Help My Freezer Is Too Cold

Name one thing about a freezer? If you said it’s cold, then congratulations you win! Yes, a freezer is all about the cold isn’t it, after all, it’s in the name after all, but a freezer can become too cold and that isn’t a good thing. The problem with this is that it’s not easy to realise that your freezer is too cold before the damage is done.

Freezer Is Too Cold

There are a number of possible reasons, but it will most likely be a problem with the temperature control settings or thermostat. Few people realise that their freezer does actually have settings that make it cooler so if you’re lucky an unexpectedly cold freezer could just be because of an accidental knock on the dial.

So, one of the first things you should always do is check the dial, it sounds simple, but you never know do you? But if it isn’t the dial then don’t panic there’s a number of other possible causes so let’s take a look at them in more detail below.

The Electric Display Board

The electric display board might not be a name you’re overly familiar with, but this component can go by a number of different names, another popular alternative is the user controls. This component is responsible for adjusting the temperature inside the freezer, but it also monitors and displays information and is responsible for ensuring the fan, compressor and defrost heater work as well.

So, as you can see from that it’s an important component but unfortunately not one that is immune to harm and faults. A faulty or damaged display board won’t be able to read or monitor the temperature correctly and this can have a number of different effects.

But one of the most common side effects of a faulty display board is an inability to power the compressor cooling circuit. This means you will have a much colder freezer than normal so how do you fix this issue?

Well due to the complexity your best option would be to call in a professional repairman/ technician to fix it for you. Attempting to do repairs yourself will likely just result in making the problem worse with these kinds of issues you really need experienced hands. So, if your freezer is getting too cold call in an expert to take a look at it for you.

The Thermostat

I referenced this problem in the introduction so let’s take a more in-depth look, shall we? Your freezer will shut off once it’s reached the right internal temperature, now the thermostat is what should be monitoring this. So, if your freezer doesn’t shut off and just keeps getting colder and colder then it could be the thermostat that is causing the problem.

Thermostats come in many different forms but they all do the same job, but due to the many different designs of them many different things can go wrong and diagnosing a problem isn’t always simple. Thermostats can get damaged, but yours may simply be faulty or defective but whatever the problem is your best option is calling in a Repair Aid professional repairman/ technician to take a look at it.

If you’re lucky your thermostat may simply need recalibrating or resetting in order to get it back in working order. But even if you are confident in your ability to do this I would still recommend calling in a Repair Aid professional repairman/ technician to handle it for you.

Electrical Faults

Lastly, one other possible cause of a freezer being too cold could be electrical faults that are causing your freezer to stay powered even when it’s reached the right temperature. There’s a lot of scope to these issues so the only way they will get diagnosed is with the assistance of a professional repairman/ technician. Electrical faults aren’t common, but they can happen and usually without warning so call in a professional to handle that for you.

So, that’s a look at what could be causing your freezer to be too cold. Yes, this isn’t exactly a common problem or one that is easy to spot but it can happen and when it does it’s important to do know what to do.

And like always we recommend calling in a professional to handle it for you a freezer that’s too cold might not seem like a big problem but trust me it is! It will cause a build up of frost and ice which will lead to a big mess and it can affect your food as well, so act fast and call in a Repair Aid professional.

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