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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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.
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How to drill larger holes in cabinets for larger ice maker tubing but leave something to snake with?

My plastic ice maker water hose broke and I decided to switch it to a stainless braided hose. The stainless braided hose needs a larger hole to pass through. While I have access to drill larger holes ...
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Can I use a refrigerator that's been disconnected for a year?

I bought a new side by side refrigerator. Due to personal issues, we decided to use it after it spent one year in our new home, unplugged. Will any problems occur because of that?
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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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What is causing my refrigerator to make an intermittent loud noise?

I've had a new refrigerator for a little over a year. In the past week or so, it's started making a noise that goes for approx 10 minutes, then stops for awhile, then starts again, and so on. When I ...
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Refrigerator door seal is developing a gap towards the bottom. Not sure it is letting air through

Nobody has been leaning on the door but there is now a 1/4 inch gap towards the bottom (beginning about halfway down) unless it is pushed closed tightly. I think this is just the outer part of the ...
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Where is my fridge leaking from?

I have a Whirlpool Gold fridge, model GI6FARXXB06. It's a French door design, with the freezer on bottom, as a drawer. It has an ice maker, and water / ice through the door. For the last several ...
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Mini Whirlpool Refrigerator

I unplugged my refrigerator without turning it off. Now it won't come back on. The light works however, the compressor does not. Will it ever come back on or should I just throw it out. I've only ...
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Reason to run a fridge compressor fan other than when compressor running

In regard to a small sailing yacht galley fridge, would there be any reason/benefit/need to run the compressor radiator fan any time outside of that which the compressor is running itself ? Ie just ...
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What size start capacitor should I buy for my refrigerator compressor?

What size (in horsepower) 3-in-1 start capacitor should i buy for my fridge compressor? I have an LG LRSC26922TT from 2003. The compressor isnt staying on due to (i think the PTC hooked to the ...
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Is frost build-up normal at the ingoing/outgoing pipes to the freezer evaporator?

Our freezer and fridge got worse and worse at cooling over the last week until yesterday I had to throw everything away. I opened up the freezer and fresh food evaporator compartments. Both ...
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Electrical Issue/ Question

I was away for the weekend and when I returned I found my microwave & oven had reset their clocks. Naturally I assumed that there had been a power outage, but after further checking, I found no ...
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First cooling problem then buffle switch error

I have been waiting for my refrigerator do defrosting manually for the past 2 days. I have decided to do this because there was water leakage to the bottom section of the fridge and got an error ...
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Refrigerator Ice Maker Frozen Fan

Background: I have a Frigidaire fridge, model #LFHB2741PFAA with a double door refrigerator on top and a pull out freezer of the bottom. The ice maker is located in the upper left corner of the ...
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Occasional use refrigerator problems?

If I want to use a mini fridge for camping trips, but not between trips at home, and leave it unplugged until the day before the trip to cool it down. Will there be any detrimental effects to the life ...
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Freezer not freezing, fridge works fine

I have a Frigidaire side by side unit that is just around 2 years old. Yesterday evening we noticed the freezer side was cold but the food was thawing. Took everything out and put in a chest freezer. ...
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Refrigerator Sparks when it touches the water line

We bought a brand new refrigerator and connected the water line and plugged it into the wall in a GFCI outlet. When attempting to push the refrigerator back into the space against the wall, the water ...
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Mini Fridge thermostat turns on/off doesn't cool

I have a Magic Chef Mini Fridge 2 door from Home Depot (HVDR430SE) that doesn't cool. It has no evaporator or condenser fan because it is a sealed unit. The thermostat clicks on, starting the ...
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Fridge water dispenser not working?

We have a Fridgidaire FRS26ZRG but for some reason the water and ice is not working. I of course pulled the refrigerator out and checked the supply line. There didn't seem to be any pressure. I ...
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Can I plug a fridge freezer into a short extension lead?

I've done a lot of research and the general consensus is no, but this is for use cases drastically different to my own. There is a double socket in my garage that has always been used for a fridge ...
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Installing a fridge inside a wall?

I'm designing the kitchen (renovating a 100+ year old house) and I would really really like to make it a "G layout" kitchen (like a U shape but with breakfast bar peninsula) but in order to achieve ...
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Does my refrigerator's water line require a shutoff valve behind the refrigerator?

Is there a code requiring a water shut off valve to be behind a refrigerator with an ice maker/water dispenser? This pertains to New York State ( Rockland County).
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Blown Refrigerator & Furnace fuse?

I live in the Midwest. My home was built in the early 70s. I recently blew the fuse in my living room (SL 15 amp I believe), but I was able to buy a new fuse and replace it. However, now the furnace ...
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Whirpool ice maker overflow

The icemaker in my whirlpool Wsf26c2exf01 is overflowing. The water reaches the icemaker fine but it spills into the ice bucket and leaks out of the unit. The only way to stop it is turning off the ...
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AFCI breakers - 30mA ground fault detection threshold - nuisance trips? [duplicate]

I'm trying to understand a bit about nuisance-tripping, and I'm wondering if anyone here has some insight. I know (or think I know) that a Class A GFCI breaker should trip when there is a 6mA ground ...
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Seeking Alarms Suggestions for open refridgerator

I plan to add this socket to the refridgerator light bulb to enable another device to signal when the refridgerator is open. The fridge is in the garage and the kids seem to leave it open. If you ...
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Missing Refrigerator water line valve

Moved into a 1960s home recently, and had a fridge deliverd. The Lowe's delivery guys were perplexed, but spent about 15 minutes looking for a valve to turn the water on for the fridge, but were ...
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Why is my new refrigerator hot on the sides?

Today I received my new French door Hisense refrigerator, and I plugged in after cleaned up and it is very hot side to side (both side) is it normal to be hot first time?
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Fridge Leveling Issue (Kenmore Pro 79993)

I recently had a Kenmore Pro 79993 refrigerator installed. While my floor i level, the fridge itself appears not to be (the front is a little over 1/4 inch higher than the back). There are leveling ...
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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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Freezer not cycling on

I've been thawing 30lbs of meat in the refrigerator. I discovered some of the food items in the freezer started to thaw. The temperature in the fridge before I took out the meat was 37 degrees. The ...
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Is it worth replace the engine of an 11 year old fridge [closed]

I have an 11 years old fridge that stopped freezing/cooling. I asked for a quote to fix it. My consideration is if it's better to fix the engine or to buy a new one. I would like to know if in an 11 ...
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Refrigerator temperature fluctuates wildly

I have an Electrolux Icon french door refrigerator left to us by the previous apartment owners. It has no model/serial sticker on it and they told us it was a gift from a relative. After two years of ...
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What are these thing in my fridge and how to get ride of them?

I found these bugs and i dont know how to get ride of them or what they are. First time it was near the eggs, cleaned everything. But 3 weekd after i found them again. Dont know what to do. If this ...
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How to fix a stripped metal nut hole on a refrigerator?

I have a new beautiful Samsung refrigerator. Black Stainless. The Door handle screw holes are stripped. We can only screw in the handle mounts about halfway. It seems to be aluminum or metal. Would ...