Is your Beko fridge freezing food? Are you looking for solutions to this problem? Do not look further.
In this article, we will discuss the possible reasons your Beko fridge is freezing food. And we will also discuss how to solve each issue.
Solutions to Your Beko Fridge Freezing Food
The following tips will help to stop your fridge from freezing food.
1. Increase The Fridge’s Temperature
The problem may be that the temperature of the fridge is set too low. The recommended minimum temperature of your fridge is 38°F. If the temperature is lesser than this, then your food may begin to freeze.
Check and increase your temperature if it is below the recommended degree. However, do not exceed 40°F which is the recommended maximum temperature for your fridge.
2. Keep Your Food Away From the Vents
The fridge does not have a uniform temperature in all parts. Some parts are considered cold spots as they are colder than the rest of the fridge. This is because air vents are located in these areas.
Air vents are openings that supply cold air to the fridge. When foods are kept close to these vents, they may begin to freeze.
To prevent your food from freezing due to this, keep your food away from these vents.
3. Change or Increase the temperature of the Room you Keep Your Fridge
The recommended minimum temperature in which your fridge is kept is 50°F. If the temperature is below this, then the temperature of the fridge could drop as well.
You may either move the fridge to a room with a warmer temperature. Or you could increase the temperature of the room.
However, the room temperature should not get hotter than 110°F. This is the ideal maximum temperature the room your fridge is kept should be.
4. Clean the Coils
If the coils of the fridge are dirty, it will force the compressor to work continuously. When this happens, the fridge will get too cold and your foods may freeze.
To solve this issue, you have to clean the coils. To clean the coils, do the following:
i. For safety, turn off the fridge and disconnect it from the power source.
ii. Adjust the fridge to a position that allows you easy access to the coils. The coils are often located behind the appliance.
iii. With a vacuum, a soft brush, or a soft damp cloth; clean the coils as best as you can.
iv. Turn the fridge back on.
5. Replace Faulty Parts
If all the solutions above do not solve the problem, then a part may be faulty. The most common parts that can cause this problem when faulty are:
i. Door seals
ii. Control thermostat
iii. Damper control assembly.
We will discuss these parts and how you can diagnose them for faults.
If you find faults during your inspection, then you need to replace the defective part. Therefore, we will also discuss how to replace each part.
i. Door Seal
Otherwise known as the gasket, the door seal prevents warm air from entering the fridge. It does this by making sure the fridge door closes off properly.
A leaking door seal will cause warm air to enter the fridge. When warm air enters the fridge, they solidify after a while and become frost.
If the frost covers the vents in the fridge, there will be a decreased flow of air. When this happens, the fridge will begin to work overtime to make up for the decreased airflow. And then it will become too cold and freeze food.
To check if the door seal is leaking, turn a flashlight and put it inside the fridge. Then close the fridge, if you can see the ray of the flashlight, then the seal is leaking.
If this is the case, you need to replace the seal.
Watch this video for how to.
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ii. Control Thermostat
The control thermostat is responsible for turning the compressor and evaporator fans off and on periodically. It does this to regulate the air temperature in the fridge.
A malfunctioning control thermostat may cause the compressor and evaporator fans to overwork. And then the fridge may become too cold.
To diagnose the control thermostat, do the following:
i. Keep the fridge and compressor running.
ii. Change the temperature from the lowest level to the highest.
iii. While you do this, listen closely for a click sound which is an indication that the refrigerant system has shut down.
iv. If you hear a click, then your control thermostat is okay. If there is no click sound, then the thermostat is likely faulty and should be replaced.
How to Replace a Beko Fridge Thermostat Control
To replace a faulty thermostat control of your Beko fridge, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Remove the shelving and screws; take out the damper covers and conduit.
Step 2: Get the sensor of the thermostat out of the damper and remove the control panel.
Step 3: Disconnect all the wires connected to the thermostat
Step 4: Take out the old control thermostat from its housing and insert the new one.
Step 4: Replace the insulation of the old control thermostat on the new one.
Step 5: Put back the control panel, plug back all the wires and screws.
Step 6: Replace the damper covers and conduit in position and tighten the screws back on.
iii. Damper Control Assembly
The damper supplies cold air to the fridge and regulates the quantity of cold air that goes into the fridge by opening and closing. The fridge stays cool because of this cold air.
If the damper control assembly is broken, it may stay open and too much cold air will enter the fridge.
The check the damper control for faults, you have to inspect it visually.
How to Replace a Beko Fridge Damper
To replace your Beko fridge damper, follow the steps below:
i. Switch off the fridge and disconnect it from the power socket.
ii. Open the fridge and locate the damper assembly. Remove the bolts and screws holding the damper assembly in place.
iii. Disconnect any wire harness attached to the damper control assembly and the fridge. Take out the assembly and bring it to a work table.
iv. Remove all wire harness connected to the damper and unmount it from the assembly.
v. Get the new damper and put it in place. Reconnect all wire harnesses.
vi. Take the damper control assembly back to the fridge and screw it back in place.
vii. Switch on the fridge.
6. Call a Repair Technician
If the problem is not resolved after trying the above solutions, then it may be due to a malfunctioning main control board. For this, we recommend that you call a repair technician.
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