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If your freezer isn’t working at all, check to make sure the light inside of the freezer is working. Can you hear the motor, fan, or other sounds coming from your appliance? If you do hear something that means your freezer is still working. If you don’t hear anything, try adjusting the temperature to a colder setting. If that doesn’t fix it check to see if there is power coming to the freezer. Just plug a device into the same outlet as the freezer. If there is no power, check your circuit breaker and fuses. If your outlet is still not getting power you should call an electrician to fix it. If there is power but your freezer still isn’t working you can check the wiring, thermostat, defrost timer, and compressor. At this time, since freezer problems can be tricky to pinpoint, you should contact an appliance repair service to find out what is causing the problem.

The next of my troubleshooting tips for your freezer is if your freezer is iced up, or if it isn’t cool enough. A self-defrosting freezer that cools poorly is usually a result of heavy frost build up on the evaporator coils. If you notice ice or frost on the ceiling, inner walls, or the floor of your freezer that is a sign of frost build up, which is a problem with the self-defrosting system. The easiest way to test whether the problem is with the defrosting system is to take out all food from the freezer, turn the thermostat off, and leave the door open for 48 hours. It would be advisable to keep a few towels around in case the water overflows the drip pan. This process manually defrosts the freezer. When the frost has melted completely, turn the thermostat back to its usual setting. If the freezer starts cooling properly then it is a problem with a part of the defrost system. To test the defrost timer just advance It to the defrosting cycle, after 45 minutes the timer should advance out of the defrost cycle. You can also test the defrost thermostat, and the defrost heater for continuity.

If your freezer is noisy you should first locate where the noise is coming from: the inside, the outside, or the bottom of the freezer. If the sound is coming from the inside, it is probably because of the fan. The freezer uses a fan to move the cold air around the freezer. It also runs whenever the door is closed and the freezer is cooling. If you have a freezer on top, the fan is located on the back wall, near the top of bottom in the center. If the freezer is on the bottom, the fan is on the back wall and near the top part of the freezer. If the freezer is on the left, the fan is on the back of the wall, near the top, or in the middle. To see if the fan is causing the noise open the freezer and hold the door switch. If the noise gets louder when the door is open, the evaporator fan is the culprit. You will need to replace it altogether, these parts cannot be repaired. If the noise is coming from the back of the freezer, there are two components to check if your freezer is self-defrosting.

The first thing to check is the compressor, which is a heavy, black component with tubes and wires attached to it. If this is the noisy part, you will need to replace it, which can get expensive. The condenser fan could be the problem, if the fan has lint on the blades that is probably where the noise is coming from. Clean off the blades, and if it still makes noise, just replace it. If it is coming from the bottom freezer, the noise is usually always coming from the back of the freezer; refer to the section above.

My last troubleshooting tip for your freezer is if your freezer doesn’t cycle off. The part that cycles your freezer on and off is called the thermostat. The cooling system will run as long as the temperature inside the freezer isn’t colder than the set temperature. If the temperature in the freezer is indeed cold enough, but your thermostat won’t cycle off, the thermostat is probably defective. You will need to replace the part, as it cannot be repaired.

In summary, I hope this article has helped you pinpoint what is wrong with your freezer. If this article hasn’t solved your problem I would recommend calling a service technician to take a look at the appliance. When you need freezer repair in Oklahoma City contact Appliance Repair OKC Services at 405-378-4566 or you can visit our website at https://www.okcappliance.com.