Troubleshooting fridge when it is freezing food

How to check my refrigerator when it is freezing food?

What to do if your refrigerator is freezing food instead of just cooling it? You may be far from being a technician, that’s why we have prepared some efficient recommendations which are easy to follow. Here are the most frequent cases destroying working principles of your refrigerator, and therefore, freezing food.  

Evaporator Coils

Temperature Control Thermostat

One of the main reasons why your refrigerator is freezing food may be hidden in Temperature Control Thermostat. The function of the thermostat is to switch ON and OFF an electricity flaw to the compressor in order to control the temperature. The compressor pumps refrigerant through the coils. If the desired temperature is reached, the thermostat stops the flow of electricity to the compressor. When temperature is rising, the thermostat activates the compressor.  If the temperature Control Thermostat works non-stop, it freezes your food. What can you do in this case? Try to regulate the settings of the thermostat from the lowest position to the highest one. The thermostat has to make click sounds, otherwise it is defective. Use a multi-meter to verify the thermostat for its continuity. If the continuity is not stable, you should replace the thermostat.

Temperature Control Thermostat

Thermistor

Thermistor may be a matter of the problem. The thermistor’s responsibility is to control the temperature and display the temperature readings on the control board. In reliance on thermistor’s data the control board in its turn directs electrical power to the compressor and evaporator fan. In case the thermistor falters, both the compressor and evaporator fan will work in accelerated motion. That is the reason why your refrigerator freezes food.  Use a multi-meter to check the thermistor for its defectiveness. The thermistor is to be replaced if the thermistor resistance shows no changes, or the thermistor has no continuity.

Thermistor

Temperature Control Board

If the problem still exists, we advise you verify temperature control board. The control board directs power to both compressor and fan motor. If there are defects in the work of the temperature control board, compressor and fan motors work non-stop. Before discarding the control board, we insist on checking all the details of your refrigerator. Temperature Control Board should be the last thing to be replaced because it is often misdiagnosed. The best solution is to apply to our professionals who will test all sensors and spot the cause of the issue. We provide high quality services of all models of refrigerators around Toronto.

Temperature Control Board

Main Control Board

Main Control board may cause freezing food as well. Although it happens pretty seldom. Don’t hurry up to replace it. After having checked all the details of your refrigerator and assured yourself in their proper work, you may replace the main control board. In case you are not sure what to do, contact our certified technicians. We will make a correct diagnose of your maytag and supply the very necessary detail, no matter what model of your refrigerator is – Bosch, Whirlpool, Indesit, Samsung, Liebherr etc.  

Main Control Board

Damper Control Assembly

The solution of the issue with freezing may be repair or replacement of Damper Control board. The Damper Control Assembly provides an adjusted amount of cold air into the refrigerator section. If you have noticed the very low temperature in the freezer compartment, and the normal temperature in the fresh food storage compartment, it means that the damper control assembly is out of whack. Check the damper control – it may be improperly adjusted, broken or stuck open.

These simple and easy to follow instructions will help you find reasons of the problem. We are sure, you will manage to fix the issue by yourself, and your refrigerator will run properly again. If you fail to determine the problem, our senior repairmen are ready to provide the qualified repair service with up to 1-year warranty on it. Feel free to call us any convenient time – we work round the clock. 

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