Fridge Lights Are On But Not Cooling A part within the refrigerator/freezer may have failed or the fridge needs time to begin cooling If the power has just come back on and the refrigerator is running, the fridge may need time to begin cooling again. Before you attempt more complex repairs, try these simple fixes if your refrigerator is not cooling and if your freezer is not … Refrigerator is not turned on. If you recently had a power outage, your refrigerator may need to be manually turned back on. There is power going to it - lights, etc. Answered in 6 minutes by: 6/5/2010. 1. Sounds like your refrigerator isn’t cooling properly. My new Whirlpool refrigerator is not cooling. it is cool but not nearly half as cold as my old fridge which was a 10 yr old fridge. If you're crying over “spoiled milk,” inspect your refrigerator for these five possible causes. Show Less. Show More. Problem: Fridge Not Cooling. I can't find anyone who will come out before Monday. 4. Share this conversation. Ask Your Own Appliance Question. Please help. are on. There are several possible causes when a refrigerator doesn’t keep your milk cold or your ice cream frozen. it has been operating for abit over 24 hours now and the fridge temperature setting has been on the highest setting since i first turned it on and it is not even cold. i just bought a brand new fridge which got delivered Yesterday morning.