Is all of the food in your refrigerator spoiling before its expiration date? If your beverages are no longer as cold and refreshing as they used to be, it could be due to a number of reasons. Read through the list below to see if you can cool down your refrigerator with these DIY solutions.
The thermostat is too high. One likely reason why your refrigerator is not cold enough has to do with its temperature settings. Most refrigerators come with an adjustable thermostat; whether your model has a specific degree setting or a dial with “warmer” and “colder” options, crank up the cold and check back 24 hours later to see if your refrigerator has cooled down.
Your condenser coils are dirty. When was the last time you cleaned your refrigerator’s condenser coils? If the answer is never, this could be the problem. These coils, located on the back of the refrigerator, are responsible for cooling the refrigerant is it flows through them. If they are coated in a thick layer of dust, they can’t properly release heat and your refrigerator’s cooling capacity is hindered.
Your seal is broken. The seal on your refrigerator door, also known as the gasket, forms a barrier to keep cold air in and warm air out. Over time, this seal can dry out and crack, creating a passage for warm air to enter your refrigerator. If you suspect your seal is broken, a new one is inexpensive and can be installed in minutes.
Your refrigerator is over-full. If your refrigerator is packed to the gills, the circulation of cold air could be hampered, leading to warm spots. A full fridge can actually help your refrigerator stay cooler by better retaining its temperature when the door is opened, but one which is overpacked can cause the opposite effect.
If you have checked all of these things and your refrigerator is still running warm, you could have a serious problem with one of the mechanical components. Luckily, you may be able to get it repaired for a fraction of the cost of purchasing a brand new model.
For more than 75 years, 24/7 Refrigerator Repairs has provided fast fridge repairs to Long Island, New York City, Connecticut, and New Jersey. We are fully licensed and insured, and offer same-day emergency services, so call 866-782-9376 today to schedule an appointment.