When the air vent is blocked and there isn’t proper circulation, the temperature sensors in your fridge will signal to the compressor to keep on working and cooling, more than it actually needs to. This in turn can lead to temperatures dropping way too low and the eventual frozen food problem.
If you suspect that there is ice build-up creating the problem, you’ll want to remove all the perishable items and store them in a cooler full of ice while you fully defrost your refrigerator. Hopefully that will resolve your problem. *Make sure to put towels on the floor when you defrost, so that the water from the melted ice doesn’t go all over your floors.
Another problem can come from refrigerators that have built in ice makers turned on, but that do not have a water source connected to them. Similar to the situation above, this causes the sensors to become “confused” that there is no ice being produced, and so the compressor tries harder by becoming colder.
To solve this problem, you simply need to turn off your ice maker (or hook up the water supply!) If this doesn’t work though, you may indeed have a problem with your temperature controls and having a professional refrigerator repair technician have a look may be your best bet.
Another common problem that comes up frequently with ice makers is that they suddenly stop producing ice. Most of the time this is simply because the metal bar in the ice maker is stuck in the UP position, signaling that the ice bin is full (even if it is not). All you need to do is lower that bar, and you should begin to get ice cubes in your freezer once again.
We hope these pointers are helpful to you, and that maybe they allow you to pass on calling someone out for a repair call unnecessarily. However, if you find that you DO need professional repair work done, make sure you call the Best Refrigerator Repair Orange County has to offer. We would be happy to help you out.