When it comes to the most used appliances in your home, the refrigerator likely is sitting at the top of the list. Even if it isn’t, it undoubtedly one of the most important. If your fridge breaks, it’s an emergency. So how do you decide if you should replace that old fridge or get it repaired?
Things to Check Before You Do Anything
There could be a simple solution. While some of these seem obvious, you’d be surprised at what can happen.
- Is it plugged in all the way?
- Is the breaker tripped?
- Are the air ducts clear?
- Are the coils clogged?
When to Replace Your Fridge
If everything is looking good with the list above, there are a few ways we can determine that your fridge has seen its final days.
- The freezer side no longer cools properly.
- There is a defective compressor, which determined by a humming noise.
- Repair costs are more than half that of a new fridge.
- If the fridge is over 15 years old, replacing it will be worth it in the long run due to energy savings alone.
When to Repair Your Fridge
If it’s looking like you may save your fridge, we can do the final check by looking at a few key things.
- The fresh food section no longer cools properly.
- The fan is noisy.
- It’s not making ice, dispensing water, or some other extra feature is not working properly.
- The doors are not sealing as they should.
Of course, the best option is always to consult a professional when determining when it’s time to replace or repair. This will become essential as the cost will be part of the deciding factor in almost every case.
If you require a professional to evaluate and repair your fridge, look no further than Appliance Doctor in Philadelphia.
When to Repair and When to Replace Your Broken Fridge
Appliance Doctor, Incorporated is a Pennsylvania Corporation offering expert repair services to the Delaware Valley’s residents and businesses. We started in 1964 as a one-man business servicing only washers and dryers. Today, we service more than 110 different brands of refrigeration and appliance equipment across 49 different product types. Our technicians are expected to know so much information! In the 1960’s, our service area was limited to Philadelphia. Today, our service area includes all towns in Philadelphia, Bucks County, Montgomery County, Delaware County, and Chester County.