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Your fridge is one of those household appliances you don't usually have a lot of trouble with. A quality refrigerator's lifespan can last for many years, which is why it is hard to tell when you need to call a repair technician and when you need to start looking into buying a new refrigerator. However, it will usually give you a few indications that it's wearing out before your fridge fully gives out. Let's take a look at nine of the most obvious signs in the near future that you might need a new fridge.


If your fridge looks like it is sweating in the middle of a heatwave, the problem maybe it doesn't cool properly. If you notice that, the rubber sealing around the door should be analyzed immediately to see I there are any water droplets or signs of mildew or mold. You could potentially fix it on your own, depending on how bad the sealing may be. Inside your fridge you can also notice signs of condensation. If so, this typically means that your temperature setting does not work the way it should. If the problem persists long enough, there is a good chance that the imprecise temperature will begin to ruin your food.

Running Hot On The Engine

It's not uncommon to feel a warmer temperature change when you put your hand to the back of your fridge. However, feeling excessive amounts of heat is an obvious sign that inside your fridge, something is not right. The coils in your refrigerator's back are insulated which should keep you from feeling too much heat. If this takes place in your integrated fridge, it is wise to call a repair technician to inspect your coils. Replacing the coils might be an option for you to consider, depending on the situation and the problem at hand. Nevertheless, if you have an old fridge, particularly one that shows certain signs that it's failing, it may be a better investment to buy a new fridge, then on its last legs to start fixing a less effective one.

Your Food Is Spoiling Quickly

Another indiscriminate warning that your refrigerator is about to break down is when you find that your food will start smelling and/or spoiling days before it would normally. A refrigerator that takes longer to cool your food or is unable to keep the temperatures it is supposed to have, uses more energy than it should. A gross energy wastage, really. This doesn't just mean you're spending more on your energy bills than you should, but you're also wasting money on any food you've got to throw out because of your

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One of the most common signs you'll notice is that your freezer is beginning to look like an iceberg. While obviously you want a freezer to keep your food in its intended frozen state, it's not normal for you to have to chisel off the ice just so that you can reach your peas bag.