Freezers help us to preserve our food items for periods of time. If they begin to malfunction, they can cost you hundreds of dollars in spoilt food! If you have some basic knowledge about how your freezer works, then you can perform some basic repairs yourself. If the repairs are a bit more complex, then call Justin’s Appliance Repair for a professional consultation.
Common Issues that a freezer might face
You need to get the thermostat, door gasket or defrost timer checked out. It helps to have knowledge on how these internal components work.
The fan motor and blade are usually to blame in these cases. It helps if you know how to test these parts.
Freezer Won’t Turn On
The relay and start capacitor, as well as the thermostat, need to be serviced. If it’s necessary, then you need to replace the parts.
Freezer Always Running
You need to test the timer, temperature controls and defrost thermostat. It is important you learn how to test the various internal components of the freezer.
Freezer Too Frosty
If the temperature drops below 0 degrees Fahrenheit, then you need to check the thermostat, temperature control, and user control.
Freezer is Too Warm
If the freezer is too warm, then it is useless. Test the user controls, defrost timer and thermostat. Call Justin’s Appliance Repair if you need any help in replacing or repairing these parts.
Freezers evacuate excess water by melting ice and condensation. Leaks, however, can lead to further problems down the line.
Look at the water supply line first. If the inlet valve is leaking, then tighten the compression nuts around it.
If the freezer is badly tilted or on an uneven surface, the water that would usually drip into the pan will overflow. Try adjusting where your freezer is standing.
Make sure that you clear out any drain tubes. If the lines are frozen, you can use a hairdryer set to low heat in order to speed up the melting process.
The compressor, condenser fan motor and evaporate fan motor might be to blame. If the noise is louder when you open the door, then the evaporator fan motor needs replacing. Fortunately, this is one of the easiest components to replace. If the noise is coming from the compressor, then you need to replace the entire refrigerator/freezer.
If your freezer is acting up, then give Justin’s Appliance Repair a call. Our technicians are certified and insured and will be able to pinpoint the issue. If you live in the Kent, WA area, then come to us for any issues you have with your freezer.