Food Freezing In Fridge

Last updated 27/04/2020 12:50

Issue

Fridge too cold / not cold enough

Applies to

  • Freestanding Fridge Freezer
  • Integrated Fridge freezer
  • Freestanding Fridge
  • Integrated Fridge

Resolution

Resolution:

1. Check whether the appliance is cooling correctly:

  • The core temperature of foodstuffs is more important than the internal air temperature of the fridge, as air temperature will fluctuate during each refrigeration cycle (between the refrigeration compressor starting and stopping).
  • Adjust the temperature by turning the temperature regulator or via the control panel.  

2. Switch shopping mode off.

Check the user manual to see whether your appliance has this feature and how you can turn it off. 

Download user manual.

3. Check whether the fan inside the appliance is on and running (if your appliance has a fan). 

  • You can check the fan by closing the door for a moment and opening it again. 
  • Right after opening the door, you can hear whether the fan is running and whether it is stopping too soon. 
  • Switch on the fan if it is manually controlled.

4. Make sure the temperature sensors are not covered by food products (sign on the inner liner).

5. Ensure that drawers are fully closed/slid all the way in.

6. If the fridge has a cover/damper for the cold air circulation fan that can be opened and closed, you can close it.

The cover is normally located above the drawers or by the rear wall behind the drawers. 

7. Make sure that no foodstuffs are touching the rear wall of the appliance.

  • Move any items which are touching the rear wall to prevent water or ice from forming on the shelf. 
  • The back wall will freeze during refrigeration and the ice will turn to water during automatic defrosting. 
  • If any items are touching the back wall during the defrosting process, the water will run onto the shelf instead of flowing down into the drainage channel.  

 

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