When it comes to fridges, Beko is the UK’s number one brand – and for good reason. Since 1990, Beko have been selling a range of household appliances throughout the UK and Ireland, producing appliances which are designed to make life easier whilst also ensuring everyday appliances are energy efficient.
Despite their enviable reputation, as with all appliances, a Beko fridge can develop faults – and below we look at 4 of the most common ones you’re likely to experience and explain how you can repair them.
Fridge Too Warm / Too Cold:
If the fridge has recently been installed or the door has been left open for an extended period of time, it can take your appliance a couple of hours to reach the right temperature. If after a couple of hours the fridge is still too warm or too cold we recommend you manually adjust the temperature setting, ideally the fridge should be between 3⁰C and 5⁰C.
After manually changing the temperature in your fridge, if the appliance still isn’t reaching the desired temperatures it could be that the thermostat is faulty. But this can be resolved with some simple DIY at home, as outlined in the video below:
Although a faulty thermostat is one possible reason for your fridge is too hot or too cold, it isn’t the only reason. Some of the other causes include:
- Food / bottles blocking air vents and preventing air from circulating around the fridge. Make sure when putting food in the fridge, you don’t block vents – and surprisingly not all food which you think should be stored in the fridge needs to be, as explained in our previous post “Do You Know What Should & Shouldn’t Be Kept In Your Fridge?”
- The location of the appliance is not suitable – if your fridge is in an area which is “too warm” such as in direct sunlight or next to the cooker it may not be able to keep as cool as it should.
- Condenser coils are dirty / fridge is too close to the wall. Ensure you regularly clean the condenser coils and the fridge is at least 10cm away from the wall, enabling the air to circulate.
- Door seal has become faulty enabling cool air to seep out and hot air to seep in. If your door seal is faulty, find a replacement fridge door seal and fit this.
Outside of Fridge Warm to Touch:
Understandably, if your Beko fridge is feeling warm to touch on the outside you may be concerned. But a Beko fridge being slightly warm to touch isn’t uncommon. In fact the design of some Beko appliances means they remove the heat from the content inside by transferring this with a gas through pipework under the surface of the sides to allow it to be taken away.
However, whilst this may be the reason for yours feeling warm to touch, at BuySpares, we would still recommend you keep an eye on the appliance in case a fault does develop or become evident. In such a situation, you should be able to find the advice on how to fix it in our advice centre.
Fridge Constantly Humming:
Any humming from your fridge will be due to the compressor, which runs to keep the appliance at the correct temperature. If the humming or low whirring sound is evident for extended periods of time, it’ll be because the compressor is trying to work harder to keep your fridge at the correct temperature.
You can limit how hard your Beko fridge compressor has to work by ensuring:
- The ambient temperature outside the fridge is within the recommended range.
- The door is not left open for extended periods of time, allowing warm air to fill the appliance.
You can also limit how hard the compressor on your fridge has to work by ensuring the coils on your fridge are kept clean and that the fridge is not pushed against the wall preventing air from circulating around the exterior of your appliance.
Leaking or Wet Inside:
Over time general wear and tear can cause your Beko fridge to show signs of leaks. In such a situation it is recommended you check the following 3 areas.
- Door Seals – check these are intact and the door is closing tightly. If the door seal is damaged or the door isn’t closing tightly, cool air can leave the appliance resulting in condensation occurring. If seals are damaged, you will need to replace them.
- Drip Pan – this is located on the compressor where the heat from the motor helps evaporate water which has come through the condensation drain hole. When checking such a part it is important to take care, as the pan is likely to have water in it. Once the pan is free from your fridge, give it a once over to check there’s no damage – if there is, get and fit a replacement drip pan.
- Hose Fittings (for fridges with water dispensers fitted) – these are usually located at the back of the fridge, and it is recommended to check these for any signs of water leaks or if they’ve become loose. It’s also important when checking the hose fittings you are aware of how to turn off the water valve.
If there’s a pool of water inside your fridge at the bottom, your fridge will be feeling the effects of condensation – and this is usually caused due to the drainage hose being blocked by debris, meaning the water which has ran down the wet wall at the back of your fridge hasn’t been able to escape. You can resolve the issue by drying the bottom of your appliance, before unblocking the drainage hole with a cotton bud, and we recommend you clean this area of your fridge on a regular basis.
Understanding the common faults you’re likely to find with your Beko fridge and knowing how to repair them, rather than replacing your appliance, will help save you money in both the short and long term and ensure your appliance continues to work at its peak performance for longer.