Why is My Refrigerator Not Cooling?

refrigerator not cold

There are a few reasons a refrigerator isn’t cooling. If you want to spare yourself some time and burden, give Mann Appliance Repair a call for refrigerator repair in Florida. We’re happy to come out and troubleshoot the problem and repair it for you.

When your refrigerator has lost its cold, it is time to see what the problem is. Often times it’s something as simple as a good coil cleaning behind the refrigerator. However, with latest fridges, they are manufactured with various sensors too.

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

Is the cord plugged in? This will seem like a odd question, but we have been hired for appointments that this was the problem. Somehow, the refrigerator was not plugged in. it’s possible a child or pet did it, or an electrician during a project. Whatever the case may be, make sure the refrigerator is plugged in.

Look at the thermostat inside. This is a typical problem for those with children in their house. After all, children like buttons and dials and so, without understanding they are doing something wrong, they play with them. So, be sure that the thermostat temperature isn’t the cause of the warm fridge.

Refrigerator Components to Troubleshoot?

Be sure each of the vents inside the freezer area aren’t blocked with containers or food. This is very common because frozen veggies get jammed in the back of the freezer. There might be food in the way back of a freezer unit that has been forgotten.

Check that the condenser cooling fan is clear and clean of debris. To check this, unplug the refrigerator and pull it out from the wall. The fan for many models is right at the bottom or somewhere in the back of the freezer section. Often times, people do not think to clean this area of the appliance. But, it’s important to keep it clean. And, it fills up with fuzz and dust quickly, especially with homes that have pets. So, find a clean rag and clean the built-up dust out of the coils and cooling fan.

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

The Freezer is Cold but the Refrigerator is Not

There are several reasons for a refrigerator that won’t cool after these more common ones to start to check if your freezer is cold but the refrigerator is not. The evaporator coils have frost on them. This happens if there is a failure in the defrost heating system. Or when the automatic defrost has a problem. The evaporator fan motor is another cause.

Every fridge has a set of evaporator coils. These evaporator coils are what gets cold and the fan moves the cold air around inside the appliance. The damper control assembly working correctly. The temperature control board provides the electricity to the compressor and fan, this probably isn’t the issue but it’s worth troubleshooting.

And, the thermistor could be malfunctioning, which is a tiny sensor inside the unit that displays the temperature. Having one of our repairmen inspect it is the best option but these are some of the most typical issues.