Refrigerators are on the most common home appliances, and one of the most convenient pieces of home technology that most of us own. Refrigerators allow us to store perishable food at safe temperatures, keeping our families safe from food-borne illness and providing cool beverages! When your refrigerator stops working, there are several causes that are most likely responsible:

Compressor Motor

If you hear unusual noises or increased noise while your refrigerator is running it may indicate that there is a problem with the compressor motor. If your refrigerator is older, it may be that the compressor motor has simply gotten old and may need to be replaced, or it could be that the bearings within the motor have worn out.

Frayed Wiring

Wires and cables within your refrigerator may begin to lose their protective insulative cover and begin to fray, which can allow short circuits that prevent your refrigerator’s operation. Regular examination of the wiring during maintenance is your best chance to detect this problem.

drain tubeCoolant Leak

The sealed system within your refrigerator relies upon coolant to maintain the proper operating temperature. Over time this system may develop leaks, or damage can occur when transporting your refrigerator, allowing the refrigerant to escape.


When you move your refrigerator or purchase a new one it is important to allow the refrigerant in the cooling system to settle before plugging it in. Refer to your owner’s manual to determine how long you should allow for proper settling. Be sure to allow adequate space around your refrigerator to allow air circulation, particularly around the compressor motor.

If you have any problems with your refrigerator, call Appliance Repair Huntsville, Alabama and we will diagnose and repair your appliance quickly and professionally.

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