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Questions about residential mechanical refrigerators, usually used for food storage. Built-in ice-makers and water-dispensers are on topic here, although the [ice-maker] tag should be used in conjunction with this tag for the former.

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Why does my refrigerator freeze inconsistently and make noises?

I've had a Beko BCFD150 integrated fridge/freezer for the last 5/6 years. Since buying it I've had the following issues intermittently: Struggles to get cold (particularly in the fridge) even with ...
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Samsung fridge freezing over

I have a Samsung fridge RS25J500DSR/AA that keeps freezing in the refrigerator side. There is no food anywhere in the fridge. It seems to track a temperature below freezing that I see with a logging ...
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Refrigerator water filter change

Water into the house goes through: whole house water filter water softner RO system then to the refrigerator. Is there a need to replace the refrigerator water filter when unit indicates to? Thanks.
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Is there a better way to remove the protective film from a new refrigerator?

My stainless steel refrigerator has remnants of the pink protective plastic around the edges, by the gaskets, hinges, controls, etc. The plastic film appears to go completely underneath the plastic ...
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LG LSC27926SB refrigerator freezer door water line broken

I think I tried every single youtube video to replace this tube but nothing matches with my exact model. Can someone please share instructions on how to replace this tube that connects to left of this ...
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Hisense beverage refrigerator not cooling

I have a Hisense beverage refrigerator (HBC54D6AS) that isn't working. If I unplug it for a while and plug it back in, the lights and control panel will come on, but it isn't cooling. I had originally ...
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Plumbing in a new fridge/ice maker outlet box

I just bought a new fridge and will be installing a new ice maker outlet box in the kitchen to feed the water/ice maker. On the other side of my wall is a shower, and a little further down the same ...
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Fridgidaire fridge making rattling noise

Frigidaire fridge rattling a lot Hi folks, Moved into a new place and my fridge is rattling quite a bit. It's distracting and hard to work, my landlord said it's totally normal (of course). Can ...
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Is shutting off water supply necessary if no longer using the water dispenser and ice maker?

Is it necessary to shut off the water supply on a GE refrigerator if no longer using the water dispenser or ice maker. Ice maker has been shut off GE Model # GSS25IYNWHFS Thank you
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What is this black residue on the refrigerant lines of my subzero refrigerator?

I have an old 1980s subzero refrigerator that is powering up but no longer cooling effectively. It appears at some point the compressors were replaced with r134a. There is a black char/blob/residue on ...
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Does over refrigerator cabinet need support at both ends?

We're planning to replace our refrigerator in the next couple of years. I have found that I could get a much larger appliance if it weren't for one "wall" that sort of makes a cove for the ...
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Fridge thermostat replacement - resealing?

The thermostat on my drinks fridge is on the fritz, and I'd like to replace it. I've found a suitable replacement part; it's a WPF14B-EX. To replace the thermostat, I need to withdraw the probe and ...
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Why does my KitchenAid refrigerator temperature fluctuate?

We have a 7-year-old KitchenAid (Model# KRSC503ES00) side by side refrigerator. The refrigerator section temperature fluctuates. It will be 50 degrees for a few days and then it returns to normal ...
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Possible cause of this ice formation in freezer in Whirlpool refrigerator?

Model: Whirlpool WRT318FZDB02 About 6 years old. Please see the pics, can you gauge the possible cause of the ice formation (in the top right of the freezer?). No ice on the coils. Thank you in ...
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How to connect fridge to existing water line

Received a new fridge and it looks like it has the same adapter end as my existing water line. What's the best method for connecting the two?
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Are there refrigerators on the market that will happily live on a GFCI circuit? NEC 2023 code issue

Home Depot informed me that 2023 Electrical code now requires all duplexes in the kitchen to be GFCI protected. (https://www.homedepot.com/c/ab/nec-2023-code-changes/9ba683603be9fa5395fab901e21904c9) ...
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Does a Dometic RUA8408X fridge need external power when running on gas?

