Walk in freezer parts are highly sought after items in the replacement parts category. This is for a variety of reasons. The following article will go on to explain why walk in freezer parts need to be replaced more frequently than their walk in cooler counterparts, as well as highlight some important parts to check for signs of wear and possible replacement.
The main reason that walk in freezer parts need to be replaced more often is due to the extreme environment that they are subjected to. Walk in freezer parts are constantly maintained in sub zero temperatures. These extremely low temperatures cause extra stress and can lead to cracking and breaking over time.
Walk in freezer parts that are exposed to these harsh temperatures are primarily found at, or around the door. The inside safety release is a very important mechanism that allows for someone to push a knob should they become accidentally locked in the unit. It’s very important to visually and mechanically inspect this mechanism and make sure it is in top working condition. This mechanism is constantly exposed to the sub zero temperatures mentioned above. Other items mounted on the outside of the door are still subject to these cold temperatures when the door is opened and closed. These items include the door hinges and the latches and strikes. These are very important walk in freezer parts that allow your door to close and seal properly. Any latches, strikes, or hinges that show signs of cracking, or that are not functioning properly should be replaced immediately.
Next, make sure that your gaskets around your walk in freezer door are in good shape. If your gaskets are worn out and not sealing properly, you will experience ice buildup. Ice buildup occurs when the freezing cold inside air mixes with the warmer outside air, forms condensation, and eventually freezes. This can pose serious problems for your walk in freezer. As ice buildup occurs and steadily grows, it will start to push your panels apart and eventually make your walk in freezer inoperable. As you can see, gaskets are one of the most vital walk in freezer parts!
If you’re looking for information on replacement walk in freezer parts, give American Cooler Technologies a call. We can a full lineup of walk in freezer parts and would be happy to help you find what you’re looking for. After all, you don’t want your valuable walk in freezer and its contents to be ruined over an easy fix!