Reasons Why Your Fridge May Not Be Maintaining Its Temperature

The whole purpose of a refrigerator is to keep your perishable food fresh. For food to stay fresh, it needs to stay at a cool temperature. So, your food will have a harder time staying fresh if your fridge isn’t maintaining its temperature. Sometimes, there’s an easy fix for this. But sometimes, you’ll need to call in the pros. Read on for reasons why your fridge may not be maintaining its temperature.


Dusty Condenser Coils

Your fridge’s condenser coils are under or behind the appliance. Condenser coils cool and condense the refrigerant that regulates the temperature in your fridge. If these coils get too dusty or dirty, the heat can no longer be released efficiently. This is usually a relatively easy fix. To clean your condenser coil, just use a handheld vacuum or a coil brush to eliminate all the dust and debris.

Frozen Condenser Coils

If your condenser coils aren’t dirty, check to see if they’re frosted over. If they are frozen, you’ll need to empty your fridge and freezer, unplug the unit and let it defrost for at least a day. However, you’ll still need to call a repair company. Frozen coils could point to a broken thermostat or other issues. Only a professional repair company will be able to diagnose the problem correctly.

Broken Condenser Fan

At the bottom of your fridge, there is a cabinet that holds its condenser fan. A condenser fan keeps both the compressor, and the coils cool. If it is broken, your fridge will begin to heat up. This is another situation where it would be better to call a repair company to diagnose the issue.


Is your fridge not getting cold enough or getting too cold? Don’t worry. The pros at Express Appliance Service can figure it out and get it fixed.