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Midea Fridge Not Cooling [Quick Fix]

Want to know how to solve the problem of a Midea fridge that is not cooling? Read our article here…

Midea WHS-121LB1 Refrigerator, 3.3 Cubic Feet, Black

My Midea Fridge Is Not Cooling – How to Fix

If you find that your Midea fridge is not cooling, take a look at the following:

1. Voltage Supply

Be sure that the supply of power to the fridge is sufficient. Check the voltage that comes to the fridge using a multimeter. You should see between 110v to 120v. Any voltage less than these means the fridge will not work well. And if it doesn’t work well, it will not cool. Simply fix the outlet or move the fridge to another part of the house where the supply is better.

2. Fan Motors

Check both the condenser fan and evaporator fan motors. If they are defective, the fridge will not cool. Test them using a multimeter to check for continuity.

For the condenser fan motor, you can also check the blades for obstructions. If anything is obstructing them, they won’t turn. And if they don’t turn, the compressor will overheat and end up not running well.

For the evaporator fan, test the motor windings for continuity. If there is no continuity, the motor is bad and should be replaced. Also, listen for any strange noise coming from it. That will let you know something is wrong with the motor. Change it as soon as possible.

3. Coolant

If the coolant is short, it will not be able to cool the air that flows through the evaporator coils. Consequently, the fridge will not have enough cool air to operate optimally.

But you will not be able to check the level of the coolant, as the process is too technical. You will have to contact a qualified technician or call the support center of Midea to check it out.

4. Start Capacitor

Test the start capacitor for continuity with a multimeter. If you don’t see any continuity, the start capacitor is bad and needs a replacement.

Without a functioning start capacitor, the compressor will not start and the fridge will not run or cool as it should.

5. Start Relay

Test the start relay between the start and run terminal sockets using a multimeter. If there is no reading, then you know the relay is bad.

Another way to ascertain this is to remove it from the compressor and shake it. If you hear a rattle, the relay is bad. In addition, if you smell any burnt odor, the relay is bad and should be replaced immediately. This is because without it, the compressor will not run.

6. Thermistor

Check the resistance of the thermistor in conjunction with the temperature of the fridge by testing it with a multimeter. If the resistance does not change as the fridge’s temperature changes, the thermistor is bad.

Without the thermistor, the control board of the fridge will not be able to send voltage to the compressor and evaporator fan motor to operate as they should. So the fridge will not cool.

7. Thermostat

Turn the thermostat’s knob from the lowest point to the highest point. Wait to hear a click. If you don’t hear this click, the thermostat is broken and should be changed. Without the thermostat, the temperature of the fridge could be stuck on one point, causing the fridge not to cool as it should.

In some cases, the fault could be with the compressor. You can check if the compressor is running by listening to hear its humming sound. If you don’t, it is possible it is not running at all.

The problem could also originate from the main control board. Check with a professional repairer to be sure it is the problem because it rarely is.

In the event the thermostat or cold control is the problem, this video shows you what to do…

Note: These steps apply to all types of Midea fridges, including mini fridges and bar fridges.

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