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Refrigerator repair in Alexandria? - November 1, 2012, 09:27 AM

Anyone have suggestions on a repair service in the Alexandria area? The refrigerator in my condo isnt cooling as it should.. I tried to DIY it, but clearly I'm an idiot with these things. Anyone reputable that you trust?

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November 1, 2012, 11:39 AM

If it just seems to be down on cooling capacity but is running OK otherwise, you might try what has worked on two different refrigerators I've seen. One of them was mine.

Unplug refrigerator, pull it away from the wall, clean the coils on the back, underneath, etc. Clear all the dust bunnies away front & back to ensure good thermal exchange w/ coils and air.

Make sure it's sat for an hour or two unplugged. Then plug it back in.

Both times, after plugging in, frig ran just fine afterwards. Not saying it will fix yours, but you might try it if you didn't already.
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If it just seems to be down on cooling capacity but is running OK otherwise, you might try what has worked on two different refrigerators I've seen. One of them was mine.

Unplug refrigerator, pull it away from the wall, clean the coils on the back, underneath, etc. Clear all the dust bunnies away front & back to ensure good thermal exchange w/ coils and air.

Make sure it's sat for an hour or two unplugged. Then plug it back in.

Both times, after plugging in, frig ran just fine afterwards. Not saying it will fix yours, but you might try it if you didn't already.
I did clean off all of the crap off of the coils, and fan blade, etc.. It cooled down a bit(48F), but not to optimal temperature(33F).. It's back up again(60F).




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Empty the freezer side. Pull the back panel. Most likely the coils are frozen over. If you leave it unplugged overnight they should melt clear. (Or you can speed it up with a hair dryer - an hour / heat gun - 15 minutes)

If this is your problem then you will have it working for a while. Won't be fixed, but will work until you can get a repairman over. It's either a circuit board ($400-$500 typical for the service call) Or you would need a new refrigerator.

I've been through this multiple times on different fridges. Planned obsolescence sucks.


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November 19, 2012, 10:29 AM

Clean the coil with a vaccum. Also check in the freezer and fridge bottoms for a drain tube. It sometimes get plugged and will cause it not to work. The freezer one may even be clogged with ice.
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Side question.....
Have anyone seen a Freezer that you can put outside? I have a covered and screened deck and want to put a chest freezer on it lol inside space is limited.


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