Cleaning Your Condenser Coils

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The condenser coils can become dusty overtime, preventing your refrigerator and freezer from operating efficiently. If your refrigerator is cold, but not cold enough it is most likely due to your condenser coils. Keep in mind that not all refrigerators contain condenser coils that are easily accessible. Please contact a professional in order to replace or the condenser coils.

You should clean the condenser coils if your refrigerator is located in an area that is prone to dust.

WARNING! Before doing any repairs please be sure to disconnect your refrigerator from its power source.

Depending on the make and model of your refrigerator the condenser coils can either be found on the bottom, top, or back.

If the coils are located on the bottom:

  1. Remove the bottom grille located on the front of the refrigerator.
  2. Use a coil brush to get rid of any dust and debris from the coils. Or use a vacuum to get rid of the dust and debris. Be sure to vacuum under your refrigerator because that’s where food and dust can accumulate over time.
  3. Replace back the grille.
  4. Plug in your refrigerator to its power source.

If the coils are located on the top:

  1. Disconnect your refrigerator at the fuse box or the circuit breaker.
  2. Remove the grille located at the top of the refrigerator. The condenser fins have sharp edges, so wear work gloves and proper clothing so you don’t get hurt. The condenser can be found at the back of the machine behind the compressor.
  3. Reach back into the middle section to the right of the machine compartment in order to get rid of any dust or debris with a condenser fins. Also, consider using a vacuum to clean the area easier.
  4. Replace back the grille.
  5. Plus in your refrigerator to its power source.

If the coils are located on the back:

  1. Move the refrigerator away from the wall.
  2. Use a coil brush to remove any dust and debris from the condenser coils.
  3. Push the refrigerator back into place
  4. Plug in your refrigerator to its power source.

Thanks for reading!

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