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How to fix a refrigerator that won't stop running?

How to fix a refrigerator that won’t stop running?
How to fix a refrigerator that won’t stop running?



Not every fridge runs in the same pattern. Keep in mind that larger appliances need to operate for longer periods of time. If you think that your appliance is running too often or for too long, please see if one of the following is causing the problem.




Check the ambient temperature


If the room temperature is too high, your fridge may need to operate for longer periods. Make sure the refrigerator is not located near a heat source like radiators, the hob or the oven. Relocate the appliance if this is the case. 




Avoid opening the door too frequently or keeping it open for long


To keep the inner temperature stable, refrain from opening appliance doors too often or keeping them open for too long. Make sure food or other items are not obstructing the doors from being closed. 




Recently installed or loaded appliance


Your appliance will take longer to reach its ideal temperature when it is recently loaded or installed. This is normal.




Avoid placing hot food inside the appliance


Your fridge will take longer to stabilize its inner temperature when it is loaded with hot food. Wait for the food cool down before putting it into the appliance.




Check the door seals for gaps, cracks, or tears


The cold air inside your appliance needs to be properly isolated from the outside temperatures. Check the door seals to see if there are any gaps between them and the cabinet. If you find any, adjust the door seal by gently pulling it away from the door using your fingers. 


If the doors are not sealing properly, try cleaning the seal with a soft cloth or sponge and warm water. Avoid using abrasive cleaning products as they might damage the seals. If a seal is loose or cracked, it needs to be repaired or completely replaced. If you suspect this to be the case, contact an authorised service agent.




Check the temperature setting


The fridge may have been set to a lower temperature than required. The recommended temperature is around 4 °C to 5 °C for the fridge and around -18 °C for the freezer compartment. Check the setting and adjust it if needed.




Check for frost build-up


Check the freezer compartment for frost build-up. If the inner walls have visible frost on them, your appliance may be working overtime to achieve or retain the ideal temperature. In this case, you’ll have to manually defrost the freezer compartment.


For more information regarding defrosting your freezer, consult your user manual. If you’re having trouble finding your manual, download it here using your product’s model number. 


Beko fridge freezers with 3 Zone No Frost and NeoFrost™ Dual Cooling Technology prevent ice build-up so that you won’t have to defrost manually. Keep in mind that your appliance may run longer when the automatic defrost function is in use.




See if fast freeze is on


The Fast Freeze function on Beko fridge freezers allows for rapid freezing and quicker ice making. It’s normal for your refrigerator to run longer when Fast Freeze is activated. If you do not cancel it, Fast Freeze will cancel itself automatically after 8 hours or when the freezer compartment reaches the required temperature.



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