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Refrigerators and Freezers
Refrigerators offer no easy clues as to what is wrong; most of the time they die quietly. Seldom are the moving parts visible. When things go bad with your refrigerator, the frustration starts to mount as the temperature begins to rise. But the good news is they usually can be fixed before this problem get too stinky.
Here are a few things that you can do to maintain and prolong the life of your Refrigerator and Freezer.
To begin with, like most things, start with keeping it clean. The most important things to keep clean on your refrigerator are a little less obvious though, like your compressor coils, and evaporator fan clean. The coils in older refrigerators were in the back or bottom of the refrigerator, and open to collect a lot of dust and pet hair, yet today they are commonly contained and you never even see them. The evaporator fan is usually in the back and can accumulate dust, keeping this clean is a once a year project, that you can clean with a vacuum hose and brush attachment.
Another area that is essential to keep clean is the door seals and where they contact the refrigerator. These areas can easily get sticky and grimy, and when you go to open your refrigerator it is sealed shut with gooey syrup. This is not only annoying, but has the potential to damage the door seals, by ripping the outside plastic and exposing the magnetic strip. Then as the problem continues the magnetic strip falls out and your door doesn't seal shut, causing the air flow to mess up and cover your freezer in snow. The good news is that this all can be prevented by keeping the door seals and refrigerator clean. Clean with hot soapy water as often as necessary. If your door seals are messed up and not sealing we can replace those, and restore your refrigerator back to working wonderfully.
Finally if your refrigerator doesn't have an automatic defrost, be sure not to let the frost in the freezer compartment build up to more then a quarter of an inch.