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Appliance Care Tips

Performing regular maintenance on your appliances not only helps them run more efficiently, but can help extend their life as well. Explore some helpful tips and tricks below. 

Unlike most appliances in your home, your refrigerator runs constantly. Maintaining your refrigerator can help it run more efficiently, reduce stress on the machine, and help it last for years. 

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Cleaning is one of the most essential parts of refrigerator maintenance. Read on to learn about the areas you should pay special attention to.

  • Gaskets - Your refrigerator gaskets keep your doors sealed shut and keep the cold air inside your refrigerator. You should periodically inspect your seals for any rips, tears or signs of wear, tear, cracking or damage. 

  • Condenser Coils - Your condenser coils are usually located at the back or bottom of your refrigerator, which is a spot where dust, debris and pet hair can easily accumulate. When coils are covered in debris, the unit will not run as efficiently and as a result, may not cool as it should and can shorten the life of your refrigerator. Make sure you vacuum your coils at least twice a year. 

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The ideal fridge temperature is between 37 and 40 degrees. The ideal freezer temperature is 0 degrees. If your temperatures are higher than this, and you've checked your seal and cleaned your coils, you may have another problem and need a service call. 

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