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Refrigerator Repair

Refrigerator Service And Repair

Refrigerator won't cool? Ice maker won't make ice? Do you have water leaking onto the floor from the bottom of your refrigerator? Frost and ice build up in the bottom of your freezer? Refrigerator not cold, but freezer is? Did your dispenser stop dispensing? These are just a few of the more common problems with refrigerators these days. If you answered YES to any of these questions, call (239)234-5484 for all your refrigerator Service or repair needs

How to Repair a Refrigerator

A refrigerator is one of the few appliances in your home that runs continuously, day or night, keeping your food cold. If you consider how hard a refrigerator has to work, it is actually quite amazing that they break down so infrequently. On the rare occasion your refrigerator does stop working, you may face a high repair bill and the expense of replacing all your lost food. Have no fear! This article is here to tell you everything you need to know about repairing your refrigerator and freezer yourself. You might be surprised to learn that repairs are actually quite easy, requiring only a little knowledge about the appliance and a little patience. Let's get started with some basic information. Refrigerators and freezers consist of two basic components: a condenser coil and an evaporator coil. A liquid coolant is circulated through these coils by a compressor and a motor. The refrigerant liquid is cooled in the condenser; it then flows to the evaporator. At the evaporator, the air in the unit is cooled by contact with the liquid-filled coil. The condenser of a refrigerator or freezer is the coil on the outside of the unit; the evaporator is the coil on the inside. The coolant is circulated through the system by a compressor. Most refrigerators and freezers are frost-free. In this type of unit, a heater is automatically turned on by a timer in order to melt the frost inside the unit. Frost is melted by the heater at several different spots in the unit, starting with the coldest and most frosted areas. When the frost is completely melted, the thermostat automatically switches to a cooling cycle in order to maintain the standard freezing temperature. Because this process is automatic, frost does not build up inside the box. The unit's compressor system, which forces the coolant through the coil system, is driven by a capacitor-type motor. Other basic parts of the cooling/defrosting system include switches, thermostats, heaters, condensers, and fans. A do-it-yourselfer can test and replace many of these refrigerator components. However, there are exceptions, as explained later, that are best left to a professional repair person. Caution: Before doing any work on a refrigerator or freezer, make sure it's unplugged. After unplugging the unit, check to see if the motor/compressor has a capacitor; this component is located in a housing on the top of the motor. Capacitors store electricity, even when the power to the unit is turned off. Before you do any work on a capacitor-type refrigerator or freezer, you must discharge the capacitor, or you could receive a severe shock.

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We do SAME DAY REPAIRS on all major brand refrigerators, freezers, and ice makers. We always give a 1 – 2 hour time window that is set around our customers schedule because we know your time is valuable to you. Don’t get stuck at home all day! Call us and know when we’ll be there so you can plan the rest of your day.

We repair these major brands of refrigerators

Maytag, Kenmore, Whirlpool, Sub-Zero, Sears, G E, Kitchen Aid, Jenn-Air, LG, Amana, Samsung, Frigidaire, Magic Chef, Coldspot, Kelvinator, Hotpoint, Admiral, Estate, Norge, White Westinghouse, Roper, Scotsman and U-line.

The Best Customer Service In Town

Our goal at Preston's Air Conditioning And Appliances LLC is to deliver the best appliance repair and customer service in the Collier and Lee County. We are the original Appliance Rescue Service and we take pride in our top tier reputation. We repair all brands of appliances no matter where you bought them and offer the very best in warranty support. Our service call is always free when you authorize the technician to proceed with the repairs needed. Give us a call today and let us put one of our experienced technicians to work for you.

