How to clean coils under refrigerator?

It is likely that the refrigerator has been created in order to positively influence on the modern kitchen, more than any other household appliance. It is not clear until they fail, that they require very little maintenance to work efficiently. This support is for the most part consists of a simple cleaning condenser coils at an interval of 12 months (or less). It is very important, quick and easy, and it takes only 1 hour or less.

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Step 1. Disconnection. Switch off the circuit breaker. Shut off the water supply line, if it is equipped with ice maker and water dispenser.

Step 2. Find the condenser coil. There are two types of coils for cooling appliances such as a refrigerator: evaporative and condenser coil. There are two coil filled with gas and liquid, they are part of complicated “circuit”, which has a compressor and an expansion valve. The gas that fills the evaporator coil is located in the cooling space, and has the task of absorbing heat from the space. Generally, it is protected from damage and is out of sight inside the freezer. Heated compressed gas and liquid pass through the condenser coil, which is far from the refrigerated space. As a condenser coil is exposed to the ambient air, you have to clean condenser coils of refrigerator

There are several locations of condenser coil:

  • The old refrigerator coils (has a mesh structure and is often painted in black) is mounted on the back of the device.
  • In the new models the condenser coil is at the bottom. It is likely that the fan (which visible or not) will be focus on the coil to help in heat dissipation. Use a flashlight to detect coil and fan, if necessary.

Step 3. Clean the coil with a vacuum cleaner. With the help of a plastic tube or a brush attachment, vacuum thoroughly dirt and dust everywhere. Be careful not to damage the fins or coil. Shutter created in the coil will not allow the refrigerant to move and it can lead to costly repairs.

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Step 4. Vacuum fan. If the fan is visible and accessible it is better to clean it. It will help the air to move through the condenser coils.  If dirt and dust were accumulated on the fan blades, the flow of air will be decreased. It can also lead to compressor failure.

Step 5. Brush away the dust and grime. Use a narrow brush to gently remove dirt and dust from the coil and fan, if it is possible to obtain sufficient access.

Step 6. Move the refrigerator to its original position. Plug the refrigerator back to a power outlet. Arrange all the water lines and power cords. Try not to bend them.

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