Help My Freezer Has A Frost Build-up
Freezers of any kind will suffer a build-up of frost if left unchecked, although some freezers are designed to help reduce a build-up it will still probably happen from time to time. It’s a natural part of having a freezer but sometimes your freezer can seem to build-up frost very quickly for no reason at all.
If you have a frost-free freezer and notice a build-up of frost then that’s also a sign that something’s not right. But no matter what type of freezer you have you should always keep an eye out on the current level of frost.
Because it can sneak up on you without you realising it and dealing with a build-up of frost is very messy work, especially if it keeps building up repeatedly. Remember while we can help you find out the cause of the problem you should always call in an expert Repair Aid technician to deal with the repairs for you.
This way you can ensure that any problems are properly handled and repaired and that your freezer isn’t accidentally damaged. So, without further ado let’s take a look at what could be causing a build-up of frost in your freezer.
The Defrost Timer
If you are having a problem with a build-up of frost then it shouldn’t surprise you to learn that it’s likely going to be an issue with the defrosting system. The defrost timer is going to be one of the first things you should check.
The defrost timer activates your freezers defrost heater which you guessed it is used to melt the frost in your freezer. This will stop a build-up of frost around your freezer so it’s a very important component but unfortunately not one that is immune to faults or damage.
The defrost timer is used to signal the heater and stop any build-ups of frost but if it’s damaged or develop a fault it won’t work which equals a build-up of frost. Depending on the model of freezer you have you might be able to turn on your defrost timer on manually but in the majority of cases, this will be a problem you’ll need to call in a professional to handle.
Another common issue that can cause a build-up of frost is the freezer’s thermostat. The defrost thermostat can cause a lot of issues if it gets damaged or develops a fault, the defrost thermostat is used to signal the defrost heater and melt the frost build-up.
The defrost thermostat is also the component that supplies power to the freezer’s heater and signals its shut-down. So, while this is a very important component it can develop a number of faults and if your thermostat fails your freezer will be sure to build-up a lot of frost very quickly.
So, you’ll need to call in a Repair Aid professional technician/ repairman to check it out for you. Electrical faults are more common than you might think and a professional will be able to test its connectivity for you amongst other repairs.
The Freezer Door
Yes, the freezer door is another common cause of a frost build-up, but this is a problem that can be very tricky to fix. A broken door or gasket on your freezer can cause a lot of problems because it effectively breaks the airtight seal of the freezer.
This means the freezer won’t be able to stay cold because warm air will leak into it. Now I know what you’re thinking won’t the warm air cause less frost? Well actually no it won’t because it will quickly turn into frost when it comes into contact with the cold surface of the freezer. Damaged door seals will also make your freezer run constantly.
Thankfully if the door or gasket is the problem with your freezer it will be easy to notice in the majority of cases. Just closely examine your freezer door to look for damage, and then you’ll need to call in a professional to handle any freezer repairs or replacements for you.
So, we’ve taken a look at all the problems that could be causing your freezer to start developing a build-up of frost. This is one of the more common issues we’ve looked at and no matter how well you look after your freezer sometimes problems like a frost build-up can just happen.
But by following our advice and calling in a Repair Aid professional to handle all the repairs for you, you can be sure that any problems are properly fixed, and any damaged parts are replaced.