Frequent condenser cleaning helps extend your fridges lifespan

How fridge condensers work and the steps to cleaning.

Frequent condenser cleaning helps extend your fridges lifespan

How fridge condensers work and the steps to cleaning.

Condenser cleaning

When a condenser is blocked, air does not circulate, and this results in the motor overheating and running on a short cycle. This can reduce the operating life of the compressor.

Your condenser may be in a different location, depending on the type and model of refrigeration you have.

Generally, they are divided into 3 categories – bottom, top and back mounted.

Once the panel is removed and the condenser is exposed, get a soft brush and start brushing across the fins.

Do NOT brush horizontally to remove dust as this would close the fins and block airflow. Instead, brush vertically to clear remove thick dust.

Brushing across the fins closes will close it and this prevents air from circulating which will cause the condenser to overheat and damage.

Use a compressed air pump to blow air through the condenser. You can get a portable version at your neighborhood DIY store –the key is to get one that is over 100 PSI.

Doing this is important as it removes the dust that’s built up inside the condenser.

Consistently cleaning the condenser helps your fridge run for much longer and

helps to reduce maintenance costs over the life of the fridge.