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Troubleshooting Refrigerator Repairs
 
The refrigerator has stopped running
Check for:   Remedies:
  • No power at the outlet
  • Damaged power cord
 
  • Check the fuse box/circuit breaker
  • Check the outlet with a VOM or lamp
  • If refrigerator blows fuses, put it on its own circuit
  • Replace the cord

  • Contact A-Robinson
fridge not working – light is on, you hear occasional clicking
Check for:   Remedies:
  • Dirty condenser coils
  • Defective condenser fan (frost-free types)
  • Incorrect voltage reaching the unit
  • Defective thermostat
  • Defective compressor
 
  • Clean the coils
  • Check the fan
  • Check the voltage with a VOM, then call the power company if it's not between 105 and 125 volts
  • Test the thermostat and replace if necessary
  • Call a qualified contractor

  • Contact A-Robinson
The refrigerator constantly cycles on and off
Check for:   Remedies:
  • Wrong voltage reaching the unit
  • Defective compressor
  • Leaking refrigerant
  • Dirty condenser coils
 
  • Run the unit its own circuit and check the voltage at the outlet
  • Clean the coils
  • Call a qualified contractor

  • Contact A-Robinson
The refrigerator doesn't cool well or runs all the time
Check for:   Remedies:
  • Thermostat on wrong setting
  • Dirty condenser coils
  • Damaged door gasket
  • Sagging door
  • Heavy frost accumulation
  • Door is open too much
  • Hot and humid weather
  • Inside light on
  • Wet insulation in the door and sides
  • Room too warm
  • Damaged evaporator fan
  • Damaged condenser fan
  • Defective defrost timer
  • The refrigerant has leaked out
 
  • Change the thermostat temperature
  • Clean the coils
  • Check the gaskets
  • Straighten the door
  • Defrost the unit more often
  • Open the door as little as possible
  • If the unit runs continuously, but cools well, there is no problem
  • Check the door switch
  • Open the unit on a dry day and let it dry out. Also, repair or replace cracked door jambs and panels.
  • Move the refrigerator to a cooler place or start cooling the room
  • Check the fan for damage
  • Check the timer for defects
  • Call a qualified contractor

  • Contact A-Robinson
Frost forms rapidly or the unit does not defrost at all
Check for:   Remedies:
  • Door open too much
  • Sagging door
  • Damaged door gasket
  • Uncovered food
  • Clogged drains
  • Damaged defrost timer, heater, or thermostat
 
  • Open the door as little as possible
  • Straighten the door
  • Test the gasket and replace it
  • Cover or seal all foods, especially liquids
  • Open and clean all drains
  • Check the timer, heater and thermostat for defects

  • Contact A-Robinson
The refrigerator makes an unusual noise
Check for:   Remedies:
  • Unit is not sitting level
  • Rattling drain pan
  • Hard or broken compressor mounts
  • Blocked fan blades
 
  • Adjust the position of the unit
  • Move the pan so it doesn't touch sides of the unit
  • Replace the mounts
  • Check the evaporator and compressor fans for obstructions

  • Contact A-Robinson
Washer doesn't shut off
Check for:   Remedies:
  • Disconnected air hose
  • Defective water inlet valve
 
  • Reconnect hose to water level switch
  • Let a professional replace water inlet valve

  • Contact A-Robinson
The refrigerator smells unusual
Check for:   Remedies:
  • Clogged drains
  • Dirty drain pan
 
Water is leaking underneath or inside the unit
Check for:   Remedies:
  • Broken drain hose or drain pan
  • Clogged drains or full pan
 
 
Tips Source: AllAboutHome.com
   
         
   
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