When a refrigerator fails to keep your milk cold or your ice cream frozen, there are various possible causes. If your refrigerator isn’t chilling or your freezer isn’t working, this video has the best refrigeration repair basic tips before moving on to more complicated repairs.
Check to see if the refrigerator is plugged in and receiving power.
When you open the door, the light should turn on.
Make sure the thermostat hasn’t been cranked all the way down by accident. If the thermostat on your refrigerator or freezer isn’t working.
Make sure the vents on the back of the freezer compartment aren’t covered by ice cream boxes or frozen vegetables—cold air needs to circulate, so the vents must be clear.
Under or behind the fridge, vacuum the coils. Poor cooling can be caused by clogged coils.
Make sure the condenser fan isn’t jammed and that it spins freely (models with coils on the back won’t have a fan). To do so, unplug the refrigerator and remove it. To test if the fan is stuck, clean the blades and spin it by hand. Connect the refrigerator to the power source and make sure the fan is on when the compressor is running. If the fan won’t turn on, follow the instructions below to replace it.
For more refrigeration repair tips and stuff, keep watching the videos.