Freezer 3 degrees, refrig. 50
If your refrigerator is not cooling, the problem could be
any of the following, follow the steps below one after the order to fix
the problem of your refrigerator not cooling.
First of all, the
most simplest thing to do is to check the temperature.
It might have happened that the temperature control may have
been turned off unknowingly, which is the reason for the problem. So if
that's the issue, just set the refrigerator at 37 degrees and you are
Poor coiling leads to a heavy frost build up on the evaporator coils. A
frost build up, specially on the ceiling of the freezer, is a sign of
problem in the self defrosting system or damaged gaskets of the doors.
Therefore, check if the refrigerator is facing such a problem and
defrost the refrigerator. It would not cool well if the defrosting is
not happening properly.
A dirty condenser may be the culprit for your refrigerator not cooling
well. What will happen in case if the condenser is dirty is that it will
cut off the extra load. That work is done by the thermostat on the side
of the compressor in case the refrigerator heats more than usual. To
rectify this problem clean the condenser coils using the vacuum cleaner.
These are either behind or beneath the refrigerator
In case the refrigerator is not leveled, that too can lead to the
refrigerator not cooling properly, because if the level is not right,
the door of the refrigerator may not close correctly, causing cooling
problems. If this is the case, it might be necessary to ensure that
refrigerator is at level and is slightly tilted back. Do some adjustment
to get that correct level using a wooden block or see if the screws on
the leveling legs need some looking into.
Check out the door seal. If the door seal is worn out, it will
definitely result in frost build up and that won't allow the door to
close properly, thus the problem of refrigerator not cooling. In
addition to that there can be a problem in the door even if the level
and other things are fine. You would need something to do about the door
then. May be loosen the hinges and fix them in order to get the correct
position of the door. Eventually tighten the hinges.
The food and freezer sections will go dysfunctional if the evaporator
fan is not working properly. This is because then there will be no
airflow to the freezer or the other sections of the refrigerator.
Confirm if both the fans are working well by listening to the sound
emitted by them. There is a possibility that one may work and the other
wont. For that, may be you would have to look for a blockage or
something in the one which is not working. Even after doing this you do
not find any problem in the fan, you may need to replace it.
on Aug 04, 2010