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Easy tips for checking a faulty commercial refrigerators

Easy tips for checking a faulty commercial refrigerators

Sometimes your fridge may be under repair and you may be thinking of how to do it yourself. In this article I am going to give step by step tutorial explaining how to identify the real problem behind the non-working fridge and to help you to fix it yourself without any need to run behind refrigerators repair services desperately. This will save much money and time too.

Tools required

  • Wire stripper/ cutter
  • Ratchet/ socket set
  • Condensation fan/ evaporation fan

Commercial refrigerator problems

Fridge not cooling:  There can be so many reasons for your fridge’s inability in cooling your milk or keeping your ice frozen. Before trying more complex solutions it is advisable to try these simple fixes.

  • Make sure that the fridge is plugged in properly and is getting power. If you can see light on opening the fridge door, then one can be sure that the fridge is getting power.
  • Check whether the thermostat is properly connected and is in working condition
  • Make sure that the vent at the back of the refrigerator is not blocked by frozen vegetables or ice cream boxes.
  • Vacuum the coils located behind or under the fridge. Clogged coils can result in poor cooling.
  • Make sure that nothing blocks the rotation of the condenser fan. Fridges with coils on the back are not having a fan.

Hiring commercial appliance repair company

Sometimes you may be able to hear the working sound of the compressor, but the fridge is not getting cooled.  This can happen as a result of clogged evaporator coils or broken evaporator fan. Evaporator fans usually chirp when they are going bad.  If the noise becomes louder when you try to open the freezer door, then you can be sure that the noise is due to the evaporation fan only.

If you remove the cover of the freezer and find the coil filled with frost, unplug the fridge and take everything out of it and leave it like that 24-48 hours.  With soft towel soak up the water that leaks onto floor. After completing defrosting plug in the machine and see how it works.

If it works now one can be sure that the problem was with the defrost timer, or the defrost heater or the defrost thermostat. Replacing them is very easy. But finding out which one is the real cause of the problem cannot be covered in this article.  If the source of problem is found out, then it is better to call a professional and get his help to identify the faulty part of the fridge.

If you cannot hear the sound of the compressor after the refrigerator door has been kept open for some time, then the problem can be that the compressor fan is worn out or stuck. It can also be as a result of the compressor or the relay is not in working condition.

How to replace evaporator fan?

Remove the cover and inspect the evaporator and access the evaporator fan. The plastic plugs covering the screws have to be pried out. Replace the old evaporator fan with a new one.  When removing the evaporator fan, keep the fridge away from the wall after unplugging it.       Now remove the panel on backside of the fridge and access the condenser and compressor fan.  Now you can plug on the fridge and wait   till the compressor is turned on. The fan should also be working now. If the compressor starts running and the fan is not working or if the fan is noisy, then you will have to go for a new fan. If the compressor becomes hot and neither the fan nor the compressor runs then it is time for replacing either the relay or the compressor for which you will have to get the help of commercial appliances repair Arlington services.

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