Refrigerator Repair in Portland

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If you’ve ever opened the fridge after a long day at work, only to discover that it’s warm and most of your food has spoiled, you understand the pain. You know that even though refrigerators are such commonplace these days when they stop working, it throws a wrench in your day. And since that happened, you probably schedule routine maintenance checks for tune-ups and timely minor repairs to avoid anything major.

Looking for fridge repair in Portland? Call us to schedule service at your earliest convenience.

At Mr. Appliance of Portland, we help homeowners who are actively trying to prevent costly damages down the line, and we’re here for any repairs you need. Our highly trained technicians perform thorough inspections to determine the underlying cause(s) of issues. Once we have a complete understanding of the situation, we’ll present you with solution options that work within your timeline and budget. Before you know it, your fridge will be up and running again in no time. It’s natural for an appliance that receives such heavy use to have problems once in a while, and you can count on our team when it happens.

Some of the common issues we notice include:

  • Water Leaks
  • Warm Freezer
  • Overflowing Ice Maker
  • Water Dispenser Out of Commission
  • Excess Frost Buildup
  • Refrigerator Is Noisy
  • Coils are Too Hot
Of course, if your fridge is nearing the end of its lifespan and it’s more cost-effective to replace rather than try fixing, we’ll be sure to let you know. Our goal is to have you back to normal, not to upsell services or make your situation more frustrating. Refrigerators can last 10-18 years depending on the level of maintenance they receive, and we follow the general rule that repairs should cost less than half of what you’d spend to replace one.

Frequently Asked Questions About Refrigerator Repair

What usually fails on a refrigerator?

Refrigerators are complex machines that consist of several components, including compressors, condensers, evaporators, and fans. Over time, these components can fail due to age, overuse, or lack of maintenance. The most common refrigerator problems include a malfunctioning thermostat, a clogged or damaged evaporator fan motor, a damaged compressor, and a faulty condenser fan motor. If you suspect any of these issues, it's crucial to call a professional to diagnose and fix the problem.

What are the signs that your refrigerator is going out?

Several signs indicate that your refrigerator is going out. These include an increase in energy bills, strange noises, excessive condensation or frost buildup, uneven temperatures, and spoiled or rotting food. If you notice any of these symptoms, it's essential to call a repair professional to assess your fridge's condition before it's too late.

Is it worth repairing a fridge?

The answer to this question depends on the age of your refrigerator, the severity of the problem, and the cost of the repair. In general, if your fridge is more than ten years old and needs a major repair, replacing it may be a more cost-effective solution. However, if your fridge is relatively new and needs a minor repair, fixing it can extend its lifespan and save you money in the long run.

What are the most common refrigerator repairs?

The most common refrigerator repairs include replacing the compressor, repairing the evaporator fan motor or condenser fan motor, fixing a malfunctioning thermostat, defrosting the unit, and replacing the door gasket. While some repairs can be done by homeowners, it's always best to leave the more complex repairs to the professionals.

How can you prevent refrigerator problems?

Prevention is always better than cure when it comes to refrigerator maintenance. Some steps you can take to prevent refrigerator problems include cleaning the condenser coils regularly, defrosting the unit every six months, checking the door gasket for wear and tear, and inspecting the evaporator fan motor and condenser fan motor for signs of damage. Professional maintenance services, such as annual inspections or bi-annual tune-ups, can also help prevent problems before they occur.

Give us a call today for residential refrigerator repair in Portland. You can also book your service online!

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