Tips: How to clean coils in a refrigerator.

Time to fix: 30 minutes

Cleaning the coils will improve the efficiency of maintaining the interior of the refrigerator's cold temperature since its essential for transferring heat out. This will not only successfully maintain the coldness of the fridge, but it will also use less electricity, saving you money and benefiting the environment.

Why do you need to fix it?

  1. Increased fridge efficiency
  2. Remain cold over the years
  3. Increased machine lifespan

So what do you need to do now?

Step 1: Carefully pull the refrigerator from the wall.

You should be able to move your refrigerator rather easily since most fridge has wheels on the bottom. To avoid damaging your kitchen floor, move slowly. (Note: If your refrigerator's coils are on the bottom, you don't need to do this.)

Step 2: Unplug the refrigerator.

Before working on any appliance maintenance, always turn off the power supply. Even if it's rare that anything will go wrong, you don't want to take the chance when electrocution is a possible risk.

Step 3: Locate the coils

The coils are easily located in one of two places:

a) They should be simple to find on the back. Look for a metal grid that is attached to the appliance's back.

b) The challenging part comes if it's at the bottom. Since you don't want to turn your refrigerator over, coils on the bottom typically have a cover in front that can be removed so you can clean them with a vacuum attachment. Locate the plate underneath the door gently so as not to damage it. If you need more detailed instructions, refer to your owner's manual.

Step 4: Start cleaning.

Utilize the vacuum cleaner hose's brush attachment. The crevice tool might also be helpful; you might want to look into vacuum attachments designed specifically for refrigerator coils. Be firm but cautious; you want to remove as much dirt from the coils as possible without damaging them, so go slowly and don't rush.

Cleaning the generally inaccessible regions surrounding the fridge while you're there might be a good idea. It would be best if you vacuumed the area where the refrigerator typically sits, and you should clean the fridge's sides and back. Please take advantage of the opportunity since you're already moving it out of the way.

Step 5: Remove any obstinate dirt particles with the paintbrush.

Although it doesn't need to be spotless, get as clean as possible by exploring every crevice.

Step 6: Vacuum up all the dirt you accidentally kicked loose onto the floor.

The floor is probably a little messy due to the brush so you may clean that up immediately.

Step 7: Replace the front plate if your coils come off the bottom.

If your coils were on the back, reconnect the refrigerator's power and push it back into position.

Step 8: Treat yourself to a refreshing beverage.

You deserve it.