. Line the terminals with the socket, make sure it fits snuggly.

There is an oval opening in the bottom of that housing that this hook will fit into. Hook the bottom one in first, then we’ll depress it enough to hook the top in. We can reposition the clamp for the wire harness.

We’re now ready to put the back panel back on, reconnect the water line. Now we’re ready to reinstall the back cover.

Tuck that flat inside of the base frame, line up the openings for the screws, then we’ll reinstall all six screws.

Now we’re ready to reconnect the water line, our water supply, and our repair is complete.

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Simple Washer Repair

Whenever you find that you need any kind of home appliance repair, it can be a real shock.  Doing your daily chores just became even more of a… chore!  But if you find that your washing machine needs repair, there are some things that you can easily do yourself.  Today we’re going to go over how to change the inlet valve on your front load washer. It’s a really easy job, all we’re going to need is a Phillips screwdriver and a pair of slip-joint pliers. Let’s get into how it’s done.

Now the model that we’ve chosen today for you is actually part of a stacked Fridgidaire version and we’ve removed the dryer ahead of time to give you a better idea of what you’re going to see. Now the first thing we’ll need to do before we begin the repair is to disconnect power to the washer and we’ll also want to remove the fill hoses in the back.

Washer repair Atlanta - water inlet valve

Washer repair Atlanta – water inlet valve replacement

Next we will simply pull the wire harness off of the water valve; just let that hang there. Our next step will be to remove the two Phillips screws from the back. You can pull the valve through from the inside so that we can get access to the clamp.

Now with our pliers we’ll depress that clamp, and slide it up on to the hose. Take note of the orientation of that hose so that when we go to install it on the new valve we have it lined up properly.

Remove the old valve and set that aside.

Take our new valve and fit it into the hose. Make sure it goes in all the way. Line it up properly. Reinstall the clamp. Fit the inlets through the openings in the back panel and reinstall the two screws.

Now the mounting bracket for the new valve does not have any threads cut into it yet so it’ll be a little hard to turn in at first; self tapping screws will cut a new thread into them and they’ll turn easily. Make sure it’s snug and make sure to tighten both screws firmly.

Reconnect the harness to the terminals on the valve. Now we’re ready to reinstall the fill hoses and reconnect the power, and our repair is complete.

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Appliance Repair Atlanta

Appliance Repair Atlanta

Appliance Repair Atlanta

At Best Refrigerator Repair Atlanta, we often get asked if we work on other appliances too, or do we only do refrigerators? The answer is simple… Of course we work on other appliances! And if you need a repair on your washer, dryer, dishwasher or microwave oven, we can help you with that just like we help so many with their refrigerator problems.

You see, back when Tommy Best started this business as a single technician, he chose to specialize in refrigerators, knowing that when someone had trouble with their fridge, he needed to respond as soon as possible. His feeling was that he couldn’t put off working on a refrigerator, letting someone’s food go bad, because he was working on a dishwasher.

The thing is, Best has grown a lot since those early days when Tommy got things started. Not only do we operate in multiple cities now, but we handle repairs of all kinds because now we have the staff to do it. However, because Tommy was known to be so diligent about helping people when they had a malfunctioning fridge, the name just kind of stuck with him.

Long story short… yes, we can help you with any kind of appliance repair Atlanta! Just give us a call and we’ll schedule someone to come out just as soon as possible (even if it is “only” a dishwasher!)

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Repair a Refrigerator Temperature Gauge

GE refrigerator repair Atlanta

GE refrigerator repair Atlanta

Today we’re going to show you how to change the temp sensor on your refrigerator. It’s a really easy job, all you need is a quarter inch nut driver, a pair of strippers and crimpers and some wire splice connectors. Let me show you how we do it.

The particular GE refrigerator we’re working on has three temp sensors on it and all of them are the same part number, so we’ll begin by showing you the location of each of those; there is one in the fresh food compartment, it’s located in the rear on the extension to the cantilever shelf bracket. You can access it by removing a single quarter inch hex head screw, you can slide that extension upwards and disengage it from the rail and pull it out and you’ll see the sensor hanging down on the top portion of that, there should be enough wire lead there to pull it out far enough to clip it off and to butt splice a new one on.

