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Refrigerator Maintenance

I've seen it before where a homeowner was going to replace a perfectly good frig because it wasn't able to keep cool. The problem was the exchanger coils were coated in tons of dust. Use this checklist to keep your frig alive.
-Clean heat exchanger coils
-Clean door gasket
-Defrost freezer
-Clean all external and internal surfaces
-Replace water filter (if applicable)

To see more: http://blog.homespothq.com/2013/01/refrigerator-and-freezer-maintenance/

  • Lin R
    Lin R Smyrna, TN
    on Jan 23, 2013

    My friend has 3 dogs and hers got so full of dust and fur that the fridge stopped working and was replaced. She learned her lesson the hard way for sure!

    • LeAnn
      LeAnn Ashton, IA
      on Nov 30, 2013

      @Lin R I ended up doing it that way as well. Now my "old" fridge (that i loved!) is down in the basement and one that I settled for is in my kitchen. As soon as we have the time they are going to be switched back around. Tough, but good lesson!!

  • HomeSpot HQ
    HomeSpot HQ Durham, NC
    on Jan 23, 2013

    @Lin R, I bet any home with pets is going to face this at some point (if neglected). The good thing is it is an easy DIY task.

  • Pat
    Pat Alpharetta, GA
    on Feb 4, 2013

    I think most folks know to clean them, but the fridge is so bloody hard to move and get behind!

    • Waysouth
      Waysouth Australia
      on Dec 30, 2013

      @Pat Love this reply. As for putting wheels on it, you have to find/force/bribe or PAY someone to do it. Why don't they sell them with wheels on in the first place?

  • CindyandGeorge Schaeffer
    CindyandGeorge Schaeffer Palm Bay, FL
    on Jun 25, 2013

    I AGREE Pat the fridge is so bloody hard to move!!!

  • Cathy
    Cathy Burton, MI
    on Jun 29, 2013

    there are wheels that can be put under appliances to help move them. Plus the wheels keep from cutting up or scratching the floor when the appliance is moved

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