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What to Do When Your Refrigerator Stops Running

If your refrigerator is not running, there is no need to catch it.

All jokes aside, it is a pretty big inconvenience. Since your fridge is running day in and day out, your whole family counts on it to keep your items cold. If this isn’t happening, or its running improperly, you have a few options.


The first thing you may be tempted to do is fix the problem yourself. Always make sure the appliance is unplugged before even looking at it. For some repairs, this might be an option. A broken seal is a relatively straightforward to do task. However, if done improperly, the problem may persist. For do it yourself repairs, make sure you have all the knowledge and tools you need to do the job correctly to prevent major problems from occurring.


Call an Expert

If you just can’t seem to figure out what the issue is, or you think you know but are not sure, it is best to call an expert. You can give them all the information you found out when looking at the appliance. They will be able to give you a better idea of what the problem may be and schedule a time to look at it. You may want to prepare a backup plan for keeping your items cold. The technician will be able to respond quickly, but it is best to have the plan just in case.

Buy a New One

In some cases, you may just want to consider buying a new appliance. If your fridge is getting old, it is likely using up too much energy. It also may encounter problems down the road, aside from the ones you’re currently experiencing. Though the repairs may seem cheaper upfront, having these repairs done multiple times will add up. A newer appliance, on the other hand, may benefit more from a simple repair.

Keep Your Refrigerated Items Cold During Repairs

Food sitting out will harbor bacteria, making it unsafe to consume later on. Ask a neighbor or family member if you can borrow space in their refrigerator while yours is being serviced.

Give Hi-Tech Appliance a call for your residential refrigerator repair. We have friendly experts ready to service your equipment quickly. 

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