Simply tuck it in behind that extension, slide that into the back of the cantilever rail, re-insert the screw.

Now the next two sensors are located in the freezer compartment. There is one that is located at the very bottom of the evaporator, in the left hand side and you can see it tucked into a little holder there.

The other one is located at the top of the evaporator, right in this general area. Now to access those you would have to remove the two quarter inch hex head screws that hold the evaporator cover on, pull that cover out of the way, then you have access to both of those sensors.

Today we’re going to show you the repair for the one on the top of the evaporator because it is the most common one to fail.

Now before you begin this repair we’ll start by disconnecting the power, simply pull the plug; we’ll open up the freezer door and remove all of the shelves in the bottom bin, the shelves just snap in on the right hand side with a plastic bracket, then they’ll pull out on the left hand side.

Next we’ll take the light cover off, just pull out on it and then push upwards, there’s a lip on the front of that cover that hooks on to a couple of tabs on the evaporator fan motor bracket.

Refrigerator Repair Atlanta - Replacing the Temperature Sensor

Refrigerator Repair Atlanta – Replacing the Temperature Sensor

We’ll next take out the light bulb, set that aside, then we’re going to remove the two quarter inch hex head screws that hold the top of the evaporator cover to the fan housing. Then just pull forward on it and you’ll notice that there is a ground wire clipped to the top edge, you just pry that off, and once you’ve pulled that out far enough you can pull straight up on it until you clear the bottom of the evaporator and tilt it over to on the left side and pull it out of the way, and that will give us access to the temp sensors mounted on the top of the evaporator, you can just barely see it from there, it clips into a little bracket.

Now we’ll begin by removing the sensor from the top portion of the tubing on the evaporator, just unclip it and we can remove the sensor from that clip, it should slide out. And we’ll retain the old clip because we will reuse it.

Next we’re just going to cut that sensor two lead harness, you can cut it far enough so that you have room to connect a new butt spliced connector to it; discard the old one and we’ll separate these two leads, enough so that you can strip about 3/8ths of on inch of the insulation off of that wire, and if you need a little extra length there to work with you can actually disconnect that connector, remove the ground screw and pull the wire out more, you can get better access to it.

Next we’ll twist the stranded wire so that it fits easier into the butt splice connector.

And now we’ll prepare the new sensor by stripping back the wires on it and we’ll actually connect the butt splice to the new sensor first and then we’ll pull the assembly in and connect it to the existing harness.

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We’ll next strip about 3/8ths of an inch of that insulation off. Now just twist that stranded wire into a nice tight bundle.

Then we’ll prepare one of the butt splice connectors; then we’ll just make sure that that wire is fully inserted into the connector and none of the strands have popped loose and give it a good tight crimp, I’m doing the same for the second one.

Now we simply need to connect these two butt splice connectors to the existing harness in the refrigerator and once we’re done all that we should tape those connectors up just to prevent any moisture from getting in.

Make sure we fully insert that wire into the connector, crimp it tight, do the same for the second conductor.

So we’ll insert that sensor into the mounting bracket and it’s probably a good idea to put a little bit of electrical tape around those butt splice connectors as it is a moist environment here, so we’ll just wrap a bit of black electrical tape around it.

Atlanta Fridge Temperature Gauge Repair

Atlanta Fridge Temperature Gauge Repair

Then we tuck the excess wire down and behind that tubing just to make sure that doesn’t come in contact with the evaporator fan motor and we’ll snap that new sensor on just about where the aluminum joint meets the copper.

We’ll take the evaporator cover, slide that in behind the rear shelf brackets, rotate it into position and we have to tilt forward on the top a bit and push it downwards. Once we get it down low enough remember to reinstall the ground wire, just clip that to the top edge make sure it fits firmly.

Then we pull that evaporator cover up, we line up the slots for the screw holes with those holes in the evaporator fan motor cover, we’ll reinstall those two quarter inch screws.

We’ll reinstall the light bulb and the light cover.

Next we’ll reinstall the shelving, and the bottom bin. Reconnect the power and our repair is complete.

