If your freezer is cold but the fridge is warm, you may have a problem with the refrigeration system. Fortunately, there are some troubleshooting steps you can take to diagnose and resolve the issue quickly so you can get back to enjoying a properly working fridge and freezer.
Fridge and freezer problems can often be solved by checking the temperature control settings. If the setting is lower than the ideal temperature, increase it slightly to bring your fridge back to its optimal working temperature. It’s important to remember that refrigerators and freezers should never be set lower than 0°F and 32°F, respectively.
It is important to determine if the fan in your fridge and freezer is running properly. To do this, you can open the door while it is running and listen for any abnormal noises or change in speed when you open the door. If there are any noticeable changes in noise or speed, switch off the machinery and call a professional repairman immediately.
Check the door seals to make sure that air is not escaping from the freezer or fridge. If you can see any gaps in the seal or if it appears to be stretched out of shape, replace it with a new one. This will help prevent cold air from leaking out and warm air from entering your freezer and fridge.
The refrigerator coils are located behind or under the refrigerator. Since debris and dust buildup affect the performance of the refrigerator, it’s important to clean away any build up that may have accumulated on the back side of your refrigerator. With a vacuum cleaner and soft bristle brush, gently remove pet hair, food crumbs and lint from these areas. This will allow for maximum airflow, helping your freezer and fridge perform better and stay cold.