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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 [tag: ice-maker] should be used in conjunction with this tag for the former.

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Refrigerator is unplugged a couple days for cleaning, once plugged back in won’t start

Amanda-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’t ...
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Water backing up into Refrigerator Freezer

I have a General Electric HTS20GBCCC fridge that, after working faithfully for over a decade, suddenly started forming a layer of ice in the bottom of the freezer compartment. I looked it up online, ...
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Frigidaire refrigerator: no ice produced, and no water dispensed. What would cause this besides the 3-way water valve?

FFHS2311LBSA side-by-side fridge with water dispenser. Water is not dispensed, and no ice is produced. Common wisdom says the water valve assembly (3 valves, 3 solenoids) is the most likely culprit ...
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moving a used refrigerator

I bought a used refrigerator from a used appliance store. It was running when purchased, unplugged, and loaded upright onto the truck and has been that way since Friday. Once it is brought inside ...
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Refrigerator is not cooling, but freezer is working fine

I have a Whirlpool refrigerator model WRF560SEYM04 (bottom freezer). The refrigerator is not maintaining temperature, but the freezer is working fine. I cleaned the condenser coils, which were fairly ...
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Fridge / Freezer not cooling. No sound.

Short: My fridge was cold two days ago. Now it's not cold at all. Makes no sounds. Power is on and lights on. Long: Fridge was in storage for unknown years, and filthy. Cleaned and plugged in. It ...
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Slow water flow from dispenser

I have a 3 month old LG refrigerator, and the water flow from the dispenser is slow. It's been slow since day 1, so I had a tech come over, and he's trying to tell me that it's normal. I just moved, ...
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Is this sound from my refrigerator normal?

I've lived in this apartment for about three years and I've recently noticed that my refrigerator is making a clicking sound almost constantly. It was such a bizarre moment for me because it sounds ...
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How to check for enough ventilation for wine cooler

I have a wine cooler installed in cabinetry with a lower front grille for ventilation. It requires about .5” on each side. I don’t have that space. I have .25” total on the sides. There is about 6” ...
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Fridge Water Line Leaking

My fridge water line is leaking, not the line running from the wall to the fridge, but the line that is inside the fridge. The issue is the connection where the inside line meets the outside line. ...
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Using automotive R134A in my refrigerator?

Can I use automotive R134A in my refrigerator without damaging anything?
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Why is my fridge building ice on the outside but not getting cold inside?

My fridge is getting cold enough to quickly produce huge amounts of ice (see picture below) despite being fully defrosted (I used a heat gun) but it can't get below 50° F. Does it matter that all ...
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How can I change the lighted area on my restaurants refrigerator? [closed]

I'd like to change the area that's lit up on this refrigerator so it has my coffee shop logo: https://www.restaurantsupplydrop.com/collections/refrigeration-units/products/atosa-bottom-mount-two-...
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What material can be used to bond metal to metal and is removable in the future? [closed]

I'm looking to seal an opening in a metal refrigerator with a standard heatsink as a part of a thermoelectric cooling setup. It'd be ideal if there was a bonding material of some sort that can squish ...
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Freezer not cooling

I have a Samsung RF266 bottom-freezer refrigerator from 2010. The fridge part is working fine; the freezer part is suddenly not able to cool below ~35°F. I took off the evaporator cover and there ...
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Can a plastic fridge shelf be definitively repaired?

I have a fridge with a plastic shelf which first cracked, then finally split. Being short of cash and a replacement seemingly being not terribly easy to find, I thought I would see if it repairable. ...
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Could I shut off the refrigerator for awhile?

I purchased a new refrigerator two days ago and have been running it. But I need to stop using it for 70 days, and then start it again once I get married. Could this usage pattern cause a breakdown? ...
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In door ice maker quit working after water was turned off for a few days (Whirlpool)

I have a Whirlpool french door refrigerator (model WRX988SIBM) with the ice dispenser in the door of the refrigerator and it quit making ice the other day when I had to cut off my water for a few days ...
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LG Bottom Freezer French Door Refrigerator not cooling

I have an LG Bottom Freezer French Door Refrigerator that is not cooling. I plug the refrigerator in after sitting for a few hours. Inside the refrigerator the temperature controls read 4 for both ...
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Fridge works for 2 months if I unplug it for 2 hours

My fridge quits working after a couple months. The only fix seems to be unplugging it for a few hours then plugging it back in. It is not iced over. I have replaced the main control board. I have ...
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Refrigerator rust spots paint touchup

My refrigerator door has developed a few little spots where rust has bubbled up and the paint has flaked off. Mostly under 5mm in diameter, but a couple along the edges and corners of the door are ...
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What exactly is “direct sunlight”?

I bought a small room fridge. According to the manual, I should keep it away from direct sunlight, as "direct sunlight may affect the acrylic coating". I placed it in a position where sunlight may ...
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Flush and seal refrigerator HVAC leak?

