Walk-In Freezer Stops Working Randomly

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What could be wrong with the walk-in freezer? If the temperature’s off, it could be these issues.

There are few things more frustrating than having a problem you can’t solve. Taking a methodical approach and knowing that there are experts who can help you is the best way to find the solution quickly and not stress out. If the walk-in freezer stops working randomly at your restaurant or cafeteria, go through these potential possibilities.

The Thermostat Is Off

The first thing to check would be the thermostat setting. What is the temperature set to? It could be that someone accidentally bumped into it and put the freezer in a different temperature setting. Make sure the thermostat is at 0 degrees Fahrenheit, or what the manufacturer recommends.

The Temperature Sensor Is Broken

It could also be that the thermostat, or the temperature sensor, is faulty. How old is your walk-in freezer? Over time, some parts could begin to go bad. There are ways to test if the temperature sensor is working or not, such as submerging it in an ice bath.

The Condenser Coils Are Dirty

Before you inspect your thermostat sensor, see if the condenser coils are dirty. This dirt and dust can cause them to overheat and not be able to work properly. Simply cleaning them could be all you need to do to get the freezer going again.

The Fans Are Blocked

Your walk-in freezer likely has fans to provide ventilation to the freezer’s interior and let out warm air. Beware of blocking those fans with supply boxes or other materials; it can also make the freezer warmer than it should be.

The Door Is Open Too Long

Is anyone accidentally leaving the freezer door cracked for long periods of time? When moving in and out of the freezer, is the door open for more than a few minutes? This habit brings in wafts of warm air into the freezer that mixes with the already cold air, forming ice. 

Coolant Is Leaking

Another possibility is that there is a leak. Is there coolant dripping out of the fridge pipes or parts? If you notice a leak, you may need to replace a refrigerator part. OEM parts are best; contact Pine Heights Commercial Kitchen Service, Inc., for the new part and the replacement service.

Still Need Help?

If you still don’t know what is causing your walk-in freezer to stop working randomly, there is no need to fear. Pine Heights Commercial Kitchen Service can come to your location in Maryland and give you an expert diagnosis.

Contact Pine Heights Commercial Kitchen Service, Inc.!

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