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Why is my freezer not freezing?

What to do when your freezer is warm

When your freezer doesn’t reach the appropriate temperature you can’t rely on it to safely store foods for your home. If your freezer is struggling with temperature, there are some key freezer parts that are the likely culprits. Follow our appliance professionals advice on how to maintain and repair problem parts to get your home back at its best.

1. Door seal

Your freezer’s door seal helps ensure that every time you close the appliance’s door, you can expect an airtight seal. The door seal is important because it keeps cool refrigerant in and blocks out unwanted heat. Regularly inspect the seal (also called a door gasket) for any damage or warping. If you see damage, it’s time to replace the door seal so your freezer’s cold air stays in and heat stays out.

Your freezer’s door seal helps ensure that every time you close the appliance’s door, you can expect an airtight seal. The door seal is important because it keeps cool refrigerant in and blocks out unwanted heat. Regularly inspect the seal (also called a door gasket) for any damage or warping. If you see damage, it’s time to replace the door seal so your freezer’s cold air stays in and heat stays out.

2. Condenser coils

Condenser coils can attract and collect lint, dust, and debris. Cleaning these coils once a month can prevent most issues. Why does it matter? When condensers coils are coated in dirt and grime they can easily overheat. You can clean condenser coils by first locating them at the back or bottom of the appliance, and then gently vacuuming the part or using a soft brush to remove debris. For your safety we recommend removing the freezer from its power source while cleaning this part.

Condenser coils can attract and collect lint, dust, and debris. Cleaning these coils once a month can prevent most issues. Why does it matter? When condensers coils are coated in dirt and grime they can easily overheat. You can clean condenser coils by first locating them at the back or bottom of the appliance, and then gently vacuuming the part or using a soft brush to remove debris. For your safety we recommend removing the freezer from its power source while cleaning this part.

3. Shelves

Over filling your freezer with food can have a negative impact on the performance of the appliance. With too many items in the way, your condenser fan will struggle to circulate refrigerant and keep the freezer cool. When storing food, organize your shelves so the condenser fans have plenty of clearance.

Over filling your freezer with food can have a negative impact on the performance of the appliance. With too many items in the way, your condenser fan will struggle to circulate refrigerant and keep the freezer cool. When storing food, organize your shelves so the condenser fans have plenty of clearance.

Freezer still not freezing properly? We can help.

Checked all the parts and still having problems? You have support from our expert technicians at Bodewell who can diagnose your freezer problems and conduct repairs with the best genuine OEM parts. Call or schedule a virtual appointment for appliance care today, so you can get back to enjoying the comforts of home.

Checked all the parts and still having problems? You have support from our expert technicians at Bodewell who can diagnose your freezer problems and conduct repairs with the best genuine OEM parts. Call or schedule a virtual appointment for appliance care today, so you can get back to enjoying the comforts of home.

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