Five Signs It’s Time to Repair Your Freezer

Updated: Mar 25

A freezer can last for a decade or more with proper maintenance before breaking down and needing to be repaired—but you'll want to schedule those freezer repairs as soon as possible, or you risk having to replace the unit entirely.

Continue reading to learn about some warning signs that your freezer needs to be repaired.

How do I know if my freezer needs to be repaired?

It's fairly simple to determine when it's time to call a professional for freezer repair.

When you're wondering, "What are the signs that I need to repair my freezer?"

Here's what you should look for:

Frost accumulation: Obviously, you want your freezer to be cold, but you don't want it to frost up.

Visible frost on the inside of your freezer indicates that warm air is interacting with cold air, causing frost to form.

If you notice frost, call a repairman right away because the problem will not go away on its own.

Food spoilage: You expect any food in your freezer to stay frozen for as long as possible, but if some items are starting to spoil, there's clearly something wrong with your freezer.

The most common cause of spoiled food is a problem with the thermostat or temperature-control system.

Rather than constantly throwing out bad food and restocking your freezer, hire a professional to inspect and repair it.

Unusual noises: When running, all freezers emit a slight humming sound.

In fact, if you don't hear it humming, you should be concerned!

However, keep an ear out for unusual knocking, squealing, or screeching sounds.

These noises frequently indicate that something is wrong with the motor and that it is about to fail.

Additionally, if the humming sound becomes louder, you should call a professional for repairs, as your freezer may be failing.

Strange odors: Odd or unpleasant odors emanating from your freezer could be the result of a coolant leak or the previously mentioned spoiled food.

Don't ignore your nose if something smells off when you open the freezer door.

A reputable repairman can get to the bottom of the problem, eliminating the odors and straightening out your freezer.

A broken seal is responsible for keeping cold air in and warm air out of your door. As you might expect, a faulty freezer door seal causes a slew of issues. If your freezer's seal is broken or deteriorating, you may end up with rotten food or frost accumulation. Take a moment to inspect the seal for signs of damage. You may be able to replace the seal yourself, but we recommend that you hire a professional to do so.

We can perform all of your repairs.

If your food is spoiling faster than usual or there are strange odors coming from the freezer, call Crews Appliance Repair.

We're the go-to team for kitchen appliance repairs because of our quick response times and low prices.

Contact us today for a quote or to learn more about how to tell if your freezer needs to be repaired.



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