Why is my refrigerator not cooling or freezing?

Why is my refrigerator not cooling or freezing?

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). Clean the fan blades and spin the fan by hand to see if it’s stuck. Plug in the fridge and make sure the fan runs when the compressor is running.

How much does it cost to clean refrigerator coils?

Condenser Coil Cleaning Cost Your coils are located beneath the refrigerator and can collect dirt and grime. When that happens, the condenser can freeze. This can cause leaks and your refrigerator to warm up. Cleaning the coil costs between $60 and $100, depending on how hard they are to access.

How often should I clean refrigerator coils?

To keep your refrigerator humming, you should clean coils every six months to a year, more often if you have shedding pets. It’s a short and easy task, and definitely one you shouldn’t avoid.

Can dust stop a fridge from working?

When the coils are clogged with dirt and dust, they can’t efficiently release heat. The result is your compressor works harder and longer than it was designed to, using more energy and shortening the life of your fridge.