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 fix acidic smell from fridge/freezer?

Started to smell a bad acidic smell coming from the bottom of my fridge. This is the model: https://mcappliance.com/brands/magic-chef/4-5-cu-ft-compact-refrigerator-665679004973.html Tried the ...
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Should I replace my fridge for power savings?

Any guesses on how much power I would save per year by replacing this fridge with a new one? I'm wondering if it would be cost effective to upgrade (if it would pay for itself after a few years).
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Frigidaire Fridge Freezing Food Fresh Side

Frigidaire Refrigerator FRS23KF6CW1 Fresh food side set at factory setting and never moved is now freezing food and bev. Temp consistently dropping to 27 degrees even after 24 hour adjustment period. ...
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Steps to finding out what part of my fridge is tripping its GFCI outlet?

My Kenmore fridge kept tripping the circuit breaker in the GPCI once every 10 hours or so. I have had the fridge for almost 9 years now, and the problem started a month ago. What I tried so far is ...
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Fridge is cold after manual defrosting, but then warms

I have a Westinghouse Mastermind refrigerator. The fridge compartment is not cold. If I switch the fridge off overnight, and turn it back on in the morning, it is cold again. After a couple of weeks, ...
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Freezer keeps defrosting

I have a Liebherr freezer/wine fridge (SWTNES 3010-25A). After about a year of owning it, the freezer started to "defrost" itself. I would open it up, and it was wet inside. Checking the temperature ...
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Is it Code legal to hardwire a refrigerator in a basement?

Suppose you have a refrigerator in a basement. You have two dueling safety systems: The cord-and-plug-connected fridge needs to run to keep food safe, but the GFCI needs to trip to save people from ...
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Freezer side Latch/locking [closed]

I was wondering if there are any solutions to make a fridge/freezer have a lever-based door handle that keeps it tightly shut. I've seen commercial freezers with this feature, and was wondering if ...
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refrigerator making weird noises

I have a rather old freezer\refrigerator unit in my house. Its cooling works perfectly, however ever since a few weeks ago, once every few hours when what I assume is the compressor starts operating, ...
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Slow water flow from KitchenAid refrigerator with both filter and bypass cap installed

I've noticed the flow rate of water out of the dispenser on the refrigerator has slown down alot even when using the bypass cap. I figured this ruled the filter out as the problem. However, I notice ...
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What type of plumbing fitting is this? (Fridge)

This picture is the fitting that comes off the back of my fridge for water into the fridge. Fridge manual says it is 1/4" but doesn't mention fitting type. Is it compression? And if it is compression,...
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Checking damage for a mini fridge that is plugged in without waiting

I got a new mini fridge yesterday. As it is my first fridge ever, I had no idea about the oil settling time waiting so I just plugged it in immediately. It is most probably transported in the correct ...
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Metallic drip tray for fridge

The drip tray of my fridge broke down, which causes the water condensating in the fridge to drip on the compressor, which is not a good thing. While waiting for the replacement part, I've replaced the ...
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Clacking noise every 4 seconds in Whirlpool refrigerator (likely the diffuser)

Recently my Whirlpool refrigerator (model number ISC23CNEXY02) has started making a clacking noise every 4 seconds. It will clack every 4 seconds for an hour, then make no noise for 5-6 hours, then ...
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How to use a side by side refrigerator in a cold garage?

During the summer months, the fridge in my not insulated garage works fine, and has for some time. During the cold winter months (below freezing) the KitchenAid KSRS25Q (old) side by side fridge won't ...
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Refrigerator compressor issue?

May have been asked and answered already but GE Side by Side working seemingly fine but i have noticed that when the compressor comes on (I am assuming) it is causing a substantial power draw in the ...
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My freezer won't go more than 5 degrees below freezing. Thermostat seems OK so what's up?

My Samsung fridge-freezer won't go more than 5 degrees below freezing. The thermostat seems fine and has the correct resistance for its current temperature. What else could be wrong? The display on ...
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Amana refrigerator controls change to coldest setting and freeze food

A couple weeks ago we noticed our Amana (Aff2534FEW3) refrigerator started freezing food. We found that the temperature settings for the refrigerator and for the freezer were at 7 which is the coldest ...
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Would this fridge fit in this space with required clearance?

What is the best way to determine if a fridge of certain dimension will fit into a set space? I have a inward kitchen cabinet space for a fridge which is 37" wide and 70.2" high. I figured it should ...
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Refrigerator cools once but then doesn't start up again

We have a Whirlpool Side by Side refrigerator (GS6SHAXML00) that is about 15 years old and was working fine before a long-distance move. When we got to the new house and plugged it in, it seemed to ...
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12v Off Grid System

One of my clients wants to add a refrigerator to his mobile office (sailboat) that runs off a 12v battery bank (x2 225ah deep cycle AGM) and add x2 100w solar panels and a 400w wind generator to ...
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Fridge won't cool. Freon pressure doing crazy things

Hello all I am new to site. So if I post to the wrong spot I'm apologizing in advance. I just bought a 48" thermidor used. From all my research I've done this fridge cost about 9k new. It's about ...
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Water shutoff valve for refrigerator

We need a shutoff valve for our refrigerator. We live in California. We have a copper water line to the fridge. My questions are: The line kit included a small brass shut off valve. The installer ...
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Refrigerator should be away from LPG cylinder. Why?

In India (and probably other parts of the world) there's general advice regarding refrigerator positioning. It is suggested that we keep the refrigerator away from the Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) ...
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Copper water line connection to fridge has a very tiny leak. How can I fix it?

