1) Refrigerators have been around for a long time and are still among the best inventions ever made. You will always need to maintain them at some point, especially if you want to keep food fresh. There are numerous tips and tricks you can use to properly maintain your refrigerator. If you follow these simple steps, you should be able to resolve any issues with your refrigerator.
2) Dusty filters – If you notice your refrigerator’s filter becoming dirty, you should clean it right away. Often, dirt gets stuck on the filters, clogging them and preventing air from flowing freely. When cleaning the filters, make sure to completely wipe out the sides and bottom of the filters.
3) Cold/lack of coolness – If your refrigerator is cold on the inside while the outside temperature is normal, the refrigeration system may be malfunctioning. Check the thermostat to ensure it is properly set. Check to see if the compressor is running and making noise. If everything appears to be in order, disassemble the unit to determine what is wrong.
4) Cleaning Refrigerator Coils
Your refrigerator’s coils keep food cold by sending electricity down wires. The coils in your refrigerator must be kept clean in order to function properly and prevent food from spoiling. To keep coils clean, wipe them down with a damp cloth on a regular basis. You should also check them after cleaning your kitchen sink. If you notice any spots or stains on the coils, remove them right away because any buildup can lead to condensation and mould.
5) Examine the refrigerator doors for proper seal.
If your refrigerator door wobbles when opening or closing, it’s a sign that something isn’t right. Inspect the bottom of the door as you open it to ensure there are no gaps. Examine the top edge of the door as well. Tighten both hinges with a Phillips screwdriver if either spot is loose or exposed. Close the door again, pressing firmly against the front edge. If the door becomes stuck, try pushing harder.
6) Maintain coil cleanliness.
You’ll need to remove your coils on a regular basis to keep them clean. Wipe away dirt and debris with a dry paper towel. Take care not to damage the coil’s metal coating. You could do this by scratching a hole in the coating and exposing the bare steel underneath. When you’re finished cleaning the coils, put them somewhere safe. They should not be left outside to freeze and crack.
7) Maintain a cool freezer compartment.
If the temperature in your refrigerator’s freezer section rises too high, ice may form. That means less freezer space for food and more freezer space for frozen items. Turn off the compressor at the back of the fridge to avoid this buildup. The same is true for any fans inside the fridge. If you don’t have a fan, use the dishwasher.
8) Change the refrigerator filters.
The filter in your refrigerator keeps harmful particles, including odours, out of the air that circulates around it. Filters should be replaced every two months or once a year, whichever comes first. Look on the back panel of your refrigerator for yours. The filter should be kept in a clear plastic case with a blue cover. Remove it with caution and place it in a trash bag. Then, before replacing it, thoroughly wash it with water and soap.
9) Avoid overstocking the refrigerator.
When your refrigerator is full of food, the motor cannot circulate enough air to keep the food cool. Instead, you’ll need to buy more ice packs to keep everything cool. If you believe your refrigerator is already full, use a measuring cup to calculate how much food is taking up the available space.
10) Understand which foods spoil quickly.
Some foods spoil faster than others if they are left out of the refrigerator for an extended period of time. Meats and dairy products, for example, should not be stored at room temperature for more than three days. Salads and fruits should be kept in the refrigerator at all times. However, “cans and bottles of fruit juice and some vegetables can be stored at room temperature for several weeks,.