3 Common Fridge Problems and How to Fix Them

Is your refrigerator not performing at its best? Ateliers G. Paquette, experts in household appliance repair in Greater Montreal and Greater Quebec, are here to help! Here are three common fridge problems and their possible causes.

1. The Fridge Is Leaking

You wake up in the morning to find a puddle of water beneath the refrigerator. This situation is likely to happen more often than one could think, and there are multiple causes that can explain it. First of all, if fruits or vegetables are not covered properly, for example in containers, they can create moisture that will build up on the sides and start dripping.

A fridge can also leak if the drain is blocked. Ice and food can block your fridge’s drainage system and water that can’t be drained will end up leaking on the floor. In any case, you should definitely seek the advice of an expert in appliance repair.

2. I Smell a Weird Odor in the Fridge
Who hasn’t opened a fridge only to be greeted by a foul smell? Food odors such as onions and strawberries can be mixed with all the odors released by the ingredients in your refrigerator, therefore, you'll get an unpleasant one. To keep foul smells out of your fridge, you should clean the inside of your appliance every 3 months at least. However, it is possible the smell comes from your fridge’s piping: this means it’s time to have a specialist clean the pipes. 

3. The Fridge Is Noisy
Are there gurgling, whistling or buzzing sounds coming from your fridge? Sometimes, these noises are normal. For instance, you might hear the sound of the refrigerant circulating in the tubes or the sounds of the compressor. However, if the volume or the frequency of the sounds bothers you, meticulously clean your appliance and/or ask an expert to take a look at it.

At Ateliers G. Paquette, we have all the appliance parts you need for your refrigerator or freezer, and the expertise to perform whatever repair work is necessary. Contact us today: we proudly serve Montreal and Quebec City and their surrounding areas!