My Refrigerator Is Not Cooling; What Should I Do?

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A refrigerator that does not stay cool or cold can certainly be frustrating. It can also be a huge hassle because there is a chance most of your food will spoil. If you find yourself in this predicament, the fix may not be too difficult.

Your Refrigerator Door

When you close your refrigerator, you expect it to be shut tightly. However, if the gaskets on your refrigerator door are broken or loose, the cold air will easily sneak out of the refrigerator. As a result, when you open your refrigerator, you will find that it is not as cold as it should be. If people are constantly opening and closing your refrigerator door, the warm air will replace the cold air that should be in your refrigerator when it is time to open it.

Temperature Problems

Depending on your design, there are usually multiple sensors that measure temperature inside your refrigerator.  Any one of these sensors can malfunction along with the board or cold control that communicates with each sensor.  These components could be symptoms of the actual problem and usually require a service technician to diagnose.

Not Enough Air Flow

How much food do you have in your refrigerator? If your refrigerator is overloaded, it can be extremely difficult for your refrigerator to maintain the appropriate level of coolness. When your refrigerator has too much food inside, you will find that some of your food will be cool and the others will not. On the other hand, you will also find that your refrigerator may not have the appropriate level of coolness when there is a small amount of food in your refrigerator.

On the other hand, you will also find that your refrigerator may not have the appropriate level of coolness when there is a small amount of food in your refrigerator. You want to make sure your refrigerator has enough food inside; not too much and not too little.

Your Refrigerator’s Vents Are Clogged

The vents that are found between your refrigerator’s freezer and the refrigerator are intended to blow the cold air from one side to the other.  If your refrigerator’s vents are packed with ice, the air will cannot transfer from the freezer side to the refrigerator side. If ice is clogging your vents, you may want to unplug your refrigerator and allow the ice to melt. Once the ice has melted on the vents, you can plug the refrigerator back in.   These components could be symptoms of the actual problem and usually require a service technician to diagnose.

Refrigerator Condenser

If your refrigerator’s condenser coils are not cleaned, you can expect your refrigerator to start functioning improperly. Your refrigerator’s coils are located under the refrigerator or on the back of the refrigerator. If you look at the coils on your refrigerator and discover they are dirty, you will need to clean the coils. However, you will need to unplug the refrigerator before you start the cleaning process.

Refrigerator Evaporator Fan

Your refrigerator’s fan circulates cool and cold air to various parts in your refrigerator. When your refrigerator’s fan stops working, it will not properly circulate the air inside the entire refrigerator. Part of your refrigerator may feel the cool air, but the other parts of the refrigerator will not be cooled.

If you open your refrigerator one day and discover that some or all parts of the refrigerator are not as cool as they should be, you may want to seek the expertise of an appliance repair technician. If you cannot figure out where the issue is coming from, you should not hesitate to contact us today.