When your GE refrigerator isn’t working right, it’s natural to pick up the phone and call for advice or even to go directly to asking for a refrigerator service technician to come out and fix the problem. However, there are a few things that you should know about that will make things much easier and give you a higher chance of having a successful repair at the lowest cost. And it’s really quite simple – get as good an idea of what is going wrong with your fridge before you pick up the phone.
For example, some of the common issues that people call for fridge repairs on include the fact that the refrigerator isn’t cooling enough, even though the freezer is (or the other way around). Sometimes it’s that suddenly there is a strange noise coming from behind the refrigerator (or inside the freezer, or some other mysterious place). Sometimes there is frost or even sheets of ice forming in strange places all of a sudden…
The point is, the better you can observe and describe the problem to us, the better chance we’ll have at getting it fixed quickly and fixed right for the best possible price.
One important thing we’d also like to mention to you right now before we get any farther is regarding any ice you may have building up in your freezer or even in your refrigerator – never, NEVER use anything like an ice pick or a sharp knife to remove the ice build-up. If you do, you run the very real risk of puncturing the tubing of the sealed system, which will not only guarantee a voided warrantee, but in most cases, it’ll mean you’ll be shopping for a new fridge rather than a refrigerator repair company.
One of the most common refrigerator problems we get service calls about is that things just aren’t as cold as they should be – whether it’s in the refrigerator, the freezer or both. If that is the problem you’re having with your refrigerator, you may have a problem with the defrost system. One way to help narrow down the possibility that this is the case is if you can see frost on the back of your freezer compartment wall.
You see, there is an evaporator coil that typically sits on the back wall, so if it is completely encased in a solid block of ice, air can no longer flow through it the way it is supposed to. When that happens, everything will stop getting that fresh flow of cool air, so they start to warm up. Here’s a video to help you understand it better.
If, after watching the video you determine that either this is not the problem your refrigerator is currently having, or if you would simply rather let a professional come in and diagnose and repair what is needed, please give us a call.
We’ll have other articles and videos here on [sc:site] to help you diagnose exactly what is going on and possibly sort it out yourself, so feel free to continue browsing for other refrigerator and other appliance repair information.