How to Clean and Maintain a Refrigerator

Remove the Food Toss any old or expired food into the trash. Remove the food that is still good to a cooler with ice to keep it safe and cold while you clean the remainder of the refrigerator. Remove Shelves and Drawers Take out all removable drawers and shelves and set them aside. Drawers and shelves that are made of metal or plastic can actually be washed with hot water and dish soap right away, but glass and ceramic pieces need to gradually warm up to room temperature before being washed with hot water to prevent cracking and breaking. Wipe Down Refrigerator Interior Use a clean cloth with hot water and a mild detergent like dish soap. Work from top to bottom to prevent dripping on surfaces that are already clean. Tough stuck on spills may need a plastic, non-abrasive scrubber. Another option, is to lay a warm wet cloth over the spilled area for a few minutes. The spilled area will be softer and easier to wipe away. Rinse cloths thoroughly and/or use multiple cloths to insure cleanliness. Pay special attention to the bottom crevices and back of the refrigerator where spills tend to migrate. Finally wipe down the interior doors. Now that your shelves and drawers have had time to warm up gradually, take a few moments and clean and dry them thoroughly. Be careful, especially when handling slippery glass shelving. Dishwashing gloves may be helpful to prevent breakage. Using a clean dry cloth or towel. Wipe down the interior of the refrigerator to make sure it is completely dry. Don't forget to dry the interior doors as well. Replace the Food Put the food back into the refrigerator. Now is also a good time to wipe off any jars or containers of food that may need it, like a sticky jelly jar or a crusty salad dressing lid. Take care to use clean cloths when working with your food jars and dry them thoroughly as well. Use the same methods listed above to clean out a freezer. The great thing about freezers is that they rarely have spills and need to be scrubbed out much less often. You may need to only check for and remove expired food. If the freezer does require more thorough cleaning, you can use the same methods used in the refrigerator. Clean the Outside Starting from the top, wipe down and clean the exterior of the refrigerator using hot/warm water and a mild dish soap. If you have a stainless steel refrigerator, you'll need to use a soft non-scratching rag, and vinegar or a window cleaner to keep the surface shiny. Don't forget to clean the rubber gasket seal around the edges of the door using dish soap and warm water. Dirt and grime can collect here and cause the seal to crack. Seasonally Check the Drip Pan Some refrigerator models have a removable drip pan that collects the condensation from the refrigerator. Remove the grill from the bottom front of your refrigerator and use a flashlight to locate the drip pan. It will be on top of condenser coils. Drip pans can become moldy and gross over time, so wear gloves and be prepared. Remove the drip pan and clean thoroughly before replacing. You may need to use bleach. When in doubt refer to the manufacturer's instructions and follow them. Dry and replace the drip pan and front grill. Vacuum the Refrigerator Coils Unplug the refrigerator and move it out from the wall carefully and slowly. For models with the coils on the back of the refrigerator, use the brush attachment to vacuum the coils. Some side by side and built-in models may have coils located behind a vent on the top, bottom or back of the refrigerator. Some models even have vents screwed on over the coils. On these models, you'll need to use a long narrow crevice attachment for your vacuum cleaner. Refer to your owner's manual for assistance. Put the refrigerator back and plug it back in. Tips: Wiping up spills as they occur, and throwing out old food every week, will go a long way to keeping your refrigerator clean. Adding a box of baking soda can work wonder for eliminating odors in the refrigerator and freezer. This is great if you don't want your butter to taste like fajita onions.

What our Clients Say!

Very Good Experience, right from the initial phone call. Called 5:30 pm, and was told they would be here between 9-10 am the next day. Preston showed up right at 9am. He knew what the issue was with my fridge. He took it apart, cleaned up the water, and put everything back nice and neat and ordered the part. The part was not in stock locally, so he had the part Fed-Ex'ed overnight delivery. Just rec'd a phone call that he is on his way with the part


Patti Lyons 

What our Clients Say!

We Call Preston's Air Conditioning And Appliance when our Air Conditioning stop working and they where out within the hour and found a bad capacitor and had my a/c running again good job sidney Thank for the fast service

kathy durney 

What our Clients Say!

Called and received service the next day. Courteous, timely, professional and completed the small job on dryer in several minutes. Job well done will use the service again. I recommend Preston's ACAppliances wholeheartedly.

Joseph Gardner 

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Great service at a fair price. Highly recommended!


Robert Desai 

What our Clients Say!

5 starSidney fixed our AC problem quickly and inexpensively compared to the others that said only six year old unit needed to be replaced. He has since worked on our other central AC unit and done great job. Friendly and courteous. I would highly recommend to Marco Island and Naples area.


 Thomas Lang

What our Clients Say!

This company gave me service in one day. Very professional, honest, and the price is right!!!! I will use them everytime I have an issue.


Christie Perino 

What our Clients Say!

Sidney Came To Check Our Refrigerator And Had It up And Running In No Time


Thank From JB from Bonita

What our Clients Say!

Thank You Sidney For The Fast Service On Our A/C Repair You Repair The Leak In My Outside Unit When The Other Company Said It Could Not Be Repaired


Good Job Marco Island

What our Clients Say!

Thank Sidney For Repairing My Dryer I had Another Company Come Out And They Said I Needed A new Motor But You Check It Out And Said They Left The Motor Unplug And All I needed WAS A Switch And You Repair It


Thank Ann For Naples.

What our Clients Say!

Saturday night just got back from shopping at SAMs club and notice my fridge is not working!!Omg. I panicked! Called... Sears that was a joke. They told me maybe Tuesday ! So I googled emergency appliance repair and Preston's Air Conditioning and Appliance came up! He was there within the hour and found a faulty plug. Awesome! He was so nice and polite. He charged me $35 which was the diagnosis fee. This company will be on my speed dial for any air conditioning or appliance problem. I'm impressed and I don't impress very easily. Thank you so much Sidney Preston your the best!