How do I fix my freezer that is not cooling?

How do I fix my freezer that is not cooling?

Vacuum the coils under or behind the fridge. Clogged coils can cause poor cooling. Check to make sure nothing is stuck in the condenser fan and that it spins freely (models with coils on the back won’t have a fan). To do this, unplug the fridge and pull it out.

Why is my freezer not blowing cold air?

There can be other issues why your refrigerator is not blowing cold air such as a bad compressor, bad temperature control thermostat, dirty condenser coils, or even the main control board may be defective. (There is a refrigerator troubleshooting guide here that can help you even further if needed.)

How do you diagnose a freezer problem?

Check the temperature setting.Clean the condensor coils.Unplug the freezer, wait two hours and plug it in. If you hear it running, a problem is causing the compressor to overheat.Test the temperature control.Test the evaporator fan.Test the defrost timer.Test the compressor relay.Test the overload protector.

What to check if refrigerator stops cooling?

Check the refrigerator’s thermostat. Test the seals on your fridge doors. Determine whether the refrigerator is level. Clean the condenser coils. Check to make sure nothing’s blocking the air vents.

How can you tell if refrigerator compressor is not working?

The best way to tell if something has gone wrong with the compressor is to pull the fridge slightly out from the wall and listen closely. If the motor is running with a slight humming sound but the temperature is above what its normal range should be, then it’s likely there could be a problem with the compressor.

How long does it take for a refrigerator to reset?

At initial startup both fresh food and freezer controls should be set at the normal setting or mid-point settings as indicated in your Owner’s Manual. On average, it takes the refrigerator 24 hours to reach a stable temperature upon initial startup or each time the settings are changed on the temperature controls.

What’s the average life of a refrigerator?

14 years

Why is my freezer cold but fridge warm?

If the refrigerator freezer is cold but the refrigerator is warm, the evaporator fan motor might have failed. Every refrigerator has a set of coils called an evaporator. If the evaporator fan is running, the damper door is open and no air is coming out. The evaporator may be frosted up caused by a defrost problem.

What causes a Whirlpool refrigerator to stop cooling?

Dirty condenser coils are the most common cause for a Whirlpool refrigerator not cooling. Condenser coils dissipate heat as the refrigerant passes through them. If the coils are clogged in dirt and debris, they can’t release the heat properly.

Why is my side by side refrigerator not cooling?

If the refrigerator is not cold enough, the evaporator fan motor might have failed. The evaporator fan motor circulates the cold air from the coils thru the compartment. If there is only one evaporator it is in the freezer side. If the fan is not working, no cold air will get to the refrigerator compartment.