Professional refrigerator repair can sometimes be very expensive
Which is why most repairs can be performed without using a professional appliance repair service. Some of the more common problems can be simple to repair. And all it will take is time and some basic tips. When a refrigerator stops working after it has been moved, then you could have jarred a wire loose. So, unplug the appliance and remove the service panel to the rear of the appliance. In order to determine which wire has been jarred loose, you will need to check each one, once you have located the offending wire, either reattach or tighten it.
Where your refrigerator is situated could be the problem also. Many refrigerators will not be able to keep food cold when its surrounding air temperature is under 15.5 degrees Celsius. The lower the temperature, the less the compressor will work. With many refrigerators, should the surrounding air temperature dips under 4.4 degrees Celsius, the compressor will completely stop and your food will go rotten. This is why moving your refrigerator to a warmer place should fix the problem without needing to call in an appliance repair technician.
Another easy repair is fixing a cracked gasket on the refrigerator door. When a refrigerator does not have a tight fitting gasket, electricity is wasted. So if your gasket is cracked and does not have to be replaced, open the gasket and apply silicone caulk to the inside of it.
However, when the gasket does need replacing, you will need to follow a few more steps. Firstly, you will need to order a new gasket for your refrigerator. A retainer strip or screws keep gaskets in place, so roll the gasket back and loosen all the screws. Take the gasket out from its retainer, then place the new gasket over the retainer, then slide it back beneath it. Tighten up the screws, and remember to never over tighten them, as this could cause the plastic door liner to crack.