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Avoiding Refrigerator Blunders

The refrigerator is the unsung hero of our kitchens, keeping our food fresh and our beverages chilled. It’s easy to take this appliance for granted, but there are common mistakes that many refrigerator owners unintentionally make. These errors can lead to inefficiencies, food spoilage, and increased energy consumption. Schedule a refrigerator customer care service with OneDios, before it’s too late.

This blog uncovers these mistakes and provides practical solutions to ensure your refrigerator remains a reliable and efficient part of your daily life.

1. Poor Organization

Mistake: Haphazardly arranging items in the refrigerator can obstruct airflow, leading to uneven cooling and potential food spoilage.

Solution: Group similar items together and use designated shelves for specific categories (e.g., fruits, vegetables, dairy, meats). Allow enough space between items for proper air circulation. A neatly organised refrigerator saves money and time, reduces food waste and unpleasant smells, and increases the fridge’s efficiency.

2. Overloading the Fridge

Mistake: Cramming the refrigerator with too much food can hinder air circulation, making it harder for the appliance to maintain a consistent temperature, resulting in higher energy bills.

Solution: Avoid overloading the refrigerator and ensure there’s space between items to allow for proper cooling. If your fridge is packed, consider decluttering to create better airflow. A well-stocked refrigerator uses less energy compared to an almost empty fridge. However, you can extend the life of your refrigerator with timely service and extend the warranty of your appliance.

3. Neglecting the Coils

Mistake: Ignoring the condenser coils at the back or underneath the refrigerator can lead to dust buildup, reducing the appliance’s cooling efficiency, shortening its lifespan and increasing the electricity bill.

Solution: Regularly clean the condenser coils with a brush or vacuum to remove dust and debris. This ensures optimal heat exchange and energy efficiency. OneDios can help you schedule a professional cleaning service for your refrigerator’s condenser coils.

4. Frequent Door Opening

Mistake: Repeatedly opening and closing the refrigerator door can cause temperature fluctuations and energy wastage.

Solution: Minimize the number of times you open the fridge door. Plan, and avoid standing with the door open while deciding what to take out. 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. 

5. Storing Hot or Uncovered Food

Mistake: Placing hot, uncovered or warm food directly in the refrigerator can raise the internal temperature and make the appliance work harder to cool down.

Solution: Allow hot food to cool to room temperature before placing it in the fridge. This prevents unnecessary strain on the cooling system. Cover the food items before keeping them to avoid foul odours.

6. Ignoring Gasket Maintenance

Mistake: Neglecting the rubber gasket (seal) around the refrigerator door can result in leaks of cold air, making the appliance work harder to maintain the desired temperature.

Solution: Clean the gasket regularly to remove dirt and debris. Test its effectiveness by closing the door on a piece of paper – if you can easily pull the paper out, it’s time to replace the gasket. If you are facing any issues or need help replacing the fridge gasket, download the OneDios app and put in a request today. 

7. Not Using Temperature Settings

Mistake: Not setting the refrigerator to the appropriate temperature can affect the freshness and safety of your food.

Solution: Consult the manufacturer’s recommendations and adjust the temperature settings accordingly. Typically, the fridge should be kept between 34°F and 40°F (1°C to 4°C). Maintaining a steady temperature will prevent food from spoiling. For any query regarding temperature levels, please call experts at OneDios.

8. Poor Ventilation

Mistake: Placing the refrigerator too close to the walls or near the microwave, stove, or windows hamper the airflow, impacting cooling efficiency and increasing energy costs.

Solution: It is recommended that the refrigerator is positioned at least 1 inch away from the walls to dispense the heat generated during refrigeration and ensure efficient operation. For any queries regarding fridge placement, feel free to call experts at OneDios. Furthermore, it’s best to avoid placing the refrigerator near a heat source or in direct sunlight, as this can increase energy consumption.

9. Overlooking Service and Maintenance

Mistake: Missing yearly refrigerator service reminders leads to malfunctions and sometimes expensive repairs. Also, not having an extended warranty in such cases might prove costlier.

Solution : It is essential to service your refrigerator to ensure comprehensive maintenance regularly. It is recommended to have your fridge serviced at least twice a year by an expert who can check its condition and address any issues. OneDios offers assistance in scheduling servicing appointments with authorised technicians. Despite regular maintenance, problems may still arise with your fridge. In such cases, an extended warranty can provide helpful coverage. If you are looking forward to buying an Extended Warranty plan for your refrigerator, download the OneDios app and put in a request today.

Conclusion

Your refrigerator is an integral part of your kitchen, and avoiding these common blunders can help you maintain its efficiency and prolong its lifespan. By following these practical solutions, you can ensure that your food stays fresh, your energy bills remain low, and your appliance serves you reliably. For prompt refrigerator repairs, give OneDios a call or download the OneDios app.

