Top Freezer Concerns and Solutions

Freezers are one of the most important appliances in a household. They keep food supply fresh and edible for future consumption. Most of them are expensive. Hence, you must do everything you can to keep your freezer well-maintained and working for a long time.

 

Warm temperature - Freezers are expected to be cold at all times. If it's warm , there could be a problem. The same is true if it's too cold. Is your freezer swinging from warm temperature to extremely cold temperature? If yes, you must do something about it quickly because such case causes spoilage. Check on the temperature of the thermostat to see if it has been set incorrectly. Then, monitor any changes.

 

Damaged door seal - You must replace faulty or damaged door seal right away. This can keep your freezer from running properly. This will also cause your freezer to work too hard and incur severe mechanical damage. You can replace damaged door seal on your own. Watch this short video I found.

Freezer Temperature Can Vary - Your freezer should be cold, but it can be too cold at times. Moreover, you can also tell when the temperature is far too warm. This swing in temperature is dangerous for one main reason --- spoilage. Before panicking, be sure to check on the temperature of the thermostat as it may be set incorrectly, and then monitor the changes.

2. Faulty or Damaged Door Seal - We often use our freezer without really paying attention to how well the door sits when closed or the condition of the seal. If there is extensive damage to the freezer door seal or you conclude that it's faulty, you can usually replace the seal yourself without too much worry. However, you'll want to pay attention to this early in your ownership as if it goes on too long, your freezer will find it difficult to run properly, work too hard, and cause severe mechanical damage.

3. Freezer Is Not Defrosting - It isn't normal for your freezer to frost over. The good thing is that you can do a manual defrost. Plug everything back in afterward and see what happens. If the frosting over happens again, it may mean that something is seriously wrong that can't be readily repaired by a DIYer.

4. & 5. Freezer Not Freezing - So, in the end, this is perhaps the biggest thing you'll notice when your freezer is on its way out. If your freezer isn't doing its job, something is wrong, and it's imperative that you find out what's wrong. You can check for the following:

A) If evaporator coils are frozen over, air can't pass over them, causing your freezer to not be able to freeze. A manual defrost and cleaning the coils may be the way to get things back to normal.

B) Check the compressor motor. Whether it's running or not can lead you to other avenues. If the motor isn't running, you can run through a litany of mechanical checks but only if you know what you're doing.

Sometimes, though, it becomes more cost-effective to replace your freezer as repairs can cost as much as a new appliance. Know when it's time to throw in the towel.



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Freezer Temperature Can Vary - Your freezer should be cold, but it can be too cold at times. Moreover, you can also tell when the temperature is far too warm. This swing in temperature is dangerous for one main reason --- spoilage. Before panicking, be sure to check on the temperature of the thermostat as it may be set incorrectly, and then monitor the changes.

2. Faulty or Damaged Door Seal - We often use our freezer without really paying attention to how well the door sits when closed or the condition of the seal. If there is extensive damage to the freezer door seal or you conclude that it's faulty, you can usually replace the seal yourself without too much worry. However, you'll want to pay attention to this early in your ownership as if it goes on too long, your freezer will find it difficult to run properly, work too hard, and cause severe mechanical damage.

3. Freezer Is Not Defrosting - It isn't normal for your freezer to frost over. The good thing is that you can do a manual defrost. Plug everything back in afterward and see what happens. If the frosting over happens again, it may mean that something is seriously wrong that can't be readily repaired by a DIYer.

4. & 5. Freezer Not Freezing - So, in the end, this is perhaps the biggest thing you'll notice when your freezer is on its way out. If your freezer isn't doing its job, something is wrong, and it's imperative that you find out what's wrong. You can check for the following:

A) If evaporator coils are frozen over, air can't pass over them, causing your freezer to not be able to freeze. A manual defrost and cleaning the coils may be the way to get things back to normal.

B) Check the compressor motor. Whether it's running or not can lead you to other avenues. If the motor isn't running, you can run through a litany of mechanical checks but only if you know what you're doing.

Sometimes, though, it becomes more cost-effective to replace your freezer as repairs can cost as much as a new appliance. Know when it's time to throw in the towel.



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Freezer is not defrosting - Try a manual defrost by unplugging your freezer. Plug everything back in afterward and see what happens. If your freezer frosts over happens, have it repaired by a professional.

 

Freezer is not freezing - If your freezer isn't doing its job, you can:

  • Check whether the evaporator coils are frozen over, air can't pass over them, causing your freezer to not be able to freeze. A manual defrost and cleaning the coils may be the way to get things back to normal.
  • Check the compressor motor whether it's running or not can lead you to other avenues. If the motor isn't running, you can run through a litany of mechanical checks but only if you know what you're doing.

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