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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Frigidaire FRS23R4CW2 fridge no defrost?

we have a Frigidaire FRS23R4CW2 refrigerator manufactured in 2010. Has been working well until a few weeks ago. This is a side-by-side unit with freezer on the left. Noticed the icemaker was not ...
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What might cause a fridge dispenser to have low water pressure? [closed]

Problem: low pressure on water dispenser on Frigidaire lghx2636tf0. Background: A couple weeks ago we had new asphalt poured and I had our water turned off for the project. The contractors ended up ...
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Is it the GFI or the refrigerator? Circuit trips intermittently after a couple hours [duplicate]

I just ripped out the wall behind my refrigerator and decided to among other things, to re-run the circuit to for the fridge. The refrigerator was on a standard outlet with all of the lighting and ...
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How to Interpret/Calculate HVAC Load Impact from Rerigerators

I am comparing options to purchase a single walk-in cooler, or several reach-in refrigerators to achieve similar storage capacity to the walk-in. In addition to capital/maintenance cost, redundancy, ...
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is there a more clean way of installing a refrigerator water line?

Quick back story. My refrigerator sits in an alcove and is getting is getting surrounding cabinets. I ripped out the sheetrock behind it, and plan on replacing it with 3/4 plywood to make the ...
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Why there’s a black rubber cap that perfectly lodges in the Kenmore refrigerator’s drain tube?

My Kenmore refrigerator is forming a thin sheet of ice every 2 or 3 days at the bottom of the freezer. I watched this video on youtube which is exactly the problem I’m encountering. She made fixing ...
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Does NEC require a refrigerator outlet within six feet of a sink to be protected by GFCI?

I'm trying to find out if an outlet for a refrigerator within six feet of the sink requires GFCI outlet. I read somewhere that 210.8 (A) (7) Sinks - where receptacles are installed within (6 ft) of ...
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How to properly disconnect water feeder tube behind a Kenmore refrigerator?

I have a Kenmore refrigerator, and a thin sheet of ice forms at the bottom of the freezer very frequently. I heard this is a common problem and wanted to remove the tube at the bottom back of the ...
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Do buzzing and chirping noises indicate a failing refrigerator?

My refrigerator was starting to run loud a few months ago. It was very over due for a cleaning - afterwards it wasn't as loud. Today it started to chirp at me and make a general high pitched noise. It ...
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Why is a leak from my freezer going down the fridge?

The refrigerator leaks water inside itself from the freezer to the fridge. After a few days it pools on the bottom of the fridge. Wish I can send videos, its a pretty fast paced leak and happens ...
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Turboair refrigerator short cycling

We moved our commercial turbo air refrigerator TGM22 and it stopped cooling. I called repair, they came and charged the compressor but saw no leaks. It still doesn't cool. I had repair come back and ...
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Compressor is not working. Should I unplug the refrigerator for safety reasons?

Compressor is not working. Should I unplug the refrigerator for safety reasons?
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No water dispensing after replacing Kenmore refrig filter

After replacing the water filter on my side by side refrig (Kenmore model 106.51793 412) water dispenser will not work. I removed and replaced it several times to make sure it was pushed in fully, ...
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Why won't my RV electric fridge turn on after recently replaceing my power converter?

I recently replaced my power converter in my RV now my fridge doesn't turn on not even the light inside doesn't turn on. I reset the GFCI and checked my breaker everything is good. I unplugged the ...
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Paint inside refrigerator water shutoff valve—clean or replace?

The refrigerator water shutoff valve in my house has not been used in years. At some point, it seems to have been partially painted over, and there is paint inside the opening on the valve (photos ...
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7A 125v fridge into a 15A 125v outlet?

My outlet reads 15A 125V, I bought a fridge with a plug that reads 7A 125V, and IH range who's plug reads 15A 100V. Is it safe to use these items? I bought both an IH range and a fridge that said they ...
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Refrigerator door not closing all the way

We have a ~3 year old G.E. side by side refrigerator. The last few days we noticed that the door doesn't shut all the way by itself as it used to and have to give it a little nudge to fully shut it. I'...
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Strange violin-like sound from refrigerator

I'm noticing an occasional noise coming from my refrigerator that sounds almost like someone is playing a violin that is badly out of tune. I did some research into refrigerator noises, but I can't ...
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Why does my fridge turn itself off?

My KitchenAid fridge intermittently turns off, and the only way to turn it back on is to turn off thermostat to off and then back to on (setting 1/2/3/4/5). Any idea what is the issue?
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Why is my refrigerator cooling to the point that contents freeze?

My fridge has been getting too cold and things in the fridge are freezing. The water dispenser won't work because the water is frozen in the lines. Sometimes fruits or drinks are frozen or slushy. I ...
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Galanz mini fridge buzz

My new fridge has been making the worst buzzing. When I looked in the back, I saw cut wires and thought I'd ask 'what is wrong with this picture?!?' Any thoughts/ideas appreciated.
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Is there a way to find out the error code when Samsung refrigerator "Fridge off" led is blinking and fridge is working

I am trying to figure out if the refrigerator requires service or just combination of button presses to reset it. This is 4.5 years old Samsung rt18m6215sg refrigerator. Few days ago the control ...
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Fridge Thermostat Replacement - Terminals Differ. Wiring Help - RLA36G.1 (UK)

TL;DR: Can this be wired up to work? More images: https://imgur.com/a/qQcZXpL enter image description here (You can't tell because of the flash--but the two browns that connect next to each other on ...
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How to remove Samsung refrigerator touch screen?

