Have you noticed that the milk is getting frosty? Or meat spoilage has become a frequent issue? It happens all because of the wrong temperature. According to FDA recommendation, you have to keep your refrigerator at or below 40 degree Fahrenheit, and your freezer should be at 0 degree Fahrenheit to keep your food fresh for longer to prevent food borne illnesses.
A very common problem that compels households to book service calls for fridge repairs in Ashfield like in any other place is damaged evaporator coils. This is an extremely intimidating issue and needs to be addressed and amended at the earliest. Thus, when it comes to addressing damaged or faulty evaporator coils, the best fridge repairing company needs to be summoned. When you have Fast Fridge Repairs around, there is nothing to worry though. Our techies are experienced enough to provide the most effective solutions when it comes to repairing damaged or faulty evaporator coils.
Here are the steps that our technicians would generally take to repair a damaged evaporator coil.
Step 1: Starting off
The first and foremost step is removing the panel that covers the coil. The panel is located in the freezer compartment and can be opened with the help of a suitable screwdriver or a ¼ inch nut driver. These two are the most suitable tools to take the holding screws off.
Step 2: Removing the Hold-Down Clamps
This is the second step, wherein the techies get rid of the hold-down clamps that encompass the coil. Again, they use either a screwdriver or a ¼ inch nut driver for that. The function of these hold-down clamps is to prevent the coil from shuddering when the fridge runs. The clamps are screwed directly to the body of the refrigerator and need to be removed to get access to the evaporator coils.
Step 3: Looking for the Leaks and Faults
Now that the panel and the clamps are removed, the coil is exposed and it is time to look for the leaks and faults. The seasoned eyes of the techies would scan the coil for rubbed areas and oily spots, and areas that are heavily oxidised. They would pay extra attention to the kinks and the bends in the tubing of the coil. The reason is pretty obvious – these bends have a propensity of rupturing over time due to their structural intricacy.
Step 4: Cleaning the Leaked Area(s)
This is the most vital step of the entire episode of work. Now that the leaking area(s) has/have been spotted, it/they need(s) to be cleaned thoroughly. The techies would use sand paper to do so. The technicians would remove even the last pieces of loose materials and debris with the help of sandpapers. They would pay particular attention to see off the refrigerant oil. However, they would do so intricately, so much so that the debris does not get into the leaks or the hole of the tube. Once done, they would wipe off all the sanding dust from the leak area using a clean rag.
Step 5: Getting into further Details
Things get more intricate during this stage of the fridge evaporator coil repairs in Mosman and Ultimo. The pros would connect a vacuum pump to the refrigerant service valve of the fridge. The valve is located close to the compressor and it appears as an over-sized tyre valve with the only difference being, it is metallic. The technicians would generally use a hand-held automotive pump to connect.
Step 6: Creating the Vacuum
Now, they will draw a vacuum using the vacuum pump. Generally, a vacuum of 10 inches of mercury is drawn. Now if there are significant leaks in the tube, they will not let this happen. A vacuum will draw the patch into the ruptured area, forming a bond.
Step 7: Fixing the Leak
This step involves kneading about an inch section of epoxy putty with the hands. They using continue mixing the putty until the mixture becomes uniform in texture and colour. Once done, they would press the putty firmly over the ruptured area, wrapping the mixture properly around the pipe. Ideally, the patch would extend about an inch or two on either side of the leak to be on the safer side. They do it pretty fast- and finish applying the putty within a couple of minutes of forming the mixture. This is done to ensure that the mixture does not become hard before applying.
Step 8: Checking the Vacuum Gauge
Once the mixture is applied and it hardens over the leaking area, the vacuum gauge is checked. Now again, a 10-inch mercury vacuum is drawn on the refrigerant system and then the vacuum pump is disconnected.
Step 9: Following up
Finally, the vacuum reading is checked again after 24 hours. If the vacuum reading drops again, that denotes that still, leakage persists. Again, the leak test is performed and the necessary repair work is done.
Footnote: If the leak continues to appear even after repeated repair works, then our techies insist replacement of the entire coil altogether.
Therefore, you see, the steps that our techies take for fridge repairs in Ashfield, more so when it comes to repairing evaporator coil are purely technical. Hence, only seasoned and qualified technicians need to be summoned for the task. We pride to say we at Fast Fridge Repairs are home to some of the best and most seasoned technicians who are qualified enough to fix issues like this with flying colours.
For further details and whenever you are in a fix, do not hesitate to call us at 0405972558 between 7.00 am and 7.00 pm. We will be more than glad to fix the issue at the earliest.
A bad capacitor of a fridge is the nightmare of a household. You may hate it either, as you might have come across it in the past. However, regardless of how much you hate it, that does not help you keep the fiasco at bay. It will come back to you – from time to time, no matter how good your refrigerator is. Remember, even refrigerators from the best brands develop snags that one of the main reasons is indeed a bad capacitor.
When that happens, you must summon a seasoned name like Fast Fridge Repairs, which has years of experience under its belt. Indeed, we are one of the most trustworthy names when it comes to refrigerator repair.
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Chest freezers are great for preserving those extra food components that don’t fit into your fridge freezer. But like every electronic unit, it is bound to malfunction at some point!
Now as much frustrating as it is to see your chest freezer malfunctions, there are ways to diagnose it so that your food wastage stays at a minimum.
“Fast Fridge Repairs”; your reliable experts for all sorts of fridge repairs in Auburn lays down some fixes to diagnose your chest freezer adequately.
