One thing that most of the people do not realize is that like human beings, machines also have a specific lifetime during which they can work efficiently, but once the period is passed you are bound to face difficulties in its working. There are basic things that one can follow for the maintenance of your refrigerator; this can also help in increasing its life period. As far as Kenmore refrigerators are concerned, if kept in good shape, they can last as long as ten to fifteen years because they are manufactured with the latest technology and are well experimented and tested upon before they are sent to the market. Here are some of the simple tips and techniques to increase the durability of your refrigerator:
Firstly and most importantly, attaching an electric stabilizer with your refrigerator can help it protect against electricity fluctuations, which can damage the compressor very badly. These electric stabilizers absorb any electric fluctuations and do not let them reach the refrigerator, thus ensuring efficient working of the compressor. It is mostly advisable that refrigerators should be kept at a slightly raised platform, so that the lower base sheet of your fridge is no trusted in case there is a leak somewhere. Although the sheet is mostly made up of aluminum or other high resistant materials, yet constant dripping of water can cause it to rust. If the refrigerator is place a little above ground level, the base is not exposed to water and so it can last longer.While checking any electrical parts of the refrigerator, it is best of unplug it first; this will not only ensure protection from any kind of short circuiting but will also ensure your own safety.
Keeping your fridge clean both externally and internally is very important. Use lukewarm water to clean the door and the grills in your refrigerator and while doing so, keep a look out for any cracks in the door or the walls. Although in most cases, water tends to evaporate from the fridge but in case your refrigerator is not cooling efficiently, moulds and fungi can start growing along the moist wall, so you have to be very attentive about the temperature of your machine. Use antibacterial soap to clean the external handle of your refrigerator; this also helps to decrease the chances of fungus growth. Not to forget, you can also check the manual provided for your Kenmore refrigerator troubleshooting to get basic guidelines about the maintenance of your fridge.