When you are wondering about the functionality of your refrigerator, an idea to start is answering the question, how cold it should be. Based on the FDA, the standard temperature of a refrigerator is at least 40°F as the temperature of its freezer should be at 0°F.
Is your Sub Zero refrigerator not cold enough recently? Our team of factory-trained technicians at Sub Zero Appliance Repair can help you get to the bottom of it, explain to you the repair process, and clarify when you need to step back and hand the work to an expert.
In most cases, a warm fridge is not a simple repair. There are several different factors that may cause the problem to occur. Defective parts can be delicate, particularly when you have to determine the specific part is causing the issue. Sub Zero technicians have come up with the common refrigerator and freezer problems, where they take place, and how you can repair them.
Condenser coils take the gas made by the compressor to the evaporator coils. While the refrigerant passes through the coils at a rising pressure, it cools down and transforms to liquid. Blocked condenser coils can cause bad circulation of air, blocking your unit’s ability to stay cool.
The evaporator fan is the component that releases the cool air in the refrigerator as you open the door. It draws the air from the side of the evaporator coil, cooling it, then pushes the air through the fridge and freezer. When the evaporator fan fails to work or function as the compressor does, the refrigerator will not be able to generate cool air.
The air damper regulates the amount of cold air shared from the freezer to the rest of the fridge. Once the air damper can’t shut off or open, it can affect the temperature of the refrigerator as the freezer remains at the standard temperature. If the air damper doesn’t open, cold air will not be able to pass from the freezer to the other sections of the refrigerator, making it feel warm.
The compressor is the component of the refrigerator that pushes and presses the refrigerant vapor to the coils outside the unit. The pressure generated heat, creating hot gas which cools down over time and takes up the heat from the refrigerator and freezer. When the freezer fan is still functioning, however, the entire unit is not cold enough, the compressor or its start relay may be defective.
The condenser fan loses the heat of the condenser coils and compressor as they function. The fan should work when the compressor is operating. When the condenser fan does not work properly, the temperature can spike and the compressor can be too hot.
Once you are having difficulty identifying the cause or don’t have any idea how to replace and fix some mechanical parts, don’t hesitate to contact an expert to handle it. Home appliances can be a daunting task and we don’t advise you to touch the machine if you don’t know what to do. Not only you will damage your appliance, but it can be extremely delicate.
At Sub Zero Appliance Repair, our specialists understand how to repair any issues your unit may have. If you are in doubt, seek professional repair services to assist you with your refrigerator not cooling, or any other problems you’re facing. We provide Sub Zero refrigerators repair and Sub Zero freezer repair services.