We all take our refrigerator for granted, perhaps it’s because they purr silently away somewhere in the kitchen. It’s not until the refrigerator stops working, and is in need of repair, or replaced that we realize just how important it is in our daily life. Refrigerator’s are a necessity for keeping our foods cool, and in some cases medicine, as well. If you find yourself in this dreaded situation, here are a few suggestions for selecting a repair service.
Checking your warranty, and service guide is a good start. Often times, we make the mistake of thinking that our appliance is past the warranty, and a lot of times it’s not. Service guides, and maintenance manuals, may supply a check list of things that you can do that may fix the problem before it gets worse.
Notifying the appliance store where you purchased you icebox is a good idea. Having all of your paper work, and receipts from the sale, would be helpful. You should contact them even if your purchase was a long time ago, and it’s way past the warranty date. Appliance stores usually have general information readily available such as phone numbers, or a website address.
If you purchased the refrigerator used, there may also be a repair service available at the store or resale shop. Often times used appliances are repaired at the location, and re-sold, at that same location. They usually have a repairman on site.
If you purchased the icebox from a friend, and there are absolutely no warranties available, then the next best thing is to look for a local repair service. If you cannot find a local repair service, there are many sites available to you on the internet. It’s important that you include the name, make, model of your refrigerator when searching, so that it can filter away a lot of unnecessary sites.
When dealing with a repairman, always ask questions about the problem, and what can be done to remedy the problem. Questions on what to look out for, in terms of signs, or sounds that your refrigerator may be signaling. Repairmen usually don’t mind when asked, and often times they like to explain exactly what was repaired. Refrigerators don’t usually go out very often. Maintaining, servicing, and keeping them clean periodically, are all things that can be done to keep them quietly purring. There are times, though when it’s a mechanical malfunction, and simply cannot be prevented. Whatever the reason, these simple suggestions will help you with your selection.