Your home is probably full of appliances that you need for daily use, and they most likely require a great deal of energy to run. Excessive energy use is not good for the environment, and it also jacks up that dreaded electricity bill. Some of this energy cost is of course unavoidable, but there are simple changes you can make to decrease it. Continue reading to learn some basic tips to reduce your energy costs! Continue reading
It’s normal for a refrigerator to make some noises as part of its daily operation. However, some noises, like a loud knocking sound, could mean a part needs to be replaced or the refrigerator needs some maintenance. Here’s what could be causing knocking sounds from the fridge.
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Condenser Fan Motor or Blade
Condenser Fan Motor or Blade
Knocking noises from the bottom or behind the refrigerator could indicate a problem with the condenser fan or it’s motor. The condenser fan helps cool the condenser coils and evaporate any water in the drip pan tray. The fan’s motor may be faulty resulting in a knocking noise. The fan blades can also be dirty or broken. Remove the panel behind the fridge to access and inspect the condenser fan. If the blades of the fan are clean and move freely, then the motor may be the issue and will need to be replaced.
Purchase a new Refrigerator Condenser Fan Motor.
Purchase a new Refrigerator Condenser Fan Blade.
How to Replace a Refrigerator Condenser Fan Motor
How to Replace a Refrigerator Condenser Fan Blade
For most households, with another round of Holidays comes an excessive amount of food. To keep organized, now is the time to clean out the fridge! Emptying and organizing now will save you the confusion of not knowing what items are from when, and it will make space in there for all the new Holiday goodies! Here are some tips on how to effectively clean your fridge.
- Empty out all of the food from the refrigerator. Go through it and dispose of anything that is expired or will be expired before anyone gets a chance to use it. Check those expiration dates!
- Wipe down any spills or spots from the surfaces inside the unit with a hot rag.
- Remove the drawers and removable shelves, and wash them in the sink as you would dirty dishes. Be sure to dry everything thoroughly before putting them all back in. You can use dish soap or a baking soda solution to clean surfaces.
- When you put the food back in the (nice and clean) fridge, organize it! An organized fridge can save tons of time throughout the day. Try putting things that will expire sooner toward the front, so you know to use them first. Also, make use of the various drawers and shelves in your fridge- everything should have its proper place by the time you are done.
- Remove any magnets/pictures on the outside of the unit and wipe the front, sides, and top down with a damp cloth.
Project complete! With these tips, you can be assured that your fridge is clean, that your food will stay safe and fresh, and that there is plenty of new space for the onslaught of Holiday food!
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The refrigerator is an essential appliance in your home. So, when it is having issues, it can be a major source of stress. Before paying for maintenance (or worse- a whole new unit), check for the following common problems and see if you can make an easy fix on your own instead! Please note- always unplug your appliances before doing any work on them! Continue reading
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