Fridge Repairs Johannesburg: Fridge & Freezer Repair Tips

After a weekend away you suddenly find yourself looking for fridge repairs in Johannesburg within 5 minutes of entering the house because there’s water all over the floor. Before you make that call, see if you can’t solve the problem yourself with these easy fridge and freezer repairs


Since you’ve already lost some (or all) of your food, think twice before looking for fridge repairs in Johannesburg – you’ll save a few bucks that can be used to replenish your spoilt stocks. If you don’t find your problem addressed below, then it’s best to get in touch with your local repair shop and ask them whether there are any checks you can do yourself before the repairman is sent over.

Puddles Everywhere

One of the most common problems with fridges is that they sooner or later start leaving puddles which just keep growing until the entire kitchen is swamped. This may be due to:

  • A leaky water supply line (if you have a water dispenser or an icemaker)
  • A tilting fridge


Start by unplugging the fridge. Look for the piping where the water is fed into the fridge and see if it is leaking in any way. Sometimes the inlet valve is loose, and the nuts simply need tightening. If the tubing (that feeds water into the fridge) has ruptured, you’ll have to replace it.

Another cause of puddles is an uneven fridge. Water usually drains into a pan under the fridge, where it evaporates. An uneven fridge will result in water collecting in one corner of the pan and, when full, spill. The easiest way to level your fridge is to adjust its feet, which screw in or out depending on which way you turn them.

If you’re still having trouble after checking the above, it is recommended that you get in touch with your fridge repairs centre in Johannesburg.


With many freezers the most common problem is that it simply doesn’t cool. Since there are fewer visible parts to a freezer, we recommend that you check for the following before calling for freezer repairs:

Check that it’s on; open the fridge door and listen for any sounds coming from it. If all is quiet, check that it is plugged in, and that the wall socket is switched on.

If it is on but it’s not cooling, check the thermostat knob – perhaps it got bumped or turned by accident while you removed something from the freezer. Simply turn it back to its original setting (if it wasn’t on it) and check to see if it started cooling after a couple of minutes.

If all appears to be the way it should be, then there may be trouble with the compressor, condenser, the defrost timer or the evaporator. Since fixing these involves some knowledge of freezers and electricity, it’s best to get in touch with your freezer repairs centre as soon as you can.

If you’re in doubt at all, it’s best to look for fridge or freezer repairs in Johannesburg. These appliances are expensive, and any fiddling with internal parts can result in your warranty being voided.



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