There are a few hints you can check on your own to know how to troubleshoot your Viking refrigerator before calling a professional appliance repairman, or rushing to the store to buy a new fridge.
So keep reading, and we’ll go through the most common problems and how to troubleshoot them in your Viking refrigerator on your own.
Is your Viking refrigerator getting power?
If any appliances have stopped working, the first thing you’re going to check is that is it getting power.
So if you can hear the unit is running, then be sure the problem is not caused by a power source. If not, inspect your power cord for visual damages and make sure there are no tripped breakers in your house. You will be surprised at how often we have sent our technician only to find out that the breaker has been tripped and needed to be switched back on.
Lastly, if the fuses and breakers are uninjured, and the power cord got no issues, there is might be a serious problem with the condenser coil, control board, or other interior components. Luckily, there are few tips you can do on your own to troubleshoot your Viking refrigerator before a professional Viking appliance technician does.
Clean the condenser coils
The back of the refrigerator, where condenser coils are, can collect dirt and dust, making them retain more heat than they were designed to handle. And they won’t be able to function properly and won’t cool to the desired temperature, and you risk burning the condenser itself.
So after you’ve found any problems with the unit’s power source, make sure to inspect and clean its condenser coils. Before doing this, unplug the refrigerator and wait for the coils to cool down.
Then, use a cloth with warm water to clean them down. And once the coils are cleared, plug the unit on in to see if this has solved the issue.
If not, the problem might be related to the pump, the unit’s condenser, or the internal fan.
Check your refrigerator for any visible damages
If you’re able to point what’s wrong with your refrigerator, you might be able to fix or replace the issue on your own. Your help makes our work easier by being able to tell us what’s wrong with your refrigerator at least.
Inspect your Viking refrigerator visually by checking the exterior and interior for any parts that are visibly broken or loose. If you find anything loose, try tightening it.
But if you find that the problem is a broken condenser or internal fan, or if you are not sure how to troubleshoot the problem with your Viking refrigerator, call us right on, we’d be happy to help.