3 Common Refrigerator Issues You Can Fix at Home Easily

Posted by Anuj Pandey on June 5th, 2018

Even if you buy the best double door refrigerator available in India, you may not be able to avoid the common refrigerator problems occurring now and then.

What most of us do under such circumstances is call the company’s helpline number, stay in the line for a few minutes, get connected to a customer care executive, tell them the problem details, and then get assigned with a repair engineer.

The process might not be complicated; however, when an engineer steps into your house, you are obliged to pay him a fixed servicing fee. Moreover, any other repairs incur additional charges.

So, why not have a look at some minor issues often plaguing your prized possession? Being adept to deal with them might even save you a fortune.


  1. Water leakage

Water leakage is a fairly common problem of a single door refrigerator which you can fix easily.

What causes it?

A water supply pipe that gets frozen or clogged will stop or slow down the flow of water from the dispenser. This will not only hamper the production of ice in the freezer but also cause the refrigerator to leak fluid.

What to do?

Turn off your refrigerator and look for the shut-off valve. The location of this valve varies with refrigerator models and can be under or behind the body. Ensuring the valve is shut-off, look for any clogs or leaks in the pipe.

Being made of translucent plastic, you can easily determine a clog in it. Once detected, leave your fridge switched off for around 1 to 2 hours. However, if there is a leak in the pipe, replacing becomes the only option.

  1. Frequent cycling

Frequent CFC cycling can not only cause your food items to become unusually cold but increase your electricity bill as well.

What causes it?

Accumulation of dust and other anomalies in the condenser coils can make your refrigerator, cycle frequently. Such inconsistencies generally occur with prolonged use and can be addressed easily with only a screwdriver.

What to do?

Typically, the coils are enclosed in a grill which you need to remove to reach the former. Clean the coils gently with the help of a cloth, brush, or a vacuum cleaner.  Place the grill back and hopefully now your small refrigerator will run accordingly.

  1. Abnormal ice accumulation in the freezer

Abnormal accumulation of ice in the freezer can not only hinder you from accessing the ice cubes but also leave the entire component appropriate for usage.

What causes it?  

The seal or gasket of your freezer may be defective which can obstruct the door from properly closing. Disbalance of temperature on both sides causes your freezer to over cool the component.

What to do?

Remove the seal or gasket and clean it with water and detergent for getting rid of all the dirt. Replace it and check whether your freezer is working normally. If it does not, try replacing the seal or gasket with a new one.

These 3 problems mentioned above were some of the common ailments faced by even the best double door refrigerator or single door ones. If you are encountering similar hiccups, check whether you can solve it by yourself before calling the company engineer.  

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