When your freezer starts to malfunction, not only is it frustrating, it could cost you hundreds of dollars in spoilt food. When this happens, all you have to do is call Luke’s Appliance Repair service. We can troubleshoot the issue, and have it repaired in no time at all. However, there are a few DIY repairs that you can carry out yourself in under twenty minutes.
Signs that your Freezer is Broken
This can occur when the thermostat, door gaskets or defrost timer are malfunctioning. It is helpful to learn more about these internal parts so that you can repair them.
It helps to know how to inspect the parts of your freezer that are malfunctioning. If you’re hearing unusual sounds, then the fan motor and blade might need servicing.
It helps if you know how to test and replace any internal components that have stopped working in your freezer. If your freezer suddenly stops running, then you should check out the capacitor, start relay or the thermostat.
Freezer Runs A Marathon
Learning how to test the temperature control, timer and defrost thermostat will help you pinpoint what’s causing your freezer to run continuously.
Freezer is Too Frosty
Yes, this is possible. If your freezer is consistently running at temperatures below 0 degrees Fahrenheit, then you should test the thermostat, temperature controls, and user controls.
Freezer is Too Warm
In this case, you need to test the defrost timer, user controls, and the thermostat. If the freezer continues to not cool, then you need to get it repaired.
Excessive Leaks and Puddles
Freezers release excess water through condensation and melting ice. However, if the system that deals with this excess water starts to break down, then you could be left with leaks and puddled.
The first thing you should do is check the water supply line. If the inlet valve is actively leaking, then tighten the compression nuts around it.
If you have any plastic or copper tubes that are leaking, then those need replacing.
Excess water usually drains out into an evaporator pan. However, if the fridge is tilted, then any excess water will leak out onto the floor.
Make sure that the drain tubes are clear and, if not, give them a good cleaning. When you do this, make sure that you take off the cover panel and unplug the freezer before attempting these repairs.
If there is built-up ice, you can use a hairdryer to melt it and then use a sponge to clean up the excess water.
Freezer That Makes Loud Noises
This issue can usually be traced back to a defective evaporator fan motor, compressor or condenser fan motor. If you notice that the sounds get louder when you open the freezer, then pull out the fridge. If the source of the noise is the compressor, then you need to get the whole machine replaced. If it’s the evaporator fan motor, then that is easy to replace.
No matter how well we maintain our appliances, we need to get them repaired every once in a while. It helps to understand how your freezer works so that you can pinpoint any issues with it. If you live in Belton, MO, then call Luke’s Appliance Repair and our qualified technicians can help repair whichever household appliance is causing you grief. They can even show you which replacement parts you might need.