If the refrigerator runs but it is not cold enough we may not need to clean the whole refrigerator only clean the condenser coil. There is no need for cleaning the condenser coil on a normal day. If the environment is dusty or the pets are present in the home then the condenser should be cleaned every 3 to 4 months to ensure maximum efficiency.

The condenser coils are located in the positions either under the refrigerator, behind the base grille, back of the refrigerator or on the top of the refrigerator. Minimize the possibility of electric shock always unplugs the refrigerator from the power supply before doing any maintenance or cleaning.

To clean the coils of a refrigerator when the coils are located on the bottom:

  1. Unplug refrigerator from Switchboard.
  2. Put out from base grille if necessary.
  3. Use a refrigerator coil brush to brush any dust, dirt, pet hair, etc. Clean the dirt, dust, pet hair from the floor.
  4. Replace base grille with a new one if necessary.
  5. Plug refrigerator back into the switchboard.

To clean the coils of a refrigerator when the coils are on the back of the refrigerator:

  1. Unplug and move the refrigerator away from the wall.
  2. Wipe all type of dust from the condenser with a coil brush.
  3. Push refrigerator back into the original place while doing this being careful not to run over any cords or tubing.
  4. Plug refrigerator back into the board.

To clean the coils on a refrigerator when the coils are on the top of the refrigerator:

  1. Disconnect power from the fuse box or circuit breaker.
  2. Put the grille panel at top of the refrigerator because the condenser fins have sharp edges.
  3. Wear long gloves for safety and to clean the condenser.
  4. The condenser is located at the back of the machine i.e. on the right side of the compressor.
  5. Reach back through the middle section and to the right with a soft brush and loosen dust and lint on the condenser fins. Use a vacuum cleaner to remove soil.
  6. Reconnect power back to the fuse box.

MAINTENANCE OF REFRIGERATOR

1.Clean refrigerator condenser coils:

We can eliminate 70 % of service calls with a simple step. Do it twice a year if there are shedding pets. These coils help the refrigerator to cool and condense the refrigerator. When the coils are clogged with dirt and dust they can’t easily release heat. The result is your compressor works harder and longer, using more energy and shortening the life of the fridge.

 
 
 
 

2.Clean the refrigerator condenser fan

The condenser fan is away from the wall and removing the lower back cover with a screwdriver. Replace the cover after finish the work. It ’s good for air circulation. If the coils are placed on the bottom of the fridge then clean the condenser fan and the area around it. The fan circulates the air across the coils to help them cool. And like paper, dirt, dust and even mice can get sucked into the fan and bring it to a complete stop.

3.Wipe down the refrigerator door or basket

Wipe the door or basket regularly with warm water and a sponge. Don’t use detergent it can damage the refrigerator. When next time you open the door of the refrigerator it can tear. Keep it clean then it will provide healthy and cool air in the refrigerator. To prevent wear lubricate the door handle side of the gasket by sprinkling the powder on a cloth and wiping it down once a month.

4..Clear the freezer vents

Put food packages away from the freezer and clean the air return so crumbs and twist ties don’t clog them. These little vents allow air to circulate in the freezer. To help energy keep the freezer about three-quarters full to retain cold air. But don’t pack it full because the air needs to circulate.

5.Set the refrigerator temperature

Make adjustments according to a refrigerator thermometer. The optimum setting of the fridge is between 38 and 42 degrees F; the freezer, between 0 and 10 degrees.

6.Clean the drip openings

Drip openings allow water that has melted from the defrost cycle to flow down to a pan located by the compressor from where it evaporates. On cycle-defrost fridges, the channel directs the water to a tube in the food compartment. On frost-free, look the small-cap under the crisper drawers that cover a hole or an opening in the back of the refrigerator. If the drain is opened then water will build up under the crisper drawers and eventually leak out onto the floor.