How to Fix Common Freezer Problems


From too much cold air to not enough, your freezer can experience a wide variety of problems. Luckily for you, the repair experts at Speedy Refrigerator Service are here to walk you through all of your issues. Read below for step-by-step solutions for some of the most common freezer problems.

Warm Air

Does the air in your freezer feel warmer than it should? Most refrigerators only have one cooling mechanism for both the fresh food and freezer compartments, so here is how you should handle the problem:

  • If the air in your refrigerator also feels warm, turn down the thermostat and wait 24 hours. If you notice no change, contact a repair service before your food spoils.

  • If your refrigerator is cold but the freezer is not, your cold-air inlet is probably blocked. Find this hole (located in the freezer section, usually covered with a plastic grate) and make sure that it is unobstructed, along with the surrounding area.

Frost Build-Up

When frost builds up on your freezer walls, air circulation is reduced and storage space is minimized. Here’s how to manually defrost your freezer:

  • Unplug your appliance and take all of the food out of the freezer. Melt the ice build up on the walls using a hair dryer on a low setting. Be careful not to let any water touch the hair dryer, and don’t aim at one spot for too long.

Freezer Burn

“Freezer burn” happens when food is damaged by the conditions of your freezer. Although still edible, freezer burned food is usually dry and discolored, making it unappealing. Prevent it by:

  • Keeping your freezer full. Food in an empty freezer is more likely to get freezer burned.

  • Keep your food wrapped up in airtight packaging.

No Ice from Ice Maker

If your ice maker has stopped producing fresh cubes, here is what to do:

  • Check the control arm. Most ice bins have a metal arm that locks in an upright position when the bin is full in order to prevent it from overflowing. It’s easy to accidentally move this arm up. Gently push down the arm and you should see ice within an hour.

Still having issues with your freezer? Don’t worry, the repair experts at Speedy Refrigerator Service are just a phone call away! If you live on Long Island or in New York City, call us to schedule your same-day appointment at 866-782-9376.

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