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3 Reasons Why Your Refrigerator Is Broken

May 24th, 2017

When issues don’t exist, we tend to take our appliances for granted. It happens to all of us. But when something goes awry, it’s amazing how quickly we notice—and become frustrated by—a malfunctioning piece of equipment.

Our refrigerators are no exception.

Take a power outage for example. Normally when the lights are on, you open your refrigerator freely without a thought or care in the world. It doesn’t matter because you know the second you close the door it will continue to do its duty of supplying cold air to the perishable food items inside. The second the power goes out you have to choose very wisely if it’s absolutely necessary to open the doors because you know the second you do all of that cold air will come rushing out.

All in all, if your refrigerator is broken, getting it repaired is your top priority. Read on to learn about some of the most common causes of fridge malfunctions, then give your trusty appliance service in Mercer County, NJ a call and we’ll get the job done immediately.


Think about it this way: You wouldn’t try to install a trailer hitch onto an old two-door coupe and haul your motorboat down to the shore with it, would you? Of course not! That would be an overload and not only waste exorbitant amounts of gas, but probably cause serious damage to the car.

The same can be said about your refrigerator. It can only handle so many items, and when you overload it, you effectively force it to work harder than is reasonable. Once that happens, it won’t be long before it goes kaput.

Power Outage

Hey, who turned out the lights?

As obvious as this one sounds, it’s still a common cause of malfunction. Sure, the “what” is easy—the lights are off, and the cold air is gone; must mean the power is out. But the “why,” on the other hand, may be harder to determine. First things first, check the breaker. If that doesn’t solve the issue, you may have a bigger problem, so give us a call, and we’ll gladly assist!

Condenser Coils Need Cleaning

Your refrigerator’s condenser coils can become magnets for dirt and dust over time. These coils should be cleaned every six months to keep your fridge running efficiently and effectively.

Did you know that we offer a same day appliance service to our Mercer County, NJ area customers? Give us a call when your fridge breaks, and we’ll have back in working order in no time!