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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Refrigerator restarts when a 3 pin plug is plugged to socket like Laptop Adaptor

Over last few months I'm noticing whenever I connect my Laptop cord and turn on the switch my Refrigerator in the kitchen is restarts as if power has gone and comeback. This happens primarily with 3 ...
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Are there refrigerators with a remote compressor?

Kind of a crazy question, but is it possible to get a refrigerator with a remote compressor? I have an "open" style ground floor and a person can hear the whine of the refrigerator's ...
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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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Refrigerator making loud clunking sound

My refrigerator recently started getting to warm. We blew out the condenser coils and refrigerator section is working ok but freezer will not get below 18 degrees Fahrenheit. Also there is a loud ...
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Hooking a fridge/freezer and washing machine to one cold water supply

Is it possible to connect a fridge/freezer and a washing machine to a single cold water supply? I need to know what sort of adapter I would need for the water supply to feed both appliances.
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Why does my refrigerator water dispenser not work, and the water line to the dispenser stays filled with air?

I have a GE side-by-side refrigerator that recently developed the symptom described in this YouTube video. That is, the water dispenser in the freezer door no longer output any water. Likewise, when ...
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Where to put new fridge? [closed]

Just bought our first house and we're trying to make two main improvements to the kitchen:   There's no microwave and not really enough counter space for one (But I'll save this for a subsequent post)...
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Recommended duty cycle for commercial refrigerator? [migrated]

I'm wondering if anyone has knowledge of commercial refrigerator duty cycles/compressor health. I have a Beverage Air MT-10 which I've hacked with a custom PID controller for monitoring and ...
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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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Reconfiguring GFCI circuit protection

Forgive me if this is basic or redundant, but I couldn't find any questions addressing my specific scenario. I've got a GFCI outlet in my garage which also protects three separate outdoor outlets. I ...
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How close can I put a fridge-freezer to a gas boiler?

I have an older (20-30 years ) old gas boiler mounted on the wall, and a space to put a fridge-freezer at 90 degrees to it around 20cm away. I know we want to avoid radiators/boilers ( which does ...
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Is my Outdoor Mini Fridge Doomed? Wont get cold

I'm having issues getting my Bull Mini Fridge to cool. It was not working when we bought the house, but we never really needed to use it. I have been trying to figure out why it doesn't cool. The ...
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How do I fix this noise coming from freezer

This noise has been coming and going for awhile but now it is pretty persistent. See link below of noise How do I fix this before I go insane? https://youtu.be/gDLPKQDPkzw
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Refrigerator water supply problems after replacing the filter

Why is water from the dispenser slow after replacing the water filter on my GE Profile refrigerator? Plus, it is not making ice - can that be related? A couple of months ago it stopped making ice. I ...
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Does a refrigerator compressor need settling time after being laid on its back or side?

A friend of mine mentioned that after laying my fridge on its side or back, that I need to let it sit for several hours before plugging it in. In the discussion, he said that it was to allow the ...
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How to seal a refrigerator water line

I have a GE GSS22JEPDBB model fridge. The water line that goes into freezer door and then to the dispenser is leaking water right at the bottom of the door. Not sure exactly where. I suspect this is ...
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Help me identify the source of this Fridge knocking/popping sound?

Not my fridge, but the exact sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzg7WsMHBpg I live in a studio and sleep right next to my fridge, and this particular noise out of all the ones it makes wakes me up ...
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Frigidaire Freezer and Fridge lights dimming and brightening

Our electricity went out the other night, but our whole house generator kicked on. Once the power came back on a few hours later, I noticed that every time I opened our Frigidaire refrigerator OR ...
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Is my fridge not cooling because of this fan?

I'm trying to fix a fridge/freezer that recently stopped working but still has power. I removed the panel from the freezer and there was a lot of ice build up which I let defrost. I noticed that the ...
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Kenmore: freezer working, refrigerator not due to frozen air return…replacement needed?

I have a Kenmore Coldspot (model 106.57022601) side-by-side refrigerator. About a couple of years ago, we had a problem with the freezer working great, but the refrigerator not working. We called a ...
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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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Are there any physics problems with immersing freezer coils in water?

Given a small refrigerator / freezer (dorm fridge), would there be any reason why immersing the freezer coil in water would reduce or eliminate the ability of the system to remove heat? I took a dorm ...
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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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How do I operate this valve on the line to my refrigerator?

The water to our refrigerator was not turned on when it was installed and I am now trying to get the ice maker working. There is what appears to be a water hookup behind the refrigerator but turning ...
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is a refrigerator start relay supposed rattle? not cooling

is the start relay supposed to rattle at all? my old one rattled noticeably, so based on what I read decided to buy another one thinking that part was broken. i decided to buy a certified used one ...
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How do I get rid of fruit flies in my fridge?

Sorry in advance if this is the wrong place to post this. In my fridge there are scores of dead fruit flies lying on the bottom. I rarely see any live ones in or outside the fridge, but, daily, there ...
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Lift for storing stuff above my fridge

I want to lift stuff (chairs or a baby stroller) and store them above my fridge. I was thinking about installing some floor to ceiling rod and somehow connect a winch to pull some platform up and ...
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WRF736SDAM Whirlpool Refrigerator

I received my refrigerator and after having it in the house by taking doors off and leaning it on side, 30 minutes late I plugged it in not knowing until after 24 hours that I was supposed to wait ...
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Removing drip pan on a Frigidaire FFTR1821QS

My fridge is giving off a foul odour. Looks like the drip pan is growing mold in it. Looking for advice on how to remove the drip pan so I can clean it. It doesn’t appear to simply slide out from the ...
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How to properly seal the drain in the refrigerator? And how to clean the condenser coil?

Had a water leak from the fridge (GE GSL25JGDBLS, it's a self-defrosting side-by-side). It worked perfectly for 8 years. Here's what i found inside and in the back: Pretty sure the culprit was that ...
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How to replace GE water dispenser tube

We moved this fridge ( GE mod:GSS22JEPD BB ) and had to remove the doors. In the process of removing the freezer door, I believe we cracked the water tube. Now when connecting the fridge to a water ...
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replacing ice cube maker water filter

We have a Kenmore Elite bottom freezer refrigerator that needs a replacement water filter for the ice cube maker but when re-ordered, what arrived (replacement regrigerator water filter #9913)...it is ...
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Cleaning fridge and freezer - do you need to turn it off?

I'm doing a bit of a clean of my fridge and freezer (dual unit) and I have heard you should turn your fridge/freezer off when cleaning - since I am not doing a complete/deep clean of it and I don't ...
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Changing Water Line On Fridge

I am trying to change the water line on my fridge, but the end connector is different. My current set-up is just the plastic tubing connecting directly into the coupler, but the replacement part ...
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How many Watts is my LG Refrigerator

Please I want to find out the watt of my LG Table Top Refrigerator ..I lost the manuals
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LG Refridgerator Ice maker doesn't work sometimes

We have a side by side LG refrigerator bought new in 2017-18. As the title suggests, the ice makers works 100% as far as I can tell. The problem is that the bin will be next to empty, the ice maker ...
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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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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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Why would my microwave continually rotate when connected to a voltage stabilizer which is also used for a refrigerator?

When I connected my microwave oven to a voltage stabilizer which is being used for refrigerator,the microwave oven motor starts working without any functions provided.The motor keeps on rotating at ...
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Kenmore 51789 Fridge - Trying to Troubleshoot Defrost Problem

Fridge: 1.5 year old Side-by-Side Kenmore 51789 (seems to be a Whirlpool model?) Service Sheet: W10670778 A Over the last few days, I’ve noticed my fridge and freezer were slowly getting less and ...
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Store Refrigerator, Keeps Doors Open How Often

I plan to store refrigerator in my residence unplugged. I cleaned it well with all soap, 409 and disinfectant, and left doors open to dry out for few days. They recommend to keep Doors Open for long ...
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Why do unused Refrigerator Appliances Grow Mold, while unused Cabinets and electronics don't?

I have a refrigerator that I thoroughly cleaned out and washed with soap/baking soda, and let thoroughly dry. They always recommend to keep Doors Open for long term refrigerator storage. This prevents ...
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Fridge has a weird smell coming from where the compressor is

I have a fridge that has some kind of weird smell coming from where the compressor is. Ive checked the wires and any connections to see if theres any burnt wires, theres nothing. Its not really a ...
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Bottom of fridge is freezing but top is not

I have a dual door refrigerator with the freezer on the bottom. The last few days, the bottom of the refrigerator, particularly the drawers for produce have been freezing, but the top shelves of the ...
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Refrigerator won't cool if it's warm in the house

When it's cold outside (like in winter) and the interior temp of my house is around 65°, my fridge works just fine. But when spring/summer gets here (like now) and we get into hotter days and the temp ...
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OK to disconnect ice maker/water dispenser in new refrigerator?

We have to replace our current refrigerator because there's mold in the insulation in the door where the water dispenser is. When we shopped for a new refrigerator, we tried to find one without a ...
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How high up should I put the ice maker connection box?

I'm going to finally connect the refrigerator's ice maker to water. Because the water line will come from the basement (and not from a kitchen cabinet), I have bought this connection box to install in ...
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Refrigerator is unplugged a couple days for cleaning, once plugged back in will not start

Amana - brand, perfectly functioning refrigerator, was unplugged in preparation for cleaning and including in sale of house. It was unplugged only 2-3 days, but now when it’s plugged back in it won’...
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No water and ice in refrigerator, how to fix it when filter is not the issue?

My question is very similar to this but I have bypass filter, meaning I don't have a filter. I know filter is the most common reason when there is no water in refrigerator and hence no ice as well. ...
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How long can a refrigerator be stored without being used?

I purchased a refrigerator 8 months ago, but it will not be used right away. It came directly from the showroom. Must I use it now, or I can wait longer before using it?

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