Full size fridges and freezers remove heat from the inside of your fridge and expel it out of the rear of the appliance. The appliance's motor also generates heat while it runs.
Because of this, your fridge or freezer may feel warm to the touch. As long as the internal temperature matches the thermostat, there is no need for concern.
If you find that the appliance is not warm but hot to the touch, there are a few common causes.
Your appliance has a fan that pushes air out of the rear. If the fridge or freezer is pressed up against a wall, or is surrounded by other warm appliances, it will likely overheat. Your fridge or freezer should have a 10cm gap on the sides and 30cm above.
If your appliance is not level, it can cause it to overheat. Most appliances have screw feet that can adjust each corner. For more information, see How To Find Your Product's User Guide.
Overloading And Hot Foods
There should be some room for airflow around food and drink in your appliance. If the fridge is overfilled, this can cause it to run warmer.
Also ensure that hot foods are allowed to cool before placing them in the fridge or freezer.
Opening The Fridge
If your fridge is opened regularly within a short space of time, the fridge will run much faster to keep cool.
If you are finding that your fridge is still hot to the touch, please Contact Our Customer Care Team.