Why is My Refrigerator Not Cooling?

There are several reasons a refrigerator won’t cool. If you want to save yourself a little time and hassle, give BRAND a call for refrigerator repair in North Las Vegas, NV. We are happy to visit and diagnose the cooling problem and fix it for you.

When your refrigerator has lost its cold anymore, it’s time to determine what the problem might be. A lot of times it is something as simple as a routine coil cleaning behind the refrigerator. However, with modern models of refrigerators, they are manufactured with various sensors as well.

Before we investigate further, we inspect the most typical and easy reasons for this problem. Here are some of the issues that we’ve found lead to a refrigerator that won’t cool:

Is the refrigerator plugged in? This might seem like a silly question, but we’ve been hired for appointments that this was the issue. For some reason, the refrigerator was not plugged in. it’s possible a kid unplugged it, or an electrician while doing a project. Whatever the reason might be, be sure the refrigerator is plugged in.

Look at the thermostat inside of the refrigerator. This is a common issue for families with small children in their home. After all, children are fascinated with dials and buttons and so, without knowing they are doing anything wrong, they mess with them. So, check that the thermostat temperature isn’t the reason for the warm fridge.

Which Refrigerator Components to Inspect?

Check that all of the vents inside the freezer area aren’t blocked with containers or food. This is common because bags of frozen veggies get jammed in the back. There can be food in the way back of a freezer that has long been forgotten.

Be sure the condenser cooling fan is clean and clear of all debris. To be sure, unplug the refrigerator and pull it out from the wall. The cooling fan for most models is just at the bottom of the appliance or in the back of the freezer unit. Many times, customers do not think about cleaning this section of the appliance. But, it is important to keep it clean. And, it clogs up with dust and fuzz quickly, especially in homes that have pets. So, grab a clean rag and get the built-up dust out of the refrigerator coils and cooling fan.

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

The Freezer Unit is Cold but the Fridge is Not

There are many causes for a refrigerator not cooling after these obvious ones to start to take a look at if your freezer is cold but your fridge isn’t. The evaporator coils have frost on them. This happens if there is a malfunction in the defrost heating system. Or the automatic defrost has an issue. The evaporator fan motor can be another reason.

Every refrigerator has a set of evaporator coils. These evaporator coils are what gets cold and the fan moves the cool air throughout the appliance. The damper control assembly is not working the right way. The temperature control board which carries the electricity to the fan and compressor, this is not likely the issue but it is worth mentioning.

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