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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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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Bosch Fridge is making a high-pitched whining sound, generally when the compressor is on

Here is a video of the sound: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o9Vkfu2lYcc8RDnxAjh2p4LYazjSTRDn/view?usp=sharing 800 Series French Door Bottom Mount Refrigerator 36'' Easy clean stainless steel Model ...
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Why won't my new refrigerator water line valve turn?

We recently purchased a side-by-side refrigerator. Prior to product delivery which took a while, a plumber installed the required water line kit and valve, and told us we just need to turn the valve ...
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Do I need to have a water supply connected to a refrigerator to seal the plumbing against microbes?

I bought a new fridge and moved the old one to the basement. Do I need to connect water supply to the old fridge to stop contamination of the lines, and water filter, by bacteria? I don't need the ice ...
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Frigidaire works after shaking?

Have a frigidaire refrigerator that's a few years old. Noticed and odd problem - the refrigerator is dead when the door is opened (light off and compressor silent, not cooling) - almost like it's ...
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How to unpack the base of a refrigerator?

How does one unpack the thick foam base of a Bosch refrigerator? It is sitting on a 4” thick foam slab. The goal is to get it down to floor level without damaging, and I only have one helper. Thanks.
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Refrigerator water dispenser runs fast then slow

I have a Whirlpool Gold refrigerator about eight years old. The water dispenser runs water in a glass for a few seconds normally but then runs slow. Note that it doesn't slow down. It's an immediate ...
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I need to install a lockbox in a refrigerator to keep a medicine locked up. What is the best way to do that?

I need to install a lockbox in my refrigerator to store a medicine. It must not be attached to anything that can be easily removed. What's the best way to do this
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Where's the capacitor usually located at the bottom back of fridge? [closed]

This amateur warns to steer clear of capacitor. But he fails to indicate where it usually is? Can anyone indicate please? This second pic doesn't answer my question, because the capacitor looks ...
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AFCI breaker - ruined by fridge?

I have a house that is just under 2 years old. My 2 year old GE Profile fridge (model PWE23KSKJSS) is hooked up to a dedicated circuit that runs off a 20 AMP Arc Fault breaker. There is nothing else ...
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How should I wire for two side-by-side refrigerators?

I’m installing a stand up fridge and stand up freezer, side by side (ie, there are two separate units). These will be in a new location so I’m adding the electrical wiring. I was going to use a 12/3 ...
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Is this bedroom healthy to live in, in relation to kitchen, refrigerators and microwave oven? [closed]

Is such a bedroom healthy to live in? it is separated from a kitchen by a wall, There are two old refrigerators and one old microwave oven in the kitchen against the wall? (all are standalone with ...
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How to cap a copper water line to a fridge without turning off water valve

I'm in kind of a difficult situation, I'm moving out of my old apartment and I need to get the fridge out but there is no water shutoff valve in any of the units in my complex. It's an older building ...
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Fridge Icing Up

Why am I getting this ice in the bottom of the inside back of the refrigerator (not freezer) section of my Whirlpool WRS970CIDH side-by-side? It's only a little over a year old. When I read online, ...
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Fridge won’t stop running

My fridge won’t stop running. (Model #596.69272990, noted below) This has been ongoing for a week and I have not tried to do anything other than unplug it and plug it back in. Is it the relay and if ...
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What are the standard dimensions for fridges in the US?

I just want to know whatever I can about the (seemingly) existing efforts to standardize fridge sizes. I found this question (Refrigerator enclosure dimensions), but I'm looking more for a list of ...
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What are recommended ways to connect fridge ice maker?

My new fridge has an ice maker, and I want to connect it to the cold water under the kitchen sink. This is how that pipe looks. Should I Use a saddle tapping valve to punch a hole in the bottom pipe? ...
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How can I find an air flow diagram for a refrigerator?

I am trying to diagnose a problem and want to know what the air flow is for an up-down fridge. There don't seem to be many pictures online?
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fridge gets too cold, freezer too warm

I've got an old school "up and down" fridge. It freezes food in the fridge, regardless of what I set the thermostat to. The freezer seems a bit on the warm side, ice cream seems very easy to ...
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Freezer not working; only makes quiet sound

An old (probably 30-50 years) chest freezer is not working. When plugged in it makes a constant, very quiet sound and does not change temperature. How could I tell what's wrong with it? Is it likely ...
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How to clean a drain in a refrigerator?

We have an old Kenmore fridge/freezer combo. It is slowly leaking water into the bottom of the fridge which is below the freezer. After doing some research we think its likely because of a clogged ...
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Can i turn off my fridge(refrigerator) at night? [duplicate]

Question I use refrigerator just for keeping 2-3 water bottles, 1colddrink bottle, and maximum 0.5 kg of fruits and nothing else (no food items)! So is it better to off my refrigerator at night and ...
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help me understand this fridge auto-defrost circuit

This is a followup on a question I asked awhile back about temporarily disabling the auto-defrost circuit on my KitchenAid KRFC300ESS fridge: modify fridge to temporarily defeat auto-defrost? I ...
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How to connect switch to electric box containing 3 grey (twin and earth) cables?

The circuit breaker belonging to kitchen tripped today and I narrowed the problem down to faulty switch controlling my fridge. I immediately removed the switch but I forgot to take picture of previous ...
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Why's my fridge gasket so sticky, even after wiping it with warm soap water?

I'm asking just chiller gasket of my single-door Frigidaire fridge like this, bought new in 2015. I ask NOT the freezer gasket because it's not sticky and works normally. No food or liquid is leaking. ...
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Why is my fridge not getting cold and is it fixable?

I noticed a fridge I use for home-brewing was running 24/7 to stay at only 10C, and a while later determined it was simply making the inside warmer not colder. It sounds like it is running flat out, ...
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continuity between the two poles on power cord of my fridge [closed]

I have continuity between the two pole of the power cord of my fridge when I unplug it.Is this normal situation or I have a short cut
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Can I use an unplugged freezer as storage if I leave it open overnight? [closed]

My concern would be moisture buildup/mold. But if I leave it open overnight, maybe that would be enough to prevent mold?
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How Does A Refrigerator Determine When The Water Filter Needs To Be Replaced?

I have a new GE refrigerator with a water filter with a capacity of 170 gallons. I use less than 0.5 pints of water per day. At this rate, the filter should last at least 2720 days. However, after ...
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Copper line to fridge

The copper line in my fridge is cracked and now is leaking, we’ve turned off sadder line and is still leaking a lot. How can we get it to stop leaking without replacing? We don’t mind if our ice-maker ...

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