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6 Steps to Keep Your Refrigerator Working

One of the most difficult appliance breakdowns to deal with is when your refrigerator goes out. My family’s diet completely changed for the whole week when ours was undergoing maintenance. There are some precautionary steps you can take to avoid a breakdown, however. Focus on these six steps, and you can kiss spoiled food and repair costs goodbye.

1) Clean the condenser coils (5 minutes)
2) Clean the condenser fan (5 minutes)
3) Wipe down the door gasket (2 minutes)
4) Clear the freezer vents (5 minutes)
5) Set the temperature controls to the middle settings (1 minute)
6) Clear and clean the drip openings (2 minutes).

If you want to tackle this home improvement job, visit The Family Handyman for more details, instructions and visual aids.


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Great Tips

10/12/2008 12:21 AM stpaulwindows

These are some great tips and save money in the long run.


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Temp controls essential

10/12/2008 12:26 AM stpaulwindows

Temp controls are essential in keeping your fridge running right.

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How Often??

10/27/2008 09:45 AM Handyman

Should i be cleaning the coils and the fan?

My fridge isurrounded by cabinets and a real bear to move.

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