A frozen treat at midnight is just a few clicks away if your freezer isn’t freezing. The freezer is a dependable appliance that stores a variety of frozen foods including pizzas, ice cream, and more. But sometimes a freezer won’t freeze, which is frustrating. To fix the problem, there are a few things you can check to see if the door is sticking out and letting cold air escape.
Faulty start relay
A faulty start relay can be the cause of this problem. This component provides power to the compressor. If the compressor is defective, the freezer won’t cool down properly and it won’t freeze. Check the relay’s continuity with a multimeter. If you can hear any clicking or rattling noises, you may need to replace the start relay. Ultimately, a new compressor is required to get the freezer cooling properly.
Condenser fan motor
Replace the condenser fan motor. You can purchase a replacement condenser fan motor from a local appliance parts distributor or from the manufacturer of the fridge. Once you’ve removed the fan assembly, remove the mounting bracket holding the old motor to the blades. Then, replace the old motor with a new one. Once the fan is replaced, make sure to test the fan’s electrical connections.
Defective temperature control board
The temperature control board is a vital component. It gives the compressor and fan motor the necessary voltage. A defective temperature control board may cause the refrigeration system to malfunction. Replacing this component may require replacing the compressor and fan motor. If all other components have failed, you may be better off buying a new refrigerator. This will solve your problem quickly and prevent you from spending a fortune on a new refrigerator.
You can also replace the thermostat. Thermostats direct voltage to the compressor, condenser, and evaporator fan motor. If the thermostat is defective, your freezer will not freeze. If the thermostat does not work, try turning the temperature control knob to its highest setting and testing it. If it clicks, it’s working properly. If you don’t hear any clicking sound, then the thermostat is likely faulty.
Faulty door seal
Another possible cause for a non-freezing freezer is a faulty door seal. Check the seal with a dollar bill. If it feels resistant when you try to pull it, you need to replace it. If it’s still not freezing, you should contact a technician to fix the issue. There are plenty of online resources for DIY repair. Once you have the basic knowledge of how to fix your freezer, you can tackle any other repair project.
Frozen evaporator coils
Frozen evaporator coils are the most common cause of a non-freezing freezer. To solve the problem, remove the freezer compartment cover and let the evaporator coils thaw for up to 48 hours. After that, you can try again. This should solve the problem and your fridge should be ready for use again! If the problem persists, call a technician to fix your fridge.
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