Repairing Viking refrigerators
If your Viking refrigerator is making strange noises or simply not working then you need to know how to fix the problem – and quickly. There are some fairly common problems that arise with Viking refrigerators. Most of them are fairly easy to solve it, so stay calm and let’s talk about what you can do to fix some of the most common problems that arise with Viking refrigerators. By performing a few quick diagnostic techniques you can see which of the common problems you are dealing with, and then you can follow the step-by-step instructions about how to repair your Viking refrigerator issues.
When It Just Stops Working
Power supply issues are most often the cause behind a refrigerator that simply stops working completely. Pull your Viking refrigerator out so that you can see if the cord is properly plugged into the outlet. You may want to try pulling the cord from the electrical socket and reinserting it. Sometimes the solution to the problem is just that simple.
The next thing that you can try if the refrigerator is still not coming on is to make sure that the outlet has power. You can do this by unplugging the refrigerator and plugging in a lamp or other appliance that you know already works. If the outlet is the problem you should next check your circuit breaker or fuse box to see if something needs to be replaced.
If the outlet is working as it should you can try adjusting the coolness setting in your Viking refrigerator. When the coolness setting is too low it can sometimes cause the refrigerator to stop working. Replacing a bulb in the refrigerator can be another quick solution that solves the problem of a malfunctioning refrigerator.
If all of the solutions given so far do not solve the problem you may have a wiring issue with your Viking refrigerator, or the problem could be due to a thermostat or compressor issue. Calling a local appliance repair company is the best way to get these more serious issues fixed.
When It Starts To Make Strange Noises
Strange noises coming from your Viking refrigerator usually indicate a more serious issue. Quite often to fix this kind of problem you will need to contact a certified Viking refrigerator repairman. The first that you need to do in order to diagnose the problem is determine where the noise is coming from. The main places that noise originate from are the back, the bottom, and inside the freezer. Once you have figured out where the noise is coming from you are in a better position to determine how to solve the noise problem.
Noise coming from the bottom of the refrigerator means that the drainpan is loose. Duct tape and zip ties are usually all that are necessary to solve this problem. Of course if after trying these methods you find that you still have noise coming from the unit you should call us so that we can send out one of our certified Viking refrigerator technicians.
Noises from the back of the freezer are liked to the fan or the compressor. These are not the kind of repairs that you should attempt on your own. Repairing a fan or a compressor requires the use of specialized tools in order to do the job correctly. Our repair technicians will be more than happy to help you complete the repair and get your Viking refrigerator up and running again.
When It Does Not Cool Like It Should
When a Viking refrigerator is not cooling like it is supposed to the problem is almost always frost build-up. Any kind of Viking refrigerator can suffer from frost build-up, even the high end models. When the defrost system in the refrigerator malfunctions it causes frost build-up. There is a pretty simple way to check and make sure that this is the cause of the problem.
Take all of the perishable food out of your refrigerator, and out the thermostat in the “OFF” position. Leave the doors open and do not bother the refrigerator for 24-48 hours. This will allow your Viking refrigerator to warm up to room temperature and defrost. You will need to place some towels at the base of the refrigerator in order to catch the water when the frost melts. After the refrigerator is completely defrosted you can turn the thermostat back to the normal setting and see if the problem is solved.
The refrigerator should go back to cooling normally, but you will still need to replace the thermostat, timer, or heater eventually. A certified Viking refrigerator repair technician needs to be called in to fix the problem. If after following the above steps your Viking refrigerator is still not cooling properly you have a compressor issues, which is unfortunately a pretty expensive part to repair.