Average life span: 14 years
What to do: Locate the condenser coils by checking your owner’s manual. Clean them by unplugging the fridge and removing dust gently with a broom or brush. Check the seals by sliding a piece of paper in the closed door. If it falls out, you need to replace your seals. And defrosting regularly can’t hurt.
Inspected and cleaned: Have it done if your at-home remedies don’t work or if there are noises you can’t locate.