Know Where to Turn to Keep your Freezer Working

By | 07/03/2017

Whether it is for home use or business use, we all depend on refrigerators and freezers on a daily basis. Many of the features are built into these units out of necessity. Others are more for convenience. In either case, you want to make sure your unit is working properly in order to maintain the quality of life to which you have become accustomed.

When something quits working on your refrigerator or freezer, you will without a doubt want to get it fixed as soon as possible. Companies like Sub Zero Repair can help. In fact, you need a place on which you can call at a moment’s notice when something goes wrong. Without this, you may pay the price in terms of food that spoils because you were not able to get the repairs made in a timely manner.

The basic cooling properties that your refrigerator provides are necessary. Many food items and drinks must be kept cold to remain safe for consumption. The same is true for the things you put in the freezer. Other features are nice to have, but not absolutely necessary for survival. An automatic ice maker is one of these items. Before the days when they were common on refrigerators, people would manually fill the ice trays and set them in the freezer. This could become a bit aggravating at times, but it got the job done. Nevertheless, if your ice maker quits, you want it serviced. After all, you purchased a refrigerator/freezer with an automatic ice maker for a reason.

Signs that your ice maker may need some help include ice that tastes bad or is discolored. This may be caused by some kind of contaminant that is getting into the ice, either directly into the tray or through the incoming water. If you notice either of these things, you should discard the ice, turn the ice maker off, and call for service.

If the water that fills the tray on your automatic ice maker will not shut off, you should manually turn it off immediately. Otherwise, it will continue to run until it fills the entire freezer with water. If turning the ice maker off inside the freezer does not stop the water flow, you may need to turn off the valve at the supply line.

The size of the ice cubes can be an indicator that service is needed as well. Ice cubes that are too small means the valve is shutting off the water too soon, before the tray is filled. Ice cubes that are too large means the water is running too long.

Whatever your reason for needing your refrigerator or freezer serviced or repaired, having someone to call on at any time can make a world of difference.