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Air Like – In Overcoming a Refrigerator That is Not Cold, of course, it will be easier if we already know the cause.
Because that way we will know what needs to be checked first, so that we don’t take the wrong steps in acting.
Therefore, please first read my post entitled Causes of the Refrigerator Not Cold. In addition to making it easier for you, of course, it will also add to your insight why the refrigerator is not cold.
In addition, what is no less important is knowing what symptoms are making the refrigerator not cold. Now in the article that explains how to fix a refrigerator that is not cold this time, even based on common symptoms. These symptoms include:
- The fridge suddenly turned off and didn’t cool down.
- Compressor engine is dead and won’t start again.
- The fridge is not cold after cleaning.
That way, the reader can choose which guide suits the problem at hand. I need to remind you, you can apply this guide to refrigerators, both one- or two-door models.
and when in doubt, it’s best to ask before acting, or contact an experienced technician directly. Well, if you are interested in following this guide on how to deal with a non-cold refrigerator, please refer to the following steps.
Fix a Refrigerator That Suddenly Turns Off and Doesn’t Cool
1. Check The Power Supply and Relay Cables
The first thing to check is the power supply cable. Make sure the cable is not broken, and so on in the Relay. We can use a Multitester to make sure the cable or relay still has a connection between one end and the other.
If it turns out that the cable is broken, please connect it using insulation. Similarly, if this happens to the relay, please replace the relay with a new one. If so, please plug the refrigerator power cable into the electricity. If the compressor engine still won’t start, we continue to the next step.
2. Check Excess Components
This overload serves to prevent overheating or overheating of the compressor engine. So, the bimetal on this overload is damaged, porous or burns a lot, automatically the engine cannot start. The easiest way to find out whether the overload is still good or not is to look at its condition.
If it is porous or there are burn marks, it is likely that the overload has been damaged. To be sure, please just replace it with a new one.
3. Check Thermostat or Auto Timer
After checking it turns out that the cables, relays, and overload are all fine but the engine is still dead, now try to check the thermostat. This appliance is located in the refrigerator.
To check, use a multitester with the range position in oHm ( ). Then connect the wires to the multitester with the two thermostat sockets, while the knob is turned clockwise.
If there is a good relationship, if there is no it means the opposite. If the thermostat is found to be problematic, please replace it with a new one.
And for a 2-door refrigerator there is one more thing that needs to be checked, namely the automatic timer. Some are located at the bottom of the refrigerator, some are behind the refrigerator near the compressor engine.
To make sure the timer is still good or not, please turn it to the right until you hear a “tick” sound twice. For more details, please read the auto-timer function on the 2-door refrigerator.
These three components need to be checked if the refrigerator engine suddenly turns off. And if everything is in normal condition but the engine still won’t start, it’s most likely because the compressor is off. To make sure, please check in the following way.
How to Check The Refrigerator Compressor is Still Good or Not
Prepare a Multitester with a position in the ohm range ( ).
Connect the socket on the compressor to the compressor body using a multitester cable.
Finally, look at the multitester screen, if the needle does not show a relationship, it’s good. and if there is a connection, it means that the compressor is in contact with the body, in other words, a short circuit.
If the Refrigerator Compressor often turns itself off, even though we have set it to the lowest temperature. We can also check its condition by looking at the compressor amperage value.