Refrigerator not cooling? Here’s how to fix a refrigerator and some refrigerator troubleshooting. Here’s how to fix a failing refrigerator that’s lost its frosty feel. This detailed guide will reveal to you how to determine the problem and potentially even repair it yourself. Even if the repair needs a pro, you will have the ability to show them the issue hence saving them time and your cash.
- Tools Required
- Socket/ratchet set
- Wire stripper/cutter
- Materials Required
- Evaporator fan and/or condenser fan
Issue: Fridge Not Cooling
There are several possible reasons when a refrigerator doesn’t keep your milk cold or your ice cream frozen. Before you attempt more complicated repair work, try these easy fixes if your fridge doesn’t cool and if your freezer doesn’t work:
- Check out that your fridge is plugged in and gets power. The light must come on when you unlock it.
- Inspect the thermostat to make sure it has not been turned way down by error. If your fridge or freezer thermostat isn’t working, get these easy-to-set-up thermostats online or contact us.
- Examine the vents on the back of the freezer compartment are not obstructed by boxes of ice cream or frozen vegetables – the vents need to be clear for cold air to spread.
- Clean the coils under or behind the fridge. Blocked coils can cause lousy cooling.
- Inspect to make sure absolutely nothing is stuck in the condenser fan, which it spins freely (models with coils on the back won’t have a fan). To do this, pull the plug of the fridge. Clean the fan blades and spin the fan with your hand to see if it’s stuck. Plugin the refrigerator and make sure the fan runs when the compressor is running. If the fan doesn’t run, see the instructions listed below, which show how to replace it.
Change the Refrigerator Evaporator Fan
Here are some fridge fixing suggestions to assist you if you discover your refrigerator doesn’t cool. If you can hear the compressor runs but the refrigerator doesn’t cool, the problem is probably in frost-clogged evaporator coils or a stuck or damaged evaporator fan. Evaporator fans often squeal or buzz when they start spoiling. You will understand it’s the evaporator fan if the noise gets louder when you open the freezer door. The evaporator coils and fan lie behind a cover in the freezer compartment.
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If you take down the cover inside the freezer and find the coils entirely filled with frost, take out everything from the freezer and fridge, disconnect it and let it thaw for 24 to 48 hours. Keep a few towels useful to absorb water that may leak out onto the floor. After all the frost is melted away, plug in the fridge back. If it runs, the issue might be a defrost timer, defrost heating system or thaw thermostat. Changing these parts isn’t hard, but finding out which is defective needs fixing that we won’t cover here. Call a pro if you suspect an issue with these parts.
Generally, the refrigerator condenser fan and compressor, situated near the flooring on the back of many refrigerators, begun when the thermostat requires more cooling. If you do not hear the compressor runs after the door has actually been exposed for a while, it might imply the condenser fan is stuck or worn out or that the relay or compressor is bad. Discover how to replace the evaporator fan below.
Eliminate the cover to examine the fridge evaporator and to access the evaporator fan. The screws may be coated with plastic plugs that you take away.
Get Rid Of Fan Cover
If your fridge has a fan cover, take away the screws that hold it in place. Then take away the cover to reach the fan.
Get Rid Of Evaporator Fan
Change the evaporator fan if it’s noisy or does not spin. Initially, disconnect the refrigerator. Then get rid of the screws that hold the fan to the wall of the freezer.
Change the Fan
Change the old fan with a brand-new one. Eliminate the installing bracket from the old fan and connect it to the brand-new fan. Disconnect the wires and change them from the old fan to the brand-new fan. Reinstall the fan and replace the cover.
Change the Refrigerator Condenser Fan
Pull the refrigerator away from the wall, disconnect it and take out the thin panel on the back closer to the bottom to access the compressor and condenser fan. Next, plug the fridge in and await the compressor to come on. The fan ought to likewise begin. However, if the compressor runs, the fan doesn’t, or if the fan is loud, you need a brand-new fan. If neither works and the compressor is hot, disconnect the fridge and point a fan or a hairdryer set to “no heat” at the compressor. Wait for the compressor to cool and attempt again. If the compressor works but the fan doesn’t, the fan is bad. Unplug the refrigerator and change the fan (task instructions below). If neither works, then you may need a new relay or compressor. Call an appliance repair expert to learn.
When to Replace Condenser Fan
Change the condenser fan if it’s loud or doesn’t run. Depending upon your refrigerator repair, you may have to get rid of the fan bracket first, and after that, unscrew the fan from the bracket.
Install the New Fan
Cut the wires near to the old fan. Strip the wires and connect the brand-new fan with wire connectors. Screw the brand-new fan to the bracket and reinstall the fan and bracket in the refrigerator.