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Common Problems With Sub-Zero Refrigerators

All appliances will require some type of professional maintenance or repair at some point. This occurs naturally even with very little use. This can be frustrating with brands such as Sub-Zero that are world-renowned for reliability and durability. A refrigerator is one of the most active appliances in the kitchen. The unit runs almost constantly in order to maintain a cool internal temperature. Problems with cooling, strange noises or water on the floor can all be caused by a variety of different issues. Some can be repaired at home while others will require a professional repair company like Hi-Tech Appliance for service.

Overheated Compressor

The compressor is a vital component that helps to move refrigerant through the entire appliance. There might be a problem with the compressor if the temperature inside is not cool and the unit is not making familiar cycling sounds during the day. This can be caused by a damaged or overloaded relay that is no longer able to regulate operation of the compressor. This is a serious problem that a repair technician can fix. An overheated compressor can also be the result of problems with the condenser.

Condenser Coils

Many problems with freezers are caused by issues relating to the condenser coils. The condenser coils are rows of thin piping that are usually located on the back of the unit or underneath depending on the model. The coils allow heat to dissipate from the refrigerant. An accumulation of dust and dirt on the coils can act like insulation and can stop the heat from dissipating quickly. This will cause issues like inconsistent cycling, compressor overheating and varying temperatures inside of the unit. Cleaning these coils can fix some problems. The location of the coils and the volume of dirt that has collected can make this task difficult for average homeowners.

Loose Gaskets

The gasket on a refrigerator is the rubber lining that is inside of the door. This gasket is intended to make a firm seal that keeps the cold air inside and the hot air outside. Gaskets can be easily dislodged from a door or can fall off over time if they were applied with adhesives. Loose or missing gaskets can result in a lack of cooling power leaving food warm. It can also be responsible for the appearance of puddles of water on the floor. The puddles are caused by melting ice and condensation that can leak out and pool on the floor over time. This is an issue that skilled homeowners or trained professionals can usually repair.

Drainage Lines

Appliances that deal with refrigerant generate condensation because of the exchange of heat that occurs. This excess water is normally handled by drainage lines and a drainage pan in the bottom of the appliance. The drainage lines can become misaligned, broken or completely dislodged. Similarly, the pan can tilt or can develop a hole. This will result in the water falling on the floor and pooling in front of the unit. Replacing a drainage pan is fairly easy if it is accessible. Repairs to drainage lines, however, should be performed by certified Sub-Zero technicians like Hi-Tech Appliance Services.

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