Questions tagged [refrigerator]

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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How to prevent electrical appliances from exploding

I've been reading news lately that AC or fridge explodes sometimes and causes fire and death. What are the other household electrical appliances that explodes ? How may I prevent this ? Is there any ...
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Why is my Samsung refrigerator sometimes not cooling?

I have a 12 year old (circa 2009) Samsung refrigerator, model RFG237AARS, compressor BK190C-L2C. Recently, out of the blue, it stopped cooling and fridge/freezer were close to room temp. I unplugged,...
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Refrigerator - power cord exposed copper wire

There are multiple parts of exposed copper wiring on the power cord of my refrigerator. There are about 3 parts where the copper is exposed. I'm not really sure how it happened. Can I wrap it in ...
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GE Profile refridgerator water dispenser issue

When I dispense water it will come out fast and slow down to nothing before 20 oz is dipensed. If I wait a while it will do exactly the same. I have tried a new filter with same results.
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Basement refrigerator copper line leak

I have an issue with a flexible copper pipe in the basement ceiling occasionally dripping cold water There is no spraying - just slow drips. I noticed condensation issues in the basement on hot humid ...
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Loud bang 2-3 times per day from Hitachi refrigerator

I have a new Hitachi refrigerator which works fine but it gives a loud bang 2-3 times per day. The bang is a single sound, it's not repetitive. It happens at irregular intervals, sometimes there's ...
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How can a fridge water line be connected to a water jug?

We have extremely hard ground water and it just produces tons of white flakes from the ice maker when connected to our fridge . I wanted to explore the feasibility of using 5 gallon water bottles to ...
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normal freezer temperature operation?

Is this how a freezer is supposed to work ? I set my freezer to -14 degrees celsius. It gets to -15, then slowly warms up to around zero. As it gets to 0, I do hear the compressor trying to turn back ...
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Meausure the temperature of a fridge

I have a refrigerator that is an old model (no name brand) and does not have indications of what is the actual temperature. I currently suspect that the temperature is higher than what I have set it ...
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2017 Samsung Refrigerator RF28HMEDBSR Display Temperature Incorrect

My Samsung refrigerator is displaying the incorrect temperature to the actual temperature. I've used several corded thermometers and placed them in different areas of the refrigerator. The display ...
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Bottom freezer fridge is freezing the food in the bottom while the top is too warm

[Updated: added some info about what I found in the bottom housing, as well as the sound of the fan in the freezer.] I've got a GE PFSS2MIXASS Fridge (Double doors on top, freezer on bottom). A ...
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Can a GFCI circuit ruin a refrigerator compressor?

The kitchen at the house that I rent is wired funky: the fridge receptacle does't have a GFCI button, but it's on the same circuit as a countertop receptacle that does have a GFCI button, so that ...
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Plumbing - Finding right adapter to connect reverse osmosis system to new fridge

I've spent about 3 hours at Lowe's and Menard's trying to find the right adapter to connect my 3/8 inch reverse osmosis water line (plastic tubing) to my new fridge. My old fridge used the push to ...
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DCS fridge at times very loud

I have a DCS RF195 fridge. This fridge always worked fine, and is 8 yrs old. Lately, it will at times be very loud. So loud, that it interferes with watching TV, for instance. Once I open the fridge ...
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Built-in KitechenAid refrigerator - freezer temperature question

I have a KitchenAid refrigerator (ksss42qdx05). A few weeks ago, I noticed that the temperature in the freezer got higher than before. I purchased a wireless temperature sensor and logged the ...
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Computer monitor shuts off when fridge compressor starts

I have an extension lead from the main socket in my home office. Attached is a fridge (drinks fridge but not a mini fridge - 80L). Then I have another extension attached to that one that contains all ...
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When does freezer evaporator fan turn on and when does it turn off

I have a GE side by side fridge model GSS22UFPDWW. This fridge does not have a timer for defrost cycle. Instead it has what is called an encoder that sends data to the main board and the main board ...
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Removing interior back panel on Kenwood refrigerator / freezer

I have a Kenwood knfd55x17 torridly 50/50 fridge freezer. I want to remove the back panel inside the upper fridge compartment for cleaning. The panel problem contains a duct for "venting" ...
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What is this piece at the end of refridgerator water dispenser line called?

Image is from this video at 3:49. The piece attaches to both water dispenser lever (via screw) and water line (by inserting water line into this piece).
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My water from my dispenser comes out slow even after replacing major parts

Water comes out slow at dispenser even after I replaced the water filter, Filter head assembly and relay. I have ran over a gallon of water to ensure there are no air pockets. I have no kinked or ...
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Fridge on non-GFCI circuit. Does it need its own circuit/breaker?

My Fridge trips my GFCI circuit breakers. I'm setting it up on its own circuit. Does it have to be the only thing on the circuit and breaker or can I run the circuit to other plugs like my water ...
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Commercial counter fridge not cooling after 6 months being off

I have a counter fridge Polar G379 which had been working fine. Six months ago I turned it off and only turned it back on recently but the fridge is not cooling. I've checked the condenser and it does ...
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How to fix fridge door foam

The fridge door wobbles as you can see from the picture: the foam on the fridge door has some problem. When the door is opened, the hinge in the fixture moves in the hollow part of the foam. Is there ...
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Ice maker in my LG refrigerator - "full bin" sensor - is this right?

