KitchenAid refrigerators are state-of-the-art food preservation systems that have everything you may need to keep your food and beverages fresh. It is always best to invest in a good refrigeration system, as the refrigerator is the home appliance that works the hardest day in and day out. Imagine how much it works without you even lifting a finger, and it barely even breaks down.
After the iconic Stand Mixer was born in 1919, KitchenAid has introduced an entire kitchen of quality products and appliances that is backed up by their attention to detail, quality, and craftsmanship. As being in the business for so long, KitchenAid now offers a wide-range of refrigerators available for use. They have freestanding refrigerators, built-in refrigerators, wine cellar refrigerators, ice makers, bottom freezers, and even specialty refrigerators that all guarantee to keep food and beverage fresh and safe.
But despite having quality in mind, there will be times when a refrigerator just won’t work. In the event that a refrigerator breaks down though, here are a few KitchenAid refrigerator repair ideas on how to try and fix the refrigerator yourself.
Clean your condenser coils at least twice a year.
Condenser coils are in charge of transferring heat from refrigerators and freezers. First, make sure that the refrigerator is disconnected from the electric outlet and that the power is off. Next, locate the condenser coils. There are usually two sets of coils for cooling appliances – the evaporator and condenser coils. For old refrigerators, the condenser coil may be located on the rear of the refrigerator. On most refrigerators however, the condenser coil may be found at the bottom. Carefully vacuum the visible dust and dirt from the coil and fan but make sure not to damage the parts.
Defrost your refrigerator and freezer.
Minimize the need for refrigerator repair by defrosting your refrigerator and freezer every once in a while. This will also help make your refrigerator and freezer working efficiently. Defrosting is a pretty easy job as it only requires an ample amount of time to do. First, remove the contents of your refrigerator and freezer. Turn the power off and keep the doors of the fridge and freezer open. This would also be a great time to clean the shelves of your fridge – give them a good wash and scrubbing. Allow all the frost to melt. If you want a faster procedure, get a hair dryer and use it to soften blocks of ice to easily chip it off and avoid having pools of water running everywhere. Chip off the blocks of ice using a plastic spatula, then wipe dry with a clean cloth.
Replace the rubber door seal or gasket when needed.
There may be times when you would find your refrigerator’s compressor running constantly, wasting energy and lowering down the life expectancy of your appliance. More often than not, hard or cracked refrigerator gaskets would cause this. To replace gaskets, make sure you purchase a gasket specifically made for the refrigerator you own. Before attaching the new gasket, soak it first in warm water to make it workable. Remove the old gasket on one side of the door at a time – it is usually attached using screws, clips, or adhesives. Clean the area with some water and detergent before attaching the new gasket. Slowly work the replacement starting at one side of the door, working down the sides. Smooth the gasket into place by making sure it lies flat and there are no lumps or curled edges.
Repair door hinges.
Another possible problem that you could save on refrigerator repair costs would be repairing door hinges yourself. Sometimes, gaskets may not be the source of your problems, but the door hinges itself. With opening and closing the door every so often everyday, there’s no doubt that it will one day breakdown. The easiest way to repair a door hinge is to first loosen the hinge bolts slightly with a wrench. Next, align the door so that it’s straight, and then retighten the bolts.
Fix a damaged baffle or air inlet damper.
If you feel like your refrigerator is too warm, then this could be caused by a damaged baffle or air inlet damper. The air inlet damper, baffle, or diffuser is the part of the refrigerator that balances the air flow from the evaporator fan housing. It is in charge of controlling the amount of cold air entering the food compartment. First, locate where the baffle is. Normally, it would be housed in something made of plastic and will have a Styrofoam lining to prevent air leakage. Once located, operate the control knob to verify that it moves freely. If it does, then that means it works just fine. If it’s stuck, then it should be replaced.
Locate where vibrating noises are coming from.
When your refrigerator starts to make unnecessary noises, these noised could be caused by loose parts such as loose condenser coils, compressor tubing rattling, or rollers and feet that sit unevenly on the floor. This can easily be managed by looking for the loose part and tightening it with a wrench or a screwdriver.
Fix a refrigerator’s light that stays on.
A refrigerator light that stays on despite having the door closed will warm the refrigerator’s interior. Ideally, the light should shut off once you close the door of the fridge. With most refrigerators, you will be able to see the light shut off once the door is about an inch from closing. However there may be times when the light wouldn’t shut off at all and you won’t be aware of it. Test the light switch button – if you push it all the way and the light goes off, then it works. If it doesn’t, then it needs some replacement.
Level your refrigerator.
At least once every three months, level your refrigerator from side to side and front to back. Unleveled fridges would usually cause doors to not close properly, strain motors, and cause condensation inside. To fix, place a level on top of the refrigerator then rotate the machine’s adjustable feet until the refrigerator is level.
Replace your water filter.
At least once every six months, replace your water filter. This is to ensure you have clean water and ice, and to prevent clogs and leaks. Locate where the filter of your fridge is, as it may vary from model to model. Pull it out, then pop in a new filter. Run a couple of gallons of water through it to remove any carbon residue.
Use the baking soda trick.
If you want to keep your fridge from getting smelly, keep an open box of baking soda in your fridge. The baking soda will absorb some odor-causing acids that can be caused by the things your store in your refrigerator.
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