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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Moved GE fridge to a new home

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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Fridge compressor line - do I need to fix this corrosion?

Moving into a new house, cleaning previous owner's cat's hair from every crevice. This fridge is approximately 3 years old. Opening the panel to clean it out - there was a lot of cat hair stuck to ...
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How do I correct my refrigerator water dispenser angle on a new fridge?

I recently got a Samsung side by side refrigerator. Everything is working great except for the water dispenser. The water comes out at an angle and misses the cup when dispensing water. In order to ...
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Will it harm a fridge w R600a refrigerant to set unplugged through winter months?

I purchased a new Samsung Refrigerator. I learned it is charged with R600a and that the life span is not very long due to the inability to recharge the dangerous explosive gas. I was hoping to expand ...
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How to remove inverter board from refrigerator?

I'm troubleshooting my fridge and I'd like to remove the inverter board. The problems is that I can't extract it because other immobile parts are in the way. It seems that the factory inadvertently ...
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Whirlpool Mysterious Ice Buildup

My whirlpool wrs325sdhz08 refrigerator has a mysterious ice buildup. From the pattern of the ice, it seems to be coming from a drip located somewhere near the ice maker at the top of the freezer. The ...
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Ball valve that connects to fridge waterline hose

Looking for a male to male ball valve that will connect to the fridge water line hose. The hose says it 1/4. I purchased a ball valve on the internet that was 1/4 male to male but was too big for the ...
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Replacing copper water line to refrigerator water/ice

The water line comes through the cabinet behind the refrigerator. It immediately has a connection to copper tubing. The copper tubing is excessive and is wound around in no certain way and ends up ...
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New refrigerator evaporator fan not working

I have an older kitchen aid refrigerator where the evaporator fan stopped working. I replaced the fan motor and it still will not work. I checked for voltage in the spade connections and the ...
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Fridge keeps making noise

I live in an apartment building. Every time my upstairs neighbor uses their water, it causes the back of my fridge to loudly shake. How can I stop this from happening? Thanks!
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Ice machine in the freezer works intermittently

I have a GE freezer/fridge unit and the ice machine stops working intermittently. Usually after I take the ice bucket out and reinsert it, the machine gets back on track, but about 2 months ago it ...
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Why does my fridge only cool the top two shelves?

Fridge doesn't cool properly. Bosch thermostat is blinking and only the top two shelves are cool. The temperature increases as you go down the shelves. The bottom shelf is almost at room temperature. ...
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Newly installed ice maker stopped. Ice maker pulled. Found bottom quarter encased in ice

Our Whirlpool refrigerator with an enclosed ice maker located in the roof of the refrigerator section stopped working. I pulled it and found it had been spilling water (Over flowing? Or a plumbing ...
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Frigidaire freezer stuck in sabbath mode [closed]

Frigidaire Freezer Sabbath Mode I’ve got this Frigidaire professional fridge/freezer side by side and the freezer is showing this error code. I looked up online and apparently this means the control ...
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What do I need for this to connect to the water line it’s for my refrigerator water/ice maker

I just bought a new refrigerator and they installed it but wouldn’t hook up the ice maker to my water line. I’m not sure what I need to hook it up. Blue hose comes from the refrigerator and the other ...
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Freezer ice maker not working - tech and I are stumped, Frigidaire FGHS2631PF4A

My ice maker stopped making ice, and I had a tech come out, but he couldn't find the root cause. We checked that the temperature in the freezer was fine. The ice maker arms would cycle when triggered ...
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New refrigerator installation - compressor clanks during leveling and moving

We just bought a new Whirlpool refrigerator (Model #WRT311FZDZ). While the delivery man was leveling it there was a fairly loud metallic clank. He said it was the compressor. It was not plugged in and ...
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Refrigerator short cycling because of thermostat? and which one?

This samsung unit has been running smoothly for a few year. Suddenly it caused a short and the short/ground breaker went down. Trying a test - plugging it in without the ground pin - the fridge turns ...
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How do i get rid of lot of flies (dead and alive) inside my refrigerator?

