It is important that you identify the problem and fix it soon to avoid further damage. But, before you attempt complex repairs or call for the repair guy, try these simple fixes.

  • Be sure the fridge is plugged in properly and the power supply is on. The light inside the fridge should switch on when you open the door.
  • Check the thermostat to make sure it hasn’t been turned way down.
  • Check whether the vents on the back of the freezer compartment aren’t blocked by boxes of ice cream, chocolates or frozen vegetables. The vents need to be clear for cold air to circulate.
  • Check the condenser fan to make sure nothing is stuck inside and that it spins freely. To do this, unplug the fridge, clean the fan blades with a slightly damp rag and spin the fan by hand to see if it’s stuck. Plug the switch back in and make sure the fan runs when the compressor is running. If the fan doesn’t run, you will have to replace it by calling a specialist.