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What is the most essential appliance in your home? Many people would say it’s their refrigerator. That’s why it’s crucial that your refrigerator is running properly. A broken refrigerator could not only be extremely inconvenient for you and your family, but it could also result in you having to throw out hundred of dollars worth of food! McIver’s Appliances has been selling and repairing appliances for over 50 years. Our many years of experience in refrigerator repair in Vancouver has taught us how to determine if a refrigerator is working well or on its way out!

How to tell if your refrigerator is broken:

It’s important to note that a refrigerator cycles on and off while it maintains its temperature on the inside of the fridge and freezer compartments.

So it can be easy to assume your broken fridge is merely on an off cycle when it’s actually broken or not functioning well. To figure out just how well your fridge is working, you can install or place a thermometer inside your fridge. Check it periodically, and if you start to notice irregular temperatures, then it might be time to think about Vancouver refrigerator repair or maintenance.

Another tell-tale sign of refrigerator problems is warm food! Your refrigerators purpose is to keep your food cold or frozen, and if it’s no longer able to do that, then it is time for repairs or replacement. If your food is not entirely warm, but not cold enough either, then there still could be an issue with your appliance. Check to see if there is power. You can do this by testing if the inside refrigerator light works. Or you can plug in and test another small appliance to see if the electrical outlet works.

Maybe your refrigerator is just not plugged in! Then your solution is as simple as plugging the refrigerator back in!

Check to see how well the refrigerator motor is working. If you pull it away from the wall (be careful!) you can locate the compressor at the back and bottom of your fridge. Listen for the sound of a motor running, if you hear the motor running ,but the temperature inside the fridge is still too warm, then several things could be broken. Your best bet is to call an appliance repair specialist. A McIver’s Appliance technician will be able to quickly diagnose or repair the issue!

Underneath your refrigerator are several parts that can cause operational problems if they get too dirty. Your refrigerator has a set of cooling coils and a fan that can require regular cleaning. To clean it, unplug your fridge and remove the kick plate at the back. Then you can vacuum the coils, fan, and compressor. If your refrigerator still does not work properly after cleaning, then call a specialist for refrigerator repair. McIver’s Appliances offers competitive, fast, and reliable refrigerator repair in Vancouver.

Our trained technicians have experience and knowledge of all major brands of refrigerators and freezers.  It doesn’t matter if it is the latest in reconditioned fridges or one that has been in your kitchen for years, no job is too small or too large for our staff. Whether you need a new light bulb, a fan motor, door seal, compressor, thermostat, or other emergency repair to your refrigerator, McIver’s can quickly diagnose and fix the problem at hand.  Our knowledgeable staff and large selection of replacement parts can quickly help with any self repairs and have your fridge operating like new in no time.
If you are experiencing problems with your refrigerator, don’t hesitate to contact McIver’s Appliances in Vancouver, for expert service. Contact us online or call (604) 879-5222 today!