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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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Where are the coils in this fridge?

I just moved to a new rental apartment and the refrigerator is making a very loud clicking noise. As a quick remedy, I thought I can clean the coils but I couldn't find them. I checked the back and ...
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Refrigerator fail due to adjacent chest freezer

I recently moved into a rental property and within the first week the refrigerator stopped keeping things under 50ºF. When the guy came out to look, he said it was due to my chest freezer being near ...
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How would I tell if a dealer sold me a refurbished appliance as new?

I've got a DOA fridge that I'm having to have a service tech come look at a second time. The dealer I bought it from has been accused of selling refurbished items as new in the past. How would a ...
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Should no-frost fan always work?

My no-frost fridge fan stopped working and it caused frost buildup at the back of the freezer and eventually the fridge stopped chilling the lower compartment. I assumed that the fan was broken but it ...
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Ice Dispenser auger won't stop dumping ice into chute

I have a 9 yr old Kenmore side by side fridge (Model #25355699407). The external ice/water dispenser panel leaked for years, eventually bubbling out the exterior paint, and rusting the door. I ...
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How to replace refrigerator paneling with stainless?

I have wood paneling on the refrigerator (it was there when I moved in). I'd like a stainless steel frig. There is nothing wrong with the current frig. Is it worth replacing the wood paneling ...
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Refrigerator big temperature difference between bottom and top shelf

I feel that my refrigerator is under-performing. I have the thermostat set to the coldest position, waited 24 hours, and with a thermometer it reads 4c on the lowest shelf, and between 8c and 9c at ...
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Is it possible to add a water storage tank to fridge that doesn't have one?

I have a Whirlpool fridge model WRS325FDAM. I'm told it does not come with a water storage tank inside of the firdge that will keep the water line cool when dispensing out of the fridge. Is it ...
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“Upgrading” a mechanical defrost timer in an upright “frost free” freezer

I am a happy owner of an upright frost free freezer which, after only two years, has needed to have its mechanical defrost timer replaced. Apparently, this timer runs the heater coil for twenty ...
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Is slightly high voltage bad for a refrigerator?

I had a mini freezer fail. I bought a new one which worked for a day or two, but I came home today and it was not running and the compressor was hot and everything in it melted. I measured the ...
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How to troubleshoot “refrigerator power goes off occasionally but comes back on when I cycle power switch off and back on”?

Refrigerator power occasionally goes off (lightbulbs are off, and apparently everything else though I haven't tested with a multimeter or anything) but comes back on when I cycle power switch off and ...
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min temperature to store an unused refrigerator

I have a brand new fridge that I am currently storing in my garage as we are going to sell our house/move. Is there any danger for the fridge to be stored in an environment where temperature can go ...
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Reasons for fridge light to go out other than bulb

I have a GE fridge that looks 10-15 years old. Recently, the light went out and I thought it was the bulb so I tried to replace it but it wasn't it. The fridge works fine other than that. What ...
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what is the cause whereby compressor working gets hot and stops, after cooled down picks up

My challenge was that, I have this refrigerator I'm working on and after awhile it is working and then the condenser become hot as the compressor discharges excess heat, which as time goes on ...
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Refridgerator evaporator not cooling enough to cool fridge

I think it's called the evaporator/cooling element, the coils inside the refrigerator where the r134a gas passes through cooling it. About a week ago our refrigerator stopped working and I found what ...
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What would cause multiple fridges motors to stop running, but leave the lights on?

When my old fridge cooling unit stopped working but the light remained on we assumed that since it was an old fridge that it was broken, so we replaced it. Today my new fridge has had the same ...
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Did I fry my fridge water valve by plugging it in wrong?

My whirlpool fridge stopped making ice and dispensing water so after a lot of research and diagnosing (not that I really know what I'm doing!) I replaced the water valve, put it all back together, etc....
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Can you diagnose coolant leak in a refrigerator by blowing hot air on the back?

An "engineer" has recently investigated my 10+ (that's my estimation - we bought it together with our apartment) year old Smeg FB30 refrigerator and claimed that the coolant gas is leaking from the ...
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Standard duty cycle of fridge compressor?

I have a refrigerator which has compressor duty cycle of about 50% percent. It’s set on 2 out of 5 which is the highest setting. It basically works for 12-13 minutes and then it’s of for about 16 ...
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Annoying refridgerator door

When I open my fridge to get stuff out (which take a short while because I need to snoop around), the door slowly goes back towards the closed state. It never closes all the way and I've checked with ...
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refrigerator running all the time

I bought a used refrigerator with 6 month parts and labor guarantee. It has cut off just twice in 4 days. It is at the right temperature, but won't cut off. I have called them, but repairman claims ...
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Refrigerator not cooling: told to unplug 24 hours

Our fridge hasn't been cooling for about a day. It makes no sounds at all and everything has been warming up. There is power because the internal light comes on. Our appliance guy told us to unplug ...
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Repair fridge door shelves

Our fridge has two white plastic shelves on the door. Both are cracked in the bottom - one just around the center, and one where almost the entire bottom has cracked along the front. I'm not ...
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Refrigerator freezes contents, even when set to warmest setting

Our refrigerator, an Amana/Whirlpool ABB1921DEW5, works very well -- rather too well, even, as the contents of the refrigerator are freezing, even with the refrigerator thermostat on its warmest ...
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How can I stop my fridge from collecting water?

