The In’s and Out’s of Refrigerator Repair
The refrigerator could be the most important appliance in your home. It is what stands between your groceries being potential meals and becoming science experiments.
Learning to identify problems in your refrigerator can save you time that you would otherwise spend trying to find someone to do the work for you, and learning to fix problems in the refrigerator on your own can save you money that would otherwise be used to have someone else do what you easily could. Finding and fixing the problem may sound daunting, but many problems are simple to fix once you’ve bought the correct parts.
Here are some easy to recognize problems, the parts you would need to fix them, and the approximate cost of the items:
- If your water dispenser refuses to dispense water, you may need a new filter. A filter will likely cost less than $50, and is a very simple repair.
- If the handle or latch in your refrigerator becomes damaged in some way, a repair could cost only $40 and 15-30 minutes of your time.
- A too-warm fridge or freezer would likely cost less than $30 to fix on your own.
- A fridge that is leaking water could have a broken valve, which could cost only $55 to fix.
It is beneficial to your wallet and your peace of mind to get to know the anatomy of your refrigerator and what its symptoms mean. It is always better to look into replacement parts and the difficulty of doing the replacement on your own before running out to buy a new fridge.
To look into replacement parts you may need, or for more information on appliance repair parts, please contact us.