Is Your Refrigerator Not Cooling?

When your refrigerator is not cooling, it’s not doing its job. Whether the food in your fridge is not as cold as you would like or it’s downright warm in there, you need refrigerator repair from Kimball Appliance Parts & Service. Our expert technicians will get to the bottom of the problem with your refrigerator.

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How Refrigerators Work

We keep food in the refrigerator because it stays fresher longer when it’s cool. Bacteria produce less rapidly in a cool environment, and that’s why it’s more important to refrigerate items such as meat and dairy products than fruits and vegetables.

Like your home air conditioner, refrigerators work by removing heat from the inside and bringing it outside. That’s why you can feel warm air coming from the outside of a refrigerator or air conditioner. Refrigerators and air conditioners cool the air by sending a refrigerant through a series of evaporator and condenser coils. The refrigerant cools the space, then turns into a gas and returns to the compressor to start the process over again.

While it isn’t particularly complicated, a refrigerator has a lot of parts, and it’s easy for one to stop working unexpectedly.

How to Tell if Your Fridge Isn’t Working

You may think you’re imagining that the milk is a little warmer today than it was yesterday. Sometimes, it’s hard to tell if there is a problem with your refrigerator. If you think the food seems warmer than usual, turn the thermostat to a cooler setting. This may fix the problem.

Another way you may be able to restore cool to your fridge is by cleaning the condenser coils. When these become covered in dust, they don’t do as good of a job at cooling. Try vacuuming or wiping down the condenser coils.

Also check the gasket around your fridge door. If the seal is not tight, cold air is leaking out. You should be able to order a new gasket online if your fridge is not very old.

If your refrigerator isn’t working at all — not even the light inside — then check your circuit breakers to make sure there is power to the outlet before calling for refrigerator repair.

When You Need Refrigerator Repair

After you’ve tried all the usual methods for getting your fridge to cool and they’ve failed, it’s time to call Kimball Appliance Parts & Service for refrigerator repair. There may be a problem with your compressor, thermostat or another important component of your refrigerator.

Our technicians always hope it’s not the compressor, because this is an expensive repair. If we find that the compressor needs replacing, we usually recommend you get a new refrigerator instead, especially if yours is old.

Reliable Refrigerator Repair in Salt Lake City

When your refrigerator isn’t cooling, call the technicians at Kimball Appliance Parts & Service. We have locations in Salt Lake City, Utah; Denver, Colorado; and Kansas City and Lees Summit, Missouri.