Troubleshooting Your Fridge’s Temperature

Let’s get one thing straight — if your fridge is not at the right temperature, your food won’t stay cold and you’ll have to throw it out because it’ll go bad. That means no burgers, no crisp lettuce for salads, and no leftovers. That’s why we need to make sure your unit stays cold and fix your fridge’s temperature.

Troubleshooting Your Fridge’s Temperature

Try turning the thermostat to a colder temperature.

Sometimes your thermostat can get knocked down by moving food or on its own. To fix this, adjust it to the temperature you want and mark it with a waterproof marker in case the thermostat gets knocked out of place later on.

Clean the condenser coils behind the fridge.

If your fridge’s coils get too dirty, they can stop working properly and cause your refrigerator to feel warm. Vacuuming the coils to remove the dust and dirt can help your refrigerator run well again and restore its proper temperature.

Check the door seals.

Run your hand over the seal of your refrigerator to check for any tears or other damage that could be letting cold air out of your fridge. Even if you don’t find damage, insert a piece a paper between the door and seal to see if it stay. If it doesn’t, it’s probably letting air out and will need to be cleaned or replaced.


If you’re having problems with your refrigerator’s temperature, call the experts at Speedy Refrigerator Service for help. We’ve been serving Long Island and NYC for 75 years, so you can trust us with your repair needs. For more information or to schedule a service, call us at 866-782-9376.

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