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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How do I prevent ice cubes from jamming in my ice maker?

I have a Bosch fridge. It has an ice maker in the freezer section. Ice will frequently block the little fingers from ejecting ice into the container, like this: Seven times a day I reach in and ...
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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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How Does A Refrigerator Determine When The Water Filter Needs To Be Replaced?

I have a new GE refrigerator with a water filter with a capacity of 170 gallons. I use less than 0.5 pints of water per day. At this rate, the filter should last at least 2720 days. However, after ...
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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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Blomberg Bottom Freezer Constantly Leaking Water

I have a 5yo fridge with a bottom freezer that accumulates ice on top of the condensate drain port. This causes the condensate to accumulate, freeze and sometimes drain onto the floor. I have the ...
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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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How to prevent fridge freezer drain from freezing over?

I have a Samsung fridge freezer, with fridge on the top. The drain pipe in the fridge that lets the condensation out freezes near the bottom (near the freezer part) and blocks after just 2 days since ...
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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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Worth it to replace a freezer gasket? [closed]

Our freezer gasket has gotten compressed, and is leaking cold air. My options are to buy a new refrigerator, buy a replacement gasket and replace it myself, or just live with it. I'd like to avoid ...
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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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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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Need to defrost my Fisher Paykel refrigerator

A repair person came and is unable to thaw the water line for ice. It is connected through the cabinets and then inside the refrigerator it is too high to use a air dryer. He suggested I defrost the ...
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No water in door of Samsung French door style refrigerator

Have a Samsung RF24J9960S4 refrigerator - french door style with soda dispenser. Over several weeks the water dispenser reduced its water volume. New filter or no filter made no difference. Now there ...
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Samsung Fridge displaying wrong temperature

I have a Samsung RL42HGSW, which I had replaced a faulty thermistor 8 months ago. It worked fine until these days, until another problem appeared: it displays the wrong temperature in the LED panel, ...
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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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Refrigerator Water Line Connector

I currently have a PCV water line to my fridge. I’d like to connect a braided line to it to connect to the fridge. Is there a connector that will do this? I’m trying not to replace the entire line to ...
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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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Kitchen appliance setup specifically the fridge and oven

I saw a question similar to this but it was specific to energy consumption. My question is that our current kitchen setup has the oven next to the freezer side of our fridge. I’ve seen this setup in ...
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Fridge is cold after manual defrosting, but then warms

I have a Westinghouse Mastermind refrigerator. The fridge compartment is not cold. If I switch the fridge off overnight, and turn it back on in the morning, it is cold again. After a couple of weeks, ...
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Unplugging vs running an empty refrigerator

We have a community Pea Patch that has 2 older refrigerators that are empty 5 days a week and used to store produce on 2 of those days. Does it take less energy to leave them running for those 5 days,...
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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 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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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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Will cutting the fridge capillary pipe allow the gas to evacuate? [duplicate]

I'm wanting to remove a compressor from a fridge, I need to release the gas(r600a - safe) first. Initially I thought you had to cut or pierce the copper piping attached to the compressor but I've ...
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Can I safely cut a copper compressor pipe with r600a gas?

Can I safely cut a fridge compressors copper pipes if it uses r600a gas. I've read of people taking out fridge compressors but I want to check whether it's safe to cut the pipes like this?
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LG refrigerator stops cooling only when under load

SUMMARY: A LG refrigerator is occasionally unwilling to chill the refrigerator for lengthy periods. I've twice confirmed this by putting a bowl of hot water in it and observing temperatures over the ...
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AFCI / GFCI Circuit failure

I've been unable to diagnose why a circuit in my house no longer works. It's a 20 amp circuit that feeds 4 outlets in my kitchen area, and it has both a GFCI(link) and AFCI. The entire house is ...
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T tap with valve for pex?

This picture is of a 1/4 inch PEX line from a reverse osmosis filter. This section is right before a remineralization cartridge. The water before that cartridge is fairly close to being distilled ...
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Whirlpool freezer not getting cold enough

I have a Whirlpool freezer (model EV171NYMS03) that is not getting cold enough. It is currently below freezing, but just barely. I replaced the fan motor earlier and that is still running. When I took ...
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Steps to finding out what part of my fridge is tripping its GFCI outlet?

My Kenmore fridge kept tripping the circuit breaker in the GPCI once every 10 hours or so. I have had the fridge for almost 9 years now, and the problem started a month ago. What I tried so far is ...
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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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My filter system is leaking, should replacing fix it or I need a plumber?

My filter system is leaking and I have switched off water supply to it for now. As a result I am not getting water in refrigerator as well. My refrigerator doesn't have filter inside it, this is 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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Fridge tripping GFCI Outlet

I just got a new fridge and put the old one in the garage. It's connected to a GFCI outlet which it's tripping intermittently. It's not the breaker that's tripping, it's the outlet itself. The fridge ...
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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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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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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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Old refrigerator risks

I just acquired a double door Amana refrigerator. I'm not sure when it was manufactured but from the design and the dates on referenced patent numbers on the back, it seems to be from the late 70s/...
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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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Fridge: frost build up on coils

Our fridge started to get warmer a few days ago. Because we keep medicines for my daughter, I always keep a thermometer inside. From the usual 3C-5C that I used to see, over a few days the temperature ...
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How do I fix my fridge that is not refrigerating?

My refrigerator (Frigidaire model #frt18b4aw8) is not refrigerating the refrigeration compartment, however the freezer compartment is freezing properly. I opened the back panel in the freezer and saw ...
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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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Dehumidifier shuts off after a few seconds

Steps to reproduce: Plug in dehumidifier. The green LED goes on. Press the power button on the control panel (lower free hanging PCB in picture). The fan starts running. The compressor doesn’t turn ...
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Fridge making loud clunk when compressor shuts off

Each time the compressor of my fridge shuts off there is a very loud clunk/bang (similar to the slamming of a door). I've made a video recording the sound: https://www.dropbox.com/s/r0ww40so9z9dchy/...
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Dripping in a Kitchen-aid refrigerator

We have a Kitchen-aid French door refrigerator with bottom freezer. What causes dripping onto the top shelf of a refrigerator? Drips are occurring to the left of the water filter, but not from the ...
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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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Are there any standalone water dispensers for refrigerators?

I recently had to purchase a new fridge. I was tight on cash, so I had to settle for one that only has an ice maker and no water dispenser. Partly why I bought this fridge was because I did some ...
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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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Maximum connection of devices to a single socket

I'm from India After searching many sites I signed up here to clarify my doubt as I don't know much about electricity... I recently brought a fridge(250litres) (3 months ago) and it was working fine ...

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