Refrigerator Is Freezing Food

Refrigerator Repair San Diego

If food is freezing in your refrigerator, there are steps you can take to try to solve the problem. A refrigerator is designed to keep food cool for safe storage. If you notice that your refrigerator is freezing food, it may be caused by the following issues: refrigerator is freezing food due to defective cold control, damper control or thermistor.

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Cold Control - Thermostat

The optimal temperature range for storing food in the refrigerator compartment is between 37 - 40 degrees Fahrenheit. If your food is freezing, then it is possible that your fridge’s temperature setting was accidentally set too low.

Damper Control - Air Vents

Refrigerators use air vents to circulate cold air from the freezer and ensure a consistent temperature throughout the storage area. In order to ensure the proper temperature, do not block air vents with food. If you do block air vents, you will restrict proper air flow between the freezer and refrigerator compartments. The food will be exposed to more cold air and may freeze over time. You may also need to put more food in your refrigerator. A fully stocked fridge does a better job at absorbing cold air. If you don’t have enough items inside, that cold air will settle on the bottom shelf and may freeze the food stored there.

Door Gaskets

Check your refrigerator door gasket for air leaks. Look for small gaps between the gasket and the refrigerator. If the seal is leaking air the refrigerator will work harder to maintain a constant temperature. Unfortunately, this can cause refrigerator to be too cold, and freezes food.

If you haven’t had success using the steps above, it may be time to schedule your refrigerator service.

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