West Coast Chief Repair Presents 5 Refrigerator Maintenance Tips for Optimal Efficiency
Your refrigerator is one of the most used appliances in your home, so it’s important to keep it in top working condition. Follow these 5 maintenance tips to ensure that your refrigerator runs at optimal efficiency for years to come. 1. Clean the interior and exterior 2. Clean the rubber gaskets 3. Clean the condenser coils 4. Replace the water filter 5. Defrost your freezer
Clean the interior and exterior • Every week, you should use a damp cloth to clean up any spills or crumbs found on the shelves, in the drawers, or on the walls of your refrigerator. • An all-purpose kitchen cleaner can also be used for stubborn spots. • Also, wipe down the outside of your refrigerator, using stainless steel cleaner if necessary.
Clean the rubber gaskets • Refrigerator and freezer doors are lined with rubber seals designed to keep warm air out of the interior of the unit. • By cleaning these rubber gaskets as needed with a universal cleaner, you’ll ensure a tight seal that will allow your unit to run efficiently. • If any gaskets have become warped or cracked, replace them with new ones.
Clean the condenser coils • Clean the condenser coils that are located underneath or at the back of your refrigerator. • Keep the coils clean by brushing or vacuuming every six month to remove the dirt and dust.
Replace the water filter • Another step of regular maintenance that should be performed every six months is the replacement of your refrigerator’s water filtration system. • If you wait too long to replace your refrigerator’s filter, it can begin growing bacteria and mold that will contaminate your water and ice.
Defrost your freezer • Defrosting is important because as frost builds up on the interior coils, it restricts airflow and the coils cannot cool as efficiently as they should. • If your refrigerator doesn’t have an automatic defrost control, then you will need to manually defrost it on occasion. • To manually defrost your unit, remove everything from both the refrigerator and freezer and keep it in a cooler with ice. • Then turn the unit off and open all the doors, allowing the warm air to flow inside.
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