These days, refrigerators in Ashland can be found in almost every home. Refrigerators have become a necessity and with the advent of the energy-efficient models, having a refrigerator in the house has become less of a burden. But, did you know that there are certain things that you can do that can help you make your refrigerator consume less energy? Here are some refrigerator maintenance tips that can help you reduce the electrical consumption of the appliance.
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Most refrigerators have wheels on the bottom that can be moved up and down to stabilize the appliance. The adjustment wheels also allow the unit to be leveled so its door opens and closes with less effort; refrigerator doors should close by themselves when opened halfway. Some refrigerator models have adjustable wheels under each corner; less-expensive models only have adjustable wheels or legs under the front corners. Adjustable wheels eliminate the need for shims when the refrigerator sits on uneven floors.
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A couple of different methods exist for resetting a Whirlpool ED22RF refrigerator. You may need to reset the whole refrigerator if you are cleaning the refrigerator or replacing a light bulb. On the other hand, you may need to reset the ice maker within the appliance if you changed the water filter and desire the base grille water status light to go back to its normal settings.
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Many of the problems that cause a refrigerator to stop working require the intervention of a technician, but some of them can be solved with simple fixes that you can do yourself.
The exact location of the potentially problematic components varies among different Frigidaire models, but the general troubleshooting process is similar for all refrigerators. Consult your refrigerator's owner's manual for guidance on how to find the components in your particular model after you locate the model number. The model number is found on an appliance tag on the inside wall of the refrigerator.
Ice Maker and Water Dispenser Problems
When the ice maker does not produce ice and your water dispenser is not working either, check the water supply line for proper connection and that the valve on the line is open. Check the refrigerator's water filter for proper installation and that is not clogged. Replace as needed, as these only last a few months.
Confirm that the ice maker's power switch is turned on and that the wire signal arm, which automatically stops the ice maker when the ice bin is full, is not pushed up when the ice maker isn't working. Confirm that no jammed ice cubes are preventing the unit's raker arms or auger from turning
If the temperature inside the freezer is above about 10 degrees Fahrenheit, the ice maker will not make ice; if the refrigerator has been recently installed or unplugged, allow plenty of time for the freezer to reach the proper temperature.
Abnormally loud noises coming from your refrigerator while it's running are likely to be caused by the compressor, the condenser fan or its motor, or the evaporator fan or its motor. If the problem is caused by dirty or blocked fans, you may be able to solve it by cleaning the fans; the evaporator fan is behind the panel in the rear of the freezer's interior, and the condenser fan can be accessed by removing the bottom back panel of the refrigerator. Always unplug the refrigerator before removing any panels or cleaning any components.
If any of these components are failing, a technician can replace them if you do not know how.
Water Leakage and Condensation
The refrigerator may leak water onto the floor if the defrost drain, which is under the evaporator, is clogged with ice. You may be able to unclog the drain yourself without calling a technician.
Water may condense inside or outside the refrigerator when the weather is especially humid; this is normal. Condensation may also form inside the compartment, on the refrigerator's outer surfaces or between the doors if the doors are left partly open; check the doors to ensure hat they're unobstructed and able to close all the way, and clean the door gaskets with warm water and a soft cloth.
Frigidaire refrigerators with touch-control panels have a series of alarms that sound when the door is open for more than 5 minutes, temperatures rise inside the freezer or the refrigerator or when an ice cube jams the flapper in the dispenser. Reset these by pressing Alarm-Reset on the touch screen.