I am replacing a my Dometic RGE410 fridge/freezer after 15 years of reliable service. The replacement I'm lookin at is the Dometic RUA8408X, which is a similar size and supports gas/12V/mains. It will ...
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What part needs to be replaced when fridge gets too warm or too cold at times?

So the freezer seems to work fine, but the fridge will either get too warm or too cold at times. We change the setting so it'll be warmer or colder, but it doesn't settle to the right level. It can ...
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Would a bad main control board in my refrigerator cause inconsistent cooling?

Our Samsung RB215LASH refrigerator has had a persistent intermittent problem with the temperature in the refrigerator section getting too cold, causing stuff to freeze up. I tried changing the ...
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Whirlpool refrigerator over fills ice tray (leaks) and over meters measured water

I have a Whirlpool GI7FVCXWY02 that is leaking water after over filling the automatic ice tray. I realize there is a mechanical adjustment on the automatic ice try (which is covered up in this model)....
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Water from fridge tastes bad and now fridge smells

My daughter called and sad the water from the fridge tasted bad and now the fridge smells as well. Could this be because we need to change the filter? I spoke to one repairman and he said yes. If I ...
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Should my new refrigerator have this corrosion on the lines?

I just unpacked a new Liebherr fridge. These joints of different metals look worrying, as if they have corrosion. What is this? Is it normal for a brand new premium-line fridge? Can it cause problems ...
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Can I remove the beeper from my older Bosch fridge?

The warning beeper keeps going off on my old Bosch fridge-freezer, but temperature's OK. This sound is really irritating but I don't want to pay the UK £117 callout and possibly the cost of a new ...
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Refrigerator tripping breaker

My whirlpool wrx735sdhz suddenly tripped breaker. I tried plugging into multiple other outlets and tripped all. I've confirmed the compressor is good and no short to ground. Start relay and capacitor ...
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How to fix whirlpool fridge ice maker that makes knocking sounds?

My Whirlpool fridge (model WRS571CIDM01) makes knocking sounds every so often. See video on Reddit. The sounds seem to be coming from near the top front of the freezer door, where the ice maker sits. ...
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What is this plastic connector called?

I found this connector leaking a little under my refrigerator. What is it called? I either need to fix it or replace it - suggestions welcome.
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Fridge died for New Years eve. Should I replace the overload protector or the whole relay? (full details, testing inside)

Fridge: Sears 970-681020 Combination relay: 213615005 (embraco/eecon tsd-115/127v-60hz-y) Compressor: egz 70hlp embraco Symptoms: Click, BRRRRR (4 seconds), Click....... no cooling Tests: Pulled the ...
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I have a rental apartment that will be vacant for 3-4 months. Should I just unplug or shut off refrigerator? [duplicate]

I have a rental apartment that will be vacant for 3-4 months. Should I just unplug or shut off refrigerator?
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Microscopic leak from compression fitting on refrigerator line

Looking to split the water supply behind my fridge and route to my coffee maker as pictured. All the other connections are watertight with no leakage whatsoever, however this one connection is ...
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Adhesive for Samsung refrigerator cooling panel

Inside the Samsung fridge, cool air would typically circulate through the holes indicated below using green arrows. However, someone accidentally pulled on this panel instead of the evaporator cover ...
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Removing ice blockage between freezer and fridge in GE Monogram side-by-side

I have a GE Monogram Fridge/Freezer Model # ZIS42NYB, Serial # SV036084. It's about 25 years old and I'll probably replace it as money/time permits. HOWEVER, I'd like to have it limp along a little ...
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Can a fridge use a regular socket?

so I live in Norway, and I want to move my fridge to outside my kitchen as it's quite cramped, but the issue is that my fridge has a short cable and I either have to use a long extension cord or plug ...
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GE Profile Evaporator fan constantly running

I have 14-year-old GE Profile fridge. 3 years ago the evaporator fan started making a loud hum (fluctuating around 100Hz) at apparently random times. Following advice from a YouTube video, I used a ...
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Bolt on fridge missing [closed]

