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My fridge and freezer not working very well, what can I do?

Need to know if there are any common issues? should i get repaired or buy new

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What Jorge and Bill say, makes sense. On the other hand when old freezers don't perform well, they consume lots of power. New freezers cool better with less power. You could save hundreds of kilowatt a year with a new freezer for their better insulation and higer efficiency.

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A technician would first make sure there is good airflow on the ondensor and evaporator, the outside and inside radiator coils. The condensor would be the first thing to look at, it is under the fridge where the fan blows on to, it gets clogged with dirt and lint, it needs to be clean and the fan is inspected for good spinning speed. This condensor is what disipates heat removed from the inside of the fridge or evaporator. The evaporator gets cold and absorves heat and if there is no airflow across the evaporator, the evaporator will ice up into a chunk of ice, then no airflow at all across it.
Start by cleaning the outside condensor then if necessary, chec the inside fridge's airflow.

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Most problems of not freezing very well can be attributed to poor door seals or doors not being closed properly
another problem is if people use the fridge to air condition a room by holding it open too long while they look and talk. This looses all the cold from the fridge and so the recovery time is much longer
check that the settings have not being moved by food as it is put on the shelf
fridges the lower the number the colder and freezers the higher the number the colder
other that that get a fridge technician to advise on repair ability

Posted on Apr 18, 2015

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