A refrigerator is a familiar piece of equipment, but quite complex and not insured against failures. Some malfunctions are not immediately noticeable. For example, there are cases when the refrigerator does not turn off. The device produces the necessary amount of cold, the food does not spoil, but the motor runs continuously.
You can not leave such a situation unattended, it can deteriorate very quickly. We will tell you how to cope with a dangerous disturbance in the work of refrigeration equipment independently. We will tell you how to eliminate the failure and prevent its occurrence in the future.
Ways to fix the situation yourself
To begin with, it is worth once again familiarizing yourself with the recommendations for the refrigerator operation and checking whether the real situation corresponds to what is written in the manual.
Resolving the problem by rearranging
If there is no or too little clearance between the refrigerator grill at the back and the wall, simply move the unit.
Do the same if the refrigerator is too close to a heat source. Most likely, you will have to do a little rearrangement to place the unit in a more suitable location. Then you need to check the temperature settings, measure the overall temperature of the room, and correct the situation.
If after these uncomplicated manipulations the refrigerator began to turn off properly, it is necessary to observe its work. Periods of compressor operation should not be too long.
Finding a fault in the insulation
If there is nothing wrong with the operating conditions, or if the situation is corrected and the motor continues to run without stopping, it is time to look for other options.
First, you need to inspect the rubber seal around the perimeter of the refrigerator doors. The material may have warped over time and begun to let air in. If the seal looks fairly new and elastic, you can look for damage on it. A small hole causes many problems.
It is not difficult to replace the sealant. To do this, you need to buy a new element, remove the old rubber, clean the base and glue an undamaged gasket, using special glue or epoxy. Of course, during the work, the refrigerator must be disconnected from the power supply.
One of the reasons for the depressurization of the refrigerator chamber is the improper installation of the refrigerator doors. It happens because of the ineptitude of the master. It also happens but happens less often, as a result of using defective elements.
If the seal is okay, you need to inspect the doors and their mounting points. Identifying and correcting deficiencies will help the master.
If you have not been able to recognize the cause of the breakdown on all the points above, or you do not want to waste time on guesswork, North Country Appliance Repair Service is always happy to help you and conduct a professional diagnosis and repair your refrigerator in the shortest possible time.