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Simple Fixes for Common Refrigerator Problems


To the average person, a normal refrigerator looks like a giant box of ice. But for the experts at Speedy Refrigerator Service, we know it is a complex machine. Many components are required to seamlessly work together in a refrigerator, and if just one of them malfunctions, the whole appliance could stop working.

Here are some most common problems that you might experience with your refrigerator, and what you can do to fix them.

Pooling Water

If water is collecting at the bottom of your refrigerator or underneath it, there are two likely causes: either you have a clogged drain tube, or your refrigerator isn’t level. The latter can be easily fixed by simply adjusting the legs on the bottom of your appliance. A clogged drain tube can be cured with nothing more than a hair dryer and pipe cleaner. Click here for step-by-step instructions.

Frost Build Up

If your refrigerator doesn’t have an “auto-defrost” feature, you might notice that your freezer compartment is slowly being overtaken by frost. This not only takes away your precious storage space, it can also decrease energy efficiency. Defrost your refrigerator manually by unplugging it and leaving the door open for several hours until the ice melts. You can speed up this process with a hair dryer.

Weak Door Seal

The rubber door seal (also known as the gasket) is usually one of the first components that needs to be replaced. Closely inspect your gasket for rips, cracks, and other signs of excessive wear and tear. A high electricity bill may also be a sign that your gasket has lost its seal strength. Luckily, a new gasket is inexpensive and only takes ten minutes to swap out.

Loud Noises

Is your refrigerator clunking, constantly cycling on and off, or just being excessively loud? A noisy refrigerator is one of the hardest problems to fix yourself because there could be a variety of possible reasons for it. If your refrigerator is giving you headaches (literally), it is best to call a professional repair service.

Are you looking for a refrigerator repair service in the New York City area? Speedy Refrigerator Service guarantees one-hour service to all of the five boroughs, plus Long Island. Our technicians are fully licensed and trained to fix any make or model of refrigerator. Call us anytime to schedule your same-day appointment at 866-782-9376.