You do not have to replace a refrigerator every time it breaks down. Many times a refrigerator can be repaired at an affordable price. Though at times the refrigerator repair could be as costly as a new refrigerator. Simply get a same day service call estimate and don’t pay for the service call estimate if you go ahead with the repair. This will save you money in the long run especially if the cost of repair is lower than a brand new refrigerator.
Sine your refrigerators is constantly running you would think they will constantly have issue, however they are typically maintenance free. These units can usually last up to 20 years. Still there will come a time when it quits working. It is just a question of when the refrigerator will breakdown and how much it will cost to repair or replace it. Anything could go wrong at some point that makes a refrigerator break down. The two major culprits for trouble are the motor and the compressor. These are repairs that can usually be done, but professional needs to be called. Often people feel the best choice is to replace the refrigerator instead of repairing if the refrigerator is no longer under a warranty. It doesn’t hurt to check around for deals when it comes to these parts and services though. It is possible that a repair could be cost effective.
Now, if the refrigerator repair is electrical it could cause the motor to quit or run poorly. Check the refrigerator voltage before assuming it is a problem with the motor that could cause you to purchase a new refrigerator. Listen to any noises coming from the refrigerator because if there is a click sound that could mean a relay switch. The motor will then go on and off. If the voltage is lower than 110 volts check the fuse or circuit breaker. That could be the only problem and these items can be replaced easier as well as for less than the purchase of a new refrigerator. Having an idea of what the problem could be will help you determine what needs to be done to repair the refrigerator including if it is something that you can do or not.
If the refrigerator repair is just a small broken part, such as a shelf or handle then a new refrigerator is not really considered. These are even repairs the owner can do. Parts can be ordered from the manufacture that is specifically for that unit. Sometimes the parts can be found at hardware stores too and that will save shipping costs.
You can look up Yellow pages and find a suitable repairman or call in the company and ask them to send in the designated person. In most cases, it is not a massive job but simple repairs can get your fridge up and running in no time. However, if the damage is irreparable, only then plan on buying a new refrigerator