Even if you purchased a top-of-the-line model, your refrigerator simply can’t be built to last forever. Over time, the parts within your fridge will become worn out and no longer function optimally, and eventually, this wear and tear means having to buy a new fridge.
Many people find it difficult to tell just when it’s time to start shopping for a brand new refrigerator. To help you evaluate whether or not your fridge has reached the end of its lifespan, look for the following warning signs:
- Moisture droplets on the door or sides of your refrigerator indicate that the rubber seal that keeps the cold air inside of your fridge is loose. When the seal no longer fits tightly, cold air escapes from the fridge and causes moisture in the air outside of your fridge to condense, resulting in those water droplets.
- Excessive heat or noise coming from the back or sides of the refrigerator may mean that your fridge is wearing out. The cooling elements located in the walls of the fridge naturally generate heat when they run, but you shouldn’t feel hot if you stand beside the fridge. In addition, a sudden change in the noise level can mean that a part is no longer functioning optimally.
- A continuously running motor tells you that your refrigerator is struggling to maintain its interior temperature. This can be a sign that the cooling elements are failing.
- Changes in the freshness of your food also indicate a potential problem with the cooling elements. If you find that your produce, meats or dairy products are spoiling more quickly, you may need a new refrigerator.
Although these four signs indicate that you likely need a new refrigerator, in some cases, a few minor repairs or a part replacement can solve the issue and save you the hassle of purchasing a brand new fridge. Before you start shopping, contact us for an evaluation.