4 Signs It’s Time To Replace Your Refrigerator

For many, a refrigerator is the most important appliance in any home. Everyone
in your house will quickly grow discontent should the fridge stop working. If you
don’t fix it quickly, you run the risk of losing hundreds of dollars in spoiled
groceries (or even food poisoning, if you don’t catch it soon enough).
Typically, when you’re having problems with your refrigerator, you’ll know it. If
you have a home warranty, your best bet is to contact your warranty provider to
set up a visit with a service technician – you’ll save a ton of money if the repair
or replacement is covered under your plan.
If you don’t have a home warranty? Well, here are four signs it’s time to replace
your refrigerator.
1. The ice maker no longer makes ice.
Your ice maker should frequently make a churning noise while it produces more
ice. With all their moving parts, built-in ice makers are known to cause problems
for homeowners – the problem could be anything from a broken augur to a
defective water valve. Fortunately, a professional should be able to identify any
clogs or mechanical issues in no time.
2. The fridge is sweating, either inside or onto the floor.
The seals around your refrigerator should be able to keep moisture out even
during humid summer months. You might notice excessive condensation within
the fridge or leaking onto the floor if there’s a problem. In some cases, there
are DIY solutions where you can re-seal the fridge yourself, assuming you have
the necessary tools. That said, we recommend placing a claim if you’re covered
by Select Home Warranty so we can find the solution for you.
3. The coils are burning hot on the back of the fridge.
If you can feel intense heat coming from behind the fridge, then it’s a sure sign
you need a technician to check it out. The coils behind refrigerators are
insulated and might need replacing. In the instance of overheating coils, your
fridge is not operating efficiently – even dangerously.
When this happens, get an expert out to your home right away. A technician
experienced in refrigerator repair will be able to advise whether replacing the
coils is worth it, or if a new refrigerator would be the best solution. The older
your fridge, the more likely you will be to need a replacement.
4. Temperatures are either too high or too low.
Whether your fridge isn’t working hard enough and your food is spoiling or
your freezer is over-doing it and leaving all your food ravaged with freezer
burn, you should always be in control of the temperature.
If you’re having either of these problems and find yourself frequently throwing
food away, it’s time to call an expert. The problem may be resolved with some
simple maintenance, or you might even need a mechanical replacement for
internal components like the thermostat. Either way, it’s best to contact a
professional before it’s too late.
Did you know the right home warranty can cover mechanical issues with
refrigerators? Learn more about what’s covered under a Select Home Warranty
protection plan.
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