So my fridge sprung a refrigerant leak and leaked out a bunch of its freon, I I thought I could Easily fix it by refilling it witth R134a with leak sealer. However it continue to leak and this ...
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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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“3-in-1” kits for maytag refrigerator

Would a "3-in-1" kit (SUPCO seems common) help, or should I be budgeting for a replacement refrigerator? Maytag PTB1953GRW takes several attempts to start the compressor - 10sec buzz; 2min pause; ...
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Replacing Refrigerator Piping

I'm looking to do a little DIY project where I replace the refrigeration lines of my mini-fridge with some clear PVC piping to show what's going on inside. I haven't verified the PVC will withstand ...
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Fridge coil won't get cold

History: A year or 2 ago, my fridge started leaking from the freezer (bottom freezer) so I tried to fix it myself, assuming that the drain was clogged. I discovered that a large ball of ice had build ...
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What is this plastic basin on the back of my fridge, and does it require any special care?

While cleaning my kitchen and behind my fridge, I found this part on its back. It was filled with a moldy liquid that looked like water. I threw the liquid away and cleaned the part. I’ve added a bit ...
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TV, Monitor reset periodically

Recently moved into this house, built in 1994: Computer monitor resets: This happens periodically (possibly when large electrical appliances kick on like the fridge), but it also happens almost every ...
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Freezer periodically thawing out

I have a ~18 month old refrigerator (a Whirlpool, french doors, similar to this model). About two months ago we found that the freezer had largely thawed (as in, all of the food in it was thawed, ice ...
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Can I use an old refrigerator to produce water from air

I want to take apart an old bar fridge and use the components to produce potable water through condensation. My plan is to remove the condenser, evaporator and compressor from the fridge as intact ...
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Adding Outlets for a Stove and Refrigerator in my Basement

Does my panel have enough amperage and space for adding two outlets for a stove and refrigerator in my basement? Thanks for your help in advance!
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Running empty refrigerator

Can I keep an older refrigerator, which is empty, running on the warmest setting for an extended period without worrying about smells? Will it save considerable energy by turning it to the warmest ...
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GE side-by-side refrigerator, slow water flow, hollowed out ice cubes. Which solenoid valve(s

Our 2011 GE (Monogram!) side-by-side has been losing water pressure to the door dispenser for a couple of years, and now slowed to a trickle, as well as small hollowed-out ice cubes. The GE MWF ...
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my whirlpool side by side refrigerator

My whirlpool side by side refrigerator is not cold and freezer is cold but not making ice? I have replaced the relay switch on compressor, I have taken the back off inside the freezer and the fan is ...
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Circuit Breaker Trip - Identifying Culprit

A non-AFCI/non-GFCI circuit breaker tripped while I was away for a week. Connected were a full size residential in the U.S. (18 year old) refrigerator, 2 powered off computers, and 1 powered on ...
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Is it safe to use an old fridge after 14 years of non use?

Recently our fridge broke. We have a working one in the kitchen, standing upright in the same position in the kitchen for 14 years, it just hasn't been plugged in during that amount of time. It's ...
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Water line under the sink to fridge ice make isn't working. No water will come through the line. How can I clean it out?

This is the water line under the sink. Water is coming out of valve,but not the line.
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Do I have a dead fridge?

My fridge just made a noise like a tin lid hitting the floor. Now there is no power to it at all. Circuit breaker is fine. I can't pull it out by myself so I don't know if the outlet is ok. Is it ...
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Fridge: short vs long cycle

My fridge broke, so I replaced the analog thermostat with an ESP2688 + relay + DS18S20 temperature sensor. My server is getting the temperature readings every 10 seconds and is capable of switching ...
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What threading type is my ice maker shut off valve?

In my new apartment, I moved in to find the water dispenser in the fridge is not working. I quickly diagnosed the issue by moving the fridge away from the wall and finding that there is a water line ...
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How should I flush my refrigerators drinking water system after storage?

Have a refrigerator that has been turned off and left closed! It has a ice maker and water line. How do I go about making sure that it is safe to use the ice and water?
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Fridgidaire Gallery Powers off for several hours and sometimes days

I have a Fridgidaire Gallery Model: FGHN2866PF0. The issue I have is that the fridge powers off for hours at a time and sometimes days at a time. No cooling, no lights in fridge. Only the door ...
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Why does my freezer get a little warmer every 14 hours?

I equipped my fridge-freezer (Bosch KGN 33X48/13, bought around 2013) with a self-made temperature monitoring system to warn me whenever the internal temperature of the freezer rises above a certain ...
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Fridge works (or worked) but not the freezer

I own a KitchenAid KSC24C8EYP02. Suddenly, the freezer portion stopped working. The fridge portion kept cold but not the freezer. I have found some posts with the opposite scenario, but not this one. ...
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Ice buildup inside Samsung RF266 refrigerator

Per the suggestion to the question Samsung RF266 refrigerator not cooling - Fan making noise I completely defrosted the refrigerator. The issue went away for a few days, but re-surfaced again. So I ...
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Frigidaire freezer making intermittent grinding noise [Video]

My freezer has been making an intermittent grinding noise recently, and it seems like it is getting progressively worse. It seems that the noise gets really bad, with the grinding events occurring ...
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Warm fridge cold freezer

Hi I have a zanussi zrb23200xa frost free fridge freezer. The fridge is room temperature warm but the freezer is ice cold. Did a bit of reading and have tested the following which are all working fine ...
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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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Refrigerator is warm but freezer stays cool

I have a Frigidaire top freezer refrigerator. The freezer is fine, however it freezes up and blocks the vent, preventing cool air from circulating into the refrigerator section: Pic attached is ...