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Refrigerator not keeping food cold? Freezer thawing out?

Feb 7







Refrigerator Not Keeping Food Cold? Freezer Thawing Out?

If the refrigerator is not cold but the freezer is cold, the problem is most likely that one of your refrigerator's mechanisms is not working properly. Some of the reasons why your refrigerator is not cooling but your freezer is working can be easily fixed by a homeowner. If the freezer is cold and the refrigerator is hot, the refrigerator and freezer cooling parts may not be working properly.

If the open door was preventing the refrigerator from cooling, this process should solve your problem. If frost builds up somewhere in your system, the freezer should continue to work properly, but the refrigerator will heat up. Thus, if your defrost or antifreeze function is not working, your refrigerator may overheat.

However, if your refrigerator thinks the door is always open, the condenser won't run long enough to keep it cold. If the air damper fails to close or open, the refrigerator temperature may be affected while the freezer is maintained at the correct temperature. If the condenser fan is not working properly, the refrigerator temperature may rise and the compressor may overheat.

If the fan fails, the temperature in the freezer will rise slowly, the temperature in the fresh food section will rise faster, and the compressor will run longer and more frequently than usual. If this motor fails, the freezer will not be able to freeze food because the circulating air is not cold enough. If there is a lot of ice on the motor, defrost the refrigerator and see if that solves the problem.

If the freezer fan is still running but the refrigerator is not cooling, the compressor or compressor start relay may be damaged. If you can hear the compressor running but the refrigerator is not cooling, the problem is most likely frost-clogged evaporator coils or a blocked or broken evaporator fan. That is why, even if the compressor motor is running, the freezer cannot maintain a negative temperature to preserve food.

When your refrigerator stops maintaining a cold temperature, you have a problem. Every time you open the freezer door, you release cold air and hot air. You may notice that your cold drinks aren't as cold anymore, or even your food spoils faster... but it's still cool inside the fridge. Sometimes you will find that the freezer is still quite cold (because it is next to the coils), but the fresh food compartment is not cold at all (because there is no fresh air coming in).

The job of the evaporator fans is to draw cold air out of these coils and circulate it throughout the unit, first through the freezer and then through the refrigerator (or fresh food compartment). It draws air through the evaporator coil, cooling it down, and then pushes air through the freezer and refrigerator. Located behind the vent inside the freezer, usually at the back, the evaporator fan circulates fresh air. A small fan and motor are mounted next to the evaporator, helping to draw air through the coils and circulate through the refrigerator and freezer.

The control board monitors what is happening in the device and tells various parts of the device, such as the fans and compressor, when to turn on and off. If the control board fails, it may not sense the temperature correctly and prevent the fan and other parts from turning on when needed to cool the refrigerator.

If this door is blocked or broken, it will not let in enough cold air to maintain the proper temperature. If the damper assembly becomes damaged, clogged, or simply stops working over time, not enough cold air will enter the refrigeration section. When the air damper does not open, cold air cannot flow from the freezer compartment to the refrigerator compartment, heating it up. If these vents are blocked by too many items in the freezer, it can restrict the air flow into the refrigerator.

Typically, most refrigerators use a fan to send cool air from the freezer to the evaporator, which forces air into the refrigerator area to keep it cool. A typical freezer absorbs heat from items to be frozen by compressing, condensing, and evaporating a refrigerant gas. This is the heat you feel when you blow air close to the freezer in the freeze cycle. Most refrigerators make all the cold air for the freezer, so the refrigerator is kept cold by the vent between the refrigerator and freezer.

The refrigerator defrost function is designed to maintain a minimum level of ice in the freezer and refrigerator compartments. The purpose of the system is to remove frost from places where it can accumulate and cause problems with the refrigerator and freezer.

If the environment is too cold, the freezer may not have enough time to maintain the temperature. In addition, using the freezer to cool hot food or frequently opening the freezer will affect the internal temperature. If your freezer starts to form ice in the wrong places, like vents or evaporator coils, it could mean that the freezer is at the right temperature and the refrigerator is too hot. Too much food in the refrigerator can block the vents and prevent fresh air from circulating.

When the damper damper fails, it can prevent fresh air from entering the refrigerator, which is necessary to maintain the correct temperature. The refrigerator may become slightly warm when the door is opened, but it is designed to gently maintain a cool temperature to cool food. However, if the vent is covered with ice or food stored on both sides, it can seriously impair the refrigerator's ability to circulate cold air and keep it cool on the side of the refrigerator.

The cold controller is a thermostatic switch that powers the compressor and fan circuits in the refrigerator. If the compressor and fan are running properly, but not often enough or long enough to keep the fresh food drawer and freezer at the correct temperature, the refrigeration control unit may be defective or out of calibration.

If your refrigerator or freezer or ice maker are not cooling, freezing or making ice like they should that can interrupt your life considerably. Don't wait until everything spoils! Call today. Edmond Appliance Repair at 405-531-0055 or visit us on the web at this link.