The refrigerator is not cold, is one problem for family. because the fridge is an important appliance which can keep the cold, preserve food such as vegetables, fruits, meat and drinking water to be fresh and delicious. Regularly checking the usage of the refrigerator to prevent any malfunctions is necessary. Every home should pay attention, because it can affect the hygiene of eating. Which most of the main problems are, the refrigerator is not cold, but the light is still power on or the freezer is still cold. And the heaviest case is the refrigerator have no light. This is a dangerous sign Which we have to quickly find the cause and fix it. Today, HomeGuru has some tricks for solving these problems.

1. Damaged Refrigerator compressor
2. The ice sensor is damaged.
3. Deterioration of the rubber seal
4. The power is not consistent
5. The refrigerator is not cold because the ice in the freezer is not cleaned
6. Overloaded food in the fridge
7. The temperature of the refrigerator is not appropriate.
8. The evaporator fan is not work
9. Lack of carefulness while moving the fridge
10. Bring hot food into the fridge without waiting for cool down

10 reasons why the refrigerator is not cold, Safety first

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1. Damaged Refrigerator compressor

It is a big problem for the refrigerator. It results in the refrigerator is not cold at both the top and bottom gaps. The easy way to observe. While using the refrigerator but the compressor in the back of the refrigerator cannot be heard. It means compressor is broken. Recommend Immediately replacement. But should have someone who’s expertise and should not change it by ourselves.

2. The ice sensor is damaged.

If the refrigerator is not cold, but the freezer is still cold. It means ice sensor or defrost system inside the refrigerator is damaged. To be sure, you should check weather the air compressor is working normally or not, if it not normally works, immediately repair the defrost system. if you leave for a long time a large amount of ice was formed

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3. Deterioration of the rubber seal

When using the refrigerator for a while, the material or parts may deteriorate. Especially the rubber around the edge of the refrigerator. Which every house can observe by themselves, just use the hand touch them. If it freezes, the rubber seal has already deteriorated, make the refrigerator door is not closed completely and the refrigerator is not cold. The basic solution is, using warm water to pour. Then squeeze the rubber edge with our hands. If the rubber edge is soft as before, it can be reused. But if not, recommend to immediately change it. We can do it ourselves without any technician.

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4. The power is not consistent

The refrigerator has no power. Sometimes it caused by an inconsistent power of the refrigerator. Or use too much power with other electrical appliances, caused the refrigerator is not cold. if left it for a long time, the compressor will work hard and damaged. Therefore, before using the refrigerator, you should observe and calculate the operating current. Especially the Extension plugs can be combined with other electrical appliances.

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5. The refrigerator is not cold because the ice in the freezer is not cleaned

Old models of refrigerators which do not have a defrost system. Should clean and defrost at least 3-4 times per year. the ice inside the freezer will affect the circulation of the cooling system. New models of refrigerators are already had a cleaning system. But for old models, you have to unplug the refrigerator first, then clear all the items inside and wait for the ice to melt itself, without the use of solid-assisted equipment. Because it can cause the pipe and cooling panel problem.

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6. Overloaded food in the fridge

Organization item in the refrigerator is one way to avoid the refrigerator not cooling. Because if there are too much items inside the fridge, it will make your fridge working overload and the cold air cannot circulate. Therefore, you have to organize food on the fridge or clear out some of them to prevent blocking the airflow. And an easy way to organize them is put food in separated box by types. Another way to avoid this problem is select the refrigerator which suitable for your household and amount of food to store, some people misunderstand that large refrigerator has high rate of consumption but the truth is small refrigerator with overloaded item always consumes more power.

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7. The temperature of the refrigerator is not appropriate.

The temperature of the refrigerator affects the coolness, so you have to adjust the suitable temperature of the fridge. A new model refrigerator has digital screen for easy temperature adjustment, but there is knob for adjustment in old model refrigerator and most of them are set at level 3.

8. The evaporator fan is not work

The evaporator fan helps to push the heat out and blow the cool air flow inside the fridge. This is located at behind the freezer. If there are some problems, such as the fridge not cooling but light is turned on or the fridge not cooling but the freezer is cool, you have to check the evaporator fan that is work or not. If it does not work, you have to change it immediately and you can do it by yourself, by buying the same model of evaporator fan and replace it.

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9. Lack of carefulness while moving the fridge

Although the fridge seems like a strong appliance, you have to be very careful while moving it. One of a serious prohibition of moving fridge is lift it in horizontal because it led refrigerant to flow out of compressor. The correct way of moving is lift it not more than 40-degree angle. After finished moving it, the fridge should not be turned on immediately it should be left for 5-6 hours before plugging in.

10. Bring hot food into the fridge without waiting for cool down

Some people want to keep food for a longer period of time by putting food into the fridge while it is hot. As a resulting in the temperature of the fridge will higher and it can make the fridge not cooling. Therefore, you have to wait the hot food to cool down before putting them into the fridge.

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If your refrigerator is not cold enough and you cannot find a cause, you will check it by the list that HomeGuru  suggested. And maybe you can find a cause and fix it by yourself or ask the technician for fixing your fridge.


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