Refrigerator Repair

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Fridge repair is perhaps the most urgent job a homeowner might need when it comes to their appliances. After all, if you’re experiencing problems with cooling, leaking, or with the freezer, your valuable groceries are at stake. Good refrigerator repair can be the difference between a small hiccup and a real, long-term pain. 

At Alpha Tech Appliance Repair, we understand your need for speed and reliability. We offer same-day appliance repair in Toronto for most fridge models, along with a promise that not only will we fix your fridge…but also that your appliance will continue to function long after our work is done.

Common Refrigerator Problems

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1. Fridge Isn’t Cooling

What could be more frustrating? Your fridge has one main job…if it’s not cooling, it isn’t really useful as anything more than an oversized cupboard. 

A common culprit for this particular issue can be that the defrost thermostat is malfunctioning, often due to having frozen contacts. Otherwise, there be a build-up of dirt or debris on the fridge’s condenser coils.

On the other hand, if your refrigerator is failing to turn on at all, there may be an issue with the electronic control board itself, which can be the result of an unexpected power surge, or simply long-term use.

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2. Fridge Leaking Water

A fairly common issue that precipitates the need for refrigerator repair, leaking water can be a real pain. Luckily, this is often a fairly simple ailment to diagnose. Often, the issue will be a blocked defrosting drain, which typically sits near the back of the freezer and becomes backed up when debris collects inside. These kinds of clogs are fairly simple to fix in the course of a typical fridge repair service.

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3. Refrigerator Making Noise

A particularly noisy fridge may seem like a fact of life, but it is actually often a sign that your unit is cycling too often. That’s bad news, because not only is the noise incredibly frustrating, but too many cycles mean your fridge is using far more energy, which is bad for wallet and for the planet.

Problems with frequent cycling often begin with your refrigerator’s condenser coils. Too much build-up in the form of dust, food particles, and other debris can stop them from doing their job. The good news, however, is that this may be an issue that does not require full maintenance. A good, thorough cleaning is often enough to get your fridge cycling properly again.

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Can I Get Appliance Repair For My Fridge Near Me?

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It can be difficult to find quality service or appliance parts in Toronto. Luckily, Alpha Tech Appliance Repair is happy to provide high-end appliance repair throughout the GTA. As our many positive reviews show, we’ve built up a strong local reputation for service and quality…particularly as it relates to fridge repair and fridge installation.  

Our refrigerator repair services are often cited positively for our policy of radically transparent pricing. Refrigerator repair costs, for example, can vary depending on the job required…but also depending on the service provider doing the work. Unlike some less reputable service providers, at Alpha Tech Appliance Repair we use our wealth of experience with appliance repair to ensure that the estimate we give you is the real price—no surprises down the line. So, do not wait for your refrigerator problem to worsen, give us a call today or book your repair service online.

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Frequently Asked Refrigerator Repair Questions

Will a refrigerator or freezer be damaged if it’s kept in the garage?

We generally do not recommend this, especially during the wintertime. The cold temperatures can affect the lifespan of your refrigerator and/or freezer.

What’s the proper method to dispose of a refrigerator?

Take it to a recyclable depot.

Why does my freezer smell like burning plastic?

There are a few reasons for a strange odour coming from your freezer. There could be a problem with the defrost system or the heater could be providing too much heat causing damage to the plastic assembly. There could also be issues related to the circulation fan. You should consult a trained technician.

Why is my refrigerator making a loud noise?

It could come from one of the three motors of the fridge. Diagnosing these motors may be necessary to determine the problem.

How do you troubleshoot a refrigerator? Will unplugging a refrigerator reset it?

Unplugging the fridge usually resets it for many models.

If the refrigerator stops cooling, what do I check for?

Check if the compressor is running and if the evaporator fan is spinning.

Why is the refrigerator not cold, but the freezer is?

There could be potential problems with the air circulation.

What to do if a refrigerator is not cold enough?

First, check the guidebook to try and diagnose the problem. 
The most common problem involves the compressor and fan. Check to see if the compressor is working. If it is, check that there is enough air circulation and that the fan is spinning in the refrigerator. If you still can’t find the solution, you can check the manufacturer’s guidebook to try and find the problem. If that doesn’t work, we suggest calling one of our professional technicians.

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