We have a Kenmore fridge (15 years old) with the freezer on top. The freezer is having a problem where the drain (I presume for when it defrosts) keeps filling with ice and then the entire bottom of ...
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36 year old no frost refrigerator has stopped heating. Is it worth tracking problem and fixing or is replacement the most economical option? [closed]

36 year old no frost refrigerator has stopped heating. Is it worth tracking problem and fixing or is replacement the most economical option?
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What could be wrong with auto-defrost system in the fridge?

Defrost system in my Whirpool french door fridge is not working. Cold area compartment gets warm a week after full defrost with the help of hair dryer while freezer keeps working normally. I checked ...
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How can I change the hinge side on an LG LBN10551PV refrigerator?

I have an LG LBN10551PV apartment fridge. I ordered it with the door hinge on the wrong side (left) and would like to put it on the right. The instruction manual describes how to do this, and I've ...
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How should I troubleshoot a refrigerator that is not cooling?

I am having an issue with an 3 month old Frigidaire refrigerator. Suddenly today, I noticed it was not cooling, there were no circuit breakers flipped and the unit was still running but just not ...
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How can I prevent my refrigerator door from hitting the wall?

I have a stainless steel counter-depth refrigerator door (LG LFXC24726S). The right wall sticks out a bit further than the frame, and if the right door swings too far, it hits the wall and will ...
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Ice Maker makes consistent clicking sound and doesn't make any ice

I have a GE french door refrigerator with freezer on the bottom. I have seen it make 2 batches of ice. I have seen it only when I left the fridge door open for awhile when I was trying to figure out ...
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What is this metal part around the fan's motor in my freezer and how to prevent it from rusting?

A few months ago, while cleaning, I took the plastic cover off the back (of the inside) of my freezer (covers the fan and the cooler) and things looked fine: I didn't put the cover back on and later ...
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Does the California plumbing code require a water line shutoff behind a refrigerator?

Appliance store says I need a shutoff valve behind the refrigerator. They want a valve box in the wall to attach their flexible water line. The plumber put in flexible copper tubing with the shutoff ...
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Refrigerator Ice Maker

I have an Frigidaire side by side refrigerator with a built in ice maker. I was in the midst of moving and unable to hook up the water line for over a week. My wife says it used to make a sound ...
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Refrigerator is not making ice or serving water

UPDATE 3 I replaced the water filter with a brand new one from Home Depot. When I went to dispense water, about 1/2 a cup came out. That's the first time any water has come out of the dispenser. Over ...
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How do I plug a leak in my refrigerator's water fountain casing?

We seem to have developed a slow water leak at the bottom right edge of the casing for the water dispenser in the left door of our GE refrigerator. This is causing water to drip slowly along the front ...
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Where can I find a 90-degree elbow to connect to my ice maker water line? [closed]

I currently have an ice maker box in my kitchen that is connected to a 1/4" compression fitting to a braided stainless steel tube that goes to my refrigerator. The problem is that this ice maker box ...
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Is it okay that I turned on my new fridge immediately after delivery?

I turned on my new fridge/freezer immediately after delivery without thinking about it. Just realised, now 3 hours later, and went downstairs. It felt cold but I could hear "liquidy" noises. Have I ...
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Can I use an extension cord for a mini fridge?

I read a thread earlier basically saying a fridge should not be run on an extension cord. I was curious why that is. And how it would be different than having the same distance ran in the wall to an ...
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How can I determine why my GE water dispenser is very slow?

I have started realizing the water flow is slow from the dispenser. I changed the filter a few times, and It is still slow. Yesterday, I checked the water connection and here is what I found: The ...
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Can I drill/rivet into my Fridge?

I would like to attach a clasp/latch to the side of my fridge/freezer, so that I can tell when it is closed at a glance, and to make closing it a concious effort. The fridge is from some time in the ...
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How do I hook up a water line to the ice-maker on my old Frigidaire fridge?

I am trying to hook up the ice maker for an old Frigidaire fridge, but there is no line running out of the back. When I opened the access panel I found the water valve but unlike newer water valves ...
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Why is my refrigerator tripping breaker?

I have been troubleshooting this problem and I have narrowed it down to the ground in the unit. When I disconnect the ground from the frame, it runs fine, and has no problems. When I reconnect the ...
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How can I determine why my whirlpool refrigerator has stopped running water?

We have a Whirlpool refrigerator that's 2 years old which suddenly stopped running water. What can I do?
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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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Why does my whirlpool ice maker make ice, quit for several weeks, then start again?

I have a Whirpool side-by-side with an in door ice dispensing system. I have been having an issue with the ice maker for some time now. I thought the ice maker was defective because it would make ...
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Why is GFCI tripping on refrigerator circuit?

My refrigerator is tripping the GFCI on the socket into which it is plugged. Searching about this topic seems to indicate that this is a reasonably common complaint. However, I can't find any ...
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Why would an old fridge trip a circuit breaker?

I recently got an old fridge from a friend for use as a fermentation fridge for my homebrewed beer. The reason they were getting rid of it was because it was working fine, however it wouldn't cool ...
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Why is there no water after replacing the filter in a Samsung refrigerator?

I just replaced my refrigerator (RFG297HDBP) water filter with a genuine Samsung replacement filter. However, with the new filter in, I get a short burst of water, then no more water. I can pull out ...