For many of us, a freezer is more of a lifeline than a simple kitchen appliance. They are essential for storing extra food, which can be important when it comes to cutting costs and saving money on the food budget. They also tend to be the sorts of appliances which we take for granted: until the time when they are gone.
If your freezer breaks down, your number one priority will be to get everything back up and running as soon as humanly possible. While it can be tempting to try out your DIY skills, we would seriously recommend calling in the experts on this one; electrics can be tricky, and the last thing you want is to make the situation worse.
How do you know if you need a pro? Here are some common signs that something is not right…
There Are Some Suspect Noises…
All freezers are prone to strange noises, but if you find yourself sharing house space with an extra from the Exorcist, it is time to call in some professionals and see just what is going on. Since repair guys tend to be a little cheaper than paranormal experts, we recommend giving us a try before you decide to call Ghostbusters.
A Touch of Frost
It might sound counterintuitive, but there is such a thing as a freezer which is too cold. If the temperature is too low you will have a buildup of frost, and this could be the result of a faulty gasket or defroster heater.
A Leaky Freezer
Seeing a leak or puddle is often the first sign that something is wrong, and catching the problem at this stage could save you money later on! It could be a broken water line, or dodgy valve – both things we can fix without a fuss.
No Sign of Life
If the lights are on but there’s nobody home, it is time to check your electrics. make sure it is plugged into a working outlet and try again. If there is still no sign of life, give us a call.
Not Cool Enough
Make sure your temperature is set at 0 degrees Fahrenheit, and that there is not too much food stored – if a freezer is overpacked, it can affect the ability to cool. The unit should also be placed in a fairly neutral environment with regards to temperature. Too hot or cold, and it could start to malfunction. if you have tried and tested all these methods but still find that the appliance is running too warm, give us a call – there could be an issue with the thermostat.
Get in Touch
No matter the issue you have encountered with your freezer, we are here to help you get things sorted. Our team of experts will quickly diagnose and rectify the problem, leaving you free to enjoy your freezer and get back to normal in no time! For a service, you can rely on, give Bob’s Appliance Repairs a call today – you won’t regret it!