Beko Fridge Freezing Up [Quick Fix]

Is your Beko fridge freezing up? We have got you covered in this article. We also cover how to keep different fridge parts from freezing up.

Beko fridge freezing up
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Beko Fridge Freezing Up Back – How to Fix

To fix freezing at the back wall of a Beko fridge, check and fix the following:

1. Thermostat Setting

Setting the thermostat too low means the fridge air can absorb just a little moisture, leaving much more moisture unabsorbed. This excess moisture condenses on the rear wall because it is the coldest part of the fridge. Eventually, it freezes.

Additionally, setting the thermostat too low will make the compressor run more. This will leave the fridge colder than it needs to be, and the moisture on the rear wall will freeze faster.

Therefore, increase the setting of the thermostat to the right point so that the fridge doesn’t freeze too quickly.

2. Ambient Temperature

Hot temperature makes the compressor run much more than it should run to keep the fridge cold. From time to time, ice will form at the back of the fridge due to the constant running of the compressor.

Keep the fridge in a room or space where the temperature is not hot and where there is no heat source hitting it directly.

3. Door Seal

Air outside absorbs more moisture than the air inside the fridge because it is warm. If there is even a tiny crack in the seal of the fridge door, the warm air will seep into the fridge and condense on the back wall. With time, if this keeps happening, the condensation will form ice on the wall.

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Check the seal with a dollar bill. Close the door on the bill and try pulling it out without opening the door. If you can, the seal is bad and should be replaced.

In addition to the above, ensure the fridge door is not opened too frequently. This keeps the warm air and moisture from creeping into the fridge.

4. Foodstuff

Hot or wet food such as vegetables, meat, and fruit carries a lot of moisture. The moisture will settle as condensation on the fridge’s back wall and eventually freeze. Let food cool before storing it in the fridge. Additionally, allow wet food to drip before putting it in the unit.

Why Does My Beko Fridge Keep Freezing Up?

Your Beko fridge keeps freezing up for the following reasons:

1. Frequent Door Opening

Warm air carries moisture better than cold air. If you open the fridge door too often, the warm air will bring moisture into the fridge. The moisture will condense and freeze as it keeps collecting. Keep from opening the door of the fridge too often to avoid this.

2. Weak or Broken Door Seal

Even the tiniest hole or crack in the door seal or gasket will let in warm moist air. The moisture will condense in the fridge and form ice over time. Check the door seal for weakness, cracks, or holes. Change the seal if there is any.

3. Temperature Too Low

If the temperature of the fridge is set too low, the fridge will get cold too quickly. With time, it will form too much ice. Set the temperature to 50C to get the right temperature. And maintain this setting to keep your Beko fridge from freezing.

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Watch this short video to see how to adjust the temperature of the fridge…

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Beko Freezer Keeps Freezing Up – What to Do

In the event your Beko freezer keeps freezing up, do the following:

1. Store the Right Amount of Food

Leaving the freezer too empty or too full will make it freeze too quickly and easily. Keep the amount of food stored in it average so that air can pass freely and spread.

2. Don’t Open the Door Frequently

Opening the freezer door will let in outside air which usually carries a lot of moisture. When the moisture condenses, it will cause frost to form too quickly. Decide what you want from the freezer before opening the door, so you don’t waste time with the door open.

3. Set the Right Temperature

The freezer will get cold too quickly if the temperature is too low. Set it at 00 Fahrenheit and not less. Additionally, keep the freezer in a room with a suitable temperature. If the room is too hot, the compressor will work extra hard to cool the freezer. This can lead to the freezer getting too cold or freezing more than it should.

4. Don’t Store Wet Food

Storing wet food will increase the moisture in the freezer. This can lead to condensation that builds frost over time. Let the food drip or dry before you store it in the freezer.

Reminder: Always turn the fridge off by unplugging it from the wall socket before commencing any repairs or diagnostic work. And contact a service agent or a repair technician for help if the repairs prove too tricky.

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Beko Frost-free Freezer Freezing Up

If your frost-free freezer is freezing up, the problem may be the defrost system. But before troubleshooting the system, ensure you take all the steps listed and explained above. Do not open the freezer door too often, and when you open it, do not hold it open for too long.

Put the right amount of food in the freezer to absorb the cold air. Too little freezer content will cause excessive freezing due to the cold air, especially if the freezer runs all the time. But arrange the content properly to encourage the air circulation. If necessary, increase the temperature to a warmer setting, and do not store water-rich foods in th freezer.

However, if none of the above fixes the freezing problem, test the defrost timer, heater, thermostat, and control board. Start with the timer; turn it counterclockwise using a small flat-head screwdriver. It should advance the freezer into a defrost cycle if it is workingg. If it does not advance the system out of the cycle witthin thirty minuttes or does not go into the defrost cycle at all, replace the timer.

Next, test the thermostat. While the heater should turn on to warm the coils, the thermostat closes contacts to allow voltage to flow to the heater. That is when the heater can work; otherwise, it remains off. However, if the thermostat fails, it cannot close contacts and the heater remains off, causing frost buildup.

Use a multimeter to test the thermostat and replace it if there is no continuity. Do the same for the defrost heater, especially if the thermostat works well. Run a continuity test on it using a multimeter and replace it if there is no continuity.

Lastly, check the defrost control board. Since it governs the entire defrost assembly, it can stop the system from working if it malfunctions. But you must check other parts before the control board because it rarely fails. Hire a qualified technician to test the board and replace it if necessary.

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