If you have found yourself with a fridge that is not cooling or staying cold, do not jump to the conclusion that you must buy a new refrigerator. Here is a list of 6 reasons that may be why your fridge will not stay cold or cool at all.
Your thermostat/control panel may have a broken piece that needs to be replaced. To repair this yourself follow the steps below and ensure that your fridge is unplugged and powered off.
2. Refrigerator Coils are Dirty
There are coils on the back of every refrigerator and if you are having issues with the cooling of the fridge, these may need to be cleaned. Gently clean off the coils with a vacuum, the coils can easily be broken so ensure you are very gentle and careful while doing this. This process is easy and shouldn’t take longer than a couple minutes and should be done every 6 months.
This can also help you reduce your energy bill as it needs to use less energy to cool your fridge when the coils are clean.
3. Air Vents May be Blocked
You may have food or items in your fridge that are blocking your vents which does not allow your fridge to properly circulate the air. Make sure that you never have food items touching the back or walls of your fridge.
4. Deal Seal Not Sealing Properly
This one can be quite self-explanatory and you can look up a simple YouTube video to show you had to replace your door seal. Check your door seal to see if it is damaged, cracked, or split.
5. Incorrect Fridge Placement
Check to make sure that you have at least an inch of space between your walls and the back of your fridge. If you do not have the proper spacing, your fridge will not function properly.
6. Faulty Compressor
If the above issues are not the cause to your fridge not cooling properly, it may be that your compressor is faulty or broken. This issue is a bit more complicated and we recommend calling in an appliance repair technician to diagnose and repair this.