THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO FRIDGE-FREEZER FAULTFNDING FOR END USERS AND SERVICE TECHNICIANS AKA 4F GUIDE
This general-purpose guide is produced by the Engineers United for DIY service and service technicians to improve the quality of fault finding and repairs of common and widespread problems of the household fridges, fridge-fridges, American style fridges, freestanding fridges and integrated fridges. In some cases, integrated fridges don’t need to be moved out of the kitchen unit for fault assessment and service.
A domestic fridge is the most widespread household appliance on the whole planet. Which appliance comes second in this ranking has no importance for the purpose of this article. In western society, every household has a fridge. On average we have one or two refrigeration applications per household. That’s a fridge-freezer and/or additional fridge or freezer, that’s it. As the need for domestic refrigeration grows we add more fridges in the form of air conditioning systems, bottle coolers, ice machines for the home bar and a walk-in coldroom, which is not a rarity in the London area.
Every child and adult in the family loves the fridge. We check in the fridge when we are hungry, we check in the fridge when we are bored, we check in the fridge when we take a break, we go to the fridge for a cold drink and we sometimes check in the fridge without any reason at all. We give our fridge a weekly sponge bath, we work hard to keep the fridge full and when the stock goes low we go to the supermarket to re-stock. If anything to go wrong with the fridge our culinary habits get thrown into chaos and family members would immediately be checking on their smartphone how to make the fridge work better and restore our accustomed lifestyle. This is one of the reasons we created this guide.
The popularity of the fridge can be explained by the following:
- it satisfies our need for low temperatures to prevent our groceries from going off
- the appliance is readily available in all sizes
- the initial investment is low to medium to high, depending on your needs
- low day-to-day running cost
- available on finance
- free delivery
- little to no installation, just plug and play
- require very little of planned preventative maintenance