Home Warranty Questions & AnswersWhat is the proper maintenance of a refrigerator?

What is the proper maintenance of a refrigerator?

Asked by Lenny Hertz
Erin Easley
Erin EasleyStaffAnswered on 8-December-2022

1. Clean the condenser coils and fan blades regularly. This will help keep the refrigerator running efficiently and prevent excess dust and dirt from entering the refrigerator.

2. Vacuum the coils and fan blades on the back of the refrigerator at least once a year.

3. Check the door seals regularly for cracks or tears. Replace seals if necessary.

4. Make sure the door is closing properly and securely.

5. Empty the drip pan at least once a year to prevent clogs and leaks.

6. Clean the interior of the refrigerator once a week with a mixture of baking soda and water.

7. Make sure the temperature setting is appropriate for your needs.

8. Check the gaskets and seals for cracks or tears and replace them if necessary.

9. Keep the refrigerator away from direct sunlight and other sources of heat.

10. Have a professional inspect and service the refrigerator annually.

How to protect your refrigerator using an extended warranty plan?

An extended warranty plan can help protect your refrigerator from costly repairs, as well as provide more comprehensive coverage than a basic warranty. Here are a few tips to help you choose the best extended warranty plan for your refrigerator:

1. Choose a plan that provides coverage for both mechanical and electrical components. Many extended warranties only cover mechanical components, so you should make sure you’re getting comprehensive coverage.

2. Consider the cost and length of the plan. Some extended warranties can be expensive, so make sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck.

3. Consider the type of coverage offered. Many plans will cover only certain types of repairs, so make sure you get one that covers all the potential problems you may encounter.

4. Read the fine print. Read the terms and conditions of the plan to make sure you understand exactly what is covered and what is not.

5. Take sure the plan is transferable. If you move or sell your refrigerator, you may be able to transfer the plan to the new owner.

By following these tips, you can ensure that you get the best extended warranty plan for your refrigerator and protect it from costly repairs.

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