Why is My Refrigerator Not Cooling?

There are a lot of reasons for why a refrigerator is not cooling. If you would like to spare yourself a little time and burden, give Reed Appliance Repair a call for refrigerator repair in CITY, ST. Our technicians are eager to come out and troubleshoot the cooling problem as well as fix it for you.

When a refrigerator has lost its cold anymore, it’s time to determine what the issue might be. A lot of times it’s something as basic as a routine coil cleaning behind the refrigerator. But, with modern refrigerators, they are manufactured with a variety of sensors too.

Before we investigate further, we inspect the most typical and common causes for this problem. Here are a couple of issues that we’ve determined lead to a refrigerator that won’t cool:

Is it plugged in? This will seem like it’s a silly question, but we have been hired for jobs that this was the reason for the issue. Somehow, the refrigerator was not plugged in. it’s possible a a pet unplugged it, or an electrician during a service visit. Whatever the case might be, be sure it is plugged in.

Look at the thermostat inside of the appliance. This is a common issue for families with children in the home. After all, kids like dials and buttons and so, without understanding they are doing anything wrong, they play with them. So, be sure that the thermostat setting isn’t the cause of the warm refrigerator.

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Be sure each of the vents inside the freezer area are not blocked with containers or food. This is very common since sometimes frozen veggies get stuck in the back of the freezer. There might be food in the very back of a freezer that has been forgotten about.

Check that the refrigerator’s condenser cooling fan is clear and clean of all debris. To be sure, unplug the refrigerator and pull it away from the wall. The cooling fan for several models is right at the bottom or in the back of the freezer portion. Many times, homeowner don’t think about cleaning this section of the fridge. But, it’s very important to keep it clean. And, it piles up with dust and fuzz quickly, especially with houses that have dogs and cats. So, get a rag and get the built-up dust out of the coils and fan.

This is not a suggestion for refrigerators that have a rear coil system. Once all clean, plug it into the wall and see if the fan moves.

The Freezer is Cold but the Fridge is Not

There are a few more causes for a refrigerator not cooling after these obvious ones to start to take a look at if the freezer is cool but the fridge isn’t. The evaporator coils have frost on them. This happens if there is a failure in the defrost system. Or if the automatic defrost experiences an issue. The evaporator fan motor can be another cause.

Every refrigerator has a pair of evaporator coils. These evaporator coils are what cool and then the fan pushes the cold air around inside the appliance. The damper control assembly working the right way. The temperature control board provides the electricity to the compressor and fan, this probably isn’t the problem but it is worth mentioning.

And, the thermistor might be malfunctioning, which is a small sensor in the unit that displays the temperature. Having one of our repairmen look at it is the best solution but these are a few of of the most common problems.

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