Is Your Refrigerator Not Working? Here's What To Do

Is Your Refrigerator Not Working? Here's What To Do

When your fridge stops working, the last thing you want is for your food to spoil. There are many quick fixes that do not require a refrigerator repairman so that you can save time, money, and hopefully the food in your fridge!  

  • Check electrical power. Make sure the refrigerator is plugged into a dependable outlet. If you’re not sure, test the outlet by plugging in a working lamp or an outlet circuit tester. You may also have to check for a blown fuse. (please view our ‘Fix Your Breaker Box’ video for more information, if needed)
  • Be sure cold control is correctly set. The temperature inside the refrigerator should be about 37-40 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Listen for the freezer fan inside the freezer. When the freezer fan runs, it means the defrost timer and the cold control in the refrigerator are both set to COOL.

If you discover that the refrigerator is plugged into a working outlet, its circuit breaker hasn’t flipped, and the cold control is appropriately set but the device still shows no signs of life, leave the door closed to retain the cold air. Then give us a call at (470) 205-2224 or submit a maintenance request to your resident portal. We’re here to help! 

How To Save Your Food When Fridge Stops Working

  • Keep doors closed – As much as possible, keep the doors to your refrigerator and freezer closed at all times to seal in the cold air.
  • Grab a cooler – Put a layer of ice at the bottom of a cooler, stack your frozen/cold foods in the cooler, then top it off with one more layer of ice.
  • Keep it outside (during winter) – Depending on your location, the outdoors is a natural refrigerator during the winter and may be an option (at least better than a heated house).