Refrigerator/Freezer Tips To Save Money

Attempting to repair a refrigerator or freezer without proper training and safety  is dangerous. Refrigerators and freezers should only be repaired by skilled professionals.  Repairs performed by unqualified people risk serious injury or even death.
Proper maintenance and care is essential in keeping your refrigerator and freezer running efficiently. Following these tips can prolong the life of your refrigerator.
Always ship refrigerators upright. Laying a refrigerator on its back or side can cause the compressor to fail if restarted before allowing the oil  time to drain out of the lines and the compressor back into the oil chamber. It can also damage the condenser.
Position refrigerators away from heat sources like ranges and sunny windows. To prevent overheating and system failure, do not place the refrigerator near anything that can restrict the airflow to the motor, coils and compressor. Clean the condenser on a regular bases.
To avoid burning out the compressor, always plug the refrigerator directly into the wall. If you absolutely need to run an extension chord, make sure a heavy duty, 3-pronged extensions cord. Never use a GFI plug.
Never run frost-free refrigerators in unheated areas unless they are specially designed for such conditions. When the air temperature is too low, the compressor runs less, keeping temperatures in the refrigerator compartment cold enough for fresh food but not cold enough in the freezer compartment. At air temperatures below freezing, the compressor stops running, so the freezer compartment rises to air temperature and food thaws and spoils.
If leaving for an extended time like a vacation, discard perishable food, turn off the ice maker and leave the refrigerator on.
Do not over fill the refrigerator because cold air can't circulate freely to regulate the temperature food.
To prevent odors cover or wrap all exposed foods. Clean up spills and remove spoiled food immediately.
Clean the refrigerator/freezer regularly by taking out all food and removable interior parts. Wash with a mild household detergent or baking soda and rinse with warm water. Take out removable glass shelves and plastic bins to clean separately.

Clean the door gasket with detergent solution.
Clean condenser coils regularly by gently brushing off buildup that may cause overheating. Sweep or vacuum dust and other debris under and around your refrigerator to promote good airflow.
Following these tips will prolong the life of your refrigerator and avoid many costly repairs. There are times when a repair is needed.

SoBellas Appliance Repair in El Paso can fix all major brands of refrigerators and freezer including Kenmore, Whirlpool, General Electric, Amana, Maytag, Jenn-Air, Frigidaire, Sub Zero, Kitchen Aide, Magic Chef, Samsung, Fisher and Paykel, Electrolux and Scotsman.

We repair most refrigerator problems including poor cooling, no cooling, leaks, loud noises and ice makers. Please call 915-585-2811 for fast, reliable professional service. We provide service to El Paso and Dona Ana counties. Some of the municipalities serviced include El Paso, Canutillo, Las Cruces, Ridgecrest, Socorro, Sunland Park, and Vista Hills. Our technicians are standing by.

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