If the refrigerator isn't cool, you need to answer some questions, then see if the compressor is running.
First, answer these questions:
- Is the refrigerator completely dead? If so, see “It's stopped completely.”
- Is the thermostat knob turned to the proper setting? If not, reset it.
Next, see if the compressor motor is running
compressor is a football-sized case with no apparent moving parts. It's
on the outside of the refrigerator at the back near the bottom. If it
is humming or making a continuous noise and your refrigerator is still
not cooling, there may be a more serious problem with one or more of
several different components, we recommend contacting a qualified
appliance repair technician for further help.
If the compressor is not running but you do have power to the refrigerator, there may be a problem with one or more of these:
- The compressor
- The Thermostat
- The overload, relay, or capacitor
- The defrost timer
- The condenser fan motor