How long does a Viking fridge last?
Consumers have reported that the Viking refrigerators will last for approximately ten to 12 years. Also, the United States Department of Energy stated that the average household refrigerator would last 12 years.
Moreover, depending on model, usage, and maintenance practices, the appliance could last fewer or more than 12 years. Please note that regardless of the brand or model. A refrigerator will not last for several years if it does not receive regular maintenance or repair when something breaks.
Is 45 degrees a safe temperature for a refrigerator?
According to the Food and Drug Administration, the correct temperature for your refrigerator is 40 °F, and the freezer should be set at 0 °F or below to ensure food safety.
Suppose the fridge was set at 45 degrees; the food would be a health hazard because bacteria growth can flourish in temperatures higher than 40 °F. For the best results, NEVER set the temperature of your refrigerator above 40 °F.
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What causes a Viking refrigerator to stop working?
Generally, a few issues will cause your refrigerator to stop cooling and freezing, and the most common possibilities are the following issues.
If the fridge is not running and the inside is still relatively cold. Please check that the appliance is plugged into the wall outlet and that the outlet is functional. Also, a blown a fuse will cut power to the refrigerator, which could be why it stopped cooling.
Suppose the refrigerator is too warm. Check the temperature setting to see if it was accidentally changed--if the temperature is at the correct setting and the fridge is still too warm. You will notice that foods in the freezer show excessive burn, and the freezer walls are caked with frost. Also, foods on the refrigerator side will be partially cool and spoil much quicker.
Moreover, these issues often occur when something is wrong with the condenser coils, either damaged or dirty. Also, the evaporator fan motor could have malfunctioned and will require a complete replacement.
If the freezer feels warmer than the appliances' temperature displays state. Place a refrigerator thermometer in the freezer to monitor the temperature for added peace of mind. You could track the temperature differences and report those to the manufacturer for further assistance.
Can you damage a Viking fridge by unplugging it?
Unplugging the refrigerator periodically to move the fridge won't harm the appliance. However, if the refrigerator is unplugged and plugged back into the wall outlet often--it will cause damage to the compressor and motor of the refrigerator.
Because the compressor must maintain a consistent pressure to keep the condenser coils from freezing over or overheating, the pressures and temperatures are disrupted each time the fridge is plugged in. Furthermore, the motor has to build pressure in the compressor to reach and maintain the correct temperatures.
Also, temperature fluctuations from unplugging and plugging back in will cause unnecessary stress to the appliance. For the best results, only unplug the refrigerator when necessary, and follow the safety considerations listed below to minimize damages to your appliance.
Unplugging your refrigerator isn't foolproof. The supply cord will be significantly damaged by misuse, and a damaged cord will cause the appliance to malfunction.
Please follow these guidelines to reduce the risk of fire and electrical damage that could cause personal injuries and property damage.
- Do not use an uncertified outlet.
- NEVER unplug the refrigerator by tugging the cord.
- Always grasp the plug firmly and pull straightforwardly to unplug.
- If the electrical supply cord is damaged-- a certified technician must replace the cord.
- NEVER plug in any cord with cracks or abrasion damages located lengthwise or at either the plug or connector end.
- When moving the refrigerator, be mindful to avoid rolling over the power cord.
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This article discussed how to find the on/off switch on a Viking refrigerator and the best way to operate a few other features s. And briefly overviewed the importance of maintaining the correct temperature is imperative to keep your foods from spoiling and preventing the growth of harmful bacteria in your kitchen.
Learning more about your home's appliances will assist in becoming a better-educated consumer. Please be sure to check out some of our other posts before you go to help further your knowledge regarding household appliances.
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