Freezers, like their refrigerator counterparts, offer economy and convenience, allowing the frozen storage of food items for later use.

Residential Freezers

A freezer is a food storage appliance which allows storage at a temperature range of 0° F or lower. They are available in a multitude of sizes to satisfy any consumer. They received their name for the ability to maintain a constant temperature below the freezing point of water. The FDA states freezing food at these temperatures ensures safe storage and prevents the growth of bacteria.

Freezer Types

  • Upright
    The most convenient style with shelving and easy access to items. While not able to handle large odd-shaped items, they are a good choice for the organized user who requires quick and easy access to their items. They tend to take up less floor space than other types.
  • Chest
    These are the most economical to operate, but take up far more floor space. On the positive side, they allow every cubic inch of storage space to be utilized and can easily accommodate odd-shaped or large items. On a negative note, they do require the user to do a fair amount of bending, reaching and re-arranging of items within in order to get to the desired item.
  • Combos
    The home's refrigerator typically comes with a freezer compartment.

Common Issues

  • Freezer doesn't operate
    Verify the power switch is on, the unit is plugged in and there is power at the outlet. If it all checks out, contact Dillon Appliance Repair for a diagnosis.
  • Freezer overcooling
    This is an indication of evaporator issues, dirty evaporator coils or a clogged drain. If not repaired, this may cause excessive frosting and a reduction in storage capacity.
  • Freezer not maintaining a constant temperature
    There are many reasons a freezer will act in this manner. Door seals may be going bad, a door may have been left open, the unit is in a hot or humid area, temperature controls were reset, dirty or blocked coils, a bad or failing compressor, or a blocked interior vent to name a few. Once the obvious items have been checked and corrected, the freezer should stabilize within an hour or two.
  • Freezer not cooling
    Similar to a freezer not maintaining temperature, a freezer that is not cooling should be checked for the same items. If they all check out, contact the professionals at Anytime Anywhere Appliance for a quick and accurate diagnosis.
  • Door seals damaged or defective
    A poorly sealed freezer is costing you a large amount of money in energy costs. Test the seals with a dollar bill. If you are able to remove the bill with the door shut, the seals aren't functioning correctly.
  • Freezer makes noise
    Startup clunks and abnormal noises can indicate compressor issues.


Dillon Appliance Repair can replace parts on your freezer.

  • Seals
  • Thermostats
  • Defrosters
  • Defrost heaters
  • Compressor
  • Evaporator
  • Evaporator coils
  • Evaporator fans
  • Relays
  • Switches

Contact Dillon Appliance Repair for your freezer issues, or consider an annual cleaning and inspection. Many times our technicians can spot a problem before it causes a total shut down of your system.