Should my fridge be hot on the outside?

Should my fridge be hot on the outside?

You may notice that the outside of your fridge feels warm. This is caused by the heat dissipated from the refrigeration process and is normal. If your fridge feels warmer than it should, it may be the spacing between your fridge and it’s surroundings.

Which way do you turn your fridge to make it colder?

The numbers on the fridge’s temperature dial indicate refrigerant power. The higher the number goes the colder the fridge will maintain. Setting it to 5 will make your fridge the coldest. With this out of the way, it should be noted that a lower fridge temperature does not equal better food storage.

Why does my fridge temperature keep changing?

If your fridge temperature keeps changing, try checking the vents, cleaning the coils, and checking the door seal. The refrigerator temperature may also change due to the door being opened too often, someone else changing the temperature settings. It could also be caused by a failed electrical component.

Why is my fridge not as cold as it should be?

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). Plug in the fridge and make sure the fan runs when the compressor is running.

How long should a new fridge sit before plugging in?

4 hours