A broken freezer is never a welcome sight, and this is one appliance which has an unpleasant tendency to break down with the worst possible timing. A replacement can be an expensive undertaking, and there is the added cost of ruined food which needs to be thrown out.
Here at Blake’s Appliance Repairs, we have a team of qualified, highly trained technicians who make your repair our number one priority. With extensive experience repairing all the top brands, there is no job too big or too small, and we can have your freezer running back to normal in no time.
Signs You Need A Freezer Repair
The freezer is too cold
It may sound counterproductive, but there is such a thing as a freezer which is too cold. If the temperature is too low, you may end up with a build-up of frost which could damage the appliance over the long term. A faulty defrost heater is the most likely culprit, and our team will be able to repair this quickly and easily.
The freezer isn’t sufficiently cold
According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a freezer should be kept at 0 degrees Fahrenheit. If the temperature is much higher, you may find that your food is not kept correctly, and it may spoil and go bad, or encourage bacterial growth. This massively increases your risk of infection and disease. The first thing to check is that the dial is correctly adjusted, and this can usually be judged with the built-in thermometer. If it all seems in order, give us a call.
There’s frost inside your freezer
Frost in the freezer is normal, but a build-up of excessive frost could indicate a problem somewhere in the appliance. The most common cause is that the door to the freezer has been left open for too long, but a ripped gasket or frozen freezer drain tube could also be at fault. If warm air is allowed to enter the unit, frost will build up, and you will need to get a repair expert in pronto!
The freezer just won’t turn on
Sometimes, a freezer just shows no signs of life, and this is when many owners tend to fly into a panic. Before you call in the professionals, make sure the appliance has enough power and is plugged in correctly, and that there are no other issues occurring with the electricity supply.
If the electric supply is fine but your freezer is still not turning on, there could be an issue with the cold control thermostat, the compressor or the electronic control board; all elements which require a professional touch to get them going.
Call Blake’s Appliance Repair of Hickory, NC
To ensure that your freezer stays in tip-top condition, make sure you call in a respected professional when a repair is required. We can restore your appliance to its full glory in no time and offer competitive, straightforward quotes, as well as quality experts to carry out the work.