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Why is My Refrigerator Freezing Everything?

If you wanted your salad and cold cuts frozen, you would’ve put them in your freezer. But you didn’t, so why is a bunch of food in your fridge frozen? Obviously, you’ll want to get this fixed, so your food doesn’t go to waste, but do you even know what’s causing the problem? If your fridge is freezing everything, these reasons may be why.

The Temperature

Before you get yourself in a tizzy, check your fridge’s thermostat to see if it’s set too low. Maybe someone bumped it and caused the knob to be set to a cooler degree than necessary. Luckily, this is pretty easy to fix — just adjust it to the right temperature.

The Vent

Each fridge has a vent that supplies cold air and is usually in the back of the unit. If you place foods too close to the vent, they could freeze from being hit by too much of that air. Move the foods forward, so they’re at least five inches from the back of your fridge. If that doesn’t help, you may have a more serious problem.

The Thermostat

If the temperature is properly set and foods are still freezing, you may have a faulty thermostat. To test this, place a cup of water inside your fridge with a cooking thermometer in it. Adjust your fridge’s temperature up or down, and leave the cup in there for six hours. If it does not match the fridge’s temperature when you check it later on, your thermostat is most likely not working and will need to be replaced.

The Damper

The air damper opens and closes to regulate the amount of cold air in your fridge. If your fridge is freezing everything, your damper may be damaged or stuck in the open position. You’ll need to call a professional technician to repair this.

If you’re in need of refrigerator repairs, call Speedy Sub Zero Repairs. We can quickly repair your refrigerator the same day you call us, since we stock 99% of parts in our “warehouse on wheels.”  For refrigerator repair services on Long Island and beyond, call us at 866-782-9376.

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