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 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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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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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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Freezer evaporator keep frosting

My Whirlpool (bottom) freezer's evaporator keeps frosting, thus rendering the (top) refrigerator warm. Actions already taken: Replaced Defrost heater (U-shaped, stove coil-like heating element) ...
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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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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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Frigidaire works after shaking?

Have a frigidaire refrigerator that's a few years old. Noticed and odd problem - the refrigerator is dead when the door is opened (light off and compressor silent, not cooling) - almost like it's ...
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Why's my fridge gasket so sticky, even after wiping it with warm soap water?

I'm asking just chiller gasket of my single-door Frigidaire fridge like this, bought new in 2015. I ask NOT the freezer gasket because it's not sticky and works normally. No food or liquid is leaking. ...
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Refrigerator restarts when a 3 pin plug is plugged to socket like Laptop Adaptor

Over last few months I'm noticing whenever I connect my Laptop cord and turn on the switch my Refrigerator in the kitchen is restarts as if power has gone and comeback. This happens primarily with 3 ...
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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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My freezer won't go more than 5 degrees below freezing. Thermostat seems OK so what's up?

My Samsung fridge-freezer won't go more than 5 degrees below freezing. The thermostat seems fine and has the correct resistance for its current temperature. What else could be wrong? The display on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fridge water dispenser line keeps freezing and not dispense water unless I dump the ice bucket

I have a Whirlpool side-by-side which has the ice bucket on the freezer door, right above the ice and water dispenser. Until recently, there was a person in my house who used a lot of ice, and the ...
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Why did my refrigerator fail and then work properly again?

I have a frost free fridge-freezer which failed three weeks ago, the fridge would not get down below 12C, although the freezer seemed to get down to -20C or so. The compressor pot would get pretty hot ...
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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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What is the part name/type for my fridge door sensor connector?

I have a three-door LG fridge. Each door has a button that gets pushed in when the door is closed, so it can turn off the light, etc. The button is connected to the wiring with a U-shaped plug ...
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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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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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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: 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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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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Samsung rfg238aars Fridge working - Freezer Not

My Samsung rfg238aars refrigerator has been giving me a lot of issues. The fridge compartment is working, but the freezer will not cool at all. Here’s the sequence of issues in order as they happened: ...
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Bosch Fridge is making a high-pitched whining sound, generally when the compressor is on

Here is a video of the sound: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o9Vkfu2lYcc8RDnxAjh2p4LYazjSTRDn/view?usp=sharing 800 Series French Door Bottom Mount Refrigerator 36'' Easy clean stainless steel Model ...
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How to cap a copper water line to a fridge without turning off water valve

I'm in kind of a difficult situation, I'm moving out of my old apartment and I need to get