 – video originally found on YouTube by user PartSelect

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How to Fix The Ice Maker On Your Refrigerator

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ice maker repair

This is how you fix the ice maker on your refrigerator. If you are not sure if you can do it or not… sure you can it’s pretty easy, all we are going to need is a ¼ inch nut driver, and maybe a pair of needle nose pliers, and maybe a flat blade screw driver, let me show you how it’s done.

The very first step we need to do before we begin the repair, is to disconnect the power supply, and you turn off the water supply to the refrigerator. The ice maker is located in the upper left hand corner we’ll remove the ice bucket out of the way, there’s one ¼ inch hex edge screw in the bottom side of the ice maker that needs to be removed, and there are two that are located above the ice maker on the left wall that just need to be loosened.

Once we have loosened the two top screws, we can remove the bottom one, and gently lift up on the ice maker, tilt it away from the wall, and pull it towards you. Along the film tube, loops through the hole in to the reservoir, and exposing the wire harness connector at the back, lift up on this tab, on the wire harness, and separate it.

Next step we need to do is to transfer the shut off belt on the old ice maker, and install it on our new one, to do that, put it in the off position, to sit down position, just slide the back end of the hole and gently pull it out of the front end, now we can set that aside to install on the new one.

Now your ice maker kit probably came with several different wire harnesses, select the one that matches the harness that is on the existing ice maker, and if there isn’t one, remove the harness from your old ice maker, disconnect it, we need to remove the front of the ice maker, gently pull it forward, and we’ll expose the retaining clip that holds the harness to the ice maker head, take a flat blade screw driver, and just gently press in on that, press the tab pull the harness back in.

There’s a locating rib on this end of the harness to make sure that it goes in properly. Next step will be to install proper wire harness on to the ice maker, make sure the locking tab is pointing out, securely snap it into place, install that in the clip, and the harness is ready to connect.

Next we need to put the bale on the new ice maker, locate the long end, which goes to the front, make sure the slot is pointing down, slide it in, pop it back in. It should lock in the upright position, or off position, and fall free.

Next we’ll reconnect the wire harness, this harness will only go one way, make sure it’s firmly clamped in, now we need to locate the water fill tube, through the hole in the back of the ice maker, and tuck it up on to the mounting brackets, the ¼ inch screw that we secure the bottom with, reinstall that, if the ice maker is level, re-tighten all three screws, and our repair is complete.

That’s just how easy it was to change the ice maker in your refrigerator! Good luck with your repair.

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GE Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator

GE Profile Counter Depth French Door RefrigeratorHave a complete kitchen makeover with the GE Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator!

A refrigerator looking like it’s built-in with the cupboards is one of the trends in modern interior design because it adds cozy detail to any home.  This is a top contender for a refrigerator for those who want to have that counter-depth design.  It has bevels on top and below so that it will fit the design of any cabinet.  Its counter-depth configuration will give the appearance of being built-in. This solution is more budget friendly than custom refrigerators for the cupboard.

The body of this counter depth refrigerator is made of stainless steel.  It is not only durable but it gives it a sleek appearance.  Styled with GE’s contemporary armoire design it has a total of four doors.  Two side hinged doors for the refrigerator and a bottom two drawers for the freezer.  Its handles are curved giving it a more polished look.

Physical appearance aside, this refrigerator is created to be state-of-the-art kitchen equipment.  It uses a ClimateKeeper system where temperature can be adjusted via electronic controls.  It has an interior air flow system that helps to distribute cool air evenly.

There are three pull-out drawers inside the refrigerator.  Two are crisper drawers and one is a long drawer.  The two crisper drawers have humidity control so that vegetables and fruits stored in it are guaranteed to maintain its freshness for a longer period of time.

The shelving system of this refrigerator is flexible.  Shelves can be tucked away if not needed to provide enough space for storing taller or larger items.  The rack for canned drinks on the right hand side door is best for quick access for the thirsty.

