If your fridge has broken down it’s only natural that you’re going to want to get it repaired as quickly as possible. Refrigerators are complex, and it’s not a good idea to try to fix them yourself if you don’t know what you’re doing. Older fridges contain dangerous refrigerants, and even newer ones should be handled with care.
There are licensed and qualified appliance refrigerator repair technicians that can help you with your refrigeration issues. The first port of call should be the retailer or the manufacturer, especially if your appliance is still quite new. All new appliances are sold with a warranty, and if your refrigerator fails during the warranty period then the manufacturer will fix it for you.
Even if you think the appliance is out of warranty, it’s worth checking your paperwork. You may have agreed to purchase an extended warranty and forgotten about it. Alternatively, you may be able to contact the customer service line and pay for a repair service direct from the manufacturer.
Choose Qualified Technicians
Working with qualified technicians, rather than a local handyman, is a good idea because they will use branded parts and will offer a warranty on the repair itself. This is useful because often when an appliance fails once it is likely to fail again because the first failure was due to wear and tear on the parts.
Licensed Local Repair Shops
If you don’t want to call out someone from the manufacturer’s own team, find a licensed repair shop in your area. Any company that is qualified to work on a specific brand of refrigerator will advertise this on their site like http://www.appliancerepairnewark.org/, and you can confirm their credentials online (most manufacturer websites will include listings of spare parts retailers and licensed shops). Make sure you choose someone who will use branded spares and follows best practices.