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Beko Freezer Not Freezing [Solved]

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Beko Fridge Freezer Not Cooling or Freezing – What to Do

Is your Beko fridge freezer not cooling or freezing? Below are the parts of the unit to troubleshoot to check for faults:

1. Condenser Coils

The coils are responsible for dissipating the heat from the refrigerant that goes through them to enter the fridge freezer. If the coils are dirty, they can’t release the heat. As a result, the fridge freezer will carry the heat and its capacity will reduce drastically.

To avoid this, clean the condenser coils using a cloth or a brush. And if you feel grease, clean it with warm water and mild soap. Be sure to clean the coils regularly, once or twice a year.

2. Condenser Fan Motor

This fan cools the condenser coils and the compressor so that the heat from the refrigerant will not overheat them. If the motor of the fan fails to work, the fan will not run and the unit will overheat.

Check the blades to see if there is any external object keeping them from oscillating freely. Remove such an object if there is any. If you find nothing, turn the blades with your hands to check for stiffness. The motor of the fan is faulty if there is stiffness in the blades. But if there is no stiffness, check for continuity in the motor using a multimeter. Replace the motor if there is no continuity.

3. Evaporator Fan Motor

When you open the fridge freezer, the cold air you feel is spread by the evaporator fan. Now, if the motor of the fan is defective, there will be no cold air and the fridge freezer will not cool or freeze.

Turn the blades of the fan with your hand to see if they turn freely. If they do, the motor of the fan is probably not defective. But if they don’t, the motor is probably defective and should be replaced. Also, if the motor is noisier than usual, replace it. However, if the motor is not running at all, test it with a multimeter to check for continuity. If there is no continuity, replace the motor of the fan.

4. Thermistor

The thermistor has the job of reading the Beko fridge freezer temperature and sending its findings to the control board. The control board sends power to the compressor and evaporator fan motor, according to the findings, so that they can operate according to the needs of the fridge freezer.

If the thermistor is faulty, the reading will be off and the fan and compressor will not get the needed power. Consequently, the unit will not cool.

With a multimeter, test the thermistor. If it is functioning well, its resistance should change as the temperature of the fridge freezer changes. But if the resistance doesn’t change and there is no continuity, replace the thermistor.

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5. Start Relay

The compressor gets the power to run from the start relay working with the start winding. So if the start relay becomes faulty, the compressor is unlikely to run or may run but only at short intervals. And the fridge freezer won’t cool if the compressor does not run.

Test for continuity on the start relay by placing a multimeter between its start and run terminal sockets. If there is no continuity, replace the relay. Also, if there is a burnt smell coming from the relay, it should be replaced.

6. Start Capacitor

The compressor gets a supply of the power it needs to start from the start capacitor. Without it, the compressor is unlikely to start at all. And if the compressor does not start, the refrigerator won’t run, let alone cool.

Test the capacitor using a multimeter. If there is no reading in the multimeter, the capacitor is likely faulty and needs to be replaced.

7. Temperature Control Thermostat

The compressor and the motors of the evaporator fan and the condenser fan are able to run because of the thermostat. They receive the needed voltage after the thermostat reads the temperature of the refrigerator and determines the amount of voltage the parts need to make the refrigerator cold. But if the thermostat is defective, the compressor and fan motors won’t operate as needed.

Move the thermostat to the highest setting from the lowest setting. You should hear it click as the unit kicks into work. But if there is no click, the thermostat could be defective. To be sure, take a multimeter and test it to see if it has continuity. If there is continuity, replace the thermostat.

If all the parts we have listed in this section are working just fine in the fridge freezer, then you should check the compressor, the main control board or the temperature control board. One of them could be the cause of the problem, even though it is not a usual occurrence.

Have a Beko refrigerator repair agent come out and check the fridge freezer. You can also call a qualified refrigerator agent to advise you accordingly.

