The fridge is one of the most important kitchen appliances in a home. It is an electrical device that makes our lives much more comfortable and that allows us to store fresh or already cooked food and drinks inside without risk of spoiling
Today’s fridge s are equipped with high-quality materials and operating systems, but it is possible that wear and tear or improper use can reduce their useful life. In normal conditions this can be more than 10 years. We review below some very frequent breakdowns with this appliance and how to operate to repair it.
The tray collects water and the drain
This problem is common in non-frost fridges, that is, those that generate ice and frost on the walls due to low temperatures. This fridge s transports the cold from the freezer to the refrigeration area by means of a fan.
The failure occurs when the tray that must collect the water accumulates ice, the duct through which the air passes becomes obstructed and this makes it difficult for the fan to carry out its function. The consequence of this is a poor use of the appliance, which consumes more energy to preserve food.
The solution is to monitor the condition of the tray to check that ice does not accumulate, defrost if it is so and clean when there is a jam. In addition, if the fan is causing problems, another alternative is to go to spare parts for the fridge repair, where we will find all kinds of spare parts for this important appliance.
At Electrotodo they are specialized in all kinds of fridge spare parts, both changes in accessories and mechanical parts. Whatever the failure of the appliance, whether it is aesthetic or whether it fulfills a functional role, on this website we can find very helpful spare parts and spare parts.
In addition, the online store shows a search engine that allows you to refine the accessory or spare part to find. This company acts in Spain as the official technical service of the main world manufacturers of fridge s , from Balay to Corberó passing through Electrolux, Fagor, Samsung or Siemens, among others.
Too much snow in the freezer
Another phenomenon associated with non-frost fridge s is excess snow. When a lot of ice is generated in the freezer it can be for several reasons: the thermostat is too high, the condensation circuit is not ventilated or the thermostat itself is broken and needs to be replaced.
The third option can only be detected by a specialist technician , while the first two are more visible to the naked eye. If what happens is that the thermostat is too high, the translation at practical levels is a higher electricity consumption.
Placing the fridge near sources of heat
In the kitchen, all the elements have to be distributed according to a clear scheme: the appliance area, the cooking area and the water area, as well as a space for the pantry and food storage.
The fridge should never be placed near heat sources such as an oven or induction hob. Their presence will cause the fridge to over-strain to maintain the optimal thermostat temperature. This will again raise the electricity bill and multiply the options that this important part will break down.
At this point it is important to offer some advice: the fridge should not be placed too close to the wall , as the rear part is the one that houses the condensation circuit and there the air must circulate comfortably. In addition, the coil, the black metal grill at the back of the fridge , must be periodically cleaned of dust.