Refrigerators were developed for home use in 1913 and became a widespread home appliance in 1927 when General Electric released the “Monitor-Top” refrigerator. Refrigerators are essential for households, preserving perishable foods for extended periods of time. Fridges remain cold because of thermal insulation and a heat pump that expels heat from its interior. Today, most fridges also have a freezer compartment. Common refrigerator problems include leaks, broken ice makers, defrost drain problems, the fridge light not working, and constant noise. Fast Appliance Repair is available to repair all refrigerators. We even offer same-day consultations and can come to your home to assess the problem.
Common Refrigerator Problems
Evaporator Fan: Evaporator fans are located at the back of freezers and moves cold air between both the freezer and refrigerator. Sometimes fans can be obstructed by ice buildup or they can eventually break down. When an evaporator fan breaks, temperatures in both the fridge and freezer may begin to rise resulting in spoiled food.
Evaporator Coils: Evaporator coils help keep the fridge cool. They do so by absorbing heat. Evaporator coils are prone to frost buildup which can cause temperature fluctuations. If the fridge’s interior temperature begins to rise it could be a result of frozen evaporator coils.
Drain Pan: The drain pan sits underneath the refrigerator and catches the condensation that drips from the evaporator coils. A drain pan does not need to be emptied, but when a drain pan is broken, cracked, or not properly positioned water will leak from the fridge.
Compressor: Compressors are located near the bottom of the fridge by the condenser coils. The compressor reduces the volume of refrigerant vapor and drives it into the condenser and evaporator coils. A warm fridge is a good indication of a broken compressor.
We repair all major refrigerator brands