You kept a bottle of milk in your fridge…

 

… left it overnight and the next morning when you wake up, you find it all frozen.

Strange.

Maybe the bottle you bought was expired – you try to convince yourself.

But wait!

The stored vegetables, fruits, the soda bottle, the water bottle – everything is frozen.

Your fridge is freezing everything – what’s going on?!

Winter is coming!

It’s one of the most common complaints that we receive, here, at All Pro Appliance and Refrigerator Repair.

Why it happens?

Why Your Fridge Sometimes Starts Freezing Everything?

There could be several possibilities.

1)     The Thermostat Has Been Set Too High

This happens quite often. Some refrigerators come with a mark imprinted on their thermostat adjusting knob. With time, this mark gets erased. As a result, consumers fail to accurately identify the indicating temperature. They feel they have set the thermostat at optimum temperature, when in fact they have set it too high. Down the years, we’ve attended many complaints that had this exact issue.

2)     The Coils are Dirty

There are coils present on the outside of your refrigerator (heat exchanging coils or condenser coils) as well as on its inside (evaporator coils). The refrigerator coils serve to act as heat exchanging medium between the refrigerant fluid and its surroundings. If they get dirty — covered in dust — the refrigerator has to work harder to sustain the set freezing temperature.  In some models, this can lead to overcooling.

3)     A Leaky Gasket

Gasket lines the inside of your refrigerator door, sealing the compartment to prevent exchange of heat between the inside of your refrigerator and your external room environment. If the gasket is leaking, the refrigerator will run continuously, causing everything stored inside it to freeze.

4)     A Faulty Thermostat

A thermostat is designed to automatically stop functioning as soon as the refrigerator achieves the set temperature. This helps to maintain a fixed temperature. If your thermostat is faulty, it can fail to switch off and continue to run, causing your fridge to freeze everything that is stored inside it.

5)     A Problem in the Damper

If you own a fridge-freezer unit, you will know what a damper is. For those who don’t, it’s basically an assembly that regulates the amount of cool air entering into your fridge from your freezer. A malfunctioning damper could result in excess air, flowing into the fridge compartment and causing the temperature to gradually decrease.

To establish a better representation of the cause of the problem in your case, call us at 678-765-774 and our refrigerator repair service in Atlanta would guide you further.

While we are at the subject of refrigerators, why not check out this helpful post about common signs that indicate your refrigerator is about to give up? Give it a read!