Freezers are convenient appliances that help you preserve your food items. Though they seem to be everlasting, sometimes they break down and require servicing. If you live in the Windsor area, Pat’s Appliance Repair is there to help you get your freezer back on track.
Repairing it yourself might be a tempting idea, but we want to strongly advise you against it. Carrying out improper repairs could lead to more damages and more expensive repairs. Here are a few signs to look out for:
People Are Scared by the Sounds Coming from Your Freezer
If people are expressing concern about the freezer, then it’s best to call us in to have a look. Knocking or banging sounds are not normal sounds to hear from your freezer. Your evaporator coils might need replacing.
This is indicative that the temperature is too low. As strange as this sounds, you should check to make sure that the temperature is set at 0 degrees Fahrenheit. If this doesn’t solve anything, look at where the frost is forming. If the frost is around the door, then the door may not be closing properly, and the gaskets need replacing. If the frost is forming more towards the back, then the defrost cycle is not working as it should.
Leaking in the Freezer
The quantity of water indicates how serious the issue is. If it is only a few droplets, then it may just be a melted ice cube. A small pool could mean that the drain may be blocked and needs cleaning. However, if the amount of water is excessive, then the water line or a valve may be leaking. There may also be excessive moisture in the pan.
Just Won’t Turn On
If the freezer isn’t working, despite the light bulb being turned on, then contact us as soon as possible. If the light bulb isn’t even on, then ensure that the appliance is properly plugged in. This could mean changing outlets if necessary. If this doesn’t make a difference, then keep the freezer closed and call us. The controls might need replacing.
Before calling us, try and adjust the temperature yourself. Remember that it should be set at 0 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, make sure that the freezer is not too packed. A freezer that is more than 85% full compromises air circulation and doesn’t allow for the cold air to stay in. Vents should also be free and clear.
The freezer itself might need to be placed in a more suitable environment. If the surrounding area is below 55 degrees Fahrenheit or above 110 degrees Fahrenheit, then the freezer will have to work harder than necessary to keep the right temperature.
If nothing works, then the thermostat may need to be serviced.
You don’t need to pray for a miracle. Give us a call today and we’ll send a qualified technician to your house. They’ll look over your appliance for an affordable price.