I went out for 3 months. I cleaned the fridge before i leave but now both upper and lower part is full of dozens of flies.There are just few foods there. I dont know how can i clean it. Or can i use ...
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GE Refrigerator Fresh Food Evaporator Fan Always Running

GE refrigerator model# Gye22gencds French door fridge with bottom freezer purchased in 2020. Freezer is cold but temperature in fresh food section fluctuates between 40-65°F. The fresh food evaporator ...
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Is the start relay for my Whirlpool broken? It rattles

My fridge has stopped cooling and with some cursory research I've determined that the problem may be the start relay. I've seen this diagnosed by shaking it to listen to any rattling sound. Does this ...
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Refrigerator Instantly Trips GFCI [duplicate]

We have lived in our current house for three years. It was built in 1975 and the attached garage was added in 1987. Had an old Kenmoore freezer top refrigerator plugged into a GFCI circuit in the ...
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Electrolux refrigerator trips on Eaton 20 amp breaker

Refrigerator & house are 3 yrs old began tripping about 3 months ago. Has tripped (4)times every 2 wks or so. Eaton 20 amp breakers blinks 5 times indicating a "ground fault". Breaker ...
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How can I remove a fridge that's trapped in my kitchen? [closed]

We bought this house 4 years ago and the kitchen was updated by the prior owner about 7-8 years ago. The Fridge is about 12-13 years old and has been acting up. I started looking at replacements and ...
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Why did LG Refrigerator stop dispensing water after filter change?

I have a LG refrigerator (lfxs30766) that is not dispensing water. Story is I realized the filter was getting old, so I pulled it out to check its model so I could order a replacement. I left it out ...
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Refrigerator and LED lighting

My kitchen refrigerator is on a circuit shared with overhead lighting. I recently replaced the old fluorescent lighting with LED retrofits. Since then, this branch circuit will sometimes go dead, ...
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Three refrigerators not cooling within 24 hours of being plugged in

I have an outbuilding where I have had a refrigerator for several years. This spring, I added a second refrigerator in a different room of the outbuilding. Both were running and cooling when I left ...
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Why no water comes out of the water line in wall for the refrigerator when I turn the valve on?

There is a water line that with a shut off valve where the refrigerator goes. I opened the valve and no water comes out. Is there another shutoff valve somewhere or could this valve be broken or ...
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Painted over refrigerator water shut off valve

A while back I hired a contractor to paint my home and the idiot spray painted over the refrigerator water valve. The refrigerator I had then wasn’t connected to the water line because I never used ...
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How to put top (middle?) drawer crisper hanger back in refrigerator?

We have a GE GSE23GSKKCSS refrigerator. We were taking all the internal pieces out to do a deep cleaning and now we can't get the "hanger" or whatever you call the piece that the top ...
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Looking for suggestions on how to re-arrange this kitchen layout, refrigerator too close to window [closed]

I am in the process of re-designing my kitchen layout, and my current design is exactly 159 inches on the right side. Unfortunately, the distance between the top wall and the right window is exactly ...
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What are the open/close positions of this shutoff valve for my fridge water?

We threw out our fridge and got a lovely new fridge which has water! and ice! The screw connector water hose was the usual type and hooked-up fine. The small spigot in the wall looks like this: ...
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How can can I put a Samsung RS275 fridge in defrost mode? [closed]

I have been trying to put this refrigerator in forced defrost, but I can't seem to find the right button combination to do so. Anyone know?
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what tools to use to remove Kitchenaid Refrigerator Door Closing Cam Spring

I have a KitchenAid KSSC42QMS02, the right door closing cam screw (#35) is loose and I need to remove the spring (#24) to re-assemble them. The spring is really strong that I can not remove it without ...
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Danby Mini-fridge not Cooling

I have a Danby Designer mini fridge (‎FBA_DCR032A2BDD) that stopped cooling recently. This fridge was only been manufactured in 2019 so it feels like a waste to throw it out without at least ...
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Refrigerator too cold -- which sensor has likely gone bad?

I have a 5 year old "top freezer" style freezer-refrigerator: Whirlpool, Model: WRT318FZDB02 It looks like the pic attached. The lower section is called the Refrigerator, the upper section ...
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GFCI Tripping for Garage Fridge - yes, again. Pls read

I know this is a common problem and there are many posts on this, but I can’t get a resolution. Please help. fridge in garage plugged into gfci. Trips occasionally (no pattern - can be daily, weekly ...
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How to add fridge waterline to washer line

I have fridge in my laundry room and would like to add water line to fridge. I thought it would be easy but cannot find adaptor/connector/splitter for that. Can you advise what should I buy? Thanks
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What connector do I need for fridge to wall? And does it need a shutoff valve?

Our refrigerator came with a hose for its icemaker, whose ends look like this: Our apartment's existing water line looks like this: I need a connector for them, but I've googled and I'm still not ...
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Freezer frosts up about every 2 weeks

I am being told that the reason my freezer builds up ice and stops cooling the fridge down is because I leave the door open too long getting food out. Maybe maybe..2 full mins.
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How can I extend a refrigerator water line?

I had to purchase a new refrigerator, but of course the water inlet connection for the ice maker is on the opposite side and the 1/4" stainless steel braided compression line does not reach. The ...
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