You never realize quite how much food is dwelling in the depths of your freezer until you suddenly have nowhere to put it. Freezer failures are a big problem often with hundreds or thousands of dollars’ worth of food on the line—not to mention the risk of a serious mess.
If your freezer has failed you, we won’t. Call Brad’s Appliance repair service to get your freezer running again ASAP. We’re the fastest appliance repair shop in Antioch, and our emergency services are stellar.
Why did my freezer breakdown?
Your freezer could be malfunctioning for a variety of reasons. The defrost drainage hose might be blocked. The condenser coils might be choked with debris, the evaporator fan might be faulty, or the door seals might be damaged or frayed. If not that, it could be the thermostat, compressor, or the relay that powers the compressor, which could be acting up.
Whatever the problem may be, it’s crucial that you only attempt freezer repair if you’re sure you know what you’re doing. And not only that, it’s equally important that you’re comfortable working with electricity and are familiar with safety precautions and electrical hazards. If you’re not qualified to repair appliances, we strongly advise against DIY repairs.
If you try to repair it with trial and error, it’s more than likely that you’ll end up causing more faults instead of fixing one. Or worse, you could end up risking your safety or that of the ones around you. That’s why it’s vital that you hire a pro to take care of the repairs for you. You won’t be risking further damages or your warranty. Not only will that be cost-effective, but it will also save you a headache.
Common problems, troubleshooting, and repair
Freezer making loud clicking noises
If your freezer turns on but makes audible clicking noises, the start relay or the compressor are likely culprits. Since the usual sound a freezer makes is a low humming, this clicking noise is readily recognizable.
As mentioned above, the starting relay is responsible for powering the compressor. If it has burned out or isn’t supplying power continuously, it needs replacing. If the problem persists, a new evaporator fan motor would have to be installed, and if the compressor mounts have worn out, they’ll need to be replaced as well.
The freezer doesn’t run, or when it does it isn’t icy cold
If your freezer is plugged in but doesn’t turn on, it’s because the power supply is disrupted. Find out if any fuse has blown or a breaker has tripped, if that doesn’t solve the problem, give us a call. If the freezer isn’t cold enough, the airflow inside the vents might be restricted, the evaporator fan might be malfunctioning, or the condenser coils might be blocked with debris. We can handle all the above.
Freezer is leaking
If you notice water inside the freezer or outside on the floor, the water inlet valve might be damaged. If not that, check to see if the drain tube is clogged.
Should I consider a replacement?
Freezers have a relatively long life expectancy compared to other home appliances. If you’ve had yours for over 17 years, though, instead of getting it repaired frequently, consider purchasing a new machine. Our team can help you select a model that will suit your needs. We can also get your new unit setup and remove your old one.
If your freezer has lost its cool, get in touch today.