Refrigerator Service 101
By guest, Feb 13 2015 08:02PM
Refrigerators – Loose or Moldy Rubber Seals, Lighting Issues:
A refrigerator that has a worn gasket usually has some sign of mold on the rubber. Mold usually shows on the interior rubber, but can be noticable on the exterior as well. A loose or worn seal allows the cold air to escape from the refrigerator, causing the appliance to run less efficiently, cycling on/off more often trying to maintain proper temperatures to avoid food spoilage. A loose or moldy gasket should be replaced by a technician.
Refrigerator and freezer gaskets tend to loosen over time, so be ready to take action wen you notice mold or that the gasket is loose or pulling away from the refrigerator. If the refrigerator is more than 10 years old, there may be a substantial energy savings by upgrading to a more energy efficient model.
If the light doesn't come on when the door is opened, the bulb may need changing. Bring the old bulb to the parts store or provide your model number to ensure getting the correct part. Appliances require specially designed light bulbs. If the bulb is not the problem,the light switch might be stuck in the closed position. It’s usually found on the side edge of the door. Check it for dirt/grime – a quick cleaning usually loosens the switch.
Messy sticky shelving, spilled liquids are usually a good sign that your refrigerator cleaning is long overdue. Refrigerator cleaning should be done routinely. A clean refrigerator is a healthy refrigerator!