Imagine you have just returned home after struggling in warm climate and are desperate to cool
yourself by having some cool water or cold drink, or shakes and you find out that your refrigerator not cooling.
Don’t panic there must be some problem with your appliance which needs to be fixed. Now if you are the one who has
to deal with this problem then first analyse it. Find, whether the problem is short or long term. If the problem is
short then you can try to fix it, but if the problem is a big one then you have to call repair person. Here are
some points that you must check before calling a repair person in refrigerator not cooling cases:
If light of the refrigerator is on, then power is going to the refrigerator.
If it doesn’t, review the circuit breaker because rarely a power surge can flip a breaker and can cause
refrigerator not cooling.
• Check the settings of refrigerator. A number of times, the reason for
refrigerator not cooling is just a switch of fridge which is disturbed. So, change the settings to cold and wait,
observe its cooling.
• You can check the fan (helps in circulating the chilled air) of the refrigerator is running or
• Other good way to check if you can feel or see gas (in the form of vapor) coming out from the compressor
• Go through the back of the refrigerator. Is it warm or not? Because rear of the refrigerator circulates most
of the cooling functions. If the back of refrigerator is warm then this means that refrigerator is
If all of the above points are checked and still your refrigerator not
cooling, then don’t waste time and call a technician who is well qualified in repairing gadgets. You can also take
the suggestions from your family members or friends but call the technician as fast as possible. Remember one
thing; most of the companies take a few hours in sending their technicians. Meanwhile you can take help of your
friend or neighbour to keep your stuff refrigerated.
If you don’t want to face this problem of refrigerator not cooling and you
really love your refrigerator then here are some points on how to maintain and care your refrigerator.
Keep refrigerator door close to save the unit from having to work hard and helps
to keep the items cool.
Don’t put hot food items direct in the refrigerator. First make the food to cool
to the room temperature then keep it. To replace the warmer air to cooler air normally hot foods make
the compressor work hard.
Refrigerator’s temperature should be low.
Check, are there any cracks or splits on the rubber seal on the door.
Cracks or splits can damage the door seal and can make the compressor work
Next time when you observe your refrigerator not cooling, try remembering
when the last service was done. As it’s pretty obvious that, the more you care and maintain, the more your
appliance will survive and will keep you cool!!!