Refrigerator Repair Services in Keller, TX
Your refrigerator is probably the most important appliance in your home. It’s one of the few that is always on and probably the only one that you use every day. It helps you stay healthy by keeping your food fresh and free of bacteria and mold. And most importantly, it’s where you keep your ice cream.
If your refrigerator stops working, you face the possibility of hundreds of dollars in spoiled food and potentially thousands of dollars to replace the fridge itself. The good news is that many refrigerator problems can be diagnosed and fixed by experienced technicians like those here at Ace’s Appliance & Repair.
The Most Common Refrigerator Problems
- Refrigerator isn’t working
If your refrigerator isn’t working at all (i.e., it’s not cold and the light won’t come on), first check to make sure it has power. Carefully move your fridge back to ensure that it’s plugged in, and check your fuse box to ensure that power is flowing to your kitchen outlets. If that doesn’t solve the problem, you may have a broken electronic control board, which can be replaced by our experienced appliance repair professionals.
- Refrigerator isn’t cold enough
This may result from dusty condenser coils. Unplug your fridge and try wiping or vacuuming the accumulated dust off the coils. If that doesn’t work, you may need a new defrost thermostat, which we can order and install for you.
- Icemaker isn’t working
Icemakers are surprisingly complex mechanisms and one of the most common problems we fix. One thing you can check for yourself is if you have a pinched, blocked or broken water intake hose. Just be sure to turn off the valve from the supply pipe, so you don’t end up flooding your kitchen. Also, check the filters and valves for a blockage. If that doesn’t solve the problem, you may have problems with the electronics or mechanism of your icemaker, which we can diagnose and repair for you.
Should You Repair or Replace Your Refrigerator?
Refrigerators are large, complicated, and expensive pieces of machinery. When yours breaks down, you may wonder whether it’s worth repairing it or whether you should just throw in the towel and get a new one.
Here are a few rules of thumb to keep in mind when deciding whether you should repair or replace your malfunctioning refrigerator.
- Is it still under warranty? If your fridge is still new enough to be covered by the original manufacturers’ warranty or the extended coverage offered by some retailers, you can be reimbursed for your repair costs or even get a replacement unit at no cost.
- How old is your fridge? If your refrigerator is less than seven years old, you should definitely consider repairing it before replacing it. Refrigerators are typically designed for a ten-year lifespan, so newer units may just have a bad part that can easily be replaced to make them like new again. If you’re not sure how old your fridge is, check the factory label inside or on the back for the manufacture date.
- How much is the repair going to cost? New refrigerators can run anywhere from a few hundred to a couple thousand dollars. If your repair estimate is more than half of the cost of a similar unit, it might be more cost-effective just to replace it. But you may also be surprised at how affordable a professional appliance repair service can be.
Call us today to get your refrigerator running again.