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Common Walk-in Freezers Problems you Should Know About…

In a commercial kitchen, the walk-in freezer is one of the moist important pieces of infrastructure.  If you have started to experience any problems with yours, it is better to be proactive and address small problems before they become big problems and you are dealing with inefficient operations or worse losing inventory.

So, I guess how do I know if I am having a problem is what you may be asking yourself right now?  Here are just a few examples of common walk-in freezer issues:

Temperature is not cold enough:  Are you having problems getting your freezer to do its job?  Like Freeze? There are several potential causes of this problem.  It may be that the freezer is overloaded with product, which increases the burden on the condenser.  It may also be that you have frost build-up on the evaporator coils, which is causing the interior to warm up.  Or, maybe personnel have left the door open for too long, or there may be leaks around the edges or this may be the cause the temperature is running too high.

Drain Pan Problems:  Do you see ice in the drain pan?  If so, this could indicate a clogged drain line or a defective heater, as ice buildup in the drain pan is a common result of both problems.  Again, this is an issue you should have repaired as soon as possible before your inventory is lost.

Other Ice Buildup:  Ice can buildup in other areas besides the drain pan.  While you may think that ice buildup is natural in a freezer, this means that there is too much moisture.  The ice buildup can result in freezer burn on your product or cause other issues inside the freezer that can damage the system. Ice buildups on the evaporator coils can be especially problematic, so if you see these issues forming inside your walk-in freezer, it is important to reach out to your Refrigeration Technician.

Gasket or Door Issues:  Have you been having issues with your gaskets or doors?  Perhaps it has become difficult for you to reliably close the door all the way, or you have seen signs of an air leak.  This could be an issue with worn or damaged gaskets, or with a damaged seal around the door that needs to be replaced. 

But as they say … Prevention is the Cure by installing ArtikControl™ WIF into your Walk-in Freezers. 

ArtikControl™ consistently monitors your walk-in coolers/freezers and sends out alarms via text and email alerts when problems arise so that any failure is discovered and addressed as quickly as possible.

We monitor your systems 24/7 so that you don’t have to worry.

For More Information about some of the most common problems that occur inside walk-in freezers and how our Technologies can give you Peace of Mind, save energy and more importantly money in your refrigeration operations, please contact us at 888-286-3091 or email me at

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