Why does my freezer temp keep dropping?

Why does my freezer temp keep dropping?

Depending on the appliance, this may be caused by a defective defrost heater, bimetal, defrost sensor or control board. The temperature-monitoring device may be malfunctioning, either a temperature sensor or thermostat isn’t reading the temperature correctly.

What temperature is too warm for a freezer?

Keep an appliance thermometer in your freezer so you know what the temperature is. As long as the temperature is below 40 degrees F (4 degrees C), the food will be safe to eat (following these refrigerator guidelines) or refreeze. Once the temperature rises above 40 degrees F, the food should be thrown away.

Can you adjust freezer temperature?

Recommended control settings are 0F for the freezer and 37F for the fresh food compartment. To view or adjust the current temperature settings, press the Freezer or Fridge pads or “Warmer” or “Colder” pads (depending on model) until the desired temperature setting is displayed.

Does freezer temp affect fridge temp?

Chilling foods to proper temperatures is one of the best ways to slow the growth of these bacteria. To ensure that your refrigerator is doing its job, it’s important to keep its temperature at 40 F or below; the freezer should be at 0 F.

What should the freezer temperature be set at?

Keep the refrigerator temperature at or below 40° F (4° C). The freezer temperature should be 0° F (-18° C). Check temperatures periodically. Appliance thermometers are the best way of knowing these temperatures and are generally inexpensive.

Why is freezer cold but refrigerator 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.

Does evaporator fan run all the time?

The evaporator fan motor draws air over the evaporator coils and circulates it throughout the freezer. On most refrigerators, the fan motor will not run when the door is open. To compensate for the decrease in cooling capacity, the freezer will run continuously in an attempt to keep the freezer cold.

Why is my evaporator fan not working?

Physically Obstructed. If the fan is not running, unplug the refrigerator and remove the evaporator fan cover. In many cases the problem is do to the fact that the evaporator fan cannot operate freely due to an ice buildup on the fan blades. If the problem is bent fan blades, replace the fan blade.

How do you test an evaporator fan motor with a multimeter?