Five Signs That Your Refrigerator Needs to be Repaired

Your refrigerator is the most used appliance in your home, and if it goes down it can often lead to chaos.  Luckily, your refrigerator will often show signs that it is need of repairs before it goes completely out.  Here are five warning signs that your refrigerator is in need of repairs.

Food is not as cold as it should be or it spoils quickly.

Food that isn't as cold as it should be, as well as fruits or vegetables that spoil quickly when they are stored in the refrigerator are warning signs that something major is wrong with your refrigerator.  It could mean that your refrigerator is leaking coolant, your refrigerator's thermostat needs replacing, or even that there is something wrong with your refrigerator's compressor.

The refrigerator is making noises.

While older models of refrigerators were quite loud when they were running most modern refrigerators are designed to run quietly.  Listen to how your refrigerator sounds so that if your refrigerator begins making odd noises you will notice.  Among the noises that you should look out for are is a constant humming tone, banging noises or a loud pitched tone.  If the noises are ignored they will only get worse, and ignoring the problem may lead to further damage to your refrigerator.

There is water pooled behind or underneath your refrigerator.

Some water leakage from your refrigerator is normal and you can expect to find water in the refrigerator drain pan.  However if water is overflowing out of the drain pan or is pooled behind your refrigerator it is a sign that there is an issue with your refrigerator. There are many issues that can cause water to leak from your refrigerator.  The issues could range from a cracked drain pan, to the waterline to the icemaker springing a leak, or worn out seals that need to be replaced.

There is frost built up inside of the refrigerator.

Frost building up on the inside of the freezer compartment of your refrigerator can be normal and a sign that the freezer needs defrosting.  Frost that is built up on the inside of the lower compartment of your refrigerator is a sign that you your refrigerator is malfunctioning and may be in need of repairs.

There is sweat on the outside of your refrigerator.
When your refrigerator sweats it is from a build up of condensation on the outside of your refrigerator.  It is normal for a small amount of condensation to build up on the outside of your refrigerator, especially on hot or humid days.   However if your refrigerator has an excessive buildup of condensation on the outside of it is a sign that your refrigerator might be in need of repairs.   


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