Refrigerators are typically the most heavily-used pieces of equipment in kitchens, so it is essential to any operation to keep your refrigeration equipment functioning properly. Leaks, power issues, and the inability to maintain temperatures are all common problems that can affect any refrigerator over time, whether it is a reach-in, undercounter, or beverage cooler. Use this troubleshooting guide to help detect and easily correct some issues you may be having with your Avantco Refrigeration refrigerators and learn how these problems can be kept at bay with preventative maintenance!
Use the following links to navigate and learn how to troubleshoot common Avantco refrigerator issues:
If your refrigerator is leaking, try these fixes first.
If your Avantco refrigerator turns on then off or won't turn on, there are a few simple things to check to ensure that it is getting the proper power supply.
Numerous factors can contribute to your refrigerator's temperature not being cold enough - some of these issues are easy to fix yourself while some might require calling your service technician to check the unit.
Resetting your Avantco refrigerator's minimum temperature is a quick and easy task.
Check for the following if your refrigerator's compressor is not running.
The key to getting the longest possible lifespan out of your commercial fridge or freezer is performing regular cleaning and maintenance on it. Along with regular maintenance, following "best practices" when operating your unit is also imperative to its longevity and can greatly cut down on the time and cost associated with service calls. For the safety of your staff and unit, disconnect the power cord before cleaning any parts of the unit.
The coils on refrigeration equipment naturally accumulate dust and debris. Over time, this buildup will cause the refrigeration system to work harder to maintain temperature and can potentially lead to failures in other key components. Signs that the condenser coil may need to be cleaned include the refrigerator using more electricity than normal or not maintaining the proper temperature. It is recommended to clean the coils at least once per month with a commercial condenser coil cleaner.
Door gaskets should be washed on a regular basis, preferably once a week. Simply remove the door gasket from the frame of the door, soak it in warm, soapy water for 30 minutes, then dry with soft cloth and replace.
Clean the fan blades and motor with a soft cloth. If it is necessary to wash the fan blades, cover the fan motor to prevent potential moisture damage.
Do not block the air duct / fan at the top of the unit. Maintain a minimum of 4" of clearance between products and the fan at all times.
There are many refrigeration parts and accessories that are necessary for the proper functioning of your refrigerator. Perform regular quality checks on parts such as shelves, fuses, bulbs, thermostats, and gaskets and replace those parts when they are no longer functioning. It is always recommended that any servicing / repair be performed by an authorized service technician.
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