It’s not surprising for us to meet stressed customers complaining of their refrigerator not working. Luckily, our experts at appliance repair in Baltimore always have a way of rectifying the situation.
Many factors can stop the refrigerator from cooling. The most common problem is often with the defrost compartment. This is a common situation where the freezer allows warm air, which eventually becomes cooled to ice by the freezer’s cold temperature. This accumulation of frost and ice might prohibit the normal flow of air in the refrigerator.
Your freezer is the central point for all cooling. An air duct is used to link the refrigeration compartment to the hub, the refrigerator’s main cooling component. A defrosting problem arises from stuffed air ducts which inhibit air from flowing into the refrigeration compartment.
Causes of Defrosting Problems
In most circumstances, problems with defrosting result from three common factors. These include the defrost timer (defrost control), the defrost thermostat (limit), or the defrost heater. Of course, freezers have a heater within them. The heater serves varied purposes like controlling the interior temperature and defrosting the evaporator.
The Defrost Cycle
Depending on the manufacturer, the majority of the defrost cycles take 20-30 minutes. These cycles take place in intervals of 6-8 hrs during a typical operation. During these intervals, the defrost heater heats the evaporator coils quickly, melting the accumulated frost. The resulting water is then disposed of through a discharge duct. Although ice accumulation might be minimal in most cases and of little concern, it can pile to considerable amounts, raising alarms. Fortunately, you can take a few simple steps to remedy the situation.
Steps to Manage Ice Accumulation
First, start by unplugging the refrigerator, then leave it for 24 hours so that the ice can defrost. You can as well use a hairdryer while thawing the ice formed on evaporator coils.
But always be sure to follow safety measures while handling the appliance. The refrigerator should not be plugged while disassembling components. Everything should be handled carefully to maintain the condition of the fridge.
On a similar note, keep the hair drier a few inches from evaporator coils. Keeping the dryer too close might tamper with critical components like intersections and sweats, which link the evaporator to various tubing or capillary lines. Try keeping the equipment at a minimum of 20-25 inches from the coils.
A little attentiveness can help as well, especially with costly repairs. As much as you enjoy having your refrigerator around, you should aim to monitor its functionality as possible. Our tips above can get you started.
Contact the Experts Today
Call us whenever you spot frost build-up. We have top-notch experts with extensive experience who work around the clock to guarantee timely repairs. You can as well pick a convenient time for yourself. Even better, we work past 5 to fit your schedule. And https://baltimoreappliancerepairshop.com/ is your go-to technician for refrigerator maintenance and repair services.
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218 N Charles St, suite 1-A
Baltimore MD 21201