Bottle cooler service
Bottle coolers aka bar fridge aka drinks fridge is a vital part of any drinks service. Bottle coolers can be divided into several groups: under counter, countertop and upright. Normally all the bottle coolers come with the glass door for the better attraction of the customers. Some bottle coolers come with the hinged doors and others use sliding doors. Whether you serve soft drinks, juice or beer, your customers want it cold because it enhances the flavour of the beverage, quenches thirst well and makes it more pleasant to consume.
Whats the cost of servicing a bottle cooler?
As a shop or restaurant manager you know that drinks at the ambient temperature don’t sell at all and in fact, warm drinks can damage your business reputation if your customers have to disappoint in the quality of your drinks service. If the drinks don’t sell because they are warm, then your bottle cooler takes up your precious trading space without any return on it.
Considering the fault is not diagnosed we can only speculate on the cost of service. Since the cost of the new bottle cooler is low, it is not always economically feasible to conduct complicated repairs on plug and play bottle coolers. Sometimes it makes more sense to replace your used bottle cooler. For the simple reason of its fairly expensive to conduct labour-intensive jobs, add the cost of consumables and it totals somewhere near of the cost of the new fridge. The jobs that are not so labour intensive, require single spare part and no other consumables would respectively total from 30% of the cost of the new fridge and upwards.
If that is the case the Fridge Service Company can fix your equipment on the budget. We specialize in commercial, retail and catering refrigeration repair service in large department stores, shopping malls, bars, pubs and cafeterias.
Some common problems with the bottle coolers:
- Sliding door not closing by itself. Most likely the weight that is attached to the door via cord is off the roller and doesn’t move freely. Try to remove the lath on the door frame to expose the weight, cord and a roller. Fit the cord on the roller and it should work.
- A sliding door is not sliding well. Most likely the roller under the door is broken and worn. Carefully lift the door upwards and move the bottom of the door towards yourself. This way the door will come out of the slot and you can examine the rollers at the bottom of the doors. If there is any damage or signs of wear and tear order new rollers from your supplier and fit them yourself. It’s fairly simple, each roller is held in place by two screws.
- Bottle cooler leaking water inside the cabinet. There are few possible reasons for that. One is that a part of a drain system is blocked, broken or dislocated. The other reason may be that the evaporator is icing up heavily due to a frequent door opening and during the defrost cycle the defrost water floods the drain tank. To fix this issue try to reduce the set-point (temperature point at which the compressor stops) of the bottle cooler by turning the temperature of the fridge down by a few degrees. By doing so you would reduce the length of the cooling cycle and thus ice buildup on the evaporator and thus reduce the amount of the defrost water during the defrost cycle.
- Bottle cooler leaking water outside the cabinet. Check for dislocated drain line and cracks in the defrost tray
- All components running, no other issues and no cooling –
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