The freezer does not freeze enough - that's it

You must be able to rely on the constant frost in the freezer at all times. If the appliance does not cool down sufficiently, the quality of the frozen food is at risk. For the food to be preserved, the cause must be found quickly.

Porous seals and worn hinges

The most common causes of low freezer cooling performance include porous or damaged door seals. The heated room air enters the freezer. The freezing condensation quickly causes ice crystals to form on the walls. As the ice layer increases, the cooling performance continues to deteriorate. After changing the door seal, thaw the freezer. If there are no further defects, then it works properly again afterwards.

Reasons for poor freezing performance

  • Strong icing
  • Error at the defrost timer
  • Unnoticed power failure
  • Defects on hinges and seals

The functionality of the hinge can be tested with a piece of paper. To do this, pinch the paper in the door. If the blade is easy to pull out, the hinges are already worn out so they need to be replaced.

Check power supply

Check the fuses in the house and also the power supply to the device. If there was a prolonged power outage, the temperature in the freezer has dropped and the defrosting process has already started. A power cable with a loose contact or a damaged power plug can interrupt the power supply again and again and should also be repaired immediately for safety reasons.

Check the set cooling temperature

The check of the freezer did not indicate any technical defects, but the preset cooling temperature does not seem to be correct. In this case, insert a thermometer into the device and measure the temperature there. If you suspect temperature fluctuations, carry out the measurement at regular intervals.

Tips & Tricks

The cooling coil is located on the back of the freezer. Through them flows the coolant. The cooling coil should have a uniform temperature in all areas. If it is hotter or colder in some places, this is an indication of a technical fault.

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