3 Signs Your Freezer Needs Professional Care

27 October 2021
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Your freezer is essential to keeping your food nice and cold until you need it. As a freezer owner, it is essential to be aware of the signs that your freezer needs a little professional care and repair. Here are a few signs that it's time to have your freezer repaired:

Sign #1: Food is Not Staying Frozen 

When you put food in the freezer, you expect that food to stay frozen. The food needs to stay frozen to keep it safe. Food has to be kept at a specific temperature for long-term storage to be safe for most types of food.

If the temperature isn't cold enough, there is an increased possibility of bacterial growth and cross-contamination, which can ruin the food that you have inside of your freezer.

If you notice that your food doesn't seem adequately frozen, first check and see if the temperature dial is set too cold; if not, adjust it and see if that fixes the issue. If that doesn't fix the issue, you will want to get your freezer serviced, as a problem is happening behind the scenes.

Sign #2: The Inside is Too Cold

The inside of your freezer getting too cold can be just as problematic as it not being cold enough. If your freezer is too cold, then the defrost heater is probably not running. The defrost heater melts away the frost that naturally builds up on the evaporator coils. If the defrost heater is not working, things will get cold inside your freezer, and frost will build up. Frost build-up can damage the evaporator coils, leading to performance issues with your freezer. 

Sign #3: Lots of Frost

Another sign that your freezer needs to be serviced is too much frost. A little frost build-up is normal and natural. However, an excessive amount of frost build-up is not natural at all and means that your freezer needs repair.

Excess frost happens for one of two reasons. One, too much warm air is getting into your freezer. This can happen because the gasket around the door is damaged or ripped, allowing in excess moisture. Or two, the freezer drain tube has frozen up, allowing excess moisture in your freezer, resulting in frost.

If your freezer is building up frost or its temperature isn't staying steady, you should have it fixed right away by an appliance repair service, like Cal Valley Appliance.