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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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 ...
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Samsung RF266 refrigerator not cooling - Fan making noise

We have a Samsung RF266 refrigerator that has started on make funny noises. More like fan noise. It has something called to twin cooling technology similar this image. There is evidence of ice ...
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Fridgedaire ice maker won't dispense cubes

Fridge model no. PHSC39EESS0 Ice maker model no. #M1C It basically looks like this: https://www.amazon.com/Frigidaire-FFHS2622MS-Side-Refrigerator-Stainless/dp/B0057Z1IY0 I have a side-by-side ...
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Can I build my own walk-in meat cooler?

A family member is building a brand new barn and she's amenable to my idea of makeshift-ing a 4'x4' (or so) closet that would be used primarily for meat ageing (I like to hunt) but also pickling and ...
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Fridge Cooling Element Icing Up

I have a Panasonic fridge whose model number is NR-B591G. The cooling element is icing up and hence the fridge compartment is not being kept cold. I have changed the timer and also the thermostat in ...
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GE Profile refrigerator model PSSS3RGXA SS not dispensing water or ice. Makes ice into bin

Side by side refrigerator is cold, freezes water, makes ice cubes and dumps them into the bin. The green LEDs for door alarm, water and quick ice are on. The LED for lock is not on. Pressing the ...
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What's the deal with Whirlpool “Better than Inverter” refrigerators?

I've been looking around for a new refrigerator and one thing that stands out to me among the current lineup is that Whirlpool seems to be the only one not coming up with an inverter fridge. Instead ...
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fridge warm and freezer cold

My fridge is warm and my freezer is really cold and freezing things a lot. The things in the fridge are soft or bad. Why will this be happening?
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How do you repair or replace an ice maker in a Samsung RF23HCEDBBC Refrigerator?

I have a Samsung RF23HCEDBBC that I bought a little over a year ago. All of the sudden, it stopped making ice in the ice maker. What is bizarre is that if I click the ice maker "reset" and wait a few ...
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Replaced Water Filter in Refrigerator, Now Having Issues (Loud Noise, Increase Water Flow)

I have a Whirlpool refrigerator that has a built in ice and water dispenser, I can't remember the model number but I don't think it should matter for the issue I am having. I recently replaced the ...
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New fridge, fridge is warm, freezer is working fine

I just bought a new fridge, GE bottom freezer. I had to disassemble it to get it in the kitchen, in 1952 no appliance must have had a dimension greater then 31 inches, So I'm really not in the mood to ...
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Forgot to unplug fridge while replacing thermostat, smelled electrical burning

I went to replace the fridge thermostat today. I unscrewed the housing found the cables popped out the metal thermostat from the plastic casing. I should have stopped to unplug the fridge here since ...
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Diagnosing Refridgerator Condensate Draining process

SYMPTOM Renter reports water on the floor from fridge. It seems silly to buy a new fridge if the only issue is the condensate processing is needs correction, however, this is the second incident on ...
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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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Why does my freezer suddenly have more frost than it did?

My freezer that attached to my fridge has all of a sudden and lot of frost on the top and on the items in it. Why would it has a lot of frost and what's the easiest way to get rid of the frost.