Dealing with refrigerator repair is no simple matter. Refrigerators do fail sometimes and it becomes a home crisis when it happens. You’ve invested in healthy food for your family but it must be kept at the proper temperature. Here are some tips with dealing with refrigerator repair:
Refrigerator Repair Tips from the Pros
First, determine that the refrigerator is properly plugged into the wall outlet. If the plug has been dislodged accidentally, plug it back in and the unit should begin cooling immediately.
Second, be sure the temperature setting knob inside the unit has not been accidentally turned to the “off” position. If it has, adjust to the middle temperature and the unit should begin operating.
If neither of these solutions returns your refrigerator to operating properly, it’s time to call a refrigerator repair service. Be prepared to tell the refrigerator repair company the brand and model of your appliance to ensure they are certified repair agents for that particular appliance. Schedule the earliest appointment for service possible.
What to Do with Your Food
If the interior of the refrigerator is still cold, do not open your refrigerator if at all possible until you receive service. Refrigerators will remain cool inside for several hours. If the interior temperature of your refrigerator is not cold, remove all perishable to a cooler and ice down the food.
Any food that has gotten warm for a short time should either be cooked immediately or discarded. If the food has been warm for a long period of time, such as if you return from vacation to find your refrigerator has failed, you should discard all food that has the potential to spoil.
Don’t Replace Your Model Immediately
Don’t make the expensive mistake of running out and buying a new refrigerator if yours has been satisfactory prior to the failure. In-home appliance repairs are affordable and can save you a lot of money compared to buying a new appliance.
When the refrigerator repair person arrives, they will identify the problem and explain what needs to be done to repair the appliance. You should be provided a written estimate of the expected cost of repair unless you are already covered by a warranty or service contract.
Your qualified refrigerator repair service will have your household back to normal very quickly. They will set the cooling temperature selector to the proper setting and check that the unit is removing heat before leaving.
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