Why is My Refrigerator Not Cooling?

refrigerator not cooling

There are many reasons a refrigerator isn’t cooling. If you want to save yourself some time and inconvenience, give Sims Appliance Repair a call for refrigerator repair in CITY, ST. We’re eager to visit and diagnose the cooling issue and correct it for you.

When a refrigerator has lost its cold, it is time to see what the issue might be. A lot of times it is something as common as a good coil cleaning. But, with these modern models of refrigerators, they’re manufactured with a variety of sensors as well.

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

Is the refrigerator plugged into an outlet? This might seem like it’s a funny question, but we’ve been hired for jobs that this was the reason for the issue. For some reason, 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 the refrigerator is plugged in.

Check the thermostat inside. This is a common problem for those with children in their house. After all, kids are fascinated with dials and buttons and so, without understanding they are doing something bad, they play with them. So, be sure that the thermostat setting isn’t the reason for the warm refrigerator.

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Be sure the vents inside the freezer aren’t blocked with boxes or food. This is common since sometimes frozen veggies get stuck in the back. There could be food in the back of a freezer that has long been forgotten about.

Be sure the refrigerator’s condenser cooling fan is clear and clean of all debris. To do this, unplug the refrigerator and pull it out from the wall. The cooling fan for several models is just at the bottom of the appliance or somewhere in the back of the freezer unit. A lot of times, customers don’t think about cleaning this area of the appliance. But, it’s very important to keep it clean. And, it fills up with dust and fuzz quickly, especially with homes that have cats and dogs. So, get a clean rag and get the dust out of the refrigerator coils and cooling fan.

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

The Freezer is Cold but the Fridge Isn’t

There are many causes for a refrigerator not cooling after these more common ones to check if the freezer is cool but your refrigerator isn’t. The evaporator coils are frosted over. This occurs if there is a malfunction in the defrost heating system. Or if the automatic defrost experiences an issue. The evaporator fan motor can be another reason.

Every refrigerator has a pair of evaporator coils. These coils are what gets cold and then the fan moves the cool air around inside the unit. The damper control assembly isn’t working correctly. The temperature control board that carries the electricity to the compressor and fan, this probably isn’t the problem but it’s worth mentioning.

And, the thermistor might be malfunctioning, which is a little sensor within the appliance that tells the temperature. Having one of our repairmen look at it is the best solution but these are some of the most typical issues.