Why is My Refrigerator Not Cooling?

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There are several reasons a refrigerator isn’t cooling. If you want to save yourself some time and inconvenience, give Greeley Appliance Repair a call for refrigerator repair in Greeley, CO. We are eager to come out and diagnose the problem as well as fix it for you.

When your refrigerator is no longer cold anymore, it’s time to determine what the issue could be. Most times it’s something as common as a good coil cleaning. However, with these new refrigerators, they’re equipped with a variety of sensors as well.

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

Is the refrigerator plugged into an outlet? This will seem like it is a silly question, but we have been hired for jobs that this was the reason for the issue. Somehow, it was not plugged in. it’s possible a kid unplugged it, or an electrician while doing a service visit. Whatever the cause might be, be sure it is plugged in.

Look at the thermostat inside. This is a very common problem for anyone with children in the house. After all, kids like buttons and dials and so, without knowing they are doing anything wrong, they mess with them. So, be sure that the thermostat setting is not the reason for the warm fridge.

Which Refrigerator Parts to Inspect?

Check that the vents inside of the freezer area aren’t blocked with food or containers. This is very common because sometimes frozen vegetables get jammed in the back. There might be food in the very back of a freezer that has been forgotten about.

Check that the condenser cooling fan is clear and clean of all debris. To check this, unplug the fridge and pull it out from the kitchen wall. The fan for most models is right at the bottom or in the back of the freezer unit. Many times, homeowner do not think about cleaning this section of the refrigerator. But, it’s very important to clean it. And, it fills up with dust and fuzz quickly, especially in houses that have pets. So, grab a clean rag and clean the built-up dust out of the refrigerator coils and fan.

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

The Freezer is Cold but the Fridge is Not

There are many reasons for a refrigerator not cooling after these obvious ones to start to take a look at if your freezer is cold but the refrigerator is not. The evaporator coils have frost on them. This occurs if there is a malfunction in the defrost heating system. Or when the automatic defrost experiences a problem. The evaporator fan motor is another reason.

Every refrigerator has a set of evaporator coils. These coils are what cool and then the fan moves the cold air throughout the unit. The damper control assembly is not working properly. The temperature control board that provides the electricity to the compressor and fan, this isn’t likely the problem but it’s worth mentioning.

And, the thermistor might be defective, which is a little sensor in the appliance that tells the temperature. Having one of our repairmen look at it is the best option but these are a few of of the most typical problems.