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Clear Signs Your Refrigerator Needs To Be Replaced

Clear Signs Your Refrigerator Needs To Be Replaced

Persistent issues and telltale indications of wear and tear can quickly drain your bank account when it comes to your refrigerator. When your fridge starts to break down, it can often be much more practical and cost-effective to replace it rather than attempt repairs. Learn the clear signs your refrigerator needs to be replaced and save yourself from headaches. 

Hot to the Touch

The back of your fridge will feel warmer than the front because that's where your motor is. However, if it feels scorching, there could be a significant issue. Overheating can result from a filthy condenser, difficulties with the coils, or problems with the ventilation system.

Try cleaning the coils first, which can extend the life of your refrigerator and help it function more effectively. If this doesn't work, it could be time to get rid of the fridge.

Damp or Frosty Inside

When you start to notice droplets of condensation, frost appearing overnight, or food that feels wet, it could mean your fridge is failing. Close the door on a dollar bill to put it to the test. If it readily slips out, you may only need a new gasket. If there’s no problem with the sealing, however, you should consider replacing the fridge.

Your Motor's Always Running at Full Speed

The motor in your refrigerator shouldn’t constantly work at full speed. There's no reason for it to continually regulate and reregulate temperatures unless you often open and close the door. If you find that this is a recurring problem, you should have a professional come out and check it to determine whether it's time to ditch the fridge.

Food Spoils Quickly

If you find that your food is spoiling considerably faster than it should, there might be a severe problem. Your refrigerator could also use more energy than needed, causing you to overspend on your power bill. Replacing your refrigerator can help you save money on electricity while also preserving your food.

Town Appliances can provide you with the perfect replacement when you need a new fridge. Check out our built-in kitchen refrigerators, which come with stainless steel fronts. You can even customize them to match your cabinetry. Feel free to contact us with any questions about the products we offer.