Many fridge problems are easily addressed DIY style, while more serious issues may require professional attention. If your food goes bad before its printed expiration date or you find a pool of liquid pooling inside the appliance itself, calling in professional refrigerator repair may be the right move.
Check evaporator coils for signs of dirt accumulation; these are generally located under or behind your refrigerator in a panel.
No Cold Air
Sometimes a fridge won’t cool because it simply isn’t receiving enough air. Make sure the appliance is plugged in, with its thermostat set properly, and clear all freezer and refrigerator vents so air flows freely throughout.
Simple solutions could include clearing out a blocked defrost drain or unclogging water supply lines yourself to save on professional fees and save yourself an unnecessary service call.
No Freezer Ice
Fridges are one of the most energy-intensive appliances in your home, so if you notice an unexpected increase in your electricity bill it may be worthwhile checking if your refrigerator could be responsible. If your LG fridge not making ice, the solution is easy.
Sometimes ice forms in the bottom of a freezer due to a blocked defrost drain. You can easily clear this drain by flushing with hot soapy water on a regular basis and flushing through.
If you come across a frozen water line, unplug the refrigerator and turn off its water source valve before trying to thaw out the ice with heat from a blow-dryer or turkey baster filled with hot water. If this doesn’t work, major appliance brands typically sell replacement freezer gaskets directly to consumers.
Water Dispenser Not Working
Filtered water in your fridge is an invaluable convenience; but its benefits become even greater if its dispenser is working as intended. If it’s not, be sure to address it quickly before it escalates further.
Often the source of our water woes lies within our own pipes – whether blocked by debris or frozen with sediment – leaving us thirsty for an adequate supply. A blocked or frozen line prevents proper functioning resulting in reduced performance – leaving you feeling parched.
Water supply valves in fridges may become clogged or kinked over time, necessitating professional repair service. A dispenser micro switch that’s no longer working should also be considered an issue – pressing your cup against this plastic button triggers an electrical switch which sends power directly to the inlet valve for water inlets. To check this, unplug and open your control panel cover to locate and test continuity with a multi-meter tool; if its performance drops off significantly you may require replacing this switch.
If your fridge is leaking water, first switch off its water supply line (and remember to do this before beginning work). Next, unplug and locate its water line which should usually be clear or braided; you may discover that it has become clogged up or frozen over time and is leaking water out through cracks in its structure; in such an instance you could try melting away any frozen sections with hot air from a hairdryer to open up its channels again.
Be sure to inspect the plastic drain pan positioned beneath your fridge; if it shows signs of cracks or damage, replacing it may be necessary.
If the puddle beneath your refrigerator still persists after making these adjustments and inspecting its drain pan, it’s time to call in a professional. Water puddling can corrode metal components, shortening its lifespan. Moisture accumulation could also impede fan operation causing it to run harder than intended – thus prompting an early consultation with a refrigerator repair contractor.