I just bought a new refrigerator and have connected my previous copper water line to the appliance. It seemed leak-free, but about an hour after we pushed the fridge back in place we noticed a very ...
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Adding Refrigerator to Garage Door circuit

I recently had a transfer switch installed for my generator. I'd like to add a basement refrigerator to the same breaker (in my service panel) as the garage door circuit. This would allow the ...
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How long must a refrigerator be left upright after being leaned at an angle before operation?

I moved a refrigerator. During the course of the move it was leaned over at 45 degrees several times and laid almost flat for 30 seconds or so. How long should it sit vertical (upright) to let all ...
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How do I fix this noise coming from my fridge?

My refrigerator (Bosch B22CT80SNS01) sits in an alcove and has begun intermittently making a noise from what seems to be the inside. At first I thought it was the water filter/lines having air, but I’...
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15 month old fridge/freezer not cooling

My ~1 year old (edit: 1yr 3months, so past warranty) Whirlpool bottom freezer fridge has stopped cooling. These are the things I've checked...I let it warm up for a while and then ran it overnight. ...
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Is shutting off the water supply line to replace a refrigerator water filter normal?

I'm looking into purchasing a new refrigerator. A particular Samsung model looks like a potential but I noticed an odd instruction in its manual. Regarding replacing its water filter, the first step ...
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2015 Samsung Refrigerator/Freezer keeps tripping circuit

I move my Samsung unit to the garage and plugged it into a receptacle. It has been there for a year with no problem. Two days ago it started tripping the circuit every couple hours. I plugged it into ...
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smeg refrigerator not cooling

My smeg refrigerator (SIL 566 H) is not cooling. The lower freezer is frozen and filling with ice, and the upper part is warm. After disonnecting the refrigerator for a few hours to let the ice melt, ...
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Stored used refrigerator & dishwasher

I have a Viking counter depth refrigerator & a Fisher Paykel double dish drawer dishwasher. We have used them both since 2007, we had storm damage to our home & they both sat unplugged for ...
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Refrigerator quits cooling (lights/freezer work) & 24 hr unplugged only fixes it for < 2 weeks

Our garage refrigerator (Kenmore with the freezer on the bottom) started not cooling in late July. The lights kept working & the freezer kept working, but the top part (the refrigerator section) ...
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Refrigerator air damper stuck due to ice

I have a side by side two door refrigerator. Recently there was a problem where the normal refrigerator section was getting high temp alerts. Freezer section was working fine. I called a repair guy ...
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Add Accessible Waterline shutoff for built-in style refrigerator

I have a built in style refrigerator in my new home. There is a dedicated waterline shutoff but is located behind the refrigerator. Because this is a built in refrigerator which is non-trivial to ...
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Dedicated circuit for **Sub Zero** refrigerator - any code requirement?

I have just moved into a new construction home. The home came with a sub-zero refrigerator. I found that the fridge is not wired on a dedicated circuit, but is on one shared with outlets above the ...
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Higher than normal noise level when I opened the door of freezer section on sub-zero fridge. Ice melt

Is there an air circulating fan for the freezer section? Where can I find the fan inside the freezer compartment. Sub-zero model : 532
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What are the most common newbie pitfalls of changing a refrigerator seals?

I would like to replace the seals on a subzero refrigerator. The videos on youTube make it look easy and I have bought the replacement seal form the subzero. I am interested in being informed so as ...
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Storing comsumable dry goods in your car in the summer? [closed]

I live in South Florida where the summer sun has no mercy. I drive a new van and I've taken steps to keep the inside cooler during the day. I live in the van for weeks at a time and need to store ...
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What tool to use to clean refrigerator drain?

I have a nice refrigerator I like, but it has one problem. Like all modern refrigerators it has a "automatic defrosting" and a drain tube which carries the condensate away to... somewhere. I think it ...
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Fridge running too cold

My fridge recently appears to be keeping a temp much colder then it was; I believe this began at or shortly after our home briefly lost power. It is set to 39 F, I'm not sure if this was what it was ...
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Fridge not working GE MBC12

Six year old GE MBC12, tall, narrow (24") fridge with bottom mount freezer is not cooling. Compressor appears to be running, controls appear to be working OK, internal fans are spinning. There are no ...
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Blomberg refrigerator making intermittent loud knocking sounds coming from the ice maker

Sounds and vibration coming from the sealed ice maker assembly in top left side of freezer. 50 seconds knocking, 10 second pause, knocking resumes. When we unplug refrigerator and plug back in, the ...
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How long should I wait to plug in my refrigerator after unplugging it?

I just had a strange recommendation when I wanted to move the fridge inside my house to a new position. It's just about 2 feet away. I was told that I should wait 30-40 minutes after I unplug the ...
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Why isn't my freezer getting cold?

My freezer stopped freezing. There was ice on the evaporator coil. I cleared that. All fans and compressor are running. I replaced the relay and capacitor. The refrigerator is cold to the touch ...
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Why is my ice maker tub difficult to reinstall?

The ice bucket of the my LG lsc 26905tt sXs refrigerator does not slide in easily after I remove it to take out all of the ice. I have to put my hand in and move the long metal rod some to get it to ...
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Ice maker dispenses multiple cubes (2-3 stuck together)

This is a Whirlpool refrigerator. Model # WRX735SDHZ Serial # K80905198 The ice maker routinely dispenses multiple ice cubes frozen together. Sometimes 2, sometimes 3. This causes one or both of ...
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Base for refrigerator wine shelf

I have a wine refrigerator that has shelves for wine bottles - image on this question. I want to use this refrigerator and its shelves as a regular refrigerator. So I need to put something on the ...
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Why is the top of my fridge freezer not working properly while the bottom is working overtime?

We have an American style fridge freezer, vertical design with the fridge on the right and freezer on the left. Over the last few days, the bottom drawer of the fridge has started to freeze the food ...

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