Refrigerator Repair in Denver, CO
The refrigerator is the heart of your kitchen, humming away as it keeps food and beverages cool until you're ready for them. When something goes wrong with your fridge, it's hard to resist feeling panicked as the seconds tick by and the degrees drop. Refrigerators aren't as complex as many appliances, but the presence of coolant under pressure can make repairs dangerous if the coolant turns toxic. HomeSmart from Xcel Energy has extensive experience with refrigerator repair in Denver and across the state, and we can solve any problem you're experiencing with your kitchen's largest appliance.
When To Call Us
- Water is puddling under the fridge. Most likely, this is because the ice-maker line is leaking. To stop the water from leaking as you wait for repairs, use the shut-off valve, which is usually found beneath the sink or in the basement under the fridge.
- Water is puddling inside the fridge. When this happens, the drain tube is likely blocked. To clean the drain tube, unplug the fridge and find the drain plug around the bottom or back. You can inject bleach and warm water using a turkey baster to clear it out, and then clean the drain pan. Be sure to remove dirt and debris from the drain area.
Additionally, certain symptoms may point to more complex problems, meaning a call to the professionals right away. If you notice any of the following, give us a call:
- Damaged condenser coils
- Hissing noise
- Leaking significant water
- Not cooling efficiently
- Oily residue
- Outer shell is “sweating”
Other Troubleshooting Suggestions While Waiting for Repairs:
- For each 12 to 24 hour period, place a ten pound slab of Dry Ice on bottom shelf of the refrigerator to cool (some Wal-Marts sell dry ice; do a web search to find additional vendors). Do not touch Dry Ice with bare hands. Do not place it directly on the glass shelf, but use newspaper or other insulated protection such as a hot pad between the Dry Ice and the shelf. Anything too close to the Dry Ice may freeze. Watch out for items below the bottom shelf as they may freeze too. Regular block ice is better for the refrigerator - the old fashion "ice box" - but then the melted ice water must be removed.
- Keep fridge door closed as much as possible
- Move perishables to another refrigerator and/or freezer if possible
- Place food in coolers--move coolers to garage (winter) or basement (summer)
Certain symptoms point to more complex problems, meaning a call to the professionals right away. (NOTE: Per HomeSmart’s Terms & conditions, we do not perform emergency refrigerator repairs on weekends, but will schedule service calls for Monday morning.
Refrigerators repairs are not considered an EMERGENCY REPAIR).
To schedule an appointment with a Denver refrigerator repair expert, call HomeSmart today at 1-866-837-9762. We're happy to come out and take a look!
By Jeff Herman