Beko Fridge Temperature Dial Troubleshooting


Bekos wide range of refrigeration appliances are not only stylishly designed but are full of food freshness technology. Some fridges have their ice boxes installed at the top, and frost-free fridges have built-in air circulation systems that provide a more even temperature distribution.

For a fridge, the recommended temperature is between 3 and 5 degrees centigrade as this slows bacterial growth and maintains food quality. A lower temperature can cause freezing issues which may result in food spoilage.

So, how do know what the fridge temperature dial means? 

Beko fridge freezer temperature dial 1-5

To help you recognise if you need to change the temperature in your fridge freezer take a look at what each temperature setting means:

  • A dial display of 0 indicates that the cooling system is turned off
  • Minimum or 1 on the dial display is the warmest setting
  • A dial display of 2 or 3 is the recommended setting
  • Maximum or 5 on the dial display is the coolest setting

Setting the fridge temperature dial 1-5

Your temperature dial will be located at the top or in the middle of the fridge or freezer section and controls the temperature in both the fridge and the freezer.

Turn the dial to the 2 or 3 settings for everyday fridge use. If you’re constantly storing plenty of food you need the colder setting of between 3 and 4.

A Beko fridge temperature dial 1-6 simply means that the maximum setting is 5 or 6. Bear in mind if you set the temperature too low ice can form and prevent air circulation which can lead to thermostat malfunction. By using a fridge thermometer you can ensure that your food is safely stored. If there are any concerns with your fridge not getting cold enough or making weird noises, you can always call your local professional appliance repair company and get a professional engineer to look into it.

Keeping the best possible temperatures

The coldest part of your fridge is directly above the fruit and vegetable compartments. The rest of the fridge’s interior temperature depends on the amount of food kept inside and how often the door is opened.

The maximum setting is perfect for cooling items down quickly, on a hot summers day, or following a big shop.

The minimum setting is ideal for colder months and if you go on holiday. If you have a 0 setting you can even turn off the cooling system completely whilst you’re away.

Beko fridge temperature dial troubleshooting

If ice continually forms in the base of your fridge freezer there’s a range of components that may be at fault.

The evaporator

This cooling box has a heating element that prevents frost development, and this heater switches on and off automatically. The melted ice then runs through a tube that leads to a container outside of the system where it evaporates. If the evaporator is defective ice will build up.

The drain tube

If the drain tube is blocked by dust or other residues this can result in puddles forming in the bottom of your freezer and turning to ice. This may be resolved by cleaning the drain tube if the defrosting mechanism is still functioning.

However, if the drain tube is blocked with ice this indicates that the heating element is failing and may need repairing or relacing by an experienced appliance repair technician.

The heating element

Occasionally the heating element may get stuck in the compression mode resulting in the freezer being unable to defrost. Water will accumulate in the base and freeze until the heating element is set in defrost mode.

The timer

The timer is connected to the heating element determining when to switch it on and off, and how often. If this part fails your freezer will experience icing issues and the timer, or even the main control board will need expertly assessing and replacing.


Beko Fridge Temperature Dial Troubleshooting was last modified: January 19th, 2024 by Mix Repairs