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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Brand New Fridge - Low water pressure from dispenser

I just bought a brand new - Whirlpool French door fridge. Water is coming out of the machine, and ice is being made... but... the water pressure from the fridge is slow. House pressure is fine, ...
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New house, new LG refrigerator & AFCI wiring

We just bought a house, May 2019, the first week the AFCI breakers began to trip. Outlets & switches both. The biggest concern is our new LG refrigerator. It trips about once a week, sometimes ...
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My mini fridge had a frosty back wall, so I turned it off for 24 hours. There was water on the floor through the back of the fridge, why it happened?

I know that there is a drain hole, and then that water is drained through it and then evaporated by the evaporator, and when the fridge does not work - nothing will evaporate the water. So does the ...
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How should I deal with an unused water line that's dripping?

For some reason an old refrigerator water line that has not been used for months started leaking. How can I fix it?
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Why is my refrigerator over-cooling to the point of freezing?

Whirlpool Mod.# GB2FHDXWQ01 Ser. # K02883627 With no change in use habits, temp dropped well below freezing in refer ruining produce in crisper drawers. Raising set temp has not raised box temp. ...
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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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Is it damaging to turn off a small fridge for two days every week?

I am a student who studies in a different city than my home so I go home almost every weekend or second weekend. I recently brought a room sized fridge and to save electricity costs, whenever I go ...
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I have a water line to my fridge with no shut off valve

Is it hard to add one or even something to cap off the end? I removing the whole refrigerator and won't be using that line. I may want to use it in the future so I don't want to remove it.
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Replaced water filter now very low water pressure

Had very strong water pressure through water dispenser. Then replaced water filter and now very, very slow water. Did all the things everyone has suggested to no effect. Found that by pulling the ...
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Refrigerator freezing on top up to 9 degrees warmer on lower shelves

Side by side Frigidaire 6 months old. Has done this before, but was working fine by the time the repairman showed up. It is NOT overloaded. It does usually run a degree or two different, but not 9 ...
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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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Water dripping from freezer into fridge top shelf

My fridge has recently started dripping water into the top shelf. Have you encountered this? Any tips on how to fix it will be appreciated. Can I do it myself or do I need a specialist? It's not under ...
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Electrical help on amps and wiring

I recently moved my old refrigerator into my garage next to my freezer. As soon as I plug in my refrigerator the GFCI pops. I have a 15 amp GFCI and a 15 amp breaker. The refrigerator and freezer are ...
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Cold fridge, warm freezer

We have a Whirlpool fridge with french doors, similar to this model that is around 2 years old. We have both the fridge and freezer parts sets as cold as they will get. This is -5F for the freezer ...
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LG refrigerator with vibrating hum AND ice buildup in the floor of the freezer

I have an LG model LRBN20512WW refrigerator with bottom freezer, maybe 10-12 years old, give or take, that has developed two issues this past year. First, it started to have ice build-up on the floor ...
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How to isolate heat from oven towards refrigerator?

While trying to take minor steps towards reducing the electricity consumption at our home, on an online forum (sorry can't recall the original source) I read that if the oven and the fridge are close ...
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Clicking noise from fridge, and won't hold temp anymore

I have a ~10 y/o (predates my purchase of the house) built-in Sub Zero 700TC. A day or two ago it started clicking every few minutes and showed codes 24 and 50, both of which reference the compressor ...
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Fridge started intermittently tripping GFCI after fan motor replacement

Our fridge showed symptoms of evaporator fan motor dying. The bottom of the fridge was cold but the air was not circulating in the freezer and fridge. Then the water dispenser stopped working. I was ...
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Removing drip pan on a Frigidaire FFTR1821QS

My fridge is giving off a foul odour. Looks like the drip pan is growing mold in it. Looking for advice on how to remove the drip pan so I can clean it. It doesn’t appear to simply slide out from the ...
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Water supply for refrigerator in garage

I have an older refrigerator that has a working ice maker that I want to put in my garage to have a second supply of ice when needed. The only water supply in the garage is an outdoor spigot. I ...
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1/4 inch plastic water line to 1/2 inch refrigerator connection

I am on the last step of installing a reverse osmosis water filtration system underneath the kitchen sink. After the water is filtered, I have two options; connect the final blue 1/4 inch outer ...
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Reverse osmosis water filter installation

I am currently attempting to install a reverse osmosis water filtration system in the cabinet underneath my kitchen sink next to a refrigerator. The system comes with a faucet which appears to get it'...
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Is my Outdoor Mini Fridge Doomed? Wont get cold

I'm having issues getting my Bull Mini Fridge to cool. It was not working when we bought the house, but we never really needed to use it. I have been trying to figure out why it doesn't cool. The ...
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How can I remove the service cover on my refrigerator when the process stub is in the way?

I would like to replace the power cord of an Electrolux refrigerator. Besides the compressor (HTK70AA) there is a small black plastic cover that needs to be removed to access the electrical ...
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Dual Evaporator Refrigerator — Evaporator Coil and drain Freeze up… Internal Fan Operational?

I've got a very nice split door refrigerator, bottom drawer freezer. (GE model GFE2HSHFSS). This unit has two separate evaporator coils, one for the refrigerator (fresh food) and another for the ...
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Why is there a drain trap high on a wall above an air gap?

