Weekly User Maintenance
We recommend weekly cleaning as preventative maintenance to optimise the operation of refrigerated units. By following the simple steps below, you can ensure your fridge or freezer performs at its peak for years to come.
- Empty all products from the cabinet.
- Switch off and unplug the unit, disconnecting the cabinet from its power supply.
- Clean the interior and exterior of the cabinet with a soft cloth and soapy water. DO NOT use caustic or abrasive cleaners.
- Wash away any soap residue.
- Wipe door seal gaskets with a damp cloth and check door seal.
- Check the condenser (finned radiator external to the insulated evaporator box) for any visual restriction, blockage, grime or dust. Use a 70 vacuum cleaner or a brush to clean the condenser or, alternatively, book a service call with a licensed refrigeration mechanic.
- Apply automotive wax to the exterior for added protection.
- Reconnect unit to a power supply and turn on.
Regular Professional Servicing
Few realise that regular servicing is a condition of warranty, with manufacturers not responsible for failure due to blocked condensers or poor cleaning practices. It is very difficult to dictate a set servicing schedule due to how a unit is influenced by the atmosphere it operates in. While a refrigerator in an office environment, for example, may operate flawlessly, the same unit in the high-dust environment of a bakery will quickly clog up without regular maintenance.
Bromic Refrigeration suggest an absolute maximum servicing schedule of three months, requiring a licensed refrigeration mechanic to check the following specific areas along with the general condition of the unit:
- Thermostat adjustment while confirming the unit’s ability to maintain temperature.
- Condenser coil inspection and cleaning.
- Door inspection, including gasket seal and hinge alignment.
- Inspection of lighting.
- Inspection of condensate tray.
- Inspection of evaporator coil to ensure there is no excess ice build up.
- Inspection of power supply cord.