When your freezer breaks down or malfunctions it can disable all your kitchen operations and cause all your food to rot. If you have a Kenmore Upright Freezer, then here is brief rundown of the common issues you may face accompanied with how to resolve these issues in order to restore your freezer to normalcy.
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1. The freezer might temporarily stop working time after time
Don’t write it off just yet if because this may simply be an indication that it is not getting enough power supply. Keep in mind that freezers use a substantial amount of power therefore need to be connected to a reliable power source. Check the fuse or the circuit breaker and if there is any other appliance connected to the same power outlet remove it and see if there is a change.
You can also try and adjust the thermostat to a colder setting to see if the power supply stabilizes. If you realize that the power outlet is unstable seek the help of an electrician who can help you stabilize your power outlet to prevent the freezer from going off.
2. Freezer fails to freeze food
This may simply imply that your thermostat setting is not cold enough and if this is the case the solution is pretty simple; just adjust the thermostat to a colder setting. If this doesn’t work then check whether your defrost timer is functioning properly. Seek the help of a professional technician who can check whether the defrost timer is malfunctioning.
3. Too much build up of frost inside your Kenmore upright freezer
When frost excessively builds up in your freezer, it is an indication that the self defrost system has a problem. It may also be a sign that the door gaskets (the rubber like attachments of the freezer doors which seal the door of the freezer) are damaged. If the door gasket is damaged it means that warm and humid air is entering your freezer, this increases the moisture inside, the moisture freezes on to the evaporator coil.
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When humid and warm hair continuously enters your Freezer it increases frost build up. Ensure your door gaskets are functioning appropriately and seek a professional help to ascertain whether the self defrost system is working well.
4. Food kept in the freezer particularly meat looks burned
This is commonly referred to as freezer burn and it is a as a result of dehydration of the food. The reason the foods gets dehydrated is that the freezer unit sucks out all the moisture from the food. This may simply be because you did not wrap the food tightly enough to prevent moisture evaporation.
To prevent dehydration wrap and seal your food carefully in sealed storage bags that are invulnerable to evaporation. Although you can still eat the dehydrated food, it normally has a blunt taste.
It is normal for your Kenmore Upright to breakdown sometimes but this does not necessarily mean there is a serious issue. Kenmore, overall is a great brand as a consumer though you need to be aware of what options are available in the event something happens. Hopefully, these tips will come in handy in helping you understand how to optimally use your freezer.