Why is My Refrigerator Not Cooling?

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There are a variety of reasons why a refrigerator will not cool. If you would like to save yourself a little time and burden, give Bell Appliance Repair a call for refrigerator repair in Florida. We’re eager to come out and diagnose the issue and repair it for you.

When your refrigerator is no longer cold anymore, it is time to figure out what the problem could be. A lot of times it is something as common as a good coil cleaning behind the appliance. But, with these new refrigerators, they’re manufactured with various sensors as well.

Before we look too deep, we inspect the most common and simple reasons for this problem. Here are some issues that we have determined can lead to a refrigerator that won’t cool:

Is the cord plugged in? This will seem like it is a odd question, but we have been called out to appointments that this was the problem. For some reason, it was unplugged. it’s possible a a pet unplugged it, or an electrician during a project. Whatever the reason may be, be sure it’s plugged in.

Look at the thermostat inside. This is a very common issue for families with small children in the house. After all, kids are fascinated with buttons and dials and so, without understanding they’re doing something wrong, they play with them. So, be sure that the thermostat setting is not the cause of the warm refrigerator.

Refrigerator Parts to Inspect?

Be sure the vents inside of the freezer area are not blocked with containers or food. This is very common because frozen vegetables get jammed in the back of the freezer. There can be food in the back of a freezer unit that has been forgotten about.
Be sure the condenser cooling fan is clean and clear of all debris. To be sure, unplug the refrigerator and pull it away from the kitchen wall. The cooling fan for many models is just at the bottom or in the back of the freezer section.

Many times, homeowner don’t think about cleaning this section of the refrigerator. But, it’s important to keep it clean. And, it builds up with fuzz and dust quickly, especially in homes that have cats and dogs. So, get a rag and clean the dust out of the refrigerator coils and fan.

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

The Freezer is Cold but the Fridge is Not

There are many causes for a refrigerator that won’t cool after these obvious ones to start to take a look at if the freezer is cold but the fridge is not. The evaporator coils have frost on them. This occurs if there is a malfunction in the defrost heating system. Or the automatic defrost has a problem. The evaporator fan motor is another reason.

Every refrigerator has a pair of evaporator coils. These evaporator coils are what gets cold and then the fan circulates the cold air around inside the appliance. The damper control assembly isn’t working the right way. The temperature control board which transports the electricity to the fan and compressor, this probably isn’t the problem but it’s worth mentioning.

And, the thermistor could be malfunctioning, which is a little sensor in the appliance that displays the temperature. Having one of our technicians inspect it is the best solution but these are some of the most common problems.