Most of modern refrigerators are equipped with the latest technology. If handled correctly, they can last 10-20 years without significant damage. But it is the operation that will determine the service life. Sometimes breakdowns occur due to improper handling of equipment, in more rare cases, the reason may lie in the manufacturer's desire to make money on post-warranty service. To avoid possible breakdowns, you should know for what reasons the refrigerator most often fails. Today we will tell you about the most common causes of breakdown:
Fridge compressor breakage. Cooling either drops (ice melts in the freezer, low temperatures are not maintained), or stops completely. The cause of compressor breakdown may lie in equipment wear or in frequent leaving the door loosely closed for a long time. Replacing the compressor will not be cheap. Sometimes it is more profitable to buy a new refrigerator. However, coupled with the good organization and extensive experience of our craftsmen, replacing a refrigerator compressor in our workshop is lower than that of competitors and almost always justifies the cost.
Freon leak. In the event of a coolant leak, the cooling system is also disrupted, the temperature in all chambers ceases to be stably low. When you are near the refrigerator, you can smell the refrigerator defrosting smell. With such a breakdown, it is necessary to refuel with freon, as well as eliminate cracks through which freon evaporates. This service will be very budgetary.
Problems with the thermostat. The light is on, but the refrigerator is not cooling - most likely, the compressor has stopped working. Replacing the thermostat is usually sufficient to return it to working condition.
Defective starting relay. The technique is turned on and off for a short time. The situation is serious, since a breakdown of the starting relay can provoke a breakdown of the compressor in the event of its continuous uninterrupted operation, so it is better not to delay calling the master. The cost of replacing a starting relay is quite expensive, and not every technician will deal with this problem. However, we can assure that the prices for such a service are below market prices, and the replacement of the starting relay will cost several times cheaper than buying a new refrigerator.
Failure of electronics. Power surges can often cause malfunctions in the main components of the refrigerator. To prevent this situation, you can purchase a voltage stabilizer and connect it to the refrigerator. If a failure has already occurred in the electronics, try unplugging the refrigerator for 5 minutes. If this did not help, then most likely there was a breakdown of some part of the refrigerator. For example, a breakdown of a motor-compressor can cause an internal short circuit.
In any case, we recommend not to postpone the diagnosis of the device breakdown and entrust it to a professional. It is he who will be able to accurately diagnose the cause of the breakdown and assess the scale of the problem. And if it seems to you that your device is simply worn out due to its age, then we want to note that the probability of a successful repair is just higher with an older device, since a breakdown in the first year after purchase is most likely the cause of a factory error. Remember that respectful attitude can significantly extend the life of your refrigerator.