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Your Guide to Refrigeration Repair

You rely on your refrigerator, so when it starts making odd noises, you have every cause to be concerned. All Temp, your Orlando refrigeration experts, can help you troubleshoot these common refrigerator problems. 

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Leaking

Finding a puddle of water in front of your refrigerator is never a good sign — especially if the door has been shut all night. A leaky refrigerator is a result of one of three malfunctioning parts: the door gaskets, the defrost drain, or the drain pan.

Door Gaskets
The door gaskets, or the bit of rubber that goes around the door, are responsible for trapping cool air in your refrigerator. If they aren’t secure, your refrigerator will be unable to properly seal. Try cleaning the gaskets with warm soapy water. If this fails, you may need to replace them entirely.

Defrost Drain
A clog in the defrost drain can lead to a leaking refrigerator.

Drain Pan
If the drain pan located at the bottom of your refrigerator is full, water may start to spill out. In this case, simply clean the drain pan.

Noise

While all refrigerators make some sort of noise, it shouldn’t be disruptive to your everyday life. If you’re hearing buzzing, humming, or whirring, it may be time to investigate. 

Level Your Refrigerator
Sometimes, loud noises are a result of an unlevel refrigerator. Simply use a wrench to turn the legs and adjust the level.

Soundproofing
The noise of your refrigerator can vibrate off of your floor. If this is the case, invest in a soundproofing mat you can place your refrigerator on.

Icemaker
Ice makers can be noisy. Check your ice maker regularly. If the ice is full, be sure to switch it to the off position.

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Temperature

Is the food in the back of your refrigerator freezing? Or is your produce spoiling a little too quickly? You may just need to adjust the temperature! Double check that your temperature isn’t set too hot or cold. You never know if the gauge was bumped during your last grocery haul.

If you try these basic troubleshooting tips and find you are still have problems with your refrigerator, give All Temp, the Orlando refrigeration experts, a call at (407) 857-7800. With over 20 years of experience, we can help you get your refrigerator running again.

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