Your refrigerator doesn’t need a large amount of maintenance to continue to run effectively. Similar to your air conditioner outside, keeping the condenser coils clean in your refrigerator is essential. Cleaning them helps to keep it running smoothly.
On most refrigerators, the condenser coils are located either on the top, on the back, or across the bottom of your fridge. These coils cool and condense the refrigerant, and when they are compromised with dust, dirt or debris they can’t function correctly.
Keeping the coils clean is a simple task as long as you periodically check back on the coils. We recommend cleaning the coils on your refrigerator every 6 months. One effective way to clean the coils is by using the vacuum cleaner with the brush attachment. This will ensure you are able to get in deep without worrying about cutting your hands on any of the metal. If you keep the coils clean, it will help keep your refrigerator clean and ensure the items inside stay cold.
Another common household item that is found in your kitchen is the ice maker, these also have condenser coils that can get covered in dust. We recommend cleaning these coils every 6 months as well.
It should only take about 15 minutes to do both of these tasks. In the long run, it will save you the headache of having to worry about your food not staying cold in your refrigerator or not having ice in your ice maker.
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