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By | October 29, 2017

Preventive Maintenance for Home Refrigerators

Your refrigerator is one of the largest energy consumers and most used appliance at home. Proper preventive maintenance would lead to reduced energy consumption and life extension of your refrigerator. Clean off your refrigerator’s condenser coils which are large and radiator-like coils located beneath or at the back of the unit that is responsible for removing heat from your refrigerator or freezer. When dirt and dust cling to the condenser coils, it is harder for your refrigerator to remove heat. Without regular cleaning, it can lead to costly repairs and major problems.

It is important to clean and replace the rubber door seal or gasket as needed. It is important to clean the gasket regularly to prevent wear out, and to keep the seal intact for a smooth working refrigerator or freezer. It is common for refrigerator gaskets to loosen, weaken, and tear within just a few years, making harder for your refrigerator or freezer to remove warm heat. Defrost your freezer or refrigerator if the frost reach about half an inch, remove all food, turn off the thermostat or unplug the unit, and allow the frost to melt completely. There are also some models of refrigerator with self-defrosting mechanism, wherein the condenser coils heat up every six to eight hours to slightly melt any frost accumulation on the coils and water drains into a shallow pan at the bottom of the freezer or refrigerator. Clean and remove spills and crumbs from the walls and shelves of your refrigerator using a cloth dampened with warm water, and using an all-purpose cleaner can make your job easier, removing sticky spills and stains. Keep food fresher longer by storing it in airtight containers. There are commercially available wipes and cleaning solution to remove dirt and fingerprint marks for stainless-steel refrigerators.

You know well that your refrigerator can emit bad odors because of different sorts of food, so use a specifically designed deodorizer to eliminate food odors that can last up to 6 months. It is important to replace the water filtration system filter at least every 6 months. Did you know that your refrigerator or freezer operates better when it’s full? The reason behind it is because the frozen items help in keeping the other items cold to maintain the cooler temperature in your freezer or refrigerator. When it comes to the ideal temperature, 0 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit (-18 degrees Celsius) for your freezer, and 36 to 38 degrees Fahrenheit (approximately two degrees Celsius) for your refrigerator. If you need more tips to best care for your refrigerator or you need repair, feel free to check our homepage or website now! Trust AWG Repair for your appliance repair needs!

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