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Refrigerator cool but not cold

Have you ever found yourself in the situation when you throw out the food from the refrigerator at the time when it should have stayed fresh longer?

The temperature settings are ok, the ice-maker continues making ice without any problems, but the food somehow spoils sooner than expected?

Refrigerator Repair

  • Condenser Coils are Dirty

One of the most widespread reasons why it is too warm inside the fridge can be very simple – there is dirt on condenser coils. It seems to be such a trifle, but in fact it is a very important thing which can’t be neglected. You ask why?

The case is that the condenser is like a radiator and it should stay clean, otherwise it won’t be able to function well – to take the warmth which the refrigerator spreads outside. If not to take this heat it will stay in the fridge and will influence the temperature inside the appliance.

  • Evaporator Fan Motor

If your freezer stays cold enough but it is slightly cool in the main part of the fridge – that’s probably because evaporator fan motor have failed.

In fact, every refrigerator has a set of coils – evaporator. The evaporator fan motor circulates the cold air from the coils through the compartment. If there is only one evaporator it is on the freezer side. If the fan is not working, no cold air will get to the refrigerator compartment.

  • Condenser Fan Motor

The reason why the temperature is too high inside the fridge can be the breakdown of the condenser blower. Maybe, something has got into the blades, or maybe the very element is out of order.

The condenser blower motor lets the air through the condenser coils in order to lower their temperature. If this doesn’t happen, then the temperature inside can’t be lowered enough.

Refrigerator Repair


  • Start Relay

If the fridge doesn’t cool enough, the breakdown of the start relay can be the cause for this. This is a small device which is near the compressor and the proper performance of the motor depends on it. If the relay is broken or has the flaws – this influence the engine, and consequently – the quality of the fridge performance. If the reason is in this, the relay should be replaced for the new one.

  • Temperature Control Thermostat

You don’t know why the fridge doesn’t cool? The reason for that may be in controlling thermostat. If all parts of the cooling system are in order, all ventilators are working and the fridge is still too warm inside, then there may be the problem in the thermostat.

  • Start Capacitor

There can be some troubles with the start capacitor. The start capacitor serves as a battery to give the compressor a little boost during the start-up. So, if the fridge isn’t working as it should be, you need to check the start capacitor. They break down rarely, but if this has happened, it should probably be replaced.

  • Thermistor

This is a sensor that controls the temperature inside the fridge. If it is broken, then the necessary temperature won’t be at the same level all the time. In this situation it is necessary to replace the thermistor and also to carry out the trouble-shooting of the fridge to find out whether there are other disorders.

  • Temperature Control Board

If your fridge is not cold enough inside and the food spoils, this can be caused by the breakdown of the temperature control board. This board controls the tension for ventilators and fridge compressors. And very often these boards are missed during the trouble-shooting of the fridge. Our technicians always check the board for not to miss this problem.

Refrigerator Repair

  • Compressor

When the fridge is not cold enough this can be compressor’s fault. The compressor is a motor which compresses the refrigerant and circulates the refrigerant through the evaporator and condenser coils. Maybe this flaw is in the supplementary elements of the compressors but if the breakage is in the very compressor, it ought to be replaced and this should be done by the professional.

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