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Commercial Fridge Not Cooling

Why Is My Commercial Fridge Not Cooling?


A commercial fridge is an essential component of any kitchen. But if your refrigerator isn't working properly, you might end up with spoiled food and wasted money. As a restaurant owner, you need to make sure that your appliances are operating efficiently and effectively so that you can provide the best possible product for your customers. When it comes to commercial refrigerators, there are several things that can go wrong - from broken thermostats to faulty parts - and each one requires a different solution. In this article we'll discuss some common issues with commercial refrigerators and how they can be fixed quickly!

Do nothing.

If the temperature is set correctly, and your refrigerator isn't cooling, don't worry about it. This can happen from time to time in any home. It's not uncommon for a spoiled food item or spillage to cause a malfunction in a fridge's cooling system, which will require repair work by professionals. In addition, if you have an extended warranty on your appliance it may be worth calling the manufacturer to see if they will send someone out to take a look at what needs repairing.

However, if there are no obvious issues with the setting of your fridge—like being too high or low—then this could be an indication that something else is wrong with its internal workings. If this is the case then you might want to contact professionals who can diagnose exactly what is causing these symptoms so that they can recommend appropriate repairs and replacements as necessary

Check the thermostat.

  • Check the thermostat. A thermostat's job is to keep a refrigerator at a specific temperature and then turn off when that temperature has been reached. If your fridge isn't cooling, make sure that it's set to the correct temperature. If you're not sure what that setting should be, consult its manual or check with a professional for assistance.

  • Replace damaged parts as needed. When there are no mechanical problems with your refrigerator, but it still doesn't seem to be working properly, it might mean that some internal components have been damaged and need to be replaced—possibly by an expert HVAC technician!

Clean the condenser.

  • Remove the front grill of your fridge and check for any debris in the condenser coils.

  • Use a vacuum cleaner to clean the condenser coils, or use a cloth or brush to dislodge any dirt or dust that may be clogging the system. If you have access to a steam cleaner, this will also work well for removing grime.

Clean the evaporator fan.

Once you’ve checked the thermostat and defrost cycles, it’s time to look at the evaporator fan. The evaporator fan is the one that pulls air through your condenser coil to cool your compressor. It has a filter inside of it and if this gets dirty or clogged up, it can affect its performance.

You can clean this filter yourself by taking off the cover on top of your fridge and removing the screws holding down an access panel on top of where you would normally put food into your fridge (you may need another person). Once removed, take out all pieces from inside until only the fan remains along with two wires coming in from either side. The fan blades are held together with seven screws—four on one side and three on another—so unscrew them all before pulling apart two halves of blade assembly together into separate pieces so as not to lose any parts inside (again extra pair hands might be needed).

Once disassembled remove old gasket material from around backside edge where old gasket meets new replacement piece then clean both sides thoroughly by wiping them down with cloth until they look completely free of any grime buildup or other debris such as dust particles that could potentially cause damage later down line if left untouched now instead cleaning now will save yourself headache later when problems arise due lack grease build up causing friction between moving parts which creates heat which causes more friction thus resulting more heat etc..

Check temperature and airflow.

Next, you'll want to make sure your fridge is actually maintaining its temperature. The term "airflow" refers to how well the frigid air can move around inside your fridge. If airflow is blocked, it can cause freezing on one side and overheating on the other side—and that's not good!

You'll need a thermometer with a long enough probe (about 16 inches) so that you can read the temperature at both front and back of the refrigerator. If you're using an old-school mercury thermometer, then be careful not to break any glass or release any mercury vapor!

Check the drain pan and drain line.

  • Open the refrigerator door and check the drain pan for dirt or other debris. If it is blocked, remove the obstruction and thoroughly clean out the drain pan with soap and water.

  • Check that there is nothing blocking or restricting flow in your drain line. If you discover a blockage, clear it out with a long-handled brush or similar tool, making sure not to damage any parts of your refrigerator while doing so. If you cannot clear a blockage by hand (or if this problem persists even after cleaning out your drain line), contact a plumber for further assistance; they may be able to help identify where there might be additional issues in your system that need repair before cooling can resume normal functioning levels again

Clear the refrigerator door gaskets of debris.

If the refrigerator door gasket is dirty, it can cause the refrigerator to not cool properly. The following steps will help you remove and clean the door gasket:

  • Remove the door from its hinges by unscrewing it or prying it off with a flathead screwdriver.

  • Clean away any debris or food particles that are stuck in between the door gasket and its frame using a vacuum cleaner with attachments designed for cleaning upholstery, or by wiping them down with a damp cloth if they're still loose enough to wipe away (don't use water on this part of your fridge!).

  • Check for signs of wear or damage; if there are any cracks in either area, replace these parts before reassembling your fridge.

Find out what you can do to troubleshoot your commercial freezer

  • Check the thermostat

The first step in troubleshooting any problem is to check the basic functions of your refrigeration unit. If you're having trouble with cooling, make sure that the temperature on your thermostat is set properly; if it isn't, then the compressor may be running too much and possibly overheating. You can double-check this by using a digital thermometer or another temperature-measuring device to measure what's actually going on inside your commercial fridge. If there's no difference between what's being displayed on the digital readout and what you're actually getting—whether it's too cold or not cold enough—then something else might be wrong with your system.

  • Clean condenser coil

If you've checked all settings but still aren't getting enough cool air from your commercial refrigerator, it could be time to give its condenser coil a good cleaning! This part is located outside (or underneath) where warm air leaves when it goes through coils before returning indoor air back into freezer storage areas again later so they don’t get too hot while working hard during busy seasons like summertime which leads us nicely into our next topic…3


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