At OneDios, we have designed a platform that allows you to access services from all your favourite brands in just a few minutes. We aim to revolutionise customer service by making it simpler, faster, and more efficient. With OneDios, you can quickly contact customer care for any issue and book services within a minute without any hassle. 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, LG, etc.

Remember, a little attention and care can go a long way in keeping your refrigerator functioning at its best.

 
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Refrigerator service : What To Consider When Buying A Refrigerator?

The market is flooded with several Refrigerator features. And, it baffles you a lot when you decide to buy a refrigerator. The technicalities of the fridge and its utility aspect demand higher focus when buying a refrigerator. The main task is to narrow down the choices available while not compromising the quality factors. So, we compiled a list of popular refrigerator features that will help in buying fridges. It is also important to keep in mind that these features work best with regular refrigerator service.

 

Configurations of Door

This depends on the size of the family and the space available in your kitchen. There are numbers of door configurations, some prominent ones are french doors or side-by-side doors. In India, a mostly side-by-side door fridge is preferred with two vertical doors.

Energy demand

Fridge, air conditioners are energy extensive devices. While buying the refrigerator always go for the Energy star model, keeping in mind that after few years of use your fridge consumes double the energy when newly bought. This energy has a direct impact on the cooling of food inside the refrigerator. To save your energy bills, you should always get regular refrigerator service for proper functioning.

Shelves Need

Again this factor can be weighted with the need of your demands. If you are not having enough storage space for your groceries, you can for an edge-to-edge shelves fridge. These features provide you with ample space for your grocery storage

The good view

This feature enables you to keep an eye on every food item you placed in the fridge. The organization of drawers curbs the chances of food waste as they are always within your view.  

Temperature control

Many refrigerators come with the preset temperature feature that controls and balances the temperature and humidity automatically. It creates an optimal cooling environment inside the refrigerator. This maintains the uniform circulation to keep the food fresh. 

Ice Dispense

This helps in the stoning of the ice for a longer period of time. A wine cooler is perfect for individuals who want to prevent their wine from premature ageing.

 

Why OneDios for Refrigerator service? 

Multiple plans and options on our platform. Plans from the OEMs and other Service providers are available for easy comparison.

  • Competitive pricing of these plans by respective providers
  • Buy instantly in a seamless and paperless online transaction.
  • The contract becomes available instantly.
  • No need to keep and store paper copies of the contract
  • Raising a request as part of the service plan becomes a matter of a few seconds
  • Auto schedule happens for your service visits as per your service plan. You can choose to accept them or move to a more convenient slot just at the click of a button.
  • You can view the complete  Service history for ready reference
  • Allows end consumers to rate service and Refrigerator service AMC.
  • Quickly raise a ticket directly with the OEM of the service provider

OneDios aims to transform the customer service experience for end customers.  This vision cuts across all products and the services they avail of. You can buy your Refrigerator service AMC on OneDios here. You can also download the OneDios app or visit the OneDios website to buy an AC maintenance contract.

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A Complete Guide to Deal with Freezer Problems

Did your food get spoiled despite being kept inside the freezer safely? This is one of the most common complaints regarding refrigerators. A faulty freezer can be an unnecessary irritant. It can cause food wastage, reduce your refrigerator’s storage capacity and affect your home’s supply of ice. It can be particularly painful in summer if your freezer suddenly stops working properly.

Before you run to call an expert to get the freezer repaired, it is necessary to know about the cause of the problem.

 

 

 

 

Here are the most common Freezer problems and how you can solve them:

  1. Frost Buildup

The most likely explanation for heavy frost buildup inside the freezer is that the defrost heater is malfunctioning. The best solution to this problem is to get the defrost heater replaced. But if you find frost buildup only around the door, it might also be due to the door not fully closing. A pro tip to take care of your freezer for future use is to keep the temperature range between -18 degrees Celsius to 3 degrees Celsius. Temperature setting below this range would cause frost formation from the excess moisture. 

  1. Unusual Noises

Strange and loud noises from the freezer can be annoying and an indication of possible malfunctioning inside the appliance. This problem arises mainly due to a faulty evaporator fan motor which is placed at the back of the freezer and circulates the air inside the freezer through evaporator coils. To solve this freezer problem, you will have to call for professional help. The evaporator fan motor might need a repair or replacement.

 

  1. Freezer not cold enough

The reason behind this can be dirty condenser coils. You need to check the dirt and dust buildup in condenser coils in your refrigerator. To clean the condenser coils you need to unplug your refrigerator, use a vacuum, or brush clean the coils. Check if the condenser fan is working fine or not. You may need to get it replaced if it’s not working.

