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May 24th, 2022

Commercial Refrigeration Tips

Commercial refrigeration can be complicated, often requiring specialized knowledge to diagnose and repair.

The most common issue is a refrigerator system that stops cooling. This can be caused by several reasons.

You could have an obstruction in your condenser coil (outside), causing it to overheat and malfunction. Or you may have a clog in one or more of your hoses, preventing coolant from flowing throughout the system.

How do you troubleshoot a refrigeration system?

There are several things to check when your commercial fridge malfunctions:

- Turn the power off, wait about 30 seconds, then turn back on. If it's a minor enough issue, restarting the machine can fix your problem. The unit may have lost power, or might need to have a fuse replaced.

- Check your thermostat. If the fridge is constantly running and never seems to get cold, it might be a good idea to call a tech. This is a more in-depth problem to fix.

- Check the condenser coils + evaporator for dirt, dust or debris. When a unit is dirty, it loses efficiency and/or stops working. Our technicians have an electronic device to check airflow to see where the problem is in the system.

- The condenser coils should be cold to the touch, indicating that the refrigerant is passing over them and working properly.

- Check your thermostat settings. If you notice that the temperature inside of it goes up when it's running, there may be a problem with either the compressor or fan setting on the thermostat control board.

Can't figure out the problem? With summer coming soon, you don't want refrigeration issues to slow down or hinder your business.

Give us a call!

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