Refrigerators are supposed to keep everything cool and fresh, but sometimes they may do more or less than you expect. When your refrigerator starts to freeze your food in areas that should remain at above freezing temperatures, there can be several causes for the malfunction. Alpha Appliance Services has put together a quick list of the top five reasons your refrigerator may be freezing all of the food you put inside of it.
Dirty Refrigerator Coils
The refrigerator coils on the outside of the unit manage the heat and the cooling. They also work in conjunction with the evaporator coils that are located inside the unit. These coils manage the fluid that keeps your food cold and helps the fridge to operate properly. If your coils are overly dirty or covered in dust, it causes the refrigerator to malfunction. Therefore, it’s important to dust and clean these coils at least once every season.
Improper Thermostat Settings
Sometimes the reason your refrigerator is acting up is due to simple user error. The Cold Control Thermostat settings on your unit may be set too high for your area or the season. In some cases, your little ones may have gotten their fingers on the settings and turned it much higher than it needs to be for proper cooling. Your user manual will include a list of suggested temperatures that match your location and your typical usage.
The thermostat in your refrigerator is made to identify a set temperature and turn off the extra cooling once the ideal internal temperature is reached. If the thermostat is broken, it will keep running, which can cause constant freezing or even lack of cooling in many cases. A properly functioning thermostat is needed to maintain a steady cool temperature.
The damper in your refrigerator is tasked with cool air regulation. It allows just the right amount of cool air to be filtered from your freezer into your refrigerator area. If the damper is damaged or not functioning properly, you can end up with more cold air in your refrigerator than is needed.
Leaky Refrigerator Gasket
Along the inside of the door of your refrigerator are gasket lines. They seal the inside of the unit from the outside. This seal maintains the cool temperature inside of the unit while preventing the heat from the outside room from entering. If your gaskets are leaking or have deteriorated, it will cause your refrigerator to run non-stop. This results in frozen food throughout your fridge.
How Alpha Appliance Services Can Help
We understand how frustrating it can be to deal with a broken refrigerator, but thankfully help is just a phone call away. If you are suffering from appliance problems or if you are interested in finding out more about our Richmond Hill appliance repair service, give us a call at (416) 577-5354. We are always standing by to help when your refrigerator is on the fritz.