Leak and Chilly Refrigerator Problems
Sub-Zero Refrigerator Repair in Beverly Hills, CA
Sub-Zero produces some of the highest quality refrigerators on the market but even its products are not immune to the dangers of a bit of damage. Whether it is caused by regular use, an electrical surge, or improper handling, appliances have problems. You can sort through these problems with the help of ACME Sub-Zero appliances repair Beverly Hills and a bit of handiwork on your part.
If you find that your Sub-Zero refrigerator is producing a lot of excess frost or is building up ice when it really should not be then something is wrong. Before you do anything else fiddle with the cooling dial to see if that will help. If you have adjusted the temperature of your refrigerator and it is still acting oddly then it could be a technical problem. Check your door. It is not uncommon for the gaskets on refrigerator doors to break. Every time you open and close your refrigerator door you are putting strain on the gasket and eventually one may just blow out.
There are a number of ways to identify this as a problem. One method is to slip a strip of paper into your refrigerator door and to try to pull it out. If a gentle tug is all that it takes then your refrigerator door is not sealing properly. Another way is to put a bright flashlight into your refrigerator aimed at the refrigerator door. Turn out the lights to your kitchen and, turn on the flashlight, and close the refrigerator door. A broken door will allow for light to shine through.
The same space that is allowing the light to shine out of the door is letting cold air escape too. You might be thinking that a leak would cause your refrigerator to warm up rather than to cool down. The way that refrigerators and freezers work, the warmer that a refrigerator is, the colder the output it will circulate in order to keep things at an appropriate temperature. If it is heating more rapidly than it should be, then your refrigerator will overcompensate and chill your foods. Freezers do the exact same thing. Your solution to this problem is to order a new gasket and replace the current one or to have ACME Sub-Zero refrigerator repair Beverly Hills do it for you if you do not want to take apart your refrigerator door.
If you have puddle problems outside of your refrigerator it can be coming from three different sources. First check your freezer to see if it is leaking water. If water is not spilling out of your freezer then check to see if there is ice pooling in your freezer and dripping into your refrigerator. If it is not that then that means it is the ice maker which is leaking.
If your freezer is leaking then there is not a lot that you can do on your own. It is a technical issue that you will should consult ACME Sub-Zero refrigerator repair Beverly Hills about to get fixed and working again.
Should the problem be that your refrigerator has a drip then that is being caused by a clog in your freezer’s defroster. You can fix this can turning off your refrigerator, opening the back panel, and cleaning out the defroster. The most common culprit is food or packaging becoming trapped inside of your freezer’s defroster. You can clean those out with a little bit of suction and a lot of patience. Sometimes there will just be ice buildup within the defroster. Break through that and that should fix the problem.
Sometimes the issue will be in the ice maker though and this is a bit problem troublesome than the other problems. You can take care of the ice maker yourself but it is a bit of a headache. First disable the ice maker by turning off the shutoff valve usually located underneath your sink. After it has been shutoff proceed to check if it is actually plugged in. If the plug is out then just slip it back on, reverse the shutoff valve, and you should be back in business. If that is not the problem then you will need to flush the drain.
Chances are that your drain has clogged and if you do not unclog it you will never be free of your flooding problems. Run diluted bleach into the drain a few times and then try turning your ice maker back on. If this did not help, you can try again or call ACME Sub-Zero refrigerator repair Beverly Hills to take a look at the issue.