You use your refrigerator every single day, and you most likely haven’t thought of what you would do without it. However, if it breaks down, it’s important to get it fixed as soon as possible. At Wettstein’s in La Crosse, we offer professional refrigerator repair on a number of models, and can get your fridge working again in no time. In this post, we’ll look at some of the most common refrigerator problems, and what steps you can take to remedy them.
1. Fridge Runs all the Time
Your refrigerator is supposed to run at certain times, and when it does, you know that it’s keeping your perishable food at the proper temperature. However, if it runs all the time, that could be an indication there’s something wrong. There are a number of reasons that can cause your fridge to run non-stop, with the most common being dirty condenser coils. The coils are located underneath or on the back of the fridge, and if they get too dirty or covered with debris, the appliance will have to work harder to maintain the right temperature. Cleaning the coils two or three times a year can help, but if you clean them and the fridge still keeps running all the time, it’s best to call an experienced repair professional.
2. Water Leaking onto the Floor
This problem is never a fun one to come home to, and if you’ve ever slipped in a puddle of water in front of the fridge, you know how frustrating a leaky fridge can be. This issue often stems from a blocked or clogged defrost or water line. If the defrost line from the freezer is blocked, the water has no place to go, except onto the floor. If your fridge has a water dispenser, make sure the incoming line isn’t broken or blocked, as that can lead to puddles as well. If you’re unsure where the problem lies, the experts at Wettstein’s are more than happy to help.
3. Frozen Food in the Fridge
If you’ve ever opened the fridge only to find that your milk is frozen, your first thought is that the temperature is set too low. You adjust the dial, close the door, and don’t think about it again. However, if there’s an issue with the temperature control thermostat, your fridge won’t know when the appropriate temperature has been reached. This can cause it to run too long or too cold, which can lead to frozen food. There are ways to check to see if the thermostat is faulty, but it can require certain tools that may not have at home. Our appliance repair team can come to your house, diagnose the problem, and replace the control.
4. Freezer is Cold but Fridge is Warm
Your freezer’s purpose is to keep your food frozen until you’re ready to thaw it out and cook it. You check it every so often to make sure everything is still frozen, but how often do you compare the freezer’s temperature to that of the fridge? If your fridge seems warmer than it should be, but the freezer is still cold, there could be a problem with the evaporator fan. Our repair staff can check the fan motor and replace it if necessary, restoring the temperature balance between your fridge and freezer.
If you’re experiencing any of these problems with your refrigerator, or you’re unsure what’s going on with your appliance, contact Wettstein’s in La Crosse today. We have years of experience working on fridges that are on the fritz, and we can get your appliance working again in no time. If for some reason we can’t repair it, you’ll receive a $50 store credit towards a new fridge!