I have an Amana refrigerator with a bottom freezer. Top panel on the freezer appears to have some kind of missing bolt and will not stay closed. Any idea what exactly this is, and how I could find one ...
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Hard start kit in old Traulsen commercial refrigerator

The unit cycles with a buzzing noise for 1s every 30s or so - I presume the compressor is locked, or possibly the relay / capacitor is bad. I was going to try a Supco 210 hard start kit - is that a ...
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Temperature controller bypassed on old Traulsen refrigerator

I have an old (1976) Traulsen RRI 2-32 L UT commercial refrigerator that gets used for 1 month a year to hang beef. It runs very consistently at 39.5F, but I want it down to 35. Looks like it has been ...
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Replacing a refrigerator compressor fan motor with one with different electrical values (GE side-by-side TPG21JRDAWW)

I have rewired very basic motorcycle electrical systems before, but have no understanding of electrical values other than "don't mix 110 and 220V", and "don't put a 6V bulb on a 12V ...
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Replaced water filter now very low pressure

Recently replaced my Samsung water filter with new filter. Water was coming out at regular speed before. Now it is extremely slow. Here is what I have tried: check if water coming into refrigerator ...
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Is a divider between fridge and dryer necessary?

I recently purchased a house with laundry machines in the kitchen. There exists this small divider between the fridge and washer/dryer stack that scrapes along the fridge door and prevents it from ...
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Fridge water spout stops working due to ice formation

We have a GE Cafe refrigerator with a water/ice dispenser that stops working regularly. I identified the issue to ice formation around the water spout which prevents the actuator housing from moving ...
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Moved GE fridge sets off smoke detector

I moved a GE fridge 7 years old to a new home 20 miles from old home, I set the fridge in the basement as a second fridge, when turning the fridge on it triggers the smoke detector alarm, any reason ...
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Freezer dripping water

Watched a lot of videos on refrigerators leaking, the culprit being a clogged drain tube. In my case, I have a freezer (Kenmore model 253.28093803) and it drips from the insulated line shown in the ...
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Connecting new fridge to existing pex

I'm looking for a good way to connect a new fridge with water to an existing pex pipe. I previously did not have a fridge with water. Backstory, years and years ago, the contractor remodeling my ...
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Is there a defrost drain in my Samsung freezer? I cannot find one. This is a model RT18M6213

My Samsung refrigerator drips water from the freezer into the refrigerator. How do I resolve this?
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refrigerator stops working

I have a refrigerator in a rental that stopped working. (Kenmore Coldspot model# 106.74264400) It is less than 5 years old. On initial inspection it was not cooling, the thermostat was set to five, ...
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Amana refrigerator evaporator fan (that spins OK when hardwired to AC) won't spin inside refrigerator despite 125V input voltage

My 23-year-old Amana BRF20VW refrigerator/freezer stopped chilling food today. I investigated and the evaporator fan (which also circulates cold air to the refrigerator) won't run. Nothing unusual ...
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Fridge is warm, freezer is still coldish

I have a Whirlpool top-freezer (model wrt549szdm00). My freezer temp is at 15F, fridge is at 50. It's been this way for a couple days now. I took the freezer apart, and there was no ice on the coils. ...
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Fridge on same circuit as space heater?

The owner's manual for our fridge specifies that it should be on a dedicated 15A circuit. I understand that this is considered best practice, although not strictly required by the NEC. However, our ...
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Why do instruction manuals specify, "Do not use extension cord and provide a separate circuit"?

Could someone shed some light on the "do not use extension cord" and "provide a separate circuit" instructions that come with every single refrigerator and freezer? Context: I own ...
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What is the dripping noise that my fridge is making?

My fridge has started to make a dripping noise. I can only hear it when it’s really quiet. My fridge does not have an ice maker or a water/ice station on the outside. Recently the freezer has had poor ...
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