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Is It Time To Replace Your Fridge Freezer?

Of all your domestic appliances, the fridge has the longest lifespan, often lasting over 15 years. It’s one of the most essential appliances, making sure we have fresh food when we need it.

But what happens when it begins to fail? It might seem that the most frugal option is to keep it going for as long as possible, especially considering that the UK is the worlds second-largest producer of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). But if it is getting old and slowing down, it might be best to replace it.

There are some simple checks and tips to try first before replacing your fridge completely. It could be something straightforward, such as the rubber seal around the door not performing its job, which can be fixed easily yourself.

Try closing the fridge door with a piece of paper in the seal. If you can pull it out without any resistance, the seal might be compromised. The simplest solution is to use hot water (and no detergent of any kind) and a cloth to wipe down the gasket and check any areas that have become compressed.

Check to see if the thermostat has been knocked or adjusted, if the fridge seems to be a little warm, but also consider the volume of food stored within it, as this may need the temperature to be tweaked.

At the back of the fridge, possible behind the salad drawer, you’ll find the drip drain. Remove any debris from the channel that leads to the drain and the drain itself. If it appears blocked, try inserting a cotton bud and wiggling it around to clear the tube.

Finally, defrosting your fridge and freezer regularly is a good idea to keep the unit maintained.

If the above tips do not solve the problem, then it’s time to get expert fridge freezer repairs in Portsmouth. So get in touch today!

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