If you find your Beko fridge freezing everything, there are different reasons why this is so. In this article, we discuss them and how to fix them.
Beko Fridge Keeps Freezing Everything – Quick Fix
Here are common solutions to the problem of a Beko fridge that keeps freezing everything:
1. Avoid Opening the Door Frequently
Do not open the fridge’s door frequently because it will let in more warm air into the unit. Warm air carries moisture more than cold air does.
When warm air permeates the fridge, it hastens frost build up because of the moisture it carries.
in the same vein, don’t leave the door of the fridge open for too long. It will have the same effect as frequent opening. It helps to decide what you want before opening the door. This way, you don’t hold the door open while deciding.
2. Ensure the Door Seal Is Not Broken
Change the door seal or gasket once it is broken. This will ensure no warm air gets into the unit.
You can check whether the gasket is broken or not by doing this:
i. Close the fridge’s door on a dollar bill or piece of paper.
ii. Try to pull out the bill or paper while the door is shut.
iii. If you are able to pull it out, it means the door seal is broken and needs to be changed.
If you are not sure how to fix it, contact Beko to request service or chat with any of our qualified refrigerator agents here.
3. Confirm the Temperature Is Set at the Right Degree
The right temperature setting for the Beko fridge is between 3-5 degrees centigrade. Setting the fridge higher or lower than this will make the compressor work more than it should, causing frost to build on the rear wall.
More so, a colder temperature within the fridge means more moisture will be unabsorbed. The moisture will then settle on the rear wall and consequently freeze.
Therefore, ensure your fridge’s temperature is always set right to avoid frost buildup.
4. Store Food the Right Way
Do not store hot or wet food in the fridge. Allow hot food to cool down before you store it in the unit. Likewise, do not store water-rich food like fruits, vegetables, and meat in the fridge if you have not drained the water.
Hot food and wet food carry a lot of moisture which will ultimately settle on the rear wall or bottom of the fridge, then freeze afterwards.
5. Position Your Fridge Away from Heat
Do not keep your fridge in a hot room or close to a heat source. Hot temperature causes the compressor to work twice as hard in order to keep the unit cold. With time, more moisture will form in the unit, condense on the rear wall and form ice.
6. Clean Dirty Condenser Coils
Clean the condenser coils once or twice a year. This will also help preserve your fridge.
Dirty coils, like some other problems, make the compressor work much more than required. The result is that the fridge becomes too cold, thereby, causing things to freeze.
7. Check the Thermistor
A bad thermistor can only be changed as it is not serviceable or repairable. You can use a multimeter to check if the thermistor is bad or not.
Bear in mind that the resistance should not remain the same as you change the temperature setting. If the resistance does not change at different set temperatures, it means the thermistor is faulty.
The work of the thermistor is to send temperature readings to the circuit board. This board controls the refrigerant compressor to maintain a certain temperature.
A bad thermistor may likely cause freezing because it will send the wrong temperature reading to the circuit board. This will make the compressor run continuously, producing more ice, because the board doesn’t switch it on/off when it should.
8. Test the Thermostat
Thermostats, when damaged, can only be changed, not repaired. And just like the thermistor, you use a multimeter to test if the thermostat is still functional.
A bad thermostat could make the unit colder than required. If your fridge’s temperature does not stabilize after setting it manually, the problem could be the thermostat.
Thermostats serve the same purpose as thermistors, but for units with manual temperature dials. In simple terms, a thermostat is cruder in nature than a thermistor.
Other things you could try are:
Ensuring nothing blocks the air vents. That is, do not place food directly in front of the vents because they will freeze.
Positioning your fridge about 10cm from the wall to enable proper air circulation.
Making sure the door seal is working fine. A broken or weak door seal will let warm humid air into the fridge. The moisture in the air will cause frost to build up in the unit.
Besides, the warm air can make the temperature in the fridge rise. When the compressor and fans sense this, they work extra to maintain a cool temperature. As a result, the fridge will over freeze.
Additionally, do not store moisture-laden or hot food in the fridge. Allow it to drip water first or to cool properly before storing it.
Otherwise, the moisture will drip and freeze, adding to what’s already in the fridge, or the heat from the food will cause condensation. And the condensation will eventually freeze, leading to frost.
Switch off your appliance and unplug from the wall socket any time you want to carry out any form of repairs.
And if you are not sure about these solutions, contact an authorized service agent to do the job. You can chat with any of ours here or contact the Beko service center, especially if you have an active warranty.
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