Refrigeration is one of the conveniences of the modern home. It shapes the way we shop for, cook, and eat food. Nowadays, you can shop once a week at your local grocery store, knowing that you can store food safely all week long. Because it’s such a convenience, we tend to overlook it, and when problems arise with our refrigerator, we are often surprised at how quickly food and drink can spoil. If you notice that your food is frozen or your drinks are warm, you may have a thermostat problem. No need to worry, though. For refrigerator repair in Washington, DC, call All Time Services today!

Your thermostat communicates a set point to the rest of the internal components of your refrigerator, and your fridge adjusts its workload accordingly. If it is faulty, however, then you thermostat may send the wrong message or no message at all. Here are some common refrigerator thermostat problems to look out for:

  • Frozen food. Leave freezing to your freezer. If your food begins to freeze within your refrigerator compartment, and you’ve already tried adjusting your thermostat to the proper temperature, then your thermostat might be faulty. While it may be possible to adjust the temperature by turning it up, this merely sidesteps the issue and does not solve the underlying problem.
  • Warm food. While this is not necessarily a health concern with vegetables, warm temperatures can spoil meat, fish, and dairy products quickly. This can result in a significant portion of your home food budget being thrown away. While this can also be a door sealing issue, or a case of blocked airflow at the back of the fridge, warm food is often the result of a malfunctioning thermostat.

These are the two basic problems that occur with thermostat problems, but it’s important to be attentive to your home appliances, especially the refrigerator, which you rely on 24 hours a day for cold storage. While there is some basic troubleshooting every homeowner can do, thermostat replacement should be carried out by a certified professional. We work on all types and brands of refrigerators. For refrigerator repair in Washington, DC, call All Time Services today!