Is your refrigerator ready for winter? This may seem like an odd question, refrigerators keep food cold and winter is freezing so what would you need to do to get your refrigerator ready for winter? Believe it or not, refrigerators get cold to. Refrigeration systems that are kept outdoors or in unheated areas such as garage or basement fridges can be offset by the cold weather and cause your refrigerator to maintain undesired temperatures. However, there is an easy fix a refrigerator garage kit!
During these hot summers we want to keep our appliances working at maximum efficiency, especially our Icemakers. However, if you have an unresponsive User Interface Board, it makes for a little extra unnecessary work to cool down your beverage.
Reach inside the freezer, grab a handful of ice… But wait! Don’t forget to wash your hands!
It’s extremely annoying when our daily used appliances suddenly fail – because that means you can either leave it as is or replace it. Continue reading
Water Inlet Valve. Dual outlet water valve used on some Whirlpool/Kenmore brands refrigerators with water dispensers and ice makers.
Testing your Icemakers Water Inlet Valve is not a common appliance occurrence. However some of the most common Icemaker problems do involve the Water Inlet Valve. So, we thought it would be a good idea for you to know how to safely test your Water Inlet Valve! Continue reading
Keeping a clean refrigerator is important to keeping fresh food and efficiency. Your fridge is one of your most used appliances and needs to be taken care of in order for it to last the approximate 13 years that it should. We have some tips to help you get started in caring for your unit:
You may notice that food in your freezer may not be as frozen as you’d like. The freezer/fridge is probably the most used appliance in your kitchen, and we have a few reasons as to why it may be warmer. Continue reading
If water is leaking from your refrigerator, or is found pooling inside your refrigerator – underneath or inside the vegetable crisper pans – it might be due to a number of parts or factors. A clogged or freezing defrost drain or a broken or cracked part like a water tube line or faulty water inlet valve or drain pan can cause water to leak from your refrigerator.
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Clogged or Frozen Defrost Drain
A common reason for a leaky fridge is a clogged or frozen defrost drain. The location of the defrost drain can vary depending on your refrigerator’s model type. For top-freezer models, it is usually located in Continue reading
Nothing can ruin a summer faster than a refrigerator that is no longer cooling. If your refrigerator feels warm or the temperature indicator lets you know that your refrigerator is warmer than it should be, here are a few thing to do in order to fix it yourself.
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Clean the condensor coils
Check the condensor coils on the bottom or back of your refrigerator. Depending on your refrigerator’s model, these coils could be located at the back of your refrigerator or underneath covered by a toe or kick plate. You may need to pull out your fridge and access it from behind to reach the coils.
These coils help cool and condense the refrigerant. Overtime, the coils can become coated with pet hair, dust and dirt which prevent them from releasing heat efficiently. Use a coil cleaning brush and vacuum to remove any buildup on your coils and see if it helps cool your refrigerator.
Sometimes there is a fan that helps blow air over the coils. Make sure it’s clean too and working properly.
Check for heavy frost build-up on the evaporator coils
This will require removing the panel inside your freezer to visually inspect, but another indication is frost buildup on the inside of your freezer walls and ceiling. This can indicate a problem with Continue reading
A refrigerator water dispenser that is not dispensing any water or that is dispensing water slowly, might have an issue with a number of parts. However, the first and easiest thing you should check is the water filter.
Over time, refrigerator water filters gather impurities from the water that they filter, which can lead to a buildup of impurities inside the filter itself. Changing your water filter could possibly fix the problem of a slow water filter dispenser or one that does not work at all.
Another part that might be causing a broken water dispenser is Continue reading
Appliances need cleaning too, and we’re not just talking about wiping up spills and splatters. Soap, dirt and debris from everyday use can accumulate inside and outside your appliance, making it work harder in order to perform and possibly costing your money. Lack of cleaning and maintenance can also lead to a possible early breakdown. Here’s what needs cleaning on your appliance.
Remove the racks from your dishwasher and check them over for chips and cracks in the vinyl coating. Use a Dishwasher Rack Repair Kit to fix any tines on your dishwasher rack to prevent the metal underneath from rusting.
Remove the racks from your dishwasher and check them over for chips and cracks in the vinyl coating. Use a Continue reading
Trying to save money? Lose weight? Your appliances can help you keep your New Year’s resolutions.
Organize your refrigerator to save money and lose weight
Save money and lose weight by better organizing your refrigerator. American families throw out between 14 and 25 percent of the food and beverages they buy, according to a statistic reported in the Washington Post. Make sure you use the food you buy before it expires by moving those items to the front of the fridge where you will be reminded to use them.
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