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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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3 Common Freezer Problems and What You Can Do About Them

constantly give credit to refrigerators by saying that they are the
hardest working appliance in the kitchen, but we might not be giving
freezers enough credit. After all, they run nonstop like a
refrigerator, but are responsible for making food much colder than a
refrigerator does. Because freezers run nonstop, they are susceptible
to problems. However, not every malfunction ends in a trip to the
appliance store – try some of these home troubleshooting techniques
before deciding it’s time for a new freezer.

My freezer isn’t running.
If your
freezer isn’t running, there could be a variety of problems with it.
First, make sure your freezer is plugged into a working outlet and if
your unit has a power switch, it is set to the ON position. Also
check to make sure that the power cord to the freezer is not visibly
damaged and if you are using an extension cord, get rid of it and
plug the freezer straight into the wall. If your freezer still hasn’t
turned on, call a local appliance repair company and schedule an
in-home diagnosis.
My freezer isn’t cold
If you
think that your freezer isn’t cold enough, first test it with a
thermometer. If it is at or around 0° F, it is working properly. If
it is significantly higher than that, check your temperature
settings. Turn down your freezer’s internal thermostat and wait a
couple of hours before retesting the temperature. If that didn’t make
a difference, make sure your freezer isn’t over-packed, which could
block vents and hinder airflow. If your freezer is still too warm,
seek professional consultation.
There is a build up of
frost inside of my freezer.
If your
freezer does not have an automatic defrost function, it is time to do
it manually. To manually defrost a freezer, remove all food and place
it somewhere where it will stay cold, such as a cooler. Next, unplug
the freezer from the wall and wait 5-8 hours for it to defrost before
plugging it back in and restocking it. If you have an automatic
defrosting model but it isn’t working correctly, the problem is most
likely a clogged drain pipe. To fix this, manually defrost the
appliance then blow dry the drain pipe for 5 minutes and clean it
with a pipe cleaner. If you run into more issues than this, call a
professional repair service.
these freezer troubleshooting steps did not work for you and you live
in New York City or Long Island, contact 24/7 Refrigerator Service at
866-782-9376 today. We offer around-the-clock emergency service and
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