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When your refrigerator goes on the fritz- it is no laughing matter! In fact; many times; you will find owners getting pissed and willing to pull their hair out in frustration.
Your fridge is one of the most important appliances in your house. It helps keep your stored food and edibles cold and safe. Not to forget those times when you needed ice or cold water to tend to your home party guests. When the unit malfunctions, it brings along lots of inconveniences which you may not always be prepared for.
That brings to the million-dollar question:- “Should You Look To Repair Your Refrigerator or Replace It?”
“When To Repair Your Fridge?”
One of the best ways to decide whether your refrigerated unit is worth repairing or not is to check how it performs. It the unit is very old- say almost a decade old; you possibly may have to bear the burden and cost of fridge repairs at frequent intervals. And that means every time your reliable cold storage unit goes on the fritz; you will need to invest in them.
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Electrical Appliances develop snags, even if they are from the best brands in the world. And refrigerators are no exceptions, also if they are from brands of the stature of Fisher and Paykel.
While it is true that you need to summon quality companies that carry out Fisher and Paykel fridge repairs, you have your responsibility as well, to make the most out of the repair work, which might have resulted in a formidable amount of expense.
That is the reason when you hire Fast Fridge Repairs our techies would not only solve the issue you are facing but will give you tips about the best way to store foods thereafter.
Now let us come to the point! How to store foods in the refrigerator so that they are in the best conditions. In fact, stacking fresh, perishable food in the fridge helps not only to extend the storage period but make sure you can get the best benefit out of your fridge.
Fridges, if repaired and maintained correctly, will reduce the temperature adequately, thus helping to eliminate the major reasons behind food spoilage. It will help you to get rid of bacteria, yeasts and moulds, and keep at bay the physical and chemical reactions that are the significant causes of food spoilage.
How different foodstuff need to be taken care of?
Dairy Eggs and Foods
- Majority of pre-packed dairy products have a ‘best to use before’ recommended-date stamped. Store them only after making sure, that date is yet to cross.
- When storing butter, you need to store it in a sealed container as it can very well get tainted by foods with strong odours.
- Our technicians who provide Fisher and Paykel fridge repairs in Sydney would give valuable tips on how to store red meat to get the best results.
- They would recommend you to place fresh meat on a bowl or plate and loosely cover it with an aluminium foil or plastic wrap and waxed papers.
- Store raw and cooked meat separately for the best results. It will prevent juices from the raw meat from coming in contact with the cooked stuff and contaminating it.
Use Delicatessan meat within the recommended storage period.
- Rinse fresh whole birds inside out, along with cold running water. Dry it and place it on a dish or plate. Again, cover it with a foil and plastic wrap.
- Never stuff poultry immediately before cooking. It may result in food poisoning.
- Once you have cooked the poultry, cool it down and refrigerate it fast. Remove the stuffing and store it in the fridge separately.
Seafood and Fish
Again, when it comes to storing seafood and fish, our techies would advise using fillets and whole fishes on the very day of purchase. However, if you at all need to store seafood and fish, store them on a plate. Loosely cover them with a waxed paper, plastic wrap or foil.
When it comes to storing stuff overnight or for a more extended period, you need to be selective. Opt for optimally fresh fishes.
When storing whole fish, rinse it properly in cold water to get rid of the loose scales and dirt and pat it dry with paper towels. Now store the entire fish or fillets (in case you cut it) in a sealed plastic pouch or bag.
So that’s what our technicians at Fast Fridge Repairs who provide Fisher and Paykel fridge service in Sydney would advise about storing meat, seafood, fish and dairy products. For further details, call us at 0405972558 during our business hours.
Have the expenses you have spent on repairing your commercial refrigerator hit you real hard last time? Well, if it has turned too old and fragile, you should not take a risk as the summer will arrive soon and a broken refrigerator at your workplace will turn out to be a headache.
However, if the refrigerator is not that old yet giving you some tough issues, you should consider taking a few crucial steps to safeguard your investment. Firstly, it is not like the other household appliance. Replacement of a single part can cost you a lot. And, it might surprise you that negligence in proper maintenance is often the cause of such breakdowns.
The thermostat is one of the most critical components that help in the optimal operation of a fridge. The principal function of the thermostat is to command the compressor about when to shut off and when to be functional, as and when it attains the designated parameter of the temperature.
One of the easiest and non-technical ways to evaluate the health of the thermostat is relying on your ear…YES! Believe it or not, the keenness of your hearing ability will tell you whether everything is well with the thermostat or not!
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We make sure the fridge and freezer temperature monitoring must be included into restaurant refrigeration repair in Sydney. It will help to prevent food poisoning and wastage of food. In most cases, we have found that fridges are not set to the correct temperature, which eventually can cause an unsafe environment to store the food. Did you know, improper temperature multiplies harmful bacteria at an alarming rate?
Fridge temperature should be kept below 20°C and -15°C should be kept for freezers. Keeping the food at these temperatures significantly slows down the growth of the harmful bacteria resulting in minimised food spoilage.
Is your refrigerator too old? Are you facing frequent troubles with your appliance? While you take regular care to keep other home appliances in a good working condition, refrigerator is often neglected due to the time taken in cleaning. With daily usage, your refrigerator becomes to prone to internal breakdowns and that is when you search for trusted commercial refrigeration repairs in Sydney to get rid out of the mess.