I realize this question is not about "home" improvement but as I had to deal with drain and vent lines recently, I was curious to note this installation at the Costco. There is what it seems a ...
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How can I repair a leaking valve on an unused refrigerator water line?

I recently bought a fridge that doesn't have an ice maker or water dispenser. I turned off the water under my sink that goes to the fridge line, yet I still find a puddle of water in the morning when ...
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Refrigerator seems to run continuously (or very long times)

It's a beko CRF4800. The coils get hot and it runs for 40 minutes straight, resting for around the same time. It makes quite a loud buzzing noise, I think something is up with the fridge. I've already ...
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Refrigerator Water Dispenser Tripping GFCI

The refrigerator is on a dedicated circuit / socket --- not a GFCI. However, in the last week, when using the water dispenser on the fridge, the GFCI has tripped simultaneously. There are no ...
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Does this water filter look clogged?

My refrigerator uses EveryDrop water filters like these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VBP8QPO/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 The refrigerator is brand new, and I am already ...
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Samsung Refrigerator not cooling (both freezer and fridge sides)

We have a Samsung RSG257 refrigerator. Over the weekend we noticed that food in the freezer was melting and the fridge side didn't feel cold. We ran all the self diagnostic options and it didn't ...
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Refrigerator Side Wall Hole Closure - Need suggestions

In my side by side door refrigerator, there is a hole in the side wall on the right compartment that is intended for letting controllable amount of air from the lleft / freezer side of the ...
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Fridge is leaking. Found the culprit?

Every once in awhile my fridge will leak water from somewhere underneath. I took off the horizontal grill along the base of the fridge and looked underneath to find a white, plastic tray of some kind (...
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How can I make my side-by-side refrigerator's freezer colder?

I have a brand new Whirlpool Side By Side Fridge Freezer and it is working as designed, and the temps are within "limits". But there is only one compressor and one cooling function, so while the ...
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Power Surge Damage to Refrigerator

our house had several power surges last week that damaged a few of our major appliances including our indoor and outdoor refrigerators. Today, a repair person told us that our indoor fridge is leaking ...
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Fridge cools but does not whirr

My fridge started to act strangely. It stopped whirring and the light does not work either. But it does work, it is cold actually. Could this be some ventilation issue?
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Can replacing water filter break inlet valve?

It was time to replace the water filter in my refrigerator. I did so without issue (the water dispenser in the door immediately worked fine, etc.). However, the next day the ice maker in the freezer ...
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GFCI plug tripping from a refrigerator that is plugged in last on the line

I finished my basement that was roughed in 10 years ago and found out that my refrigerator plug is on the end of the GFCi line of plugs. There is only one GFCi plug nearest to the box that feeds the ...
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Refrigerator intermittently making loud clicks with compressor banging and shaking

Facts: 9 year old Whirlpool refrigerator has been operating quietly for 9 years. Refrigerator has two doors and is top-freezer/bottom-refrigerator configuration. About 3 months ago, it would ...
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Fridge ice dispenser solenoid stuck?

My Bosch fridge developed a strange chemical smell around the ice dispenser, and the ice was collecting above the ice flap. After disassembling the front panel, it seems like the smell is from the ...
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Will my fridge be damaged if I put a bag of ice in the fridge compartment while I wait for the repairman to fix a warm fridge/cold freezer?

My repairman can only come tomorrow evening and I want to keep my food fresh. ( I have a warm fridge/overly cold freezer) Can I put a bag of ice in the fridge or will that damage something in the ...
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My freezer is not freezing

If the freezer in my refrigerator is not freezing, should I turn the unit off? The compressor is running and the fan is also.
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Refrigerator water supply valve

Can anyone tell me WHY all of the 'delivery' instructions say that the shutoff has to be within 6' of the refrigerator or they will not hook it up? And I mean the literature states they will not even ...
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Why does humidity change suddenly when my fridge's compressor turns on/off? [closed]

I'm building a curing chamber in an old fridge, and I've started by capturing some data on the fridge's performance: I'm really unclear on what's happening when the compressor changes state. When the ...
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Cannot Remove Freezer Back Panel

I have a GE Side by Side refrigerator PSS26MSWASS. The freezer has frosted up causing the fridge side to heat up. I believe the defrost heater went bad. I am good with how to replace the heater ...
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Amana fridge stops cooling, starts again when bumped

I have been finding my Amana SDX22S2L fridge warm, often in the morning. The lights still work inside, but the compressor stops cooling the fridge at some point in the night. If I bump or hit the ...
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Refrigerator freezer is building up ice on inside bottom floor [closed]

We keep getting at least 2-3" of ice on the inside bottom floor of our refrigerator freezer.
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How to remove ice maker from Miele / Liebherr freezer?

I have a Miele KFN 8701 SE freezer (also known as a Liebherr freezer) which has an ice-maker which has failed. A plastic part has come free, and also what looks like a temperature sensor: This is ...
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Can you use Isolation Transformer on Refrigerators? Any side effects?

My GFCI always trips whenever refrigerator is connected to it maybe because of the defrosting thing and my old built in the 1930s without third grounding wires. I have to take down the house just to ...
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Is a new refrigerator likely to trip a 20 amp AFCI/GFCI circuit?

Will a new GE Cafe refrigerator/freezer work on my kitchen AFCI/GFCI 20 amp refrigerator outlet? My current 8 year old Samsung constantly trips the circuit.