Refrigerators are the heart of any kitchen. A fridge is a significant part of any home, and it’s hard to imagine living without one. Especially during the hot summer months, nothing is complete without chilled drinks, ice creams, and ice. Refrigeration slows bacterial growth. Refrigerators have revolutionised food storage, allowing fruits, vegetables, meat, and grain products to stay fresh for days or weeks. While these refrigerators are sturdy, taking their proper use and regular maintenance for granted can eventually be costly. Is your fridge overdue for some service or maintenance? Schedule a refrigerator customer care service with OneDios, before it’s too late.

However, regardless of how excellent your fridge may be, you’re not getting the most out of it if you aren’t using it properly. You could unknowingly make frequent mistakes while using your refrigerator, like too low-temperature settings or incorrectly storing leftovers. Your small daily habits might make your fridge less energy-efficient or spoil your food. These most common mistakes sometimes lead to fridge failure. Therefore, these are the things to avoid if you want to ensure your refrigerator serves you well for many years to come!

  • Keeping the door open for too long or not checking the broken door seal

Doors to refrigerators must always be kept shut; whether searching for ingredients or looking for something, it should be done quickly. If the fridge is kept open for too long, your food reaches an unhealthy temperature and encourages bacteria growth. The sudden temperature change requires the refrigerator to work hard to maintain the optimal cool temperature, causing the fridge to overheat and eventually break down.

If the door seals are worn or torn, the refrigerator may be partially shut even if you close it properly. Seals that are damaged need to be replaced immediately. . If you are facing any issues or need help replacing the fridge gasket download the OneDios app and put in a request today. It is a one-stop shop for all your refrigerator-related problems and queries. 

  • Overstuffing the fridge

Air circulation keeps everything in your fridge cool; when there’s too much stuff in it, that circulation gets blocked. The refrigerator must work hard to keep everything at the right temperature, primarily if food blocks the air vents. It results in higher energy bills.

A well-stocked refrigerator uses less energy compared to an almost empty fridge. Don’t buy stuff to fill the refrigerator; instead, fill pitchers with water and keep them in excess open spaces to create the full effect. However, you can extend the life of your refrigerator with timely service and extend the warranty of your appliance.

  • Setting the wrong temperature

For best performance and energy efficiency, the fridge and freezer temperatures must be set correctly. The freezer should be below 0°C, and the refrigerator should be at 4°C. Maintaining a steady temperature will prevent food from spoiling. For any query regarding temperature levels, feel free to call experts at OneDios.

  • Storing food incorrectly

Organise everything in your fridge correctly; it will help your food last longer.

  • Store your dairy products – milk, cheese, butter and eggs on the top chiller or bottom shelf towards the back of the fridge instead of the door. The door is farthest from the cool air of the refrigerator and keeps on opening a lot. Door temperature fluctuates a lot, so these items spoil faster.
  • Condiments, jams and sugary drinks like juices or items with natural preservatives should be kept at the fridge door.
  • Leftovers and stuff used daily should be kept at eye level, i.e. top shelf.
  • Vegetables and fruits should be kept in separate drawers. Most fruits produce a gas called ethylene while ripening, which rots the vegetables faster if stored with the fruits.
  • The leftover food and open food packages should be kept in airtight containers to keep your fridge smelling fresh and stop spreading bacteria. 
  • Food should always be bought to room temperature before keeping it inside the fridge. The hot food raises the temperature and requires the fridge to overwork to bring it back. The already cold food begins to warm up and may get spoiled.
  • Keep the refrigerator well organised and the items covered. A neatly organised refrigerator saves money and time, reduces food waste and unpleasant smells, and increases the fridge’s efficiency.
  • Examine the expiration dates on each item, and make sure to remove and discard any that have passed their prime. This will prevent food from spoiling or rotting.
  • Poor ventilation 

The refrigerator should always be placed at least 1 inch away from the walls to help dispense the heat generated during refrigeration and for efficient working. Additionally, avoid setting the refrigerator directly in front of a heat source or where the sun will shine because doing so will make the appliance use more energy. For any queries regarding fridge placement, feel free to call experts at OneDios.

  • Irregular cleaning or neglecting the condenser coils

The shelves, drawers, walls and fridge door should be cleaned regularly to keep the fridge free from bacteria and foul odours. Spills should be cleaned immediately, and you should deep clean your refrigerator with a mild bleach solution and water at least once every two weeks. Cleaning the fridge prevents it from leaking, smelling and breaking down, making it more efficient. If you are looking forward to buying an Extended Warranty plan for your refrigerator, download the OneDios app and put in a request today.

The refrigerator’s condenser coils are mostly forgotten as they are at the back of the fridge. These coils can become clogged with dirt and dust. Once the coils are blocked, the refrigerator has to work harder to keep food cool, increasing your electricity bill and shortening the refrigerator’s lifespan.

  • No timely repair and maintenance

Having your refrigerator serviced at least twice a year is always preferable. The professional will inspect the fridge to ensure it is in good working order. The refrigerator operates more effectively and lasts longer with routine maintenance. Even with regular maintenance, a refrigerator might occasionally experience problems; in these situations, an extended warranty may be helpful.

These are some of the most frequent mistakes that people make, but by avoiding them, you may maximise the lifespan of your refrigerator by avoiding unnecessary damage. Call OneDios or download the OneDios app when you require immediate refrigerator repairs. 

OneDios is developed to in-line the services from all brands in just a minute. We are bringing a revolution in how customer service is delivered. OneDios makes the process simpler, quicker, and more efficient of contacting customer care for any issue and booking service within a minute. If you are facing any problems with your fridge, download the OneDios app and upload the details of your Refrigerator today. You can also buy the extended warranty and AMCs for all brands like Whirlpool, Samsung, Godrej, GE, etc.

You can raise a service request with OneDios without having to call various people or search for phone numbers. OneDios provides an end-to-end solution for all your refrigerator service and repair-related issues. OneDios also helps you to keep track of your previous refrigerator service details and parts replaced. You can also book an appointment for an extended warranty with us. Download the OneDios app today. OneDios now covers over 1350 cities in India.


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