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How Long Does A Fridge Freezer Last

How Long Does A Fridge Freezer Last?

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How Long Does A Fridge Freezer Last?

A fridge freezer typically lasts between 10 – 20 years, depending on maintenance. If you are wondering whether it is time to replace your fridge freezer, below are a few signs your refrigerator is reaching the end of its life.


Signs A Refrigerator Is Dying

Ice and Frost Accumulation

Frost buildup may occur when your door seal does not stick properly. It can also be caused by a dodgy temperature defrosting sensor and blocked air vents. You should also check your temperature control board to check the correct temperature setting is set.

Warm Air Circulating

Warm air circulating your refrigerator can be caused by a dodgy condenser fan motor. You should check to see if there are any obstructions and debris blocking the fan. Fridge fans are responsible for regulating the temperature throughout your fridge.

New Strange Noises

If your refrigerator is making strange noises, such as a loud buzz, the compressor may be broken. The compressor is responsible for pumping the refrigerant around in a loop. It works directly with the condenser, evaporator coil and expansion valve.

Hot To Touch Exterior

If your fridge feels warm to touch, this may be a sign that you do not have enough space around the fridge case for airflow. However, it is also normal for a refrigerator to feel warm on the top and sides from the heat dissipated from the refrigeration process. 

If it feels abnormally hot, then there may be a bigger issue at hand. This includes dirt build-up in the condenser tubing and coils. You should follow instructions for regular cleaning of the interior to keep up with the maintenance, which is essential with commercial fridges.

How To Remove Old, Unwanted Fridges

To dispose of fridges, you should get in touch with a professional recycling business. At Collect and Recycle, we specialise in recycling large volumes of fridge freezers for businesses, such as those from the hospitality industry. If you are looking for safe, sustainable solutions for your waste, contact our team today.

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