Refrigerator Repair: Tips, Cost and Guidelines

Having your refrigerator go out is much more of a pain than you might think. Not only do you have to worry about getting it fixed, but in the meantime, all the food that was in your fridge and freezer will need to be relocated to keep your food from spoiling. Not everyone has an extra fridge or freezer sitting around, so this can be quite the predicament! When your refrigerator needs repairs, here are a few tips to help you get it repaired quickly, an idea of what it’ll cost, and some guidelines.

If your refrigerator isn’t working, there are a few things you can do before you call an appliance repair company. It may seem silly, but first and foremost you need to check to make sure your refrigerator is plugged in. Sometimes, for whatever reason, your fridge may have come unplugged. This is a good problem to have if any, because it’s got a very simply fix… plugging it back in!

Next, you  want to make sure the doors and are all closed. You can also try adjusting the temperature dials. See if any of these make a difference in the way your fridge is running. If not, it’s time to check the condenser.

Your condenser is usually located at the bottom or back of your fridge.  This means it can easily become clogged and covered with dust, pet hair, or other debris. When your condenser isn’t regularly cleaned, it greatly impacts the efficiency of your appliance. It’s easy for the condenser to overheat and stop working. One tip to avoid refrigerator repairs is to regularly clean your condenser.

If your refrigerator still isn’t working, you may need to call in an appliance repair company. But is repairing your refrigerator worth it? If you have an older fridge, you may not think so. Most parts are pretty reasonable, just a few hundred dollars or less,  although a new compressor may be expensive. But if your older refrigerator is one you’re not ready to part with, Peter’s Appliance will do all they can to get it working like new.

Newer refrigerators also have many reasonably priced parts (even less than parts for older appliances), but the newer electronic parts can be expensive. Whether your refrigerator is new or old, talking to an appliance repair expert will help you determine the best course of action.

Now, when it comes time to choosing an appliance repair company, it’s important to go with someone your trust. The employees at Peter’s Appliance have been serving  Utah County and repairing appliances for many years. This family owned business is one that is trustworthy and reputable. When you choose Peter’s Appliance you’ll get the best service in town with long-lasting results.

No matter how old or new your refrigerator is, if you want it fixed, Peter’s Appliance can help. The same goes for your microwave, dishwasher, dryer, garbage disposal, oven/stove, and even reconditioned appliances. Whatever the problem, don’t let it slow down your life. Call Peter’s Appliance today!