What To Do if Your Refrigerator Stops Working

Mr. Appliance service professional reviewing refrigerator repairs with homeowner
The refrigerator is an essential appliance in any home. Without it, you can’t keep food fresh or maintain a safe temperature for your food items.

If you find yourself in a situation where your refrigerator suddenly stops working, don’t panic – there are steps you can take to get it up and running again as quickly as possible.

#1 - Check the Power Supply

The first thing you should do is check if the power supply to your refrigerator is working properly.

Make sure that none of the plugs or wiring are loose or damaged, and check that the power outlet is still functional.

If everything looks fine on that front, then it could be a problem with the refrigerator itself.

#2 - Assess the Problem

If you have ruled out any issues with the power supply, then it’s time to assess what kind of problem your refrigerator has.

Check to see if the lights are working properly inside and outside of the unit, and check whether or not it’s producing any noise (like humming).

Take note of any unusual odors coming from inside as well – this could indicate a malfunctioning fan motor or condenser coil.

#3 - Check for Temperature Issues

Your next step should be inspecting the temperature inside your refrigerator and freezer compartments.

Sometimes these temperatures can become too high or too low due to an issue with either the thermostat or compressor.

Use an appliance thermometer to make sure that both compartments are maintaining safe temperatures for food storage; anything above 40 degrees Fahrenheit is considered unsafe for perishables.

#4 - Call an Expert Refrigerator Repair Professional

If none of these steps have solved your problem, then it might be time a professional to help repair your refrigerator. A professional refrigerator repairman has the experience, tools, and training to quickly get to the bottom of your fridge's issue.

We Offer Speedy, Expert Refrigerator Repair in Salem, MA

At Mr. Appliance of Salem, we've been fixed refrigerators of all kinds for years. Count on our highly-rated refrigerator repair professionals to help get your fridge back in top condition.

We'll be able to diagnose exactly what kind of repair needs to be done and advise on how long it will take (and how much it will cost) to fix it.

To schedule your refrigerator repair service, call our courteous team or book conveniently online today. We'll be over ASAP to help!