Freezer Repair is something many of us never think about until it’s too late. You may have a small appliance that stops working or you have a leak in the basement and you don’t know what to do. But it doesn’t take much to get a freezer in need of a replacement. Some simple troubleshooting will fix it right away. It’s always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to Freezer Repair.
A frozen freezer can be very dangerous because it contains liquid which can start to fester if left alone. If you notice the door of the freezer is not opening properly, try lubricating the moving parts with silicon lubricant. This may help to prevent slop during the freezing process. You may also want to put a mat on the floor around your freezer to avoid ice building up on the floor which can cause damage to all surfaces.
Before you begin any Freezer Repair, you are advised to turn the power off. Freezer Repair requires that the power be turned off because if it is left on the unit will eventually overheat and melt some of the internal parts which can result in safety hazards. When you are ready to open the door, there are two methods you can try.
The first is to bang or hit the side of the unit to attempt to push it open. If this does not work, you may have to remove the bolt that holds the door in place. You can either use a screwdriver or a wrench depending on how much you feel you can handle. Once the bolts are out, you can remove the door from the unit.
The second method is to stand on the top of the freezer and angle it downward. This will likely loosen the adhesive holding the door shut. Once this has been done, you can safely unscrew the bolts and remove the door. You may have to use a flat head screwdriver as well as a screwdriver with an open head tip if the screws are tightly held.
After both methods have been tried, if they do not fix the problem, it is time to go to a repair shop for professional Freezer Repair. They will most likely need to replace the door assembly as well as the gaskets in the case that they have damage. In most cases, you will be able to return the appliance to the store where you purchased it. Some stores may charge a fee for this service. Before they return the appliance, you may want to check and see if you can get a refund since it was not purchased on the same day you purchased it.