Refrigerator Repair in Memphis

Common Refrigerator Problems We Can Help With

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If you notice any of these issues, call our refrigerator repair professionals!

  • Water leaks - Your fridge should not be leaking. A pool of water coming from your fridge is an immediate issue. This could mean you have a blocked defrost drain. Or, it could mean you have a clogged or frozen water supply.
  • The freezer isn’t cold enough - If the freezer isn’t as cold as it should be, your food could go bad a lot quicker than usual. This problem could be an issue with the freezer evaporator fan or your condenser coils.
  • Unit cycles too often - Is your fridge making too much noise too often? This could mean you have a problem with your condenser coils. Or, your temperature could be set too low.
  • The fresh food compartment is too warm - Is your fresh food compartment warmer than usual? This means the air from your freezer isn’t traveling to the fresh food compartment. Your evaporator fan or your diffuser could cause this issue.
  • A sheet of ice on the bottom of the freezer - Do you have a layer of ice at the bottom of your freezer? This shouldn't be happening! Water that should be draining from your defrost drain is ending up on your freezer floor. This could mean you have a blockage.
  • The fridge is freezing your food - Is the food in your fridge freezing? This means the temperature control thermostat might be malfunctioning.
  • Your ice maker is overflowing - Overflowing ice could be an issue with the water inlet valve. If the water pressure in the valve is too low, it might not close when the power shuts off. This causes leaks in the ice maker.
  • Too much frost in the ice dispenser - This is usually caused by a malformed or dirty damper door. This either needs to be cleaned or replaced.
  • Your water dispenser isn’t working - Several issues could cause this problem. Your water tube might be freezing. Or you have a faulty inlet valve or insufficient water pressure.
  • Your food is too warm - If you notice your fridge isn’t cold enough, your food could begin to rot more quickly. This problem is probably the most pressing, and you need to take care of it as soon as possible.

At Mr. Appliance of Memphis, we can service many brands, makes, and models of refrigerators. We're also backed by over 3,000 reviews and warranty our services as per our Neighborly Done Right Promise®!

If your refrigerator isn’t running, call us to book your repair service! You can also book your service online.

Fridge Repair | FAQs

How Long Do Fridges Last?

The refrigerator is one of the greatest inventions of the modern era. The very first cooling systems involved using ice for cooling. The first use of artificial refrigeration in the home happened in the early 20th century. Most refrigerators last anywhere from 10 to 18 years; with a life expectancy of 14 years. If your fridge is getting a little old, you may experience some issues with your unit.

What Temperature Should My Refrigerator Be?

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), set your fridge at or below 40° Fahrenheit. Refrigeration isn’t just convenient, but a health necessity. Keeping food at the right temperature prevents food-borne illnesses caused by Salmonella, E. coli, and C. botulinum. Bacteria can cause severe sickness and even death in some cases.

How Much Does It Cost To Repair A Refrigerator?

Refrigerator repair costs differ from job to job. It depends on what’s wrong with your fridge. But you can save money by repairing your fridge over buying a new one. With us, we’ll waive your service call fee if you proceed with our recommended repair!

Why Would A Refrigerator Stop Cooling?

If your fridge isn’t cooling, first check to make sure it hasn’t gotten unplugged. Also, check to make sure the thermostat hasn’t been changed. Then, consider cleaning the condenser coils with a standard coil cleaning brush. The condenser coils are either under your fridge, towards the front, or behind your fridge. If your fridge still isn’t cooling, give us a call and we’ll take a look!

Is It Worth Repairing An Old Refrigerator?

Yes, you can end up saving money and time by having your fridge repaired! Repair costs are a fraction of the cost of a new fridge. Plus, you won't have to spend time shopping for a new refrigerator.

Yet, there are some instances where replacing your fridge might be more cost-effective.

The general rule of thumb is to repair your fridge if the repair costs are less than half the cost of a new fridge. During your service call, we can help you weigh your options. We want what's most cost-effective for you!

  • Related: 5 Types of Refrigerators - Which is Best for You?

Refrigerator Care and Maintenance Tips

Clean Your Fridge!

You can solve many common refrigerator issues by giving your fridge a good clean. Dust can be a massive issue in the day-to-day function of your fridge. Especially since many people don’t consider cleaning the outside of their unit to be a top priority.

Giving your refrigerator a good once-over should be a chore you handle once every six months or so. Not only will it help your unit run more efficiently and save you money, but it will also extend the life of your fridge.

When cleaning your fridge, make sure to keep these tips in mind:

  • Use natural cleaning products. This includes cleaners with natural citrus oils instead of harsher kitchen cleaning chemicals. Avoid harsh chemicals! Chemicals like bleach shouldn't come into contact with your food.
  • Remove all food before cleaning. Take this opportunity to throw out any expired or moldy leftovers or products.
  • Take out all removable parts and clean them with warm water and dish soap. You can leave these parts to soak if you have a large basin to put them in.
  • Clean any spills immediately as they happen. Cleaning spills will help prevent Listeria growth. This can also prevent bacteria from spreading from one food to another.

Clean Your Condenser Coils

Cleaning dust and debris off of your condenser coils is a great way to help them efficiently release heat. This ultimately helps your refrigerator run properly.

Below is a helpful video from our Mr. Appliance YouTube channel, this video shows you:

  • How to clean your condenser coils,
  • Check your gaskets, and
  • Ways you can fix the "my ice smells terrible!" problem!

Check Your Gaskets

The gaskets are the rubber liners that seal your freezer and fridge doors to the unit. Check the gaskets often for any cracks or places where they are getting detached. Ensuring these seals are properly will help keep your fridge cool and running efficiently.

Change Your Fridge's Water Filter

You should change your fridge's water filter every 6 months. Doing so will help keep your water and ice clean. Changing your filters will also help prevent deposit buildup in your refrigerator's pipes. Check your owner's manual or reach out to your manufacturer if you need help locating the filter.

Professional Refrigerator Repair Services Near Me

If cleaning your refrigerator, or any other DIY tips haven’t solved your problem, it might be time to give us a call! You can trust us for skilled and efficient refrigerator repair in Memphis. Our technicians are friendly and knowledgeable. We also offer flat-rate and up-front pricing in our estimates.

With us, there are no hidden fees or overtime charges. Check out our customer reviews for more information about our quality of service! Then visit our special offers page for our current coupons. We also offer commercial appliance repair. If your commercial refrigerator or walk-in freezer needs repair or maintenance, call us!

Ready to get started? Call us or contact us online to schedule a service today! We serve Memphis, Medon, Gallaway, and beyond!

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