Prunedale Freezer Repair
Types of freezers we repair
- Chest Freezer
- Drawer Freezer
- Upright Freezer
- Portable Freezer
- Display Freezer
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Common Freezer Problems
Freezers need a lot of power to keep food frozen. Not to mention they are usually placed in the garage where the air is not insulated. So during hot weather, your freezer has to work extra hard to do its job. With your freezer constantly working at full force, some problems may arise. These problems should not be left alone, because they could cause your food to rot or have freezer burn. Schedule appliance repair as soon as possible to ensure your food doesn’t rot.
Frost is building up
Frost building up on the insides of your freezer doesn’t seem that bad. I mean, it’s just extra cold stuff to keep food cold, right? Unfortunately, frost building up on the inside of your freezer could give your food freezer burn. And while freezer burn might not be detrimental to your health, it will modify the taste of your food. It doesn’t seem like that big of a deal, but if you have frost and freezer burned food, that most likely means your freezer does not have an airtight seal. In other words, you are losing a lot of money cooling air that is escaping out of the freezer.
What could cause this? Well the first culprit could be a broken or torn gasket for your door. If that’s not the case, then it might be that you are opening the door for too long, or opening and closing the door too often. Every time the door opens, moisture from the warm air outside finds its way inside, freezing and eventually forming an entire layer of frost.
If it’s not the door gasket, then it could be a problem with your freezer coils. At this point, you should call for appliance repair to see what the exact issue is. You don’t want to tamper with your freezer coils on your own.
Freezer is too warm
If your freezer is too warm, the most likely cause is a broken thermostat. It is likely that your thermostat thinks your freezer is at the correct temperature, even though it’s not. A simple replacement should fix your issue, but it’s a good idea to get a repairman to check it out to make sure that your thermostat is the issue.
Otherwise, the problem could be a malfunctioning defrost heater. The defrost heater is what melts frost off the evaporator coils during the freezer’s defrost cycle. Fixing this issue is not the easiest, so it’s best to contact a repairman for appliance repair.