1. Make sure the refrigerator plug is securely plugged in.
2. Check for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker.
3. Test the wall socket for power using another appliance.
4. Inspect the electrical cord for damage.
5. Eliminate the use of an extension cord, if any is being used.

  • Compressor: Humming sound
  • Gas expansion: Boiling, gurgling or hissing sound.
  • Defrosting: Water flowing sound.
** These sounds are normal and are usually an indication that the refrigerator is operating properly.**
1. Check that the refrigerator is level.
2. Check that the defrost water drain-pan on top of the compressor.
3. Inspect the compressor mounts.
The inside of the refrigerator must be cleaned. Clean the inside of the
refrigerator with a sponge, lukewarm water or carbonated water.
Some containers or package materials might cause the smell. Use a
different container or different brand of packaging material.
    Adjust the temperature control knob setting. Check that there is enough room for air to flow between the refrigerator contents. Check for air flow restrictions round the sides, back and top of the refrigerator. Check that the door is properly closed. Check the door gaskets for damage.
Is thermostat adjusted to mid setting?
Switch unit off at socket and check that the bulb is screwed in tightly. Replace bulb.
Check if gasket is sealing. Check that the door / lid is able to close
Check drain trough for blockage. Check that the area is clear between the freezer plate and the draining trough. Check that the drain-pan on top of the compressor is upright and secure. If you have an ice-maker, check the water supply hose going into and coming out of
the water inlet valve.
Clean the drain tube. If the refrigerator or freezer is located in a hot and humid area, and
the door is opened frequently, water droplets or dew may
form on the interior walls and glass shelves of the appliance.
This has no effect on the performance and the water
may simply be wiped up using an absorbent cloth.
Your new refrigerator may be larger than the previous one. This
is quite normal. Large refrigerators operate for a longer period of time.
The ambient room temperature may be high. This is quite normal.
The refrigerator might have been plugged in recently or might have been
loaded with food. Cooling down of the refrigerator completely may
take longer. Large amounts of hot food might have been put in the refrigerator
recently. Hot food causes longer running of the refrigerator until the
food has cooled down. Doors might have been opened frequently or left ajar for a long time. The warm air that has entered into the refrigerator causes
the refrigerator to run for longer periods. Open the doors less frequently.
The freezer or fridge compartment door might have been left ajar.
Check that the doors are tightly closed.
The refrigerator is adjusted to a very low temperature. Adjust the
refrigerator temperature to a warmer degree and wait until the
temperature is achieved.
The door seal of the fridge or freezer may be soiled, worn out,
broken or not properly seated. Clean or replace the seal.
A damaged/broken seal causes the refrigerator to run for a longer period of time
in order to maintain the current temperature.
Check if the freezer needs defrosting. (Manual defrost models).
Heating tubes are located beneath the surface to prevent condensation on
a cold surface. There might be humidity in the air; this is quite normal in humid weather.
When the humidity is less, condensation will disappear.
When the door is closed and opened immediately thereafter, warm air
which entered the refrigerator caused a pressure difference which
tends to suck the door closed momentarily. Wait a little while and the
door should open easily once more.
Very cold ambient conditions. Frequent opening and closing of the
door. Highly humid ambient conditions. Storage of food
containing liquid in open containers. Leaving the door ajar.
Switching the thermostat to a colder degree.
Decreasing the amount of time the door is left open or using it less frequently.
Covering the food stored in open containers with a suitable material.
Wipe the condensation using a dry cloth and check if it persists.
The fridge temperature might have been adjusted to a very low temperature. Rectify
The fridge temperature might have been adjusted to a very low temperature.
Adjust the fridge temperature to a warmer degree and check.

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