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7 Warning Signs Your Refrigerator Is Broken


  1. Inadequate Cooling: One of the most apparent signs that your refrigerator is not working correctly is inadequate cooling. If the temperature inside your fridge is too high, this can result in food spoilage and a higher risk of foodborne illnesses. You should check if the fridge temperature is between 35-40°F (1.7-4.4°C) to ensure that your food stays fresh.

  2. Unusual Sounds: Strange noises from your fridge can be a sign that something is wrong. If you hear clicking, buzzing, or humming sounds, it could indicate a problem with the compressor or condenser. Squeaking or grinding sounds can mean that the fan blades are worn out, or there is something wrong with the evaporator fan motor.

  3. Condensation: If you notice condensation inside your fridge or around the doors, it could indicate that your fridge is not keeping a consistent temperature. This can be caused by a broken seal, blocked vents, or a faulty thermostat.

  4. Warm Freezer: If the freezer is not freezing properly, this could mean that there is a problem with the freezer's components such as the evaporator fan or the defrost thermostat.

  5. Excess Frost: Too much frost buildup in the freezer can cause it to work less efficiently, leading to higher energy consumption and food spoilage. A common cause of excess frost is a faulty defrost system.

  6. Water Leaks: If you notice water pooling around or under your fridge, it could be a sign of a problem with the drain line or the defrost system. A blocked or clogged drain line can cause water to back up and leak out of the fridge.

  7. Foul Odor: If your fridge smells bad, even after cleaning it thoroughly, it could be a sign that something is wrong. A broken fridge can cause food to spoil quickly, resulting in a foul odor. It's essential to address the problem promptly to prevent health hazards and to save your food from being wasted.

Refrigerator repair is our #1 priority at Better Homes Appliance Repair. We know time is of the essence when food may be spoiled. Call us for same-day appointments in Clearwater, Dunedin, Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs, Tampa, Safety Harbor, Oldsmar, Largo, and St. Petersburg. Better Homes Appliance Repair offers in-home appliance repair service for all major residential appliances including refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, dryers, washers, ranges, ovens, stoves, ice makers, microwaves, garbage disposals, and more. Open Monday through Saturday for service appointments. The service call fee of only $69.95 is always waived with any repair! Let us make you our next happy customer! Call 727-447-0108.




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