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Beko Freezer Not Freezing – How to Fix

Do the following if your Beko freezer is not freezing:

1. Check the Evaporator Fan Motor

The evaporator fan makes sure there is no heat in the freezer by circulating cold air through the evaporator coils.

The motor of the evaporator fan stops running when the door of the freezer is opened. But when you press the door-switch of the freezer door, the motor starts running again. This happens even though the door is still open.

However, if you press the switch and the motor of the fan does not start running again, replace the motor because it is defective.

2. Check the Start Relay

The compressor will probably not run or could run but briefly if the start relay is not functioning optimally. This is because the relay, together with the start winding, enables it to run.

Detach the start relay from the side of the compressor where it is usually attached. Take a multimeter and test it between both terminals. This is to check for continuity. If there is no continuity, replace the start relay. In addition, if there is a burnt smell rising from it, replace it.

3. Check the Condenser Fan Motor

The condenser fan is tasked with the job of drawing air through the condenser and taking it over the coils. If the motor of the condenser fan is faulty, the fan won’t be able to draw air. As a result, the unit will not cool at all.

Try and spin the blades of the fan to see if they spin freely. If they don’t, check the bearings of the motor as they are likely to be worn out. But if the blades spin freely and no external object is stopping them from spinning, test the motor with a multimeter to check for continuity. If there is no continuity, replace the fan motor.

4. Check the Condenser Coils

If the condenser coils of your Beko freezer are inside the walls, you don’t have to clean them. But if they are visible, under or behind the freezer, you have to clean them.

Unplug the freezer from the mains and thoroughly clean the condenser coils. If you leave them dirty, they will be unable to effectively dissipate heat from the freezer. Over time, the freezer will become unable to properly cool or freeze.

5. Check the Evaporator Coils

The evaporator coils are there to release cold air so that the evaporator fan can circulate it in the freezer. So, there is no cold air without them.

Therefore, if they are frozen, they cannot release the much-needed cold air for the freezer. And if there is frost on them, then the defrost system has malfunctioned.

Check the defrost heater, the defrost timer and the defrost thermostat. The heater is the likeliest malfunctioning component as it is responsible for warming the evaporator coils as soon as they become too cold. Test it with a multimeter to check for continuity. If there is no continuity, replace the heater.

The thermostat and the timer could also be faulty. If any of them is defective, it can keep the heater from performing its duty.

However, to temporarily solve the frost problem, you need to defrost the freezer manually. Unplug the freezer from the wall socket or shut down the circuit breaker if you cannot reach the wall socket.

Leave it without power for some hours, depending on the amount of ice in the freezer. When all the ice has melted, the frost on the coils will all melt, too. Plug the freezer back and give it time to cool properly before confirming if the freezing problem is fixed.

6. Check the Temperature Control Thermostat

The compressor, the evaporator fan motor and the condenser fan motor will not run efficiently if the thermostat is faulty. This is because it will not be able to read the temperature correctly so that it can supply voltage according to need. If the fan motor and the compressor won’t run, the freezer will not freeze.

Move the thermostat from the lowest point to the highest point to see if it is working. When it gets to the highest point, you should hear a click. If you don’t hear the click, then the thermostat is possibly faulty. To be sure, take a multimeter and test the thermostat for continuity. If you don’t find continuity, the thermostat is faulty and should be replaced.

You can also check the compressor, the main control board or the user control and display board to see if any of them is faulty if none of the parts above is defective. Though the chances are slim, they could still develop some faults and need replacements.

In addition to the above, a leak in the sealed system of the freezer could lead to a lack of freezing. However, you cannot be sure until a professional refrigerator technician takes a look and confirms it. And if it is indeed a leak, the best and most cost-effective solution is to buy a new freezer.

Quick Note

Remember to unplug the freezer if you have a Beko freezer that is not freezing and you want to troubleshoot. This is the first safety step for you and also for your freezer.

If finding the cause of the freezing problem proves too difficult, contact Beko service center and request service.

Another option is to chat with any of our qualified refrigerator technicians. They are always available to solve all your refrigerator and freezer problems.