Cleaning your Fridge Coils | Edina Refrigerator Repair

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edina_refrigerator_repairEdina refrigerator repair is readily available when you need it from Direct Home Appliance Service, though there is one thing you can and should do on your own in order to keep your fridge working well, and not needing repairs.

To keep your refrigerator running properly, you should clean the coils underneath it every few six months or so. It’s not hard to do.

First, unplug your fridge. Next, unsnap the grille from the bottom of the fridge to have access to the coils, which are typically in the front of the fridge, though some have them on the back.
The coils at the bottom of the refrigerator cool and condense the refrigerant that ultimately is responsible for keeping your food and drinks cold or frozen up top.

As with all things, dust, dirt, pet hair and other junk can find its way to these important coils, clogging them up. The result is this: they can’t release the heat they need to release like they used to, therefore making the fridge’s compressor work harder. More energy (and electricity) is then needed to keep the fridge operating at the temperature you want it to.

Cleaning the coils can be done with a coil cleaning brush and vacuum. The brush can be bought at an appliance parts store, and because it’s bendable, it’ll fit into the tight areas around the coils. Your job with the fridge coils is to eliminate any build up that shouldn’t be there.

A recent customer from St. Louis Park damaged her coils from cleaning them too well. Keep in mind that you don’t have to go overboard. A quick, simple brushing/vacuuming job in five minutes or less should do the job.

Should you experience problems with your fridge not working properly, Direct Home Appliance Service does Edina refrigerator repair. Though most fridges function fine for long periods of time, sometimes they need professional service. For Edina refrigerator repair, call 952-920-6195.

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