Why is My Refrigerator Not Cooling?

There are a lot of reasons a refrigerator isn’t cooling. If you would like to spare yourself a little time and hassle, give Premiere Plantation Appliance Repair a call for refrigerator repair in Plantation, FL. We’re eager to come out and diagnose the cooling issue and fix it for you.

When your refrigerator is not cold, it is time to determine what the issue is. A lot of times it’s something as common as a routine coil cleaning. But, with modern refrigerators, they are manufactured with various sensors too.

Before we look too deep, we inspect the most typical and easy causes for this issue. Here are a few of things that we have determined can lead to a refrigerator not cooling:

Is it plugged in? This may seem like it is a funny question, but we have been called out to jobs that this was the problem. Somehow, the refrigerator was unplugged. it’s possible a a pet unplugged it, or an electrician during a project. Whatever the reason might be, make sure it’s plugged in.

Check the thermostat inside. This is a typical problem for families with small children in the home. After all, kids are fascinated with buttons and dials and so, without understanding they are doing anything bad, they play with them. So, check that the thermostat setting isn’t the reason for the warm refrigerator.

Refrigerator Parts to Inspect?

Be sure all of the vents in the freezer area aren’t blocked with containers or food. This is common since frozen veggies get pushed in the back. There could be food in the very back of a freezer that has long been forgotten about.

Be sure the condenser cooling fan is clear and clean of debris. To be sure, unplug the refrigerator and slide it out from the kitchen wall. The fan for several models is right at the bottom or in the back of the freezer portion. Many times, customers don’t think about cleaning this section of the refrigerator. But, it is very important to keep it clean. And, it clogs up with dust and fuzz quickly, especially with houses that have pets. So, find a rag and get the built-up dust out of the coils and fan.

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

The Freezer is Cold but the Fridge Isn’t

There are many reasons for a refrigerator not cooling after these obvious ones to take a look at if your freezer is cool but the fridge isn’t. The evaporator coils are frosted over. This happens when there is a failure in the defrost system. Or the automatic defrost has a problem. The evaporator fan motor can be another reason.

Every fridge has a set of evaporator coils. These coils are what gets cold and then the fan circulates the cold air throughout the unit. The damper control assembly working properly. The temperature control board which carries the electricity to the compressor and fan, this isn’t likely the problem but it is worth troubleshooting.

And, the thermistor might be defective, which is a small sensor in the unit that tells the temperature. Having one of our repairmen inspect it is the best option but these are some of the most common problems.

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