 

  1. No light inside the Freezer

This means that the indicator may not be working due to broken wires. The light indicator helps us to know the status of the refrigerator. If there is a green light it indicates that the refrigerator is connected to the mains and if there is a red light it indicates a temperature warning.  

 

  1. Water Leaking from Freezer

Water leaking from your freezer is because of the frozen defrost drain or malfunctioning evaporator coil. To troubleshoot this problem, you can try removing debris and dust from the defrost drain and keep it clean as part of regular maintenance. If this doesn’t solve your problem, you will need expert help.  

 

If you are facing any of the above issues with your appliance at your home or looking forward to buying an AMC plan. Download the OneDios App and upload the details of your Refrigerator today. OneDios App is a one-stop-shop for all your fridge-related issues and queries. We aim to offer a top-class professional facility for a fridge repair, fitting, and maintenance work. OneDios App makes it simple for the consumer to avail of the post-sales services without any difficulties. It keeps the track of all your fridge repairs in the past. At OneDios, you can also schedule the next fridge repair in advance. You can also buy the extended warranty and AMC’s for all brands like Whirlpool, Samsung, Godrej, GE, etc

 

 
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7 Common Refrigerator Problems and Their Solutions

A refrigerator is one of the most common electric appliances found in homes. It keeps your food cool and fresh and prevents it from spoiling. A properly functioning refrigerator has become an important part of our daily routines. However, like any other electric appliance, you might face a few refrigerator problems due to rigorous usage. There are some problems that you can fix yourself but for others, you will need technical help from a service provider.

 

 

Let’s have a look at some common problems and their solutions:

      1. Leaking Water is one of the most common Refrigerator Problems

This is also potentially a hazard, as one can slip and fall due to leaking water if left unnoticed. There can be two causes of these refrigerator problems. The first reason could be blocked defrost drain and another possible reason can be clogged or frozen water supply. You can fix this by draining the frost drain located at the back of your freezer with warm water. You can also manually clean the rubber valve located inside the defrost drain.

 

     2. Refrigerator not Cooling

Sometimes you might experience that your refrigerator is not maintaining the temperatures that it should. The primary reason behind this is a dirty condenser coil and you need to clean the coil to fix this. The condenser coil is located at the bottom of your refrigerator. Don’t forget to unplug it before doing this. You can also do this on regular basis as part of its maintenance. 

 

     3. Refrigerator Door not Shutting Properly

If you have been using it for so long then you must have experienced that the rubber seal of the door is not holding the door intact. This can cause other problems in your refrigerator and might even increase energy consumption. To solve this refrigerator problem, you will need to get the rubber seal replaced. 

 

     4. Frost Build up  Inside your Refrigerator

The freezer unit of the refrigerator acts as a storage space for ice and frozen food. If you observe that significant frost or ice is building up inside it, it might adversely impact the proper functioning of the freezer. This problem is caused by increased humidity inside the freezer. It might be because of leaving the freezer door open for too long or due to a faulty door seal. You will need to get the seal replaced in this case as well. 

 

     5. Noisy Refrigerator

They do make a little noise as part of their normal functioning. But if the noise from your refrigerator has increased significantly it might be caused by a malfunctioning fan. It consists of two types of fans: a condenser fan and an evaporator fan. These fans keep the condenser coil cool and help to maintain an adequate temperature inside the refrigerator. One of the probable causes of a noisy refrigerator is a faulty motor in one of these fans. You will need to call an expert to fix this problem for you. 

 

     6. Refrigerator is Warm

It keeps your food cool. But if the temperature inside the refrigerator turns up, it defeats the whole purpose. The most likely cause of this problem is the faulty condenser coil. You can try cleaning it to ensure its efficient functioning. If the problem is not solved then you will need professional help to repair or replace it.

 

     7. High Electricity Consumption

If you notice a sudden spike in your electricity bill it might be because of the refrigerator. This is because it is one of the most energy-intensive appliances at home. You can use an energy meter to measure the electricity consumption of your refrigerator. If the sudden increase in electricity bill is indeed due to the refrigerator, you will need to book a professional service to solve this problem. 

 

 If you are facing any of the above issues with your appliance at your home or looking forward to buying an AMC plan. Download the OneDios App and upload the details of your Refrigerator today. OneDios App is a one-stop-shop for all your fridge-related issues and queries. Our aim is to offer a top-class professional facility for a fridge repair, fitting, and maintenance work. OneDios App makes it simple for the consumer to avail of the post-sales services without any difficulties. It keeps the track of all your fridge repairs in the past. At OneDios, you can also schedule the next fridge repair in advance. You can also buy the extended warranty and AMC’s for all brands like Whirlpool, Samsung, Godrej, GE, etc

 

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