The exterior of this refrigerator is also functional.  It has an ice dispenser with an LCD panel and touch button controls.  The LCD panel will show both the refrigerator and freezer’s temperature.  And it can be manually controlled with this panel.  There are also controls for the selections of: water, crushed (ice), and cubed (ice). The designers have thoughtfully added a light switch for turning on the lights to give a much clearer view when filling a glass with water through the ice dispenser.
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If there are ingredients or foods that need to be cooled right away, pushing the TurboCool button located on the LCD panel will rapidly cool it down.  So there’s no worry regarding food spoilage.

The GE Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator combines style and substance.  It is the perfect necessity for the family.  Both the 20.7 and 20.9 cubic feet capacity measures 69 5/2 inches x 35 3/4 inches x 31 inches (HxWxD).

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Kitchenaid French-Door Refrigerator KFXS25RYMS

Kitchenaid French-Door Refrigerator KFXS25RYMSToday we’ll look at another option that is worth considering if you find that fixing a refrigerator is out of the question…

This Kitchenaid stainless steel french door refrigerator has an amazing twenty five cubic foot capacity. The LED lighting gradually increases in intensity and keeps the refrigerator brightly and crisply lit so you’re never in the dark.

Adjustable glass shelves allow you to customize the space anyway you need it and with SpillSheild technology they will help contain spills and are easy to clean.

Store meats and cheeses in the humidity controlled deli drawer. The fresh new refrigerated drawer provides extra storage for all your fruits and vegetables and ensure they will stay fresher longer.

With the indoor water and ice dispenser easy access to refreshments comes at the touch of a button. The bottom freezer space is maximized by two sliding storage bins and a middle divider.

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Over at Amazon, you’ll find a few customer reviews that are somewhat mixed. This is what user “SusieBer” had to say about her Kitchenaid fridge:

“I love my Kitchenaid fridge. I use the produce drawer a lot, which saves on energy use because I don’t open the doors for the frequent use items like fruits, vegies, yogurt, canned cat food, and probiotic vitamins. Plenty of space in the French door compartment, and the freezer drawer is huge. Never short on ice. I have had this fridge for six months with no issues. I’ve never noticed excess noise. The person who wrote the bad review must’ve gotten one with a problem because this fridge is not noisy by nature. Hardware can and does come from the factory flawed now and then – it seems like if the buyer wasn’t happy he could return it or have it fixed. This is a good looking appliance, too.”

This is quite different from the feelings expressed by “billthethird”, who clearly regrets his decision to buy this particular model. More specifically, he states,

“The refrigeraor looks good but it does not sound good. The compressor and fan run 80% of the time and are loud. It is very annoying. It appears KitchenAid has stop making its “Whisper Quiet Compressor System.” What a mistake I made buying this.”

Kitchenaid tends to be a solid brand and many people really like their products. Whether this particular refridgerator will help continue that feeling seems to be undecided at the moment.

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Refrigerator Review – Samsung RSG309AARS

Just like the food in your refrigerator has a shelf life, so too does your refrigerator.  It’s an unfortunate and unavoidable fact that even the best (and most expensive) of our appliances will eventually break down on us, and when a refrigerator repair isn’t able to cut it, it’s time to look for a replacement refrigerator.

Since we come across situations like this every day, we do get a lot of questions about ‘the best refrigerator to get’.  While we do have some information and opinions on better and worse choices, it must be remembered that each situation is different.  People looking for a new replacement fridge may have different size spaces, different requirements and different budgets to work with, so it’s impossible to give a set answer.

With that said, we will take a look at some different refrigerators that we have done some research on and that you might find interesting and worth considering.  For example, this first review is something that really blew us away the first time we saw it…

What would you get if you crossed the latest in refrigerator design and technology with the latest in tablet computers?  Probably something like the Samsung RSG309AARS.

