The appliance repairman came and checked out the refrigerator. He said
the controls were set too low and backed them off. He also told us the
ice maker water valve is not opening completely and that's why some of
the ice is hollow. Repair cost for the ice maker is $183 so I told him
to leave it alone. Service call is $76 but I haven't received a bill
yet, even though I spoke to him on the phone the day after he came over.
I'm not entirely convinced the controls being set too low is the
problem with the fridge but for now it has silenced the wife.
Considering we have a trip to Las Vegas coming up I'm hoping the fridge
lasts another year. It was manufactured in 1993 so it's done good so
This brings up another question: What exactly should be vacuumed and
cleaned on a regular basis? Is it the condenser coils and fan or
something else? These condenser coils are hard to get at even though
they are underneath.
Depending on the unit, it is the coils that are either on the back or under
the unit. That is similar to a radiator of a car and if they get too dirty
the efficency goes way down and can cause high pressure to build up in the
system and cause major problems.
Instead fo vacuuming the coils, you can blow the dirt out,but it will make a
The condenser coils can probably be reached underneath the front bottom
cover/grill. And a cleaning brush used along with a vacuum cleaner will
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