Why does my refrigerator not cool?

A refrigerator not cool is one of the most common faults that is reported to us, there are many and varied reasons why a fridge will not cool but I will go through the most common causes.

Ice build up

Most modern fridges are frost free meaning that you do not need to defrost them manually. When something goes wrong ice builds up in the air ducts and evaporator stopping the cold air from flowing throughout your fridge.

Some of the reasons for the ice build up are

  • Faulty defrost component
  • Blocked drain
  • Door left open
  • Broken door seal
  • Faulty computer board

Often if you leave the fridge off for 24 hours with the doors open it will rectify the problem but in the cases where it is a faulty component it will only be a temporary fix and will revert back to the previous state.

Motor not running

If you cannot hear the compressor running the thermostat or computer board could be faulty.

Motor clicking every few minutes

This could possibly be a very serious problem, usually it is a sign that the motor is seized or a winding burnt out. If this is the case it is one of the most major faults a fridge can have and the repairs may exceed the value of the fridge.

Motor running but fridge and freezer warm

Often this is a sign that there is problem with the sealed system, in other words the pipework. There could be a blockage in the pipework or the refrigerator may have lost its refrigerant because of a rusted or broken pipe. This is another serious problem that may write off the fridge.

Fan in freezer not running

This fault only relates to frost free freezers. The fan pushes the cold air throughout the fridge and if the fan motor is not running the refrigerator cannot cool correctly.

Note –

These faults are only meant as a general guide and are not meant as a definitive answer as to how to fix the fridge or if the fridge is worth repair.

If you wish to book a service call to have your refrigerator checked by a licensed technician please book through our contact us page or call one of our friendly staff members.

Dishwasher Repairs Gold Coast

Dishwasher Repairs Gold Coast

Once you have lived with a dishwasher it is very hard to go without one, dishwashers are a great way to hide a mess in the kitchen fast. If you are feeling time poor because of a broken down dishwasher we will be happy to send a technician to save the day.

Common dishwasher brands we service –Dishwasher Repair

  • Dishlex
  • Fisher & Paykel (including DishDrawers)
  • Simpson
  • Westinghouse
  • Electrolux
  • Kleenmaid
  • Bosch
  • Blanco
  • LG
  • Baumatic
  • Haier

Most dishwashers will last 10 – 15 years without too many problems providing they are not abused. When I say “abused”, leaving items on plates like toothpicks, bread ties, rubber bands and other foreign objects will cause problems with your machine. These items will most likely make it past the filters and lodge in pump impellers or spray arm jets. This can cause the low powered motors to burn out or produce very poor wash results.

Often people buy dishwasher cleaners as advertised on TV to try and rectify the poor wash results caused by the obstructions, this is like shutting the gate after the horse has bolted. These dishwasher cleaners will remove limescale buildup and fatty deposits but it will not clean filters or remove blockages. Filters and blockages will need to be cleaned manually.

A word of warning

There have been cases where clients have put caustic drain cleaners in their dishwasher to try and get the machine to drain the water out, this will rarely work. The dishwasher hoses and seals are not designed to handle these harsh chemicals but worse than that the client rarely informs the technician that they have done this until the technicians hands are burning from the chemicals.

If your dishwasher will not drain out remove the filters and bail out as much water as possible before the water sours. If you have not found the cause of the problem once you have removed as much water as possible you will need to contact us for service.

Gold Coast Dishwasher Repairs7 Quick Checks that could save you a service call

  1. Is there power to the dishwasher (plug something else into the power point to test it)?
  2. Have you cleaned the filters thoroughly?
  3. Do the spray arms hit on plates or utensils?
  4. Are the jets in the spray arms blocked with pips or plastic?
  5. Have you ran a cleaner through the dishwasher?
  6. Are the hoses kinked behind the the machine or in the cupboard?
  7. Have you switched off and back on, if a computerized machine to reset the computer?


Call us to help to get your dishwasher running again.
Phone : (07) 5500 5744

Appliance Repair Service Gold Coast

Appliance Repair Service on the Gold Coast

Our service team can advise you whether to repair or replace your appliance. In some cases we can advise you over the phone whether your machine is worth repairing if it is a common fault. In most cases we will need to inspect the machine to provide the correct advice and if it is found the machine is not worth repair the only cost will be the minimum service call fee.

We service all the leading brands of appliances, well known names like -

  • Admiral
  • Amana
  • Baumatic
  • Blanco
  • Bosch
  • Dishlex
  • Electrolux
  • Fisher & Paykel
  • General Electric
  • Haier
  • Hoover
  • Kelvinator
  • Kleenmaid
  • LG
  • Omega
  • Samsung
  • Simpson
  • Smeg
  • St George
  • Technika
  • Viali
  • Westinghouse
  • Whirlpool
  • And more...

Here at Appliance Repairs Gold Coast we offer a wide range of services to make your life easier.

If you are a do it yourself we have a large range of common appliance spare parts, be aware of Queensland Electrical Licensing Laws before embarking on electrical repairs. If you inflict harm to yourself or someone else you may find yourself in legal hot water.   Appliance Repair Service

Our fully stocked service vans call to your house so you don’t have to lug your appliance around to find a technician.

If you do not want to spend money on an old appliance we can either install or supply and install  new appliances at very competitive rates.

Had a motor burn out or a power surge destroy your appliance? We can prepare an insurance report for your insurance company once we have attended to your appliance.

Call us today for help with your appliance repairs gold coast
Phone : (07) 55005744

Workshop location

Office open

8.30 am – 2.45 pm Monday to Friday

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