Here are some of the most commonly asked questons about refrigerator problems, and answers.
The first question is: Why is my refrigerator not cold enough? Answer: Here are some simple, quick things to check for. Are the lights turning off when your refrigerator door is closed? Are the fridge and freezer doors closing all the way so the gaskets seal? Is the freezer fan running? Is the condenser fan running? Do your condenser coils need a good cleaning? You can check if your fridge light is turning off by standing in front of your refrigerator and open the door quickly, you will be able to see the light turn on then. To check the gaskets, shut a piece of paper in the door, and try to slide it out. If it doesn’t pull out then your door gaskets should be fine. To check if the fans are running, just listen to the machine and you can hear them run.
The next frequently asked refrigerator question is: My refrigerator is leaking water inside underneath the crispers, where is it coming from? Answer: Usually this is the defrost water that is leaking into your fridge. Once a day the fridge turns off and the defrost heater in the freezer melts the frost, turning it to water. If the defrost drain is clogged with bits of food or other debris, the water is unable to reach the drain and that is when it spills out into the refrigerator and pools underneath the crisper bins. If your refrigerator has an icemaker, inspect the icemaker to make sure that the fill tube is not leaking.
Another frequently asked refrigerator question is: why does my refrigerator feel warm on the front? Answer: Older refrigerators have heaters on the edge of the cabinet to prevent moisture build up, especially in the summer. These heaters had an on/off switch so you could turn it on in humid weather. In newer style refrigerators, the manufacturers had to stop using the electric heaters. So they decided to run condenser tubing on the edges of the cabinet where the heaters used to be. If you feel the fridge getting warm on the opening of the door you should first clean your condenser coils; if they are dirty that can cause the tubing to be warmer than normal. Check and clean the condenser fan; if the fan motor is too slow it can get very hot to the touch. If your condenser coils are clean and the condenser fan motor is running, check the temperatures of the fresh food and freezer section. If the refrigerator is not operating well and the temperatures are warmer than normal inside of your refrigerator that can cause you to feel more warmth than normal.
Thanks for reading!