Trusted Refrigerator Repair in Wichita
Your refrigerator is an appliance that is hard to live without. If your fridge is making strange noises, or isn’t working correctly, give us call (316) 263-0652!
We provide service and repair for most refrigerator brands including:
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We understand how important it is to have a working fridge, so our techs have a large number parts on-hand. Most in-home and on-site repairs are taking care of in one service call. When you call on us, we’ll arrive at your home or business quickly to assess the problem and implement an effective solution at the lowest cost possible. If you have any questions call (316) 263-0652.
We are factory authorized to repair Sub-Zero refrigerators, wine storage and more.
Refrigerator Repair Help
A refrigerator typically has a lifespan of about 15 years. It’s not unusual to need a minor repair during that time. Here are a few common problems we see with refrigerators, and the steps you might want to take to keep one of your homes most hardworking appliances running smoothly.
Fridge Isn’t Cooling
Your refrigerator interior should be between 34-40° fahrenheit. One reason a fridge can run warmer than normal is dirty condenser coils. These coils will likely need to be cleaned once or twice a year, more often if you have pets, or if your fridge is an a particularly dusty area like a garage.
Not all refrigerators have condenser coils that can be cleaned by the owner, so consult your owner’s manual for the correct instructions. The condenser coils are usually located either under the refrigerator behind a grill, or on the back of the fridge. After unplugging the fridge, you can clean the coils with a soft brush and vacuum. Clean condenser coils will allow your refrigerator to run more efficiency, lowering energy usage and reducing strain on the compressor. If you’re not certain how to check or clean your coils, call an appliance repair service for help.
Another thing to check if your refrigerator isn’t stay cool is he gaskets around the doors. If these gaskets are worn or damaged, it will reduce your cooling efficiency. Damaged gaskets should be replaced to keep the cool air inside the fridge. It’s a good idea to clean the seals on your fridge at least once a year. Just mix a little baking soda and water and use a soft brush and towel to clean the surfaces where the door closes.
It’s completely normal for your fridge to make noise. The hum of the fan, a click as the defrost timer is switched on and off, pops from the automatic ice maker, and many other sounds are completely normal. If you check your refrigerator’s owner’s manual, you’re likely to see a list of “normal” sounds. It’s the out of the ordinary sounds that you should be concerned about.
It’s not uncommon for fans to get dirty, or worn out. A persistent rattle could mean a problem with a fan. A buzzing noise inside the fright may just mean the light is about to go out. A dripping sound probably means a water leak. And vibrating noise might me the fridge is out of balance. The best thing to do if you hear a new sound is to carefully determine where it is coming from. If you’re not able to find a simple fix, have a professional appliance repair service check it out.
If you have an auto-defrosting refrigerator it is not uncommon for a clogged drain tube to cause a leak. Consult your owner’s manual, and sometimes you can solve this problem on your own.
Other leaks are often caused by damaged water lines, cracked drip pans, or other damaged hardware.
Replace the Water Filter
If your fridge supplies water through a door dispenser or if it has an ice machine, you may also have a water filter that needs to be replaced periodically. If the water doesn’t taste right, or if the water flow has slowed recently, check the filter and/or your owner’s manual to find out how to change the filter.
Refrigerator Smells Bad
If you’ve removed any offending food from your fridge and it still smells bad, it might be time for a thorough cleaning. Plastic can absorb odors, and there are many small nooks and crannies where food debris can hide.
Removing shelves and drawers and cleaning all of the surfaces and parts with a sponge and dish soap will wash away most odors. A toothpick is a good tool for leaning out hard to reach grooves. Check your owner’s manual for more specific cleaning instructions.
If you don’t have time for a good cleaning, there are a number of ways to absorb odors without dismantling the fridge. Place an open box of baking soda in the fridge, after a few days it will soak up some of the bad smells. You can also use fresh or used coffee grounds to absorb odors. Just place a small open bowl of coffee grounds in the fridge, you should notice an improvement in less than a week. Baking soda can be left in the fridge for a few months and it will still be effective. Coffee grounds will work for a couple of weeks.
Refrigerators are complicated appliances, but they last for many years. If you need a repair, the cost will usually be much less than a replacement fridge. Give us a call at If you have any refrigerator questions (316) 263-0652.