Today the freezer is increasingly becoming an integral part of our busy lives. We depend on it for all sorts of things, such as storing TV dinners, keeping meats fresh and cool and also making sure that the ice cubes in the tray stay hard. Therefore, it is a huge inconvenience when your freezer breaks down. By taking these precautionary steps from time to time, you can rest easy that this unit will continue to serve your needs for some time to come, which is what you want as an owner.

Sometimes you may have problems with the unit forming frost quickly or temperature fluctuations. A freezer should not have its door left open for an unreasonably long time. If you have a lot of family members opening the door often, try to lessen the length of time it is open and the frequency. You could also have a leak in the door seal and it may need cleaning or replacement. This seal can get cracks in it or become brittle. Check your seal.

  • Do not pack the freezer.
  • If the unit is not self defrosting and the temperatures begin to rise, check the frost build-up on the inside of the freezer. If it is heavily frosted, manually defrost the freezer by turning it off at the thermostat, unplug from wall and allow 12 hours for the unit to defrost, leaving the door or lid open.
  • If the unit is not an automatic self defrosting model, defrost the unit once a year or as often as needed. Follow proper defrosting methods (do not use a knife, pick, hammer, chisel, screwdriver, etc. Or any sharp object).

If these suggested tips do not solve the problem, call Advanced Appliance Services (912) 756-4474 for fast professional appliance repair.

Cited: Fleet Appliance Corp., Bob Dougherty, Landers Appliance site, 4/2012