If you’re a techy at all, you’re surely aware of what Samsung has done in the mobile phone market with the Galaxy S3 (and now the S4).  Well, now they’ve built that kind of cool gadgetry into keeping your food cool!  This probably doesn’t make a lot of sense, so you’d probably just be better off watching the following video to get a good understanding of what I’m talking about.  After that we can look at some of the specifics that come with this amazing refrigerator…

OK, so now that you’ve seen it, here are some of the details of what you just saw…

Touchscreen

  • Epicurious – This is a very useful and helpful app. Every now and then, we just can’t think of what to cook or recipe to prepare. With this app on the Samsung RSG309AARS, you can search for different recipes, save recipes and if you haven’t gone to the grocery yet, you can do a search with the current ingredients you have and see what you can come up with.
  • Calendar – Meetings or any family event – you can easily add events or delete them. This is a useful app that can help you stay organized and on top of things all from your Samsung RSG309AARS.
  • AP News – You can easily find out what’s going on in the world. You can check out news, current events and be able to relax and read through articles as you’re in the kitchen. Yes, that is all possible from you Samsung RSG309AARS.
  • Memo – Instead of flooding your refrigerator with Post-it notes and magnets with memos, you can now add memos using the Samsung RSG309AARS refrigerator’s touchscreen. Keep it clean and don’t forget what’s what.
  • Photos – A family refrigerator would never be complete without pictures. You can easily store up to 300 photos using a SD card, phone or Picasa library.
  • WeatherBug – Enter your zip code and you’ll get instant weather reports.
  • Pandora – Cooking, washing dishes or cleaning up, it will always be a funner experience if you could do those while listening to your favorite songs.
  • Tweet – Yes! This is a refrigerator that allows you to Tweet! How cool is that?

(thanks to www.samsungrsg309aars.com for that info)

 The price on this beauty can show up as high as about $2500.00, but if you look around a little, you’re sure to be able to find it for less than that.  For example, if you just go to Amazon.com you can (at the time of this writing) find it for sale for considerably less at just $1,788.99.

While it hasn’t received a ton of reviews yet, those it has received are generally quite positive.  Here are a few sample snippets from various customer reviews:

This phenomenal refrigerator/freezer does everything but cook for youAndy Rosenblum on Amazon

Samsung Refridgerator RSG309AARS is great, the features it provides to any kitchen is awesome, the storage space it contains is just perfect.” Ricardo Vela on Amazon

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Minimize Refrigerator Repairs

Useful Tips for Fridge Maintenance: How to Minimize Appointments with the Refrigerator Repair Technician

Appointments with your refrigerator repair technician could put a large dent in your budget if they occur frequently and at close intervals. A large part of a refrigerator’s efficiency may rest in its design, but a major part still rests on your maintenance skills as an owner. As a matter of fact, your refrigerator’s energy consumption could be largely reduced if you are well-acquainted with the maintenance routines on maximizing the appliance’s efficiency. Well, the following are some useful tips that will help you maintain the efficient condition of your fridge.

Proper Maintenance

If you are not keeping your refrigerator in good running condition, it’s bound to go down with various problems such as leaks, loud whirring noises, overheating and other technical issues. If you are like most homeowners today, you would have often overlooked maintenance calls for your fridge until the appliance starts calling for attention itself.

Take for example the problem with leaks. Often, leaks could be easily solved by regularly defrosting the appliance, and routinely declogging the defrosting pan. Most appliance owners, however, tend to not take this maintenance routine seriously and would be surprised when a simple declogging of the pans or coils would not be enough to get rid of the leaks.

Aside from regular defrosting, other maintenance procedures that you should be doing for your fridge are the following:

  1. Regularly checking that the temperature of the fridge does not go lower than 41º (coldest for your refrigerator)
  2. Checking that your fridge is not placed in a spot exposed to direct sunlight and
  3. Ensuring that the refrigerator is not placed too close to the wall so as to allow the coils at the back some breathing space.

Getting Rid of the Bad Refrigerator Habits

Aside from commonly forgotten maintenance checkups, another factor contributing to the early calls for repair include those bad habits in using your refrigerator. Perhaps you’re guilty of this: leaving the door open while you mull and ponder over the contents of your freezer and deciding on what to indulge on for tonight. You ought to know that the amount of energy consumed while you leave the door open will be the same amount that the appliance will use to go back to its normal internal temperature levels.

Lastly, an often-committed bad habit that easily contributes to refrigerators being overworked and thus calling for unexpected refrigerator repair visits involve the habit of putting warm food inside your refrigerator. Warm foods, because of their higher temperature, would require more energy to be cooled down, hence meaning more power consumption with your refrigerator. What is the best thing to do? Let the food cool down first before storing it in your fridge.

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