RCA Refrigerator Troubleshooting

ProblemSolution
Refrigerator does not operate:Check if thermostat control is not in the "0" position.
Check if refrigerator is plugged in.
Check if there is power at the AC outlet, by checking the circuit breaker.
Food temperature appears too warm:Frequent door openings.
Allow time for recently added warm food to reach fresh food temperature.
Check gaskets for proper seal.
Adjust temperature control to colder setting.
Food temperature is too cold:If temperature control setting is too cold, adjust to a warmer setting and allow several hours for temperature to adjust.
Refrigerator runs too frequently:This may be normal to maintain constant temperature during high temperature and humid days.
Doors may have been opened frequently or for an extended period of time.
Check gasket for proper seal.
Check to see if doors are completely closed.
Moisture build up on interior or exterior of the refrigerator:This is normal during high humidity periods.
Prolonged or frequent door openings.
Check door gaskets for proper seal.
Refrigerator has an odor:Interior needs cleaning.
Foods improperly wrapped or sealed are giving off odors.
Refrigerator door does not shut properly:Level the refrigerator.
Re-align refrigerator door.
Check for blockages, e.g. food containers, crisper cover,shelves, bins, etc.
Popping or cracking sound when the compressor comes on:Check to ensure the refrigerator is level.
The floor may be uneven or weak. The refrigerator rocks on the floor when it is moved slightly. Be sure the floor can adequately support the refrigerator. Level the refrigerator by putting wood or metal shims under part of the refrigerator.
The refrigerator is touching the wall, re-level the refrigerator and move it from the wall. See the "Installing Your Refrigerator" section.
Refrigerator light does not work:Check power supply.
Tighen bulb in socket.
Replace burned out bulb.