Condensation In Your Refrigerator? What May Be Happening

If you are noticing condensation in your refrigerator, this means humidity is getting into your refrigerator and it is causing your food to sweat. This humidity in your refrigerator may lead to warm spots in the refrigerator and could potentially cause issues for your food, as it may no longer be safe for eating. If you notice this condensation either on your food or on the surfaces inside the refrigerator, there are a few things you may be able to do about it. Read on for some helpful information.

Check Your Door 

The door on your refrigerator may not be closing all the way. If this is happening, there may be something in the way that is blocking the refrigerator door from closing all of the way. Be sure there is nothing sticking out that may be blocking the door, or that the door seal is clean and free of debris that may be hindering the door from closing tightly. Wipe down the door seal to ensure it is clean and seals properly.

Replace The Door Seal

Replace the seal around the door to ensure the door closes tightly. Over time the door seal may become dry rotten or may have cracked from years of use. If your door seal looks like this, you need to replace it with a new seal. You can check the door seal by holding a piece of paper inside the door and closing the door all the way. If you are able to pull the piece of paper out easily, it means the door seal is tight and is allowing humidity to get into the refrigerator. Replace the door seal with a brand new one and use all of the screws that came with the new seal to hold the new seal in place. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on how to replace the door seal.

Adjust The Thermostat

There may also be humidity in your refrigerator because there is too much food inside and the thermostat is not keeping up with the temperature. Try to move your food around or empty the refrigerator, then adjust the thermostat to make it cooler and less humid. Clear the air vents inside the refrigerator to allow for proper airflow as well.

If your refrigerator is allowing too much humidity in it, there are a number of things you may be able to do yourself. If the above-mentioned tips did not help you make the repair, you should hire a professional repair service to help you. 

To learn more, contact a refrigerator service