Why Does my Fridge not Work

There are a few reasons why your fridge or freezer doesn't work this summer. As the ambient temperature increases in your kitchen or event space your fridge or freezer needs to work harder. Every summer event season here at Fridgehirelondon.co.uk our engineers service all our fridges to help them work under constant use in high temperatures.

Why does my fridge or freeze struggle to get down to temperature.

1. Condenser Blocked with Dust or Kitchen Grease

2. Low Refrigerant Gas from a Leak

3. Compressor Worn - High Back Pressure

4. Returning Gas Freezing caused by No. 3

4. Overheating Protection Switching the Motor off - caused by 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5

5. Ambient Temperature too High - 35 degrees

6. Temperature Setting Too Low for Condition and Age of Compressor

One mistake fridge and freezer owners make is to turn the fridge down to a lower temperature when the ambient temperature is high. In fact if you turn the temperature up a few degrees, and or switch it off for an hour or so, often that rest will restart the refrigeration procedure. Clearly a temporary measure whilst you investigate the cause. You can also try to move hot air away from the fridge by using a domestic fan or an air mover. Constant overheating of your refrigerant gas will cause the gas to 'burn' which changes the characteristics and efficiency of the gas. A very similar scenario with a combustion engine with a poor quality or contaminated engine oil, which normally ends in a catastrophic failure. Fridge and freezer compressors will do the same.

Williams Jade Fridge works up to 40 degrees ambient temperature - from new

Foster ECO Pro works up to 40 degrees ambient temperature - from new

As a rule of thumb knock one degree off the highest ambient temperature your manufacturer quotes is the highest ambient temperature. Using a rough algorithm of one degree per year will give you a life expectancy of a fridge or freezer before it is past it's life expectancy. Other scenarios listed above will significantly reduce the life expectancy.