These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
Background and Identification ¶
A refrigerator (colloquially fridge) is a common household appliance that consists of a thermally insulated compartment and a heat pump (mechanical, electronic, or chemical) that transfers heat from the inside of the fridge to its external environment so that the inside of the fridge is cooled to a temperature below the ambient temperature of the room.
Refrigeration is an essential food storage technique in developed countries. Lower temperatures in a confined volume lowers the reproduction rate of bacteria, so the refrigerator reduces the rate of spoilage.
- Traditional style
- Side-by-side style
- French-door style
- Four-door French-door style
- Door and drawer
- Four door style-2013
Many common refrigerator problems can be prevented with simple maintenance, defrosting, cleaning, and seal-replacement can ensure a fridge keeps cool and is energy efficient.