Why is My Refrigerator Not Cooling?

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There are a variety of reasons for why a refrigerator won’t cool. If you want to spare yourself some time and inconvenience, give Cain Appliance Repair a call for refrigerator repair in CITY, ST. Our technicians are happy to visit and diagnose the cooling problem as well as fix it for you.

When a refrigerator has lost its cold anymore, it is time to see what the issue could be. Often times it’s something as simple as a good coil cleaning. However, with these new models of refrigerators, they are manufactured with various sensors too.

Before we investigate further, we monitor the most common and common causes for this issue. Here are some of the issues that we’ve found can lead to a refrigerator not cooling:

Is it plugged in? This will seem like it is a odd question, but we have been called out to jobs that this was the reason for the issue. For some reason, it was unplugged. it’s possible a kid unplugged it, or an electrician doing a service visit. Whatever the reason might be, make sure it’s plugged in.

Check the thermostat inside of the appliance. This is a very common issue for customers with children in the house. After all, kids like buttons and dials and so, without knowing they’re doing anything wrong, they play with them. So, be sure that the thermostat setting isn’t the cause of the warm refrigerator.

Which Refrigerator Parts to Inspect?

Be sure the vents in the freezer are not blocked with food or containers. This is common since sometimes frozen vegetables get stuck in the back. There might be food in the way back of a freezer unit that has long been forgotten.

Be sure the condenser cooling fan is clean and clear of all debris. To be sure, unplug the fridge and slide it away from the kitchen wall. The cooling fan for many models is right at the bottom of the appliance or in the back part of the freezer portion. A lot of times, people do not think to clean this section of the refrigerator. But, it’s important to clean it. And, it piles up with fuzz and dust quickly, especially in houses that have pets. So, get a rag and get the collected dust out of the coils and fan.

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

The Freezer is Cold but the Fridge Isn’t

There are a few more causes for a refrigerator that won’t cool after these obvious ones to check if your freezer is cool but your refrigerator isn’t. The evaporator coils are frosted over. This occurs because there’s a malfunction in the defrost heating system. Or if the automatic defrost has a problem. The evaporator fan motor is another reason.

Every fridge has a pair of evaporator coils. These coils are what cool and then the fan circulates the cool air around inside the appliance. The damper control assembly working the right way. The temperature control board that transports the electricity to the compressor and fan, this probably is not the problem but it’s worth mentioning.

And, the thermistor could be defective, which is a little sensor in the unit that displays the temperature. Having one of our repairmen inspect it is the best solution but these are a few of of the most typical issues.