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Is Your Refrigerator Freezing Food

Your refrigerator is meant to circulate cool air from the freezer compartment to the food section. However, sometime the food section becomes extremely cold and simply starts freezing food. Situation like this where you discover most or all the content inside your food section frozen can actually be very frustrating.

The Possible Reasons Behind Refrigerator Freezing Food are:

Incorrect Thermostat Setting

A correct thermostat setting is extremely important to maintain the proper temperature inside the food section. In order to stop any bacterial growth and food poisoning, the food compartment should be maintained at a temperature between 36 to 39 degrees Fahrenheit.A temperature below this range can cause food freezing whereas in case of a temperature above this, it can only spoil and rot the food. Therefore, if your refrigerator is freezing food, you should first check your thermostat settings. It is quite possible that the thermostat setting get changed accidentally while loading or unloading the food within the refrigerator.

Faulty Temperature Control Thermostat

During the cooling cycle, the thermostat just controls as well as powers the compressor, evaporator fan and condenser fan. So when the thermostat gets bad, the refrigerator doesn’t know when to begin or stop cooling and under such condition it may not cool or may cool continuously. Simply try to rotate (turn on-off) the thermostat and just listen for a click. Turning this cooling controls on-off gives the compressor an indication to begin or stop the cooling cycle. Furthermore, when the cooling cycle starts you may actually listen a power hum that provides you a general idea of whether the thermostat is properly functioning or not. Moreover, if the click and power hum are heard, then probably the thermostat is working completely fine. If not, then your temperature control thermostat could be at fault.

Defective Thermistor

The air temperature inside the refrigerator is monitored through a sensor known as thermistor. This sensor called thermistor is actually connected to the temperature control thermostat board. When the temperature inside the refrigerator drop below a particular range, thermistor triggers the thermostat to power up the compressor and begin the cooling cycle and vice versa. If the thermistor is flawed the thermostat doesn’t know when to power up the compressor to begin or stop the cooling cycle. Under such conditions stated above, the refrigerator does not cool or may actually cool continuously.

Over Working Evaporator Fan

Fans assist in moving cold air from the freezer into the food section of the refrigerator. While a broken fan most frequently results in a warm food section, an over-packed food section can interfere with cold sensors, causing the fan to overwork.A constantly running fan produces excessive cold air into the refrigerator section and which eventually leads to frozen food within the refrigerator. Do not clutter food section and rearrange food to determine whether you’ll re-stabilize the system. Refer to “Fridge not cooling fast? We found 5 really small mistakes individuals make in India” to know how to use refrigerator rightly.

Broken Damper

A damper is either a manually operated or an automatic door which opens as well as closes to let more or less cold air into the refrigerator or food compartment. By doing so it can easily control the flow of chilled air from freezer to the food section.A jammed or broken damper can let an excessive amount of cold air flow within the food section that may freeze food. Usually the damper is at the top of the refrigerator compartment, so it may be the reason if food is freezing mainly on the top shelf. Book a refrigerator repair professional with us and stop your food from freezing and getting spoiled.