If you’re in the situation of a broken refrigerator or freezer, you may know how frustrating this situation can be. Is it worth it to repair your broken appliance? Or is it easier to buy a new one? Find out below by reading some frequently asked questions about refrigeration systems.
Repairing a refrigerator is worth it if the repair costs less than installing a new fridge and if it is less than 8 years old. Fridges older than that will likely need a total replacement in a few years, so investing several hundred in a repair isn’t worth it when that money could go towards a new one.
Most fridges last about 10 to 15 years. Some brands might last as long as 17 to 27 years if well maintained; other brands might expire in 8 or 9 years.
The first sign of a faulty compressor is if your refrigerator stops cooling. Here are some easy checks to rule out other issues:
A fridge is low on Freon if it’s leaking Freon. If you notice your food isn’t staying cold, the motor is running more than usual (or even constantly) and/or you notice a chemical smell, this could indicate a leak.
You should never need to replace Freon in a well functioning fridge but if you do, you absolutely should call a professional.
There are many reasons why a refrigerator stops cooling. Issues with the compressor fan or thermostat, clogged coils or a broken fan are some of the most common problems. Sometimes the reason a fridge isn’t working is simply because it’s not properly plugged in!
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