Commercial refrigerators are a significant investment and crucial element of business operations. Even the highest-quality commercial fridge requires maintenance to avoid malfunction or repairs. Due to commercial refrigeration equipment running on an almost continuous basis, implementing an adequate preventive maintenance program is an absolute necessity to ensure that your refrigeration systems function properly and efficiently at all times.
Being aware and knowing which problems might occur with commercial refrigeration equipment is vital in order to prevent them from escalating into serious issues. These are 4 of the most common problems with commercial refrigerators.
1) Temperature Problems
The main function of your commercial refrigerator is to keep food cool. If your commercial fridge is unable to maintain its proper temperature, that’s an issue you can’t ignore.
If your refrigerator isn’t cooling properly, you may have a refrigerant leak, bad seals on the doors, a compressor or thermostat problem, or your equipment may be placed too close to the wall to circulate air properly. An important yet often overlooked aspect, is a malfunctioning compressor that causes significant temperature fluctuations inside a refrigerator and affect its efficiency.
There are many different potential causes of compressor failure, however, high compressor discharge temperatures represent one of the most common problems when it comes to commercial refrigeration. Another common problem in commercial refrigerator compressors is ice accumulation on evaporator coils. This will eventually lead to inefficient and inadequate refrigeration, making it imperative to address and solve the root causes of ice accumulation on evaporator coils in a timely manner. If you suspect any temperature problems being cause by these issues, it’s essential to call and get it checked by a professional immediately.
2) Loud And Unfamiliar Noises
Loud noises could indicate issues with a system’s component, such as the compressor, fans, motors or any other mechanical component. Regardless of the problems identified or suspected, it’s always best to have a professional technician evaluate and maintain your commercial refrigeration equipment on a regular basis.
It’s vital to keep your commercial refrigerator maintained regularly, to help prevent major problems from occurring and complicating the way your business is to run on any given day.
3) Compressor Issues
Your commercial refrigerator will only work if the compressor and evaporator are functioning properly. A bad compressor will compress the refrigerant and send hot gas to the condenser. If you don’t hear that constant humming sound or you have high energy bills, there’s a chance that it could be an issue with the compressor.
Be sure to clean them regularly and follow the instructions in your owner’s manual. If the condenser is running hot or the evaporator is freezing up, it’s always a good idea to have it examined by a certified technician.
4) Ice Buildup Inside The Fridge
Ice buildup on the inside of a commercial refrigerator can often occur when warm air from the outside enters a refrigerator and condenses on interior surfaces. Ice or frost developing inside refrigerated compartments may indicate several problems such as improper air ventilation, faulty door gaskets, refrigerant leaks, or doors being opened too frequently or left open for too long. Be sure to check the temperature and frequency of the defrost cycle, before getting in touch with professional commercial refrigerator repair services.
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