Problems with the defrost system and dirty condenser coils problems with the fan leaky door gaskets, or control issues could result in your Westinghouse freezer not being cold enough. You may not see the problem right away, but the refrigerator and freezer will soon get too hot. You’ll want to fix the issue quickly to prevent food spoilage. How can you stop air from getting into your Westinghouse freezer.
If your Westinghouse freezer isn’t warm enough to ensure that the frozen ice cream stays firm, or you notice a lot frost inside, warm, moist air might be leaking from the refrigerator. Replace any damaged gaskets, and check the door gaskets. If you notice that gaskets in good condition aren’t sealing properly around the door openings because of gaps between them and the cabinet that surrounds them, adjust the hinges of your Westinghouse refrigerator. If you notice frost accumulation just on the rear of the freezer wall, the automatic defrost system may be malfunctioning. When working correctly, the defrost mechanism melts the frost off the evaporator coils every 8 hours or so to keep the air paths through the evaporator clear so the freezer and refrigerator compartments are properly cooled.
If the automatic defrost system fails, the frost will build up on the evaporator and the back wall of the freezer compartment. The Westinghouse freezer isn’t cooling effectively due to the frost buildup on the evaporator.
How can I solve other freezer issues? If you notice that the fan in the evaporator isn’t working when you look for cooling inside the freezer compartment. Replace the fan in the evaporator in the event that it’s damaged. Condenser coils that have become filthy can lead to freezing issues. It is recommended to unplug your Westinghouse refrigerator to look for dirt and dust buildup. If your coils are filthy, wash them. Make sure you clean the coils each time you do regular maintenance on your Westinghouse refrigerator. When the freezer does not be cold enough, you must ensure that the condenser fan runs. If the condenser’s fan is not running, the condenser can’t effectively cool refrigerant. Replace the fan in the condenser if it isn’t running when activated.
These fixes can help you Solve Your Refrigerator Problem Replace the Westinghouse refrigerator sensor.
The Westinghouse refrigerator sensor, sometimes known as the defrost bi-metal termination thermostat, trips when it detects that the temperature of the evaporator is at an amount that it is at risk of overheating. The thermostat that controls defrost shuts off the power supply to the heater when the sensor trips. If the defrost detector is triggered it turns off power to the heater. As time passes, the frozen ice can form on the fins of the evaporator and cause the freezer and fridge not cool properly. You can use volt/ohm meter to check the defrost sensor for continuity. Replace the defrost sensor in case it shows no continuity at around 0 degrees F. Clean the Westinghouse refrigerator’s compressor coils. Dust-covered Westinghouse refrigerator compressor coils can hinder the refrigerator and freezer from cooling properly. Follow the steps in the owner’s manual to cleaning the condenser coils. Prior to taking care of the coils, and getting access to them, disconnect the Westinghouse refrigerator. Most Westinghouse refrigerators have the coils located behind the grill on the front. Clean condenser coils with a brush for coils.
Replace the Westinghouse condenser fan of the refrigerator:
It’s located inside the machine compartment of the Westinghouse refrigerator, right next to the compressor. It circulates air over the fan coils of the condenser to cool the hot refrigerant that is coming out of the compressor. The refrigerant first gets chilled before passing through the expansion and into the condenser fan. If the fan in the condenser appears to be damaged, replace it.
Repair the Westinghouse refrigerator freeze system:
The Westinghouse refrigerator’s automatic defrost process regularly melts the frost off its evaporator in order to increase the exchange of heat. When defrosting is in progress the compressor shuts down and the heating element for defrosting is activated, and the it melts the frost from the evaporator fins. The condensate flows to an evaporator drip tray beneath the evaporator, and later flows through a defrost drain tube to the drain pan that is close to the compressor within the machine compartment. The condensate water evaporates from the drain tray before the next freeze cycle. If the defrost does not work, fix the problem.
Replace the Westinghouse fridge Evaporator fans:
The evaporator mounts on the evaporator assembly. It moves air throughout the cabinet, and then across the fins of the evaporator. Replace the fan in case damaged. Replace the Westinghouse refrigerator’s temperature control board. The temperature control, also referred to as the electronic control board, is situated in the machine chamber adjacent to the compressor. It is located behind a panel at the back of the Westinghouse refrigerator. The temperature control board controls the compressor as well as other parts of the Westinghouse refrigerator. The tech sheet contains specific diagnostic methods to test the board. If the temperature controller board fails to function properly or it stops functioning, replace it.
Replace the Westinghouse refrigerator thermostat temperature control thermostat:
The thermostat is also called the cold control thermostat or the cold thermostat. It can be found in the control housing. The thermostat has a sensor tube attached to it, which detects temperature inside the Westinghouse refrigerator cabinet. The temperature of the cabinet is controlled by the thermostat by switching off and on the compressor according to the sensor tube that senses temperature. If it is unable to sense temperature accurately or is unable to cycle the compressor it is recommended that the thermostat controlling temperature must be replaced.
The Westinghouse refrigerator thermostat needs to be replaced:
If the refrigerator isn’t cooling as it should the thermistor could be defective. The thermistor transmits temperature data to the thermostat, so a broken thermistor will give inaccurate information.
Replace the Westinghouse freezer timer in the refrigerator:
The defrost motor drives the control elements and runs the control elements. If the control contacts of the defrost timer enter the defrost process the compressor ceases to run and the defrost heater is turned on for a specific amount of time in order to melt the frozen evaporator fins. This facilitates a more efficient heating exchange between the evaporator as well as the compressor.
The defrost timer contacts will reverse after the timer expires to allow normal cooling to the Westinghouse refrigerator. It is necessary to change the timer for defrost if it doesn’t move forward when activated. The defrost heater could be prevented from being energized due to faulty contacts. In that instance, replace the timer for defrost. Adjust the refrigerator or freezer door. The hinges of the doors to freezer and refrigerator could be damaged or bent. The doors may sag as time passes. Warm moist air can enter the freezer or refrigerator door and cause excessive frost to develop. This refrigerator repair involves fixing or adjusting the hinges so that the doors work correctly and remain aligned. Replace the Westinghouse gasket for the refrigerator. The gasket attaches on the refrigerator or freezer door panel. It stops air from entering the cabinet or escaping it when the door is closed. The gasket can become damaged and allow warm, moist air to pass through the Westinghouse refrigerator door when it’s shut. This can cause excessive frost damage as well as cooling issues. If your door seal is broken or damaged, you should replace it.
Replace the Westinghouse refrigerator electrical control board:
It transmits voltage to the compressors and fans when it senses that the refrigerator needs to remain cool. The electronic control board also detects temperature sensor signals to monitor the temperatures inside the refrigerator and freezer. The information it receives is used to control the defrost cycle. Electronic control boards are usually tested for issues to determine if they are working correctly. There are many tests that can be performed, but the most popular test is called the Forced Defrost test. The tech sheet contains instructions for running diagnostics. Change the control board’s electronic circuit if it’s not working properly.
Routine Westinghouse refrigerator maintenance:
Clean the condenser heating coils according to your owner’s guideline. Unplug the Westinghouse refrigerator prior to cleaning and accessing the coils. On most refrigerators the coils are located hidden behind the front grill on the bottom. The coils can be cleaned using the help of a coil brush. You can also replace the water filter and clean the bottom grille. Adjust the hinges if they don’t close tightly.