The refrigerator in your Arlington home is one of the most important appliances for your day to day comfort and convenience. It provides you with the luxury of preserving fresh, safe food. Few homeowners give much consideration to the way in which their refrigerators accomplish these feats, though. At All Time Services, we believe that the best way for homeowners to use and care for their appliances is to get to understand them a little better. Only a trained professional can safely service your refrigerator, but it is still valuable to understand its operation and basic components. Here is some information about how your refrigerator thermostat works.

Basically, the thermostat in your refrigerator is the major component in controlling the refrigeration process. This process removes heat from your refrigerator, as opposed to cooling it from within. When you set the thermostat in your refrigerator to a specific setting, that temperature is maintained by thermostat’s ability to sense changes in temperature. If you keep your refrigerator door open for a moment or two you will likely hear the compressor turn on. When the fridge gets too warm the compressor is alerted, and it compresses refrigerant into a high-pressure gas. It is returned to liquid in the condenser, and in the evaporator it is loses pressure, is turned back into liquid and absorbs the heat in your refrigerator.

Once the target temperature is reached the thermostat cuts off the electricity to the compressor, and it will not begin the process again until it sense that the interior of your refrigerator is too warm. Any problems with warm temperatures in your refrigerator may be the result of a faulty thermostat. Contact a professional to find out for sure.

For more information about the operation of the thermostat in your refrigerator, contact the appliance repair experts at All Time Services. We have all the necessary training and experience to guarantee the successful operation of your refrigerator thermostat. Call us for service throughout the Arlington area.