Moisture on the Refrigerator’s Door

The moisture on the outside of the refrigerator is caused by condensation. The chilled air from the fridge draws in moisture out of surrounding warmer air and accumulates on the door’s surface. Condensation occurs when the refrigerator door is opened frequently and this could be an indication that the seals around the door that are leaking cold air are damaged or worn, or because the temperature is set too low and the fridge is too cold. The first step is to figure out what may be causing the problem. For a thorough examination and onsite repair, contact Capital Appliance Repair in Ottawa.

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Investigate the Cause of the Problem

Condensation builds up on the inside of your fridge and begins to drip when there is an excess of it. As a result, besides water accumulating on the bottom shelf, you may observe indications of excess moisture such as mold on the gasket and corrosion in the metal detailing of the refrigerator. When the defroster isn’t working correctly, you may see water on the floor beneath the refrigerator, but condensation seldom creates enough moisture to cause this. If you frequently transfer hot items directly from the stove, you may notice moisture on the refrigerator’s sides. The most common source of condensation is air coming in through a faulty gasket on the refrigerator door. You can do two quick tests to confirm a faulty gasket. One is to look for blackening on the gasket as a result of mold, and the other is the dollar test, in which you close the door while holding a banknote between the gasket and refrigerator. The gasket isn’t sealing properly if you can pull out the note effortlessly.

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Comprehensive Diagnosis Is Necessary

The simple fact is that condensation on your refrigerator is a headache! This could be happening due to one or more factors and this is why it is essential for a professional to take a look. Only an experienced technician with all of the necessary tools and hands-on knowledge can properly assess the whole appliance and find the actual issue.

At Capital Appliance Repair we service all of Ottawa and offer same day repairs! One phone call and our team will come to your location to assess the issue and repair the fridge on site. We like to make the process convenient for our clients, there is no need to take the appliance away and bring it back again, we provide diagnostics and repair at your location.

Our team of highly experienced technicians can repair and troubleshoot all refrigerator brands. From water leaks to strange noises, you can trust us to get your appliance back up and running again in no time!

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Service Areas:

All across Ottawa and surrounding areas