It’s the middle of summer and your refrigerator just stopped cooling. You frantically search through the internet for a solution, and you find one! You follow the instructions to a T, but still, your refrigerator won’t cool. What could be wrong? In this blog post, we will discuss some common issues that can result in your refrigerator not cooling properly. We will also provide tips on how to fix these issues. Keep reading to learn more!
What to do When Your Refrigerator Won’t Cool
If your refrigerator won’t cool, there are a few different problems to look for. We’ll go through them one by one and see if we can help you fix your issue!
Wrong Temperature Settings
If your refrigerator is not cooling, the first thing you should check is the refrigerator temperature settings. Often the temperature is set wrong because someone accidentally hit the button, double-check the temperature is below 37 degrees. Temperature issues can also be due to a malfunctioning thermostat, if you have a thermometer you can compare with the thermostat to see if the temperature is reading accurately. Keeping it at 37 degrees or below is important for food safety.
Overstuffed Refrigerator or Freezer
If your refrigerator is overstuffed, it won’t be able to circulate air properly and will have trouble maintaining a consistent temperature. If your refrigerator won’t cool correctly, your food may not be stored at the correct temperature, which can lead to spoilage. Try to keep your refrigerator and freezer about 3/4 full so that there is room for air to circulate. Also, make sure that the vent isn’t blocked so it can circulate cold air successfully. This will help keep your food fresh and prevent freezer burn.
Damaged Refrigerator Door Gasket
If your refrigerator door isn’t sealing properly, it can cause warm air to enter and cold air to escape. This will make it difficult for your refrigerator to maintain a consistent temperature. Inspect the door gasket to see if there are any cracks or holes. If the refrigerator door gasket is damaged, it will need to be professionally replaced.
Diry Condenser Coils
Another common issue is dirty coils. The coils are located either on the back of your fridge or underneath it. They help to remove heat from the fridge so that it can stay cool. If they are dirty, they won’t be able to do their job properly. You should clean refrigerator coils at least once a year, but more often if you have pets or smoke in your home. Refrigerator condenser coils are usually located at the bottom of the fridge behind the grill or in the back.
How to clean refrigerator condenser coils: First, you’ll want to vacuum them out, and then use a brush to remove any remaining dust and debris. Finally, vacuum out the coils one last time, and you should be good to go.
Possible Internal Part Failure
If you have tried all of the above and your fridge still isn’t cooling, there may be an issue with one of the internal parts. This is usually something that you will need to go to a professional to fix.
We hope that this blog post has helped you troubleshoot your cooling issue. If your refrigerator won’t cool still, it may be time to call the professional refrigerator repair team at ASAP. We should be able to diagnose the problem and get your fridge back up and running in no time!