Why Is Your Refrigerator Not Cooling and How to Fix It

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We all know that even the best appliances will eventually have problems. Regular maintenance and knowing what to look for can help prevent unexpected repairs. Pay attention to the symptoms shown by your refrigerator in order to find the source of the problem. Main problem most refrigerators are having in the hot summer days is that the refrigerator is not cold enough, this can be a cause by wrong refrigerator usage but also by parts needed to be repaired. Few things you might check prior seeking technician assistance.

  • Clogged Coils :  Clogged coils can cause bad cooling, vacuum the coils behind and under the refrigerator. Check that nothing is stuck inside the condenser fan and that it spins properly ( unless you have refrigerator model with coils which does not have a fan). It is recommend you clean the coils a couple of times a year.
  • Temperature Control Setting : Check the temperature control setting. You might need to lower the temperature by few degrees on the fridge or the freezer. Allow 24 hour for the temperature to set. If 24 hours has passed and the controls have been set properly but the unit is still warm, you may need to contact appliance technician.
  • Reasonable food load: Make sure that both the fridge and the freezer are not overloaded with food. Overloaded refrigerators can not properly circulate cool air and there is also the risk that objects in your refrigerator may block the cold air vent.
  • Door properly closed:  Make sure refrigerator and freezer doors can close and can properly seal. (No jars or large boxes preventing the fridge door to close properly, door gasket it properly sealing)
  • Make sure your refrigerator installed in a room with proper temperature: The room environment in which the fridge is placed may affect its thermometer. Try to make sure the temperature will not go below 60 F (16 C) or exceed 110 F (43 C). The refrigerator can run constantly if the room is too hot and shut down if the room is to cold since the unit indicated it reached the proper temperature already.

Unplug the refrigerator before attempting any maintenance or cleaning, to minimize the possibility of electric shock.

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Before the invention of the refrigerator, ice houses were used to provide cool storage for most of the year. Placed near freshwater lakes or packed with snow and ice during the winter, they were once very common.

The first small refrigerating machine was designed in 1755 by William Cullen, a Scottish scientist. His principle behind refrigeration still remains today.

Oliver Evans designed the first refrigeration machine in 1805 that didn’t use liquid and instead used vapor to cool.

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When your refrigerator is not functioning properly and you want to get to the bottom of the problem try going over the most common listed issues that can cause you fridge not to work
While some of the issues they identify have relatively simple fixes, others require a service call from ARNI Services.

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If your are concerned with your appliances performance, don’t hesitate to contact our professionals at ARNI Services,  Appliance Repair for a full diagnose and repair service.

If your are concerned with your appliances performance, don’t hesitate to contact our professionals at ARNI Services –  Appliance Repair for a full diagnose and repair service – you can’t put a price tag on peace of mind.