I don't think the "feeler" bar is either set up correctly or operating correctly in the ice maker of my LG refrigerator. Ice seems to pile up past the bar without lifting it; I haven't left ...
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Any potential problems storing a new in box refrigerator long term

We are having a new house build that is scheduled to be done in about 9 months. We need to purchase a Fridge for the new house and have been keeping an eye on sales to save money. My question is if we ...
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Icemaker entirely empty, not making ice

I have a GE side-by-side fridge with bottom freezer. It has an IMC-701 icemaker. It looks very very close to this icemaker from a Samsung freezer. It is entirely empty. I've checked/tried: The water ...
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Worth it to replace a freezer gasket? [closed]

Our freezer gasket has gotten compressed, and is leaking cold air. My options are to buy a new refrigerator, buy a replacement gasket and replace it myself, or just live with it. I'd like to avoid ...
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How to prevent fridge freezer drain from freezing over?

I have a Samsung fridge freezer, with fridge on the top. The drain pipe in the fridge that lets the condensation out freezes near the bottom (near the freezer part) and blocks after just 2 days since ...
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No water in door of Samsung French door style refrigerator

Have a Samsung RF24J9960S4 refrigerator - french door style with soda dispenser. Over several weeks the water dispenser reduced its water volume. New filter or no filter made no difference. Now there ...
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Kitchen appliance setup specifically the fridge and oven

I saw a question similar to this but it was specific to energy consumption. My question is that our current kitchen setup has the oven next to the freezer side of our fridge. I’ve seen this setup in ...
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Need to defrost my Fisher Paykel refrigerator

A repair person came and is unable to thaw the water line for ice. It is connected through the cabinets and then inside the refrigerator it is too high to use a air dryer. He suggested I defrost the ...
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Will cutting the fridge capillary pipe allow the gas to evacuate? [duplicate]

I'm wanting to remove a compressor from a fridge, I need to release the gas(r600a - safe) first. Initially I thought you had to cut or pierce the copper piping attached to the compressor but I've ...
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Can I safely cut a copper compressor pipe with r600a gas?

Can I safely cut a fridge compressors copper pipes if it uses r600a gas. I've read of people taking out fridge compressors but I want to check whether it's safe to cut the pipes like this?
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LG refrigerator stops cooling only when under load

SUMMARY: A LG refrigerator is occasionally unwilling to chill the refrigerator for lengthy periods. I've twice confirmed this by putting a bowl of hot water in it and observing temperatures over the ...
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AFCI / GFCI Circuit failure

I've been unable to diagnose why a circuit in my house no longer works. It's a 20 amp circuit that feeds 4 outlets in my kitchen area, and it has both a GFCI(link) and AFCI. The entire house is ...
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T tap with valve for pex?

This picture is of a 1/4 inch PEX line from a reverse osmosis filter. This section is right before a remineralization cartridge. The water before that cartridge is fairly close to being distilled ...
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Fridge tripping GFCI Outlet

I just got a new fridge and put the old one in the garage. It's connected to a GFCI outlet which it's tripping intermittently. It's not the breaker that's tripping, it's the outlet itself. The fridge ...
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Old refrigerator risks

I just acquired a double door Amana refrigerator. I'm not sure when it was manufactured but from the design and the dates on referenced patent numbers on the back, it seems to be from the late 70s/...
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Fridge: frost build up on coils

Our fridge started to get warmer a few days ago. Because we keep medicines for my daughter, I always keep a thermometer inside. From the usual 3C-5C that I used to see, over a few days the temperature ...
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My filter system is leaking, should replacing fix it or I need a plumber?

My filter system is leaking and I have switched off water supply to it for now. As a result I am not getting water in refrigerator as well. My refrigerator doesn't have filter inside it, this is the ...
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Dripping in a Kitchen-aid refrigerator

We have a Kitchen-aid French door refrigerator with bottom freezer. What causes dripping onto the top shelf of a refrigerator? Drips are occurring to the left of the water filter, but not from the ...
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Are there any standalone water dispensers for refrigerators?

I recently had to purchase a new fridge. I was tight on cash, so I had to settle for one that only has an ice maker and no water dispenser. Partly why I bought this fridge was because I did some ...
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Dehumidifier shuts off after a few seconds

Steps to reproduce: Plug in dehumidifier. The green LED goes on. Press the power button on the control panel (lower free hanging PCB in picture). The fan starts running. The compressor doesn’t turn ...
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Maximum connection of devices to a single socket

I'm from India After searching many sites I signed up here to clarify my doubt as I don't know much about electricity... I recently brought a fridge(250litres) (3 months ago) and it was working fine ...
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What is best way to crimp a 1/4 inch copper pipe

I need to cut and seal off a 1/4 copper pipe (that contains a gas) so that it's air tight. I bought a crimping tool and a cutter. I plan on heating the pipe, then using the crimping tool (which ...
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Fridge trips power

LG fridge works for a while + then trips. Checked, its not the power supply/plug. Electrician replaced 20A circuit breaker with 25A. Worked for 3 days then tripped again. Works when I use normal 2-...
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How can I get the hinge pin out of the refrigerator door?

I just went to open my fridge and the door just fell off. The reason appears to be that the bottom pin that the door swings on had worked its way loose from the frame it's normally screwed into and is ...
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How do I fix my fridge that is not refrigerating?

My refrigerator (Frigidaire model #frt18b4aw8) is not refrigerating the refrigeration compartment, however the freezer compartment is freezing properly. I opened the back panel in the freezer and saw ...
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Are air coolers as effective as air conditioners?

I'm planning to buy an air cooler as it is less expensive to purchase and operate than an air conditioner. Are there any air coolers that can achieve same, or close to, the cooling effect that an air ...
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Samsung rfg238aars Fridge working - Freezer Not

My Samsung rfg238aars refrigerator has been giving me a lot of issues. The fridge compartment is working, but the freezer will not cool at all. Here’s the sequence of issues in order as they happened: ...

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