I have a Samsung french door refrigerator (RF28K9380SG). It is displaying a PC Ch error. I'd like to remove the touch screen to check that the connections are good, and possibly replace it. Does ...
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Fridge Tripping GFCI but not when compressor is unplugged

I have a 12 year old GE Fridge in my garage that stopped freezing & cooling a few weeks ago. I diagnosed it as a bad relay and replaced it. Things ran normally for about 2 weeks and then one day ...
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Bosch Refrigerator turns off by itself and doesn't come back on

The title is pretty much it Refrigerator turns off I unplug the cord for 20 seconds I plug it back in - it works again (2nd time this happened) Things I tried / checked : resetting breaker (no ...
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Should I put tiles on refrigerator to protect against nearby heat?

Small kitchen so the gas range is next to the refrigerator with 1.5" space between. Wasn't a problem until we got a new stove with larger/wider burners closer to the side. Would like to attach ...
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Kenmore Coldspot side by side Refrigerator wiring diagram 106.51135610

After replacing a jammed icemaker on the Kenmore Coldspot frige there seems to be no power going to the new unit. I've seen similar schematics that show an inline thermal fuse but my unit does not ...
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What is the purpose of a water line reservoir on a fridge?

I'm looking at a leaking part from the fridge that came with my house a Samsung RH25H5611SR/AA. The part that's broke is DA81-05886A a $140 part, but only the upper tank is bad. The upper cylinder (...
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Icemaker nosiy when it cycles on

My GE fridge’s ice maker makes an annoying sound when the ice maker cycles on. This video shows the sound starting after ice is dispensed This video focuses on the sound. With the freezer door open ...
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Kenmore Coldspot 106 Refrigerator Water Dispenser Slow After 2 months with softener. Repair, replace?

We have a Kenmore Coldspot 106 refrigerator that has a water dispenser. The refrigerator came with our current place. It was working fine for about 9-12 months. Then we installed a whole home water ...
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Diagnose GE Fridge Electronics Issue

I have the following GE Fridge - it was made in 2010. Last year the inverter went bad on it and it stopped cooling. At the time I had someone come by and put a new inverter in. Recently - the LED ...
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Refridgerator evaporator only frosts over at one end?

I recently found my refrigerator to not be cooling anymore. Opening the evaporator compartment, I find the following: So, one end of the coil has frozen over. After I remove the ice, I turned on the ...
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How long can a new fridge in original packaging be stored? [duplicate]

I have a new fridge, and I haven't even opened the packaging. For how long can it be stored as it is, without causing damage? It's my second fridge and I don't need this one.
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LG freezer door expands and produces a bulge after power outage

We recently had a power outage of more than few days. After a few days of no power, the freezer door (inner part) expanded and produced a bulge on the lower right area. Because of the bulge, the ...
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Use double door refrigerator without flipper mullion

The flipper mullion on our Frigidaire double door refrigerator has broken - the top hinge pin broke away from the refrigerator door and the wire connector broke off of the mullion. We are not happy ...
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Samsung Fridge model SRF653CDLS

I have a problem that my Samsung Fridge is icing up behind the Twin Cooling Plus cover in side the fridge. I've removed the cover and the ice is that bad that the fan blades rub against it and it ...
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How to build a sturdy wooden riser for a mini-fridge

all, I want to raise an under-counter mini-fridge (90 pounds loaded) from the floor. It measures 18"w x 18.5d" x 28"h. It's for an elderly woman who can't bend over to use anything ...
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Will a Samsung refrigerator door cam marked "L" also fit the right door?

My fridge is model RH25H5611SR/AA. When I search for that model number on SamsungParts.com, and then search for "cam" I see parts listed but they all have an "L" in their name. I'm ...
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reuse copper water line for fridge

My current fridge uses copper water line. I ordered a new fridge from Costco and it will be delivered in the next couple of days. Costco offers free haul away and simple installation. I highly doubt ...
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Connecting the spade terminals to a new fridge thermostat

can anyone tell me which connections I fit the spade terminals to in a new fridge thermostat? I stupidly forgot to photograph the old one. Many thanks
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Why did the bottom freezer in my Whirlpool refrigerator stop working?

I accidentally left my bottom freezer open overnight and it stopped working. It will no longer freeze and the refrigerator isn’t very cold. I unplugged it for 24 hrs., but it didn’t make a difference. ...
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How can I remove the pin from my fridge door bracket for reversal?

I recently purchased an LG Fridge (Model LRDCS2603S/00) and am attempting to reverse the door (so it opens from right to left instead of left to right). I have been following along in the manual how ...
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need quiet refrigerator for living room [closed]

We have an open-plan living room / kitchen. We installed IKEA furniture in the kitchen (Metod / Bobdyn). We have to choose a built-in fridge / freezer. For this IKEA kitchen one can only install 54cm *...
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How can I access the main wiring harness of a Samsung double door refrigerator?

The fridge has a ground short somewhere in the main harness (trips the main breaker, even when all the submodule connectors are disconnected.) The main harness is not accessible by the service panel. ...
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How do I remove the light cover from an Indesit I55VM 1110 W Fridge

Hi I have bought an almost new Indesit Indesit I55VM 1110 W UK Fridge. Unfortunately the light isn't working. I can't work out how to get the light cover off to try to replace the bulb. It looks ...
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is there a diy ice bath/pool that doesn't use a chest freezer / how do I keep small pool between 2°C and 16°C?

What could I use to cool water for a cold plunge pool that doesn't require a chest freezer. For example, I would form the pool area from concrete, line it with flex seal/rhino or some other ...
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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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