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Fixing A Fridge That Is Too Warm

The fridge is arguably one of the most necessary appliances in homes. We can’t live without it. However, just like any other machine, your fridge may start developing issues you don’t like. For example, it may become too warm or have a door that is sweating. This article will focus on how to fix a fridge that is too warm.

Several parts cause fridges to become warm. Understanding the parts of a fridge can help you to identify the problem and look for the best parts from a dealer’s shop or online. After all, no one wants a faulty home appliance as it tends to increase the power bills significantly.

The Baffle Or Air Inlet Damper

The baffle/diffuser or the air inlet damper is important when it comes to balancing air flow from the fan housing of the evaporator. It’s mechanically controlled, and it controls the amount of cold air that enters the fresh food region. If the diffuser or the connector to the control knob is damaged, your fridge will be too warm.

In such a case, the fridge is too warm because there isn’t enough cold air getting into the fresh food area. You definitely need fridge repairs to correct this issue. The diffuser or damper or baffle will be fixed at the point where fresh air gets into the fresh food area.

Fridge Not Cold Enough

The damper/baffle housing is normally made of plastic with a lining that is made of Styrofoam and can have a foam seal to bar air leakage. When inspecting the housing, you should be very careful so that you don’t damage the Styrofoam or the foam seal. Identify the damper and use the knob to see whether the linkage or connector is intact and it moves without any obstruction. If the damper doesn’t move freely or is stuck in the nearly closed or closed position, then you need to contact a fridge repair technician to replace the linkage.

Various models of refrigerators have a bulb that senses temperature in order to control it. This bulb is normally attached to the control. If your fridge has it, inspect to verify that it’s in the right position and is not damaged. If you’re not sure of how you should inspect your fridge bulb, then it’s highly recommended that you consult an expert for guidance.

Besides the damper or baffle, other parts can make your fridge too warm. Note that faulty fridge parts can make it warm and hinder optimum performance. It’s good to make sure you inspect your fridge thoroughly to ensure you have repaired where necessary. Moreover, to be able to do a perfect fridge repair you need to search for information on how to repair it using your model number. This is because different models can have excess warmth out of different parts. When you search using your model number, you get information that best suits your need and which will help you repair your fridge with ease.

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What Our Customers Say About Us

Discover how Fix Appliances maintains a 5-star service record since day one.

Our 7 year old Whirlpool fridge would not defrost anymore and was icing up on a regular basis. I had a pleasant conversation with the agent that answered my call for service and was provided an appointment time the next day between 11 and 1. Oleg arrived at 10:30(early is much better then late!). He was very polite and knowledgeable and explained to me in detail what he suspected the issue to be, how he would test the items first to confirm what needed replacing(defrost timer,defrost heater assembly) and clearly advised me of what the cost would be. He had the parts needed with him and with my go ahead was able to repair our fridge within the hour explaining to me what he was doing and showing me what he was doing all along which I appreciated.. As it turned out it needed a new control board which was the most expensive part, but his price was more then reasonable and lower then what we were expecting! Our fridge is now working A1 again for which we are thankful. I would not hesitate in recommending this company to friends or family and would also reach out to them if we ever have any issues in the future. Thank you Oleg...you were great!

Happy C. Wasaga Beach, ON, Whirlpool Fridge Repair

Fix Appliances more than fulfilled our needs with our two appliance problems. From our initial response and appointment setup with Diane, through to the two visits for the repairs with Oleg; the experience was professional,on time, work performed as to the initial diagnosis and dollar estimate --resulting in a very satisfied customer. One that will be recommending Fix Appliances whenever an opportunity arises.Thanks so much again to Diane and Oleg John and Jan O'Brien

johnob, Collingwood, ON, First was a dryer fix then a new ice maker


Service Area

FIX Appliances CA is located in Barrie and Bradford, Ontario, and our local refrigerator repair technicians cover Simcoe County, Toronto and GTA areas. Check the map to confirm the service area nearest to your city or town.

Refrigerator Brands We Service

Samsung, Whirlpool, Maytag, Amana, Frigidaire, KitchenAidKenmore, and more brand name fridges. 

Common Questions About Refrigerators

Will a refrigerator work in my garage?

Yes, but it’s risky during cold seasons when the temperature drops below 10 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Fahrenheit.) Frigid temperatures can cause the compressor oil to thicken and stop working.

Why does my refrigerator run so often?

This can be caused from dirty condenser coils, inadequate air flow from the appliance being too close to the wall, or the door is not sealing properly.

What’s the proper method to dispose of my old refrigerator?

Environmental and safety laws make it illegal to dispose of a refrigerator that still has refrigerant in it. Contact a licensed professional or appliance repair service to properly dispose of the unit.

What’s the typical lifespan of a refrigerator?

With proper maintenance, a refrigerator can be expected to last 14 to 17 years.

Refrigerator Maintenance Tips

Tip #1 – Clean condenser coils

Large, radiator-type coils are located at the back or bottom of your refrigerator. They remove heat from the appliance but are less efficient when dust and dirt accumulate on them. Vacuum them off twice a year.

Tip #2 – Clean and replace door seals

Wipe down the gaskets around the refrigerator and freezer doors to keep them sealing tightly. Replace loose or torn door seals to save energy and keep your food cold.

Tip #3 – Wipe down the interior and exterior

Use an all-purpose cleaner to remove crumbs and spills on inside shelves and walls. Special cleaning wipes are available to safely remove fingerprints from exterior stainless-steel doors and handles.

Tip #4 – Use a deodorizer to remove odors

To keep your refrigerator smelling fresh, place a specially designed refrigerator deodorizer inside the unit. It will eliminate food odors for up to six months.

Tip #5 – Change the filters

To keep ice cubes and water tasting fresh, replace the ice maker and water dispenser filters every six months.

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