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Freezer

10 Most Common Problems

Diagnosis &
Repair Cost

(U.S. dollars w/o tax)
1. Frost build up on coil 
 a. Defective timer $104 - 138
 b. Defective heat element $131 - 174
 c. Door seal leaking air $176 - 234
 d. Defective bi-metal $104 - 138

2. Unit not running, light works
  
 a. Defective temperature control $122 - 162
 b. Defective start relay $95 - 126
 c. Defective defrost timer $104 - 138
 d. Compressor failure $500 - 700

3. Excessively noisy
  
 a. Freezer not level $68 - 90
 b. Defrost water pan rattles $43 - 58
 c. Evaporator motor defective $122 - 162
 d. Condenser motor defective $117 - 156
 e. Internal compressor failure $500 - 700

4. Compressor runs,
  
temperature higher than normal
 a. Temperature control out of adjustment $43 - 58
 b. Defective temperature control $122 - 162
 c. Defective evaporator motor $122 - 162
 d. Defective defrost timer $122 - 162
 e. Loss of refrigerant Time & Materials
 f. Internal compressor failure $500 - 700

5. Compressor does not run - no light
  
 a. No power to AC outlet  
 
- Transfer to electrician
 $43 - 58

6. Sweating w/normal operation
  
 a. Void in insulation  
 
- no repair
 $43 - 58
 b. Overcharged Time & Materials
 c. Defective door seal $176 - 234

7. Compressor runs, but short cycles
  
 a. Temperature control out of adjust $43 - 58
 b. Defective temperature control $122 - 162
 c. Defective overload protector $99 - 132

8. Compressor runs - not freezing
  
 a. Sealed system leaking refrigerant Time & Materials
 b. Restriction in sealed system Time & Materials
 c. Internal compressor failure $500 - 700

9. Freezer too cold, running continuously
  
 a. Temperature control out of adjustment $43 - 58
 b. Defective temperature control $122 - 162
 c. Capillary tube not touching freezer shelf $68 - 90

10. Ice build-up inside freezer
  
 a. Defective defrost thermostat $104 - 138
 b. Defective defrost heater $131 - 174
 c. Defective defrost terminator $86 - 114
 d. Restriction in drain system $68 - 90
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