Why is My Refrigerator Not Cooling?

not cooling refrigerator

There are several reasons a refrigerator is not cooling. If you want to spare yourself a little time and inconvenience, give Weatherford Appliance Repair a call for refrigerator repair in Weatherford, TX. We are happy to visit and diagnose the cooling issue and repair it for you.

When your refrigerator isn’t cold anymore, it is time to determine what the issue is. A lot of times it is something as common as a routine coil cleaning. However, with new refrigerators, they’re equipped with various sensors as well.

Before we investigate further, we inspect the most common and common reasons for this problem. Here are a few of of the issues that we’ve determined can lead to a refrigerator not cooling:

Is the refrigerator plugged in? This may seem like a odd question, but we have been called out to jobs that this was the issue. For some reason, it was unplugged. it’s possible a kid unplugged it, or an electrician during a project. Whatever the cause might be, be sure it’s plugged in.

Check the thermostat inside of the unit. This is a very typical problem for those with small children in their 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 temperature isn’t the reason for the warm fridge.

Refrigerator Parts to Inspect?

Check that all of the vents inside the freezer area aren’t blocked with containers or food. This is very common since bags of frozen vegetables get pushed in the back. There could be food in the way back of a freezer unit that has long been forgotten.

Be sure the condenser cooling fan is clear and clean of all debris. To check this, unplug the refrigerator and slide it out from the kitchen wall. The cooling fan for a lot of models is just at the bottom or somewhere in the back of the freezer portion. A lot of times, customers do not think to clean this section of the appliance. But, it is very important to keep it clean. And, it piles up with fuzz and dust quickly, especially with homes that have pets. So, find a clean rag and get the collected dust out of the coils and fan.

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

The Freezer Unit is Cold but the Refrigerator is Not

There are several causes for a refrigerator not cooling after these obvious ones to check if the freezer is cold but the fridge isn’t. The evaporator coils are frosted over. This occurs because there is a malfunction in the defrost system. Or the automatic defrost has 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 throughout the appliance. The damper control assembly working properly. The temperature control board that transports the electricity to the compressor and fan, this isn’t likely the problem but it’s worth mentioning.

And, the thermistor could be malfunctioning, which is a little sensor inside the appliance that tells the temperature. Having one of our repairmen inspect it is the best option but these are a few of of the most typical issues.