Have you ever wondered what goes into a heating or air conditioning system for a large office building or another large building like a mall or a school? My name is Evelyn, and I am an HVAC architect. I design heating and air conditioning systems for large, corporate buildings. Making sure that a large building with many rooms or offices is efficiently heated and cooled is a very large job and is much more complicated than simply heating or cooling a home. This blog will educate the reader on how heating and cooling jobs this large are designed and completed.
If your refrigerator stops working, you want to get it checked out as soon as possible because you don't want to lose any of the food that is in there. You also don't want to have to go to the grocery store daily to make sure that you have fresh groceries. You need to call an appliance repair service tech to come to your house to fix the problem, but they may not be able to get to your house immediately. There are a few things that you can do that will let you troubleshoot the problem to see if you can figure it out or get your refrigerator working yourself.
Check the Power
The first thing you should always do is check to make sure that your refrigerator is getting power. To do this, you may need to pull the fridge away from the wall so that you can access the outlet it is plugged into. Check to see if the plug is in the outlet firmly and completely. If is it is loose or wiggly, the circuit may not be getting completed, which means no power to your fridge. You can try plugging it into another outlet to see if it is that that particular outlet not working with your fridge. If the plug is firmly in the outlet and the cord is in good shape, check the circuit breaker. You want to make sure that it is in the "on" position. If the breaker switch is in the "off" position, then flip it on and see if your refrigerator has power.
Check the Condenser Coils
While you have the refrigerator pulled out from the wall, you should check the condenser coils. They are in the back of your refrigerator and help to make sure that your fridge stays good and cold. They can get all gunked up and lint and debris can build up on them. You may want to use a special brush to clean the condenser, but you can also use your vacuum and a crevice tool to suck up all the dirt, dust, lint, and debris. Doing that might help your fridge have power again.
If you have a non-functional fridge, call a service tech to come out to your house so that they can check it out and see what work needs to be done. There are some things that you can do before the service tech gets to your house to see if you can figure out what is going on.
For more information about appliance repair, contact a local repair technician.