When Viking Built-In Fridge Not Cooling Properly

When Viking Built-In Fridge Not Cooling Properly

Viking appliance units are the most in-demand appliances you can buy for your kitchen. So if you find your Viking built-in fridge not cooling, you will want to seek immediate solutions. Below is our list of common causes of a Viking refrigerator not cooling properly to give you an idea of how to troubleshoot them without the need to initially contact a professional technician.

Condenser Coils

Condenser coils are designed to dissipate heat in the fridge as the refrigerant goes through them. If the condenser coils get filthy, they can’t function efficiently.

If the condenser coils no longer dissipate heat properly, the fridge won’t keep the proper temperature. When the Viking refrigerator won’t cool enough, initially check to ensure that the condenser coils are clean and do not have dirt or other debris. When they are filthy, unplug the unit from the power supply and wipe them.


Once you got a warm Viking refrigerator, the thermistor could be broken. The thermistor regulates the fridge temperature and initiates the control of some refrigerator components. When the thermistor isn’t functioning properly, the compressor and evaporator fan will not work as they should.

You can check the thermistor using a multimeter to identify if it works regularly. When the thermistor does not have consistency, it already requires replacement.

Evaporator Fan

The evaporator fan distributes cold air to keep the refrigerator cool. When the refrigerator compartment is too warm,  you may have a defective evaporator fan.

The evaporator fan draws the air above the evaporator coils then spreads that fresh air into the fridge and freezer. The evaporator fan was not functioning properly to avoid cold air from spreading, leading to the Viking fridge not keeping the required temperature.

After unplugging the unit from the power source, try to switch the evaporator fan blade. When the blade does not switch smoothly, or if you have observed it creates much noise, you would be wise to change the evaporator fan motor with a new unit.

Temperature Control Thermostat

The temperature control thermostat may be the cause for making your Viking fridge warm. The temperature control thermostat is designed to run the compressor and evaporator and condenser fan motors. When the thermostat is not functioning properly, the refrigerator will not maintain the proper temperature.

To confirm the thermostat is to turn the dial from the lowest to the highest setting and check if there’s a click. When you don’t hear the thermostat clicks, the next thing to do is to utilize a multimeter to confirm if the thermostat has consistency at all settings. Once the thermostat is defective at any setting, you will have to change the thermostat.

Our professionals may recommend the need to replace the main light voltage central host and low unit temperature control assembly on the oven. Also, we recommend the thermostat kit with a calibrator and two oven hinges for an extra 223$ with one year warranty on installed parts.
When you want the peace of mind of getting away from Viking’s built-in fridge not cooling, then contact Viking Appliance Repair Pros to diagnose and repair the issue. Check out other services for Viking refrigerator repair and Viking cooktop repair.

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