Fridge Repairs Sydney
Steps to Take When the Freezer Works but the Fridge Does Not

Have you encountered a situation when the stuffed pork that you had kept in the freezer is ice cold, but the milk that you had kept in the fridge has gone sour? Well if you have, then you are in that typical situation where the freezer works fine, but the fridge does not.

What do you need to do in this case? Should you try out a few DIY steps, or summon a technician? Well, if you take our suggestion, you must book a service call. This is because there can be several reasons behind this phenomenon and you don’t know which one of them is the culprit. If you are in and around Sydney, we would suggest you better summon Commercial Fridge Repairs, for we are one of the best in the business, with some of the best-certified mechanics. But hold on!! Let us get to the basics of the problem you have in hand, instead of beating our own drums!

Well, technically speaking, there are 5 major reasons why your freezer works but your fridge does not.

A Faulty Evaporator Fan

Every refrigerator comes with an evaporator fan, which is made up of a set of coils. It also contains a small fan as a motor, which helps to draw cold air and run it over the set of coils and circulate the air to the freezer as well as to the fridge.  When this fan malfunctions this phenomenon can very much occur.

Our technician carrying out fridge repairs in Sydney will try to find out if the fan motor has developed snags. At first, the professional will try running the blades by hand. If the blades do not run easily or are noisy then the blades or the fan have to be replaced. Besides, they will use a multimeter for testing the continuity of the motor windings. If there is no continuity, then the fan has to be replaced.

A Non-functional Defrost System

A non-functional defrost system can also be the culprit behind this situation. When the defrost heaters get burned out, or when the defrost thermostat fails, it leads to the accumulation of frost on the evaporator coils. As these colds get covered by frost, they fail to run the air that causes the cooling.

The technicians will replace the defrost heater to rectify the issue. And this happens even if you have a refrigerator from one of the best brands in the market. For instance, if you have a Westinghouse fridge, it can happen as well. But fret not! Our techies carrying out Westinghouse fridge repairs in and around Sydney will fix the glitch in a jiffy.

Glitch in the Damper Control

The damper control is an automatically-run or a manually-operated door that closes and opens, thereby allowing less or more cold air into the refrigerator. Now, if this door gets stuck or broken, it will fail to control the inflow of air and maintain the desired temperature in the refrigerator.

Our techie will check if this door is behind this problem and will see if it can be repaired or it has to be replaced.

Snag in The Thermistor

The thermistor in your refrigerator essentially is a  specialised temperature sensor, which is used to measure the temperature in the freezer as well as the refrigerator.  The task of this sensor is to send the temperature reading to the control board from the fridge. However, when it develops snags it will not let the refrigerator get the desired cooling.

Just like the evaporator fan, our technicians offering fridge repairs in Ashfield or other Sydney suburbs will test the functionality of the thermistor with the help of a multimeter. The resistance of the thermistor is supposed to change in conjunction with the refrigerator temperature.  However, if the resistance remains unchanged or lacks continuity, then the thermistor has to be replaced.

Problem with the Temperature Control Board (TCB)

The TCB is the brain of your refrigerator. It monitors the temperature sensors, and kick starts the fans and the compressor. Thus, it regulates the defrost cycle. Now when this board develops an issue, it will start misreading the temperature sensors. This means, your refrigerator will not be able to cool properly and attain the desired low temperature.

Our professional will at first check if the components that are broken frequently are intact or they need to be replaced. If not, they will check the reading. If the numbers from 1 to 4 are functioning normally, then you may need to have a new board installed.

Thus you see, there are so many reasons behind this strange phenomenon and you never know which one if this is causing the issue for your fridge. Thus, when you face the issue, it is better to book a service call without any delay whatsoever. To reach us dial 0452 525 914. We are available 24×7.