Freezer Not Cold

What can cause a freezer to stop cooling, if it has a good compressor?

By Cheryl from Bossier City, LA

Ad
March 20, 20100 found this helpful

Call a repair person to check it out, good luck.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
March 20, 20100 found this helpful

How old is it? Does it have freon, the cooling agent? If it is over ten years may need top up and to be checked that it is not leaking (you do not want fsc's in your home).

Unfortunately as a tradesman myself appliances need their repair specialists. You can often find good ones for not too much money at the parts stores. If you have an old fridge many counties have eco friendly buy back programs to help offset the price of a new fridge.

If your fridge is not old check your settings first before any phone calls. I have a friend that repeatedly bumps mine every time he puts beer into my fridge. Check the simple stuff if you haven't already.

Ad
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
March 20, 20100 found this helpful

I, too, was just going to say make sure there's not a freon leak. Also, you simply might need more freon put in. Same goes for your car's air conditioning.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
March 23, 20100 found this helpful

My DH is a refrigeration tech--he chimes in here with a likely Freon leak. As others have already mentioned, you don't want that leaking into your home environment.

If it were me ( and it already has been--we had a freezer about 12 years old that we just got rid of)--if it's a decade old, or older it may be in your best interests to dispose of it. The price of the tech call may be worth more than the unit.

Also, once the leak's been repaired--if you go that route--there will now be a repaired spot that will be possibly more prone to failure in the future.

We also found that once the new freezer was in, our electric bill dropped. The older units are far less energy efficient.

Ad
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
March 23, 20100 found this helpful

Faulty thermostat

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related
Categories
Home and Garden Repair Appliances FreezerMarch 20, 2010
Guides
Kenmore Fridge
Kenmore Freezer Not Working
Opening a Freezer
Troubleshooting a Freezer
Chest Freezer
Chest Freezer Reviews
Keeping Drinks Cold at a Wedding, Punch in a punch bowl.
Keeping Drinks Cold at a Wedding
More
🎄
Christmas Ideas!
🍂
Thanksgiving Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on November 18, 2016 at 11:30:50 AM on 10.0.2.84 in 1 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!