How to Prevent Food From Freezing in Fridge

There’s nothing more frustrating than your refrigerator freezing food that wasn’t meant to be frozen. You may need to wait longer to use the food or even throw it out.

Sometimes, only one item is affected, but if your fridge freezes everything, then you have a problem. Keep reading to learn a few steps you can take to help prevent your fridge from freezing food.

Why is my food freezing in the fridge?

There are several reasons why your refrigerator is freezing food. It could be a fault with the refrigerator, or it could be the way you are storing the food.

There are a few ways you can check your fridge before you make a service call.

Temperature setting issue

You might be wondering why is my refrigerator freezing my food? The answer: there may be an issue with the temperature setting. These are easily moved and often get bumped. This is one of the first places you should check. The temperature may need to be adjusted from time to time anyway.

If the room is hot and the fridge door is open frequently, the fridge will start to work overtime.  If that doesn’t seem to be the case, you may have a faulty thermostat. If you think this is the case, give us a call to come and check it for you. We can replace it quickly to ensure that your fridge is in excellent condition.

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Food not properly stored

The food in your fridge is kept cold and frozen because of airflow. If there is food or containers blocking the vents or preventing the air from circulating, it can cause items inside to freeze.

Try moving things around and be careful with produce and delicate items that may freeze more easily. Put them in a crisper to make sure they stay fresh and properly chilled.

Door not sealed

If your fridge or freezer door is not closing properly or the seal around the door has been damaged, then it has to work much harder to maintain the regular temperature. 

When the fridge door is closed, place your hand near the edge. If you feel cool air escaping, then you have to replace the seal on your fridge or freezer door.

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How to Prevent Frozen Food in the Fridge

Before you make a service call to find out why your fridge is freezing your food, here are a few checks you can do:

  • Check temperature
  • Check seals
  • Rearrange food
  • Check ice dispenser

If everything is freezing in your fridge, there may be a serious problem. If you’ve gone through the above suggestions and your fridge is still freezing food, it’s time to call an appliance repair technician.

Contact Us

Here at Appliance Wizards, we service all names and makes of refrigerators. Expect excellent same-day customer service and around-the-clock emergency repair.  We carry parts for all major brands and have all the professional equipment and the know-how on how to use them. We are certain about the quality of our work and offer a 3-month warranty on our service. Give us a call if you’re experiencing any issues with food freezing in the fridge.