The fridge is supposed to kick on periodically throughout the day to ensure the proper temperature inside is being maintained. But if your fridge has suddenly become noisy or is now constantly running, chances are, you’ve got a problem. The refrigerator’s coils are located in one of two places: either at the back of the fridge or on the bottom of the front panel. These coils can slowly collect dust, dirt, and hair over time. This debris causes your fridge’s condenser to work harder than it needs to in order to maintain the proper temperatures within the fridge. To clean the coils, unplug the fridge from the outlet for safety, and locate the coils on your fridge. Using a narrow hose attachment, gently vacuum the coils. Then, using a small brush, gently work in and around the coils to dislodge any dust or debris, taking time to get in between any crevices or brackets. Finally, vacuum any remaining or newly loosened dirt out from the area. And then plug your fridge back in to check-in you’ve resolved the issue.
The thermostat on your unit is responsible for regulating the temperature inside. One reason for improper temperatures within the fridge could be as simple as the setting having changed, possibly even by accident. To check, simply locate the thermostat inside the fridge (typically at the front or the side of the refrigerator.) Check the thermostat to ensure that no one has adjusted it, or it hasn’t been bumped when opening/closing the fridge. If the thermostat still isn’t working properly, give our professional appliance technicians a call to help you accurately diagnose the problem.
Broken or jammed fan blades could also cause your refrigerator to go warm. If you’re unable to hear your unit’s fan running, try unplugging the fridge and seeing if you can identify any obstructions blocking the fan blades. Gently remove any debris that may be caught inside. Check that all fan blades are straight and if possible, use compressed air to blow out any dust that may be jammed within the unit. If these don’t fix the problem, it might be time to reach out to a technician.