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Telltale Signs That Your Compressor Needs Replacing

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Compressors are important and often overlooked parts of refrigeration systems. If your refrigerator’s compressor stops working, the refrigerant stops moving, and the unit stops being able to perform its essential functions. In a restaurant or retail setting, refrigeration systems need to work flawlessly to keep customers safe. Here are the signs that it’s time to buy a new compressor.

No Noise

If your refrigerator’s compressor is in working condition, you’ll hear a noise when the compressor turns on and off. It may sound like a faint humming or buzzing that you hear at different times throughout the day. If your refrigerator stops making noise entirely, then there’s a problem with the compressor. 

Too Much Noise

Low buzzing or humming sounds indicate that the compressor is doing its job. While not hearing these noises at all is a bad sign, it’s also a problem if you hear them more than usual. Your refrigerator should not make noise constantly without shutting off. Also, if the refrigerator gets so loud that you can hear it in another room, it’s a sign that your compressor needs to be replaced.

Refrigerator isn’t Cold

Listening for noises at different times of the day can be difficult. Sometimes, there are clearer indicators that the compressor isn’t working. For example, you may hear the compressor, but it’s not keeping your food cold. This may mean your compressor needs to be replaced. However, it can also indicate other refrigeration problems. To check to see if the compressor is the issue, pull the refrigerator away from the wall. If you don’t hear the compressor running, it may be time to replace it.

Frigitek Compressors

If it’s time to replace your refrigerator’s compressor, All Temp can help. We proudly sell and install one-phase Frigitek compressors that work for walk-in refrigerators, retail merchandisers and floral refrigerators. These compressors are able to save you between 25-35% on energy costs and can often outlast your commercial refrigerator.

All Temp is here to help with commercial St. Cloud refrigeration maintenance. We also offer 24/7 emergency repair. Contact us online or give us a call at (407) 857-7800 to schedule an appointment.

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