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Common Refrigerator Issues and Solutions

Updated: Feb 8



As the spring flowers start to bloom, and the weather goes from cold to hot, there is one thing that should still remain freezing: your refrigerator.


Throughout the year, your refrigerator is an essential appliance that maintains your food items. It safeguards your milk and your produce from the natural elements. When it comes to maintaining your refrigerator, make sure the job is done right.


Puddles of water; ice buildup; funky noises; broken ice dispenser; these are all common refrigerator maintenance issues.


Let’s go through and learn about 3 of these problems and how Legacy Appliance Service - the best appliance repair service in Broward County, FL - can help you take care of them:


  1. Constantly Running Refrigerator


When a refrigerator is constantly running, it will not only make loud bothersome noises, but it will also use up a lot more energy, raising your energy bill.


Potential Causes:

  • Buildup of dust/debris around refrigerator’s coils

  • Temperature set too low


Potential Solutions:

  • Cut power to refrigerator, access and check the coils for debris, clean out debris

  • Adjust temperature settings manually


  1. Ice Buildup


If the inside of your freezer has more ice than an igloo, then “Houston, we have a problem”: ice buildup.


Potential Causes:

  • Leaving the freezer open for a long time; the water build up can cause

  • Items inside the freezer are touching its walls

  • Faulty seal


Potential Solutions:

  • Wipe down the inside of the freezer with water, and then place the items in the freezer so that they don’t touch the wall

  • Other potential solutions involve parts replacements, which we can help you out with


  1. Water Leakage


Potential Causes:

  • Blocked defrost drain

  • Clogged/frozen water supply line


Potential Solutions:

  • Unplug refrigerator, and check shut-off valve and supply line for leaks/clogs

  • rips in supply line will require replacement

  • Leave refrigerator unplugged for 2 hours to remove ice blockage in defrost drain


If the problem persists, you can feel free to call us at 954-466-5691. Our professionals will help you troubleshoot the issue over the phone, and if necessary, we will send a professional over to take care of the issue. We offer affordable and convenient services. Depending on the severity of the problem, we can fix it on the same day. The ice cream in your refrigerator won’t wait to melt. You shouldn’t wait to call us either. Legacy Appliance Service also provides affordable, high quality appliance repair services for other kitchen appliances. Contact us to learn more.



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