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Frost in SLC Freezer: Door Gaps, Temperature Settings, Defrost Issues

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basic and common causes of frost buildup in your freezer. Frost buildup may begin as a small concern in your freezer, but can grow into a larger one that impacts food packages and even the entire freezer if you don’t take the right steps.

At All Pro Appliance Service, we’re here to help. We offer comprehensive freezer repair services in Salt Lake City for a variety of issues, including those dealing with excessive frost buildups for any reason. What are some of the other common culprits here, and what will our team of appliance repair pros do to remedy them? Here’s a primer.

Gap in Freezer Door Seal

In some cases, especially if you notice frost building up around the door opening of the freezer, the issue might be a faulty magnetic gasket seal on the door. While not an all-too-common problem, these faulty seals can cause moisture to leak inside and out of your freezer unit.

This is a serious issue that will impact the efficiency and longevity of your entire freezer system. It is best to contact All Pro Appliance Service for this repair if you experience symptoms like frost buildup or odor leaking into your freezer.

Freezer Temperature Set Too High

If your freezer unit is set to extremely high temperatures, this may increase the likelihood of frost buildup. Your freezer should be kept at 0 degrees or lower so that any excess moisture in the air does not have a place to condense onto and freeze. If you regularly see ice or frost building up inside your unit, it’s best to check your temperature settings and adjust them accordingly.

Freezer Temperature Set Too Low

While this may seem like a contradiction of the previous point, setting your freezer too low can cause frost buildup as well. This is especially true if you typically store moist ingredients that release water vapor into the air inside your unit. The moisture in the air will freeze, and then build up inside your freezer – potentially causing other issues.

Faulty Defrost Timer or Thermostat

The defrost timer and thermostat are important, connected features in a freezer that help determine its temperature and when to add more cooling. If either of these items is defective or dealing with damage, they may not operate properly — and may send mixed or incorrect messages to the machine. These timers and thermostats can be tested with a multi-meter, something our pros will do while assessing whether this might be the cause of your frost buildup.

For more on how to prevent and remedy frost buildups in your freezer, or to learn about any of our appliance repair services throughout Salt Lake City, speak to the staff at All Pro Appliance Repair today.

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