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Commercial Refrigeration Maintenance and How to Operate

Jessie Chang
Jessie Chang

Sales Manager Of Acenox
Engage in the commercial kitchen equipment industry for 8 years+

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commercial refrigeration maintenance

Why You Need to Maintain The Commercial Refrigerators

Maintaining commercial refrigerators is crucial to ensure their efficiency and extend their lifespan.

Without any maintenance, some refrigerators have cooling problems only after it was used for one year. Such problems may include the cooling effect not being good, can not to reach the required temperature, large noise, or bad smell.

WARNING: Before you do the cleaning, cut down the power supply of the refrigerator. Ensure that the refrigerator will not accidentally start during cleaning to avoid electric shock or damage to parts.

Here are some tips to help you keep them in good condition:

Commercial Refrigeration Maintenance Checklist

  1. Regular Cleaning: Clean the interior and exterior of the refrigerator regularly. Use a mild detergent and warm water to wipe down surfaces. Pay attention to spills and stains, especially in the corners and shelves.
  2. Choose the appropriate cleaning agent. There are many refrigerator cleaning agents available on the market. It is recommended to choose a low-irritating, phosphate-free, and non-corrosive cleaner. Do not use hard objects or metal tools to scrape the surface of the condenser.
  3. Check Seals and Gaskets: Inspect the door seals and gaskets for any signs of wear or damage. Replace them if they are cracked or loose to prevent air leaks, which can lead to temperature fluctuations and energy wastage.
  4. Monitor Temperature: Use a thermometer to regularly check the temperature inside the refrigerator. Make sure it stays within the recommended range for food safety, typically between 34°F and 40°F (1°C to 4°C). For freezers, the temperature should be around 0°F (-18°C).
  5. Condenser Cleaning: Regardless of whether you have a commercial refrigerator, a commercial freezer, a walk-in cooler, a cake display case, or any other type of refrigeration equipment, the refrigerator coils should be cleaned regularly. How often to clean the condensers depends on how dirty your kitchen is. Normally 5~ 6 months will be fine. In the images below, we will show you how to clean the refrigerator coils in four quick and easy steps. After properly performing this simple maintenance task, you will operate at maximum efficiency and extend the lifespan of your equipment.
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Commercial Refrigerators Coils Cleaning(Condenser Cleaning)

  1. Use a soft-bristle brush to clean the coils.
commercial refrigerators coils cleaning

2. Use the crevice attachment of a vacuum cleaner to remove smaller particles. (Be careful not to bend the fins on the evaporator while doing so.)

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3. Reinstall the panel and power on the equipment for testing.

It is best to clean the condenser every 5-6 months. The heat dissipation capacity of the condenser is directly related to the cleanliness and frequency of cleaning, so regular cleaning is essential to ensure the efficient operation of the refrigerator. Care must be taken during the process to prevent scratching and damaging the condenser. If you are not comfortable doing it yourself, it is advisable to seek professional help.

Commercial Refrigeration Suppliers

Acenox, the commercial refrigerator supplier that produces durable quality products is a reliable factory located in Shandong China, they supply commercial fridges, and commercial freezers in various sizes with good performance of energy-saving and low-temperature cooling effects.

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