Why is My Fridge Not Cold

The Coils May Need To Be Cleaned

The coils in the back may need to be cleaned because of a variety of reasons. For example, they might have built up condensation which is causing them to overwork and rot out quicker than they should.

Another possibility is that something got stuck in one of the coils creating a blockage. This could be anything from an orange peel to mould of some kind or even animal droppings. You can easily access the coils by removing the back of your fridge which normally only requires the undoing of two screws.

Now you need to check if there are any obstructions or if the coils are covered in a layer of condensation. If there is an obstruction, simply pull it out and reattach the back of your fridge. 

Now check to see if your refrigerator is emitting cold air. But what you might end up finding isn’t that simple because chances are that either one or two coils may not be working.

High Thermostat

If your fridge isn’t emitting cold air, there are a few possible explanations. One possibility is that the coils in the back need to be cleaned. Another possibility is that the thermostat may be set too high. 

The thermostat is responsible for regulating the temperature inside your fridge and if it’s set too high, then the fridge will continue to run even after it has reached the desired temperature

You can adjust the thermostat by turning the knob on the front of your fridge. If it’s set too high, turn it down a bit to see if your refrigerator starts working again. If it’s still not emitting any cold air, the thermostat may be broken and will need to be replaced. You can visit a fridge repair company like Ifix Appliances for replacement parts and assistance with thermostat replacement.

the door left open

Leaving the fridge door open can have a number of consequences, the most serious of which is that your food will spoil. This is because the temperature inside the fridge will be too high for the food to stay fresh. In addition, when the fridge door is open, the cold air will escape and the fridge will have to work harder to keep the temperature cool.

This can cause the coils to overheat and may eventually lead to them rotting out. If you’ve left the fridge door open for an extended period, it may be prudent to clean your coils or call a local appliance company for assistance.

Another possibility is that the seal on the fridge door might have been damaged, which would allow warm air to enter and cool air to exit. This problem could be fixed by tightening up all of the screws on your door and checking to see if the seal is intact. A noticeable gap between the door and the seal means that you will need a new seal.

It might be time for a new fridge

A new fridge is probably the best investment. For the most part, people don’t think about their fridges until something about them goes wrong but a new fridge would save a ton of money on food and power costs. This is especially true if your fridge is dated and causing you more problems than not.

When it comes time to buy a new fridge, there are a few things you need to consider. The size of your fridge is important because you don’t want one that’s too big or too small. You’ll also need to think about the type of fridge you want. Do you want a traditional top-freezer fridge or are you interested in a bottom-freezer fridge or even one with a French door?


When you’ve narrowed down the problem to either a blockage in your fridge coils, an incorrectly set thermostat or a damaged seal on your door, it may be time for one of three things: cleaning your coils and adjusting the thermostat if possible; replacing the seals on your doors if necessary; or buying a new refrigerator.

If none of these solutions works, then it might be time to contact someone from Ifix Appliances who can help diagnose and solve any problems with your coil system.