Your refrigerator is a necessary appliance in your home if you plan on keeping any food that requires refrigeration in your house. If you have an issue with this appliance, you need to get it repaired right away to prevent your food from going bad. Read on for a few signs of a potential refrigeration issue and what you can do about it.
1. Your Food Is Warm
If your food is warm, but only in certain parts of your refrigerator, it doesn't necessarily mean that you have a problem with the refrigerator motor or that the refrigerator isn't working properly. If your food closer to the front of the refrigerator is warm, but the food towards the back is cold, it's could be a problem with the refrigerator door. Check the door seal to see if it's still in good shape. If you can put a piece of paper in the door and close it and are able to pull the paper out easily, it's a problem with the seal. Dry rotting or cracks in the door seal means you should replace it. Replace the door seal to see if this helps keep your food cold. Otherwise, you may need to call a refrigerator repair service to check for more intensive repairs.
You can find a replacement seal for your refrigerator online or at an appliance parts store, or ask a repair service if they can provide a replacement for you.
2. Your Freezer Is Thawing
If your freezer is beginning to thaw, although the food in your refrigerator is still cold, try to adjust the thermostat on the freezer. It could have gotten turned down at some point and not turned back up. Also, be sure that all of the vents inside the freezer aren't covered up by food. This can occur if you have a very full freezer, and the food is blocking the airflow. Try cleaning it out and removing old food that is past its use-by date, or any food that you won't eat. Once it's cleaned out and the thermostat is adjusted, check the freezer again to be sure it is keeping cold. If it still is not working properly, call in a professional appliance repairman for help.
Your refrigerator is an important appliance in your home that needs to be cared for and repaired as needed. Hire an appliance repairman for help if you encounter a problem that you aren't able to repair on your own. For more questions about refrigerator repair, contact a local repair service.