Replacing a refrigerator is not something anyone fancies doing all the time, especially if you have to replace your unit because of constant fridge repairs. However, the good news is that you can avoid that by ensuring good maintenance practices, which will not only increase the longevity of your unit, but also ensured that you don’t spend a lot of money on appliance repairs. Use the following tips if you want to extend the lifespan of your refrigerator:
Keep the fridge and freezer clean
The fridge and the freezer must be kept clean at all times. In addition to removing food leftovers from the fridge, it is also vital to keep the condenser coils clean using a condenser coil brush. When cleaning the freezer, un plug it from the power and remove all the food items inside, then wipe it with a baking soda solution before rinsing with clean water. If you do this regularly, the fridge will work at its best and you won’t experience a lot of fridge repair problems with the unit.
Defrost the freezer
Most freezers available today are frost free, but if you happen to have a manual defrost unit, ensure to defrost it at least once annually. Never allow the frost to get to about a half inch thick and while defrosting, use a wooden or a plastic scrape to remove the frost. Never use a knife or a sharp object since you may accidentally destroy the compartment, forcing you to spend on unnecessary fridge repair services.
Avoid overloading the fridge
Refrigerators tend to wear out following day to day use and even though they are designed to last for between ten and fifteen years, ensuring the correct load may reduce the wearing out and increase their longevity. One tip for reducing the wear is to avoid overloading the door, shelves and the bins. A lot of weight on the doors and the shelves may loosen the hinges and the seals, and you might find yourself calling for fridge repair services sooner than anticipated.