When it comes to your home’s appliances, it’s important to maintain and repair them as often as needed. Regular maintenance can help to keep the appliance operating safely and efficiently. While maintenance should prevent repairs, in some situations repairs are still needed. When they are, it’s important to act fast to have your appliance up and running properly. When a homeowner from Saskatoon’s fridge compressor wasn’t working, they contacted a pro immediately to fix the problem.
Your home’s appliances have many, many parts that allow them to function. In some cases it’s easy to recognize what’s not working, but in others it’s nearly impossible. When you can’t tell what’s wrong, it’s best to contact a pro. Attempting a DIY fix is dangerous for you and your appliance. In Steve’s situation, it was their fridge compressor that was malfunctioning. This is one of the more obvious breakdowns on an appliance, so Steve knew right away what was wrong and contacted Sky Appliance Repairs to take a look.
Faulty Fridge Compressor
A fridge compressor is what moves refrigerant, which cools your fridge, throughout the system. The sensors in your fridge let it know when the temperature rises above or below the set temperature, and it then pumps or removes the refrigerant from the system to get the temperature back to normal. In some cases, you’ll be able to hear that the compressor is running strangely just by the sound of it. If not, you will notice that your fridge is not maintaining its set temperature. This is very inefficient for the energy used by your fridge, which can cost you more money in the long run. Additionally, this could be harmful to the food in your fridge. If you notice that your fridge isn’t running properly or sounds different, be sure to connect with a pro right away.
Steve was really happy with how Sky Appliance Repairs operated. One of the first questions that the company asked was for the model of Steve’s fridge. They explained that if they knew the model, they could bring multiple parts on hand, in case they were needed. This would prevent scheduling a second appointment and spending more money. If you are unsure of your fridge’s model or issue at hand, some companies might be able to diagnose the problem over the phone, or determine your fridge model through a photo or video call. Learn more about how to explain your problem to an appliance repair pro here. Taking the extra time to determine this information can save you money and time.
In the end, the technician showed up within the hour, so Steve didn’t have to worry about their food spoiling overnight. The technician determined that Steve was correct, and that the fridge compressor was at fault. The technician had the part and replaced it right away and was out of Steve’s house in under an hour. Steve also commented on the friendliness and knowledge of the technician. They explained the process and also provided a reasonable quote for the job. Steve can now rely on Sky Appliance Repairs for any repairs in the future.
If you notice something strange about any of your home’s appliances, get connected with an appliance repair pro asap. Ignoring the issue could lead to a further issue which could cost more money and become a safety hazard. For more information about the appliances in your home, check out these subtle signs your appliances need repairs.