- Check the thermostat control. Even if you've not adjusted it, something may have knocked it. The fridge may also need to be adjusted depending on the temperature of its surroundings and the coldness of the weather.
- Make sure any food stored in the fridge or freezer is not blocking any air vents. This can stop air circulating properly.
- If the fridge is too close to the wall, the condenser coils will not function properly and can cause this problem.
- Defrost the fridge and freezer thoroughly and clean the inside surfaces with warm water. Check any air vents to ensure they are not blocked.
- Clean the condenser coils at the back of the fridge using a vacuum cleaner, making sure all dust and any dirt are removed. Clean any stubborn dirt away with warm soapy water, being careful not to scrape the coils.
- Make sure the fridge's fans are not clogged and are able to function properly.
- Check the door is closing properly. Make sure nothing is obstructing it or pushing it slightly open. Ensure the seals around the edge are working well.
Taking these steps will often stop your fridge working too hard and help it chill out. If you're still having problems, contact our Knowhow team on 0845 561 1234.
Always refer to the manufacturer’s manual for specific details.