Washer Seal Leaking, Fridge Repair, or Both? It is amazing how quickly and easily something small, like a washer seal can go wrong. I am no expert, but I do know what can cause washer seal leakage problems. A few of the most common culprits are cracked seals, cracked air filters, worn-out washers, or worn-down hoses. All of these can cause serious problems to your refrigeration needs.
Washer seals, especially those with cracked seals are the first place to start in troubleshooting a washer seal problem. Cracked washer seals are usually noticeable on cold winter days when the outside temperatures start to dip into the 30’s. The next best thing is to check the seal between your fridge and door and see if it is also starting to wear down. If you find that one is beginning to leak, you will need to replace it before the problem gets worse.
If you find that both the fridge and the doors are causing a washer seal leak, then you may need to look at replacing that part as well. Air leaks are one of the worst culprits of refrigerant leaks. Washer air seals should be inspected regularly for cracks or any signs of wear and tear. Washer seals that are cracked or near cracking, should be replaced immediately. This will save you time and money in the long run. You will find that by purchasing the correct size replacement part you will probably save yourself a trip to the repair shop as well.
If all else fails and you are still having a problem with your door or fridge, then it will be time for you to head to the repair shop. There are parts that are interchangeable between your door and fridge which can cause a leak to start. These are usually small plastic clips that screw on to the top of the fridge or door. If these parts are worn out then they could be the source of the leak.
One of the best ways to prevent air leaks is by purchasing the correct washer fluid for the model of your fridge or door. If you find that this is not an option, then try to determine whether the problem lies in the air flow between the door and fridge or the sealing mechanism. If the problem is in the latter, then it is likely that your faulty air release valve has been defective from the beginning.
To determine whether your washer seal is faulty, it is advisable to turn the power off to your power washer. Next, locate the correct valve and line up the wiper clips to the correct valve stem. If the problem is with the wiper clips themselves then carefully slide them away from the stem so that they do not obstruct the flow of air. You may need to experiment with different washer seals until you find one that works correctly.
Another common problem with faulty washers is that they can be difficult to access. This is because the seals are typically glued to the inside of the door. They are kept in place using a couple of washer clips. The problem with faulty clips is that if they become damaged, they can often be very difficult to find. A repair shop will often be able to easily locate a faulty clip in this case.
In conclusion, a washer seal is an important part of your refrigerator. When this part becomes faulty, it can lead to air leakage and poor functionality of your fridge. However, a simple fix such as replacing a washer clip can make your fridge operate more smoothly and efficiently again. If you suspect that your appliance is suffering from a washer seal leakage then you should contact a reputable appliance repair technician who will be able to assess the situation and make sure that the problem is fixed.