Marine Refrigerator Servicing | CoolTech

Service your boats refrigerator regularly to avoid any problems.

There are a couple of ways in which your isotherm refrigerator can start giving you problems if it is not properly serviced. Fortunately, there is an easy way to go about maintaining a well-functioning refrigerator, which will be handy even for the less than technically inclined marine refrigerator owner. Isotherm refrigerator troubleshooting and maintenance requires the identification of the most common reasons for refrigerator troubles, using a process of elimination in order to narrow down possibilities. With simple tests, the cause of malfunction can be identified and subsequently restore the unit its usual working conditions.

Reduced temperature control

When sailing in the warmer climates, a common concern with refrigeration is that the unit will not provide adequate cooling. Proactive measures include ensuring that there is plenty of ventilation around your fridge. Ventilation is the important for getting the best functioning from your refrigerator because if the temperatures rise too high, the condenser will not function as it should.

Where weather conditions are extremely high, supplementary cooling systems can be installed to assist the fridge to work optimally by bringing the heat down. If the problem persists, make sure that your refrigerator is not positioned in direct sunlight. The unit’s doors need to be able to close properly to retain the cold properly.

Temperature gauges are subject to get bumped and adjusted by accident. If your refrigerator stops cooling efficiently, check that the gauge has not been disturbed and that you have not overfilled your fridge.

Refrigerator electrical failure

Electrical components in a refrigerator can fail after some time of operation. The replacement of isotherm fridge parts is easy and can be performed in person or by a professional. Loose or broken wires and connectors may disturb the power supply of your unit. This is one of the commonly experienced challenges and a test to rule this out requires an assessment of the electrical component.

When the refrigerator has been removed into an open space, assess the back of the unit to see if you can spot loose wired or damage. Using a voltage metre, you can assess unseen damage by checking if there is any power coming into the unit from the power source. If the wiring is bad or damaged, the readings will be lower than the set out levels specified in the owner’s manual.

Leaks in the refrigerator

Your refrigerator may start to leak, which can also signal any number of problems. Water can visibly start to collect on the inside of the fridge. This can signal that the drainage tubes of the fridge have an obstruction. Running some water with cleaning solution through the tube can assist to dislodge the blockage in the drain. Water can also collect on the outside of the fridge in the water tray. Often nothing more than a signal of a dirty water pan, the water tray should be cleaned regularly as part of a maintenance routine to ensure that the water can evaporate and does not create worry around a leaking fridge.

Refrigerator running too long

Running a fridge in a dusty environment can cause it to run for extended periods of time. Optimally functioning refrigerators will work at various intervals as the refrigerators reach their ideal temperature. If you experience the challenge of a unit that is constantly running, you may need to clean the surrounding area to clear excess dust. This dust can clog vents and collect on condenser coils making them less effective at cooling. Taking a brush and a vacuum cleaner to the unit will go a long way to removing the build-up of debris.

Another common cause of prolonged runtime is a low temperature setting on the refrigerator. This will cause the refrigerator to work harder to keep the temperature down. Adjust the thermostat to the desired temperature to solve this issue.