Freezers are a very important household appliance. You never quite comprehend just how much food is in your freezer until the day the freezer decides to stop working and you are tasked with finding a place to put all that food. No one wants to assume the financial responsibility of all that food ruining never mind what type of disaster you may be left with to clean up.
If you live in the Buckeye, Az area and happen to find yourself in a situation where your freezer isn’t so freezing anymore, call Adam’s Appliance Repair. We will be there as fast as possible to make sure your loss is kept at a minimum and that your appliance is repaired to optimal working order. We even have emergency repair services for situations just like these.
Why did my freezer breakdown?
Your freezer could be failing for a multitude of reasons. Something like the defrost drainage hose could possibly be blocked. There could be trash choking the condenser coils, the evaporator fan could have quit, or the seals on the doors could have loosened for one reason or another. If your problem doesn’t fall under one of the above mentioned, then it could be a faulty thermostat or compressor, or possibly the relay which powers the compressor. So, you can see there are quite a few things that could be going wrong with your freezer.
No matter what the problem proves to be, it is very important that you do not try to fix the problem unless you are 100% sure you know exactly how to properly repair it. It could potentially be dangerous since you could be faced with electricity issues and unless you are accustomed to working with electricity, it is more important that you look after your safety and call a professional such as Adam’s Appliance Repair. We highly suggest that in these potentially dangerous instances, you call a professionally trained technician instead of trying to complete the repairs yourself.
In the instance you do decide to use the trial-and-error method, it is more probable that you will find more issues rather than fixing the one you set out to fix. And again, you could be putting not only your safety in jeopardy, but anyone near you. This is why it is critical that you call a professional that can come out and assess the situation for you and promptly take care of the repairs safely. Also keep in mind that if you attempt the repairs on your own you could be voiding your warranty given there is one so in the long run, calling a professional service like Adam’s will not only save you unnecessary stress but also it will be more economical in the end.
Common problems, troubleshooting, and repair
Freezer making loud clicking noises
If you begin to hear a clicking sound coming from your freezer, its possible the compressor or start relay is the problem. Freezers usually make a sort of purring sound, when the clicking sound starts it is almost always noticeable.
To help you understand this better, the start relay is what gives the compressor the power to run. So, if the relay has died or isn’t giving the compressor a continuous power supply then it almost certainly needs to be replaced. After this, if the problem is not resolved the next step would be to put in a new evaporator fan motor and if you discover the compressor mounts are shot, you will need to replace those as well.
The freezer doesn’t run, or when it does it isn’t icy cold
If you find that your freezer will not turn on, yet it is plugged in, then there is something interrupting the power supply. First, check the fuses, then check the breaker to see if it has been tripped. If it turns out to be neither of these, then it is time to call us. You may also find yourself with a freezer that won’t get cold enough. In this case, it could be that the air flow in the vents is reduced if not cut off all together or the evaporator fan could be defective, or the condenser coils could be blocked with trash. Adam’s can handle each other these problems.
Freezer is leaking
If you discover you have a leak and there is water accumulating inside the freezer or running outside on the floor, your water inlet valve might be faulty. If it turns out not to be the inlet valve, then check the drain tube to see if it is clogged.
Should I consider a replacement?
Freezers are one of the appliances that have a history of longevity in comparison with other household appliances. If you have had your freezer for more than 17 years, you’re looking at frequent repairs more likely than not. So, the economical way to go would be to buy a new one and save yourself the headaches of all those worrisome repairs and bleeding your pockets dry. Just be sure to call on a professional like our technicians at Adam’s Appliance Repair to come out and figure out exactly what the problem is so they can help you weigh the pros and cons in the decision of whether to go ahead and purchase a new freezer all together, and if the answer is yes, you should go ahead and get a new one, our trusted techs can help you in making the right decision that fits your household as well as set up the new one and take the old one out of your way.
In other words, if you find yourself with freezer issues of any kind, your best bet is to call Adam’s today and let us help you through the entire process.