Whether your freezer is leaking liquid or is simply not freezing, you can repair it. First, unplug the freezer from the outlet. Check for faulty gaskets, a clogged condenser coil, or a faulty electronic display board. If these problems are the cause of your freezer’s failure to freeze, you can try some of the solutions mentioned here.
Fixing a freezer that won’t freeze
If your freezer doesn’t freeze food, you may be wondering what’s wrong with it. Fortunately, there are several easy solutions to your problem. You can try cleaning out the coils to remove any debris and dust. However, be careful not to get water on any of the freezer’s components. After cleaning, wait at least an hour before attempting to use it again. Faulty door seals are another common cause of a freezer not freezing properly. To test the seal, use a dollar bill and pull it from its position. You should experience a slight resistance when pulling it. If you are unable to do this, you will need to contact a repair technician.
The start relay is responsible for supplying power to the compressor. If it is damaged, the compressor will not start and will stop freezing. You can test the continuity of the start relay by using a multi-meter. If the start relay doesn’t work, the compressor may be malfunctioning and you’ll have to call an appliance repair pro. If the problem persists, you can try a few other tips to make the freezer freeze and run properly.
Checking for faulty gaskets
A faulty gasket can be the source of a freezer’s cooling problems. If it has deteriorated or is missing altogether, a replacement gasket is the next step to troubleshooting the problem. Check the gasket’s condition visually. Is it loose? Is it torn? Does it feel loose when you press paper money against it? If so, it’s probably a gasket that needs replacement.
Another common problem is excessive frost on the freezer’s evaporator. A faulty gasket may not seal properly, allowing warm air to enter the freezer. If you notice any of these symptoms, it’s best to have your freezer repaired by a professional. If you suspect a gasket problem, replace it or clean it often.
Checking for a faulty electronic display board
If your freezer runs but won’t freeze, there’s a good chance the display board is malfunctioning. Check the indicator light to determine what’s wrong. If it’s lit, it means the display board isn’t receiving power properly. In some cases, the display board itself may be in good working order. In other cases, the display may be faulty, but the door may still open and close properly.
Another simple way to troubleshoot a freezing problem is to check the condenser coils. If you’ve never cleaned your freezer’s coils, the first step is to remove the freezer from the wall. You’ll have to remove the freezer’s condenser unit, but if you do, it should be able to be cleaned with a vacuum.
Checking for a clogged condenser coil
When a freezer doesn’t freeze, it may be due to a dirty condenser coil. You should check the condenser coil for dirt and debris. You should also avoid placing food or packages too close to the vent as this causes improper ventilation, resulting in the freezer not getting cold enough. If you find any clog, you can clean the condenser coil to restore its freezing ability.
Another way to check the condenser coil when fixing a frozen-food problem is to manually activate the door switch. If the door switch doesn’t work, a clogged condenser coil is the likely culprit. If the evaporator fan motor is broken, it will not operate, and this can hinder free airflow.
Checking for a broken component
When the refrigerator or freezer runs but won’t freeze, there’s probably a component that needs to be replaced. If the compressor isn’t working, the problem may lie with the start capacitor. This component energizes the compressor’s start windings and is responsible for making the freezer work. If the capacitor is damaged, it may not be working. To test whether it’s working, press a microswitch located inside the freezer door. If it is not, replace it with the manufacturer’s recommended part.
Next, check the compressor start relay. If it is malfunctioning, it may not run at all or may only run intermittently. In this case, it’s best to call a professional fridge technician to fix it for you. They will have the necessary tools and experience to solve any freezing problems. You may also be able to fix the problem yourself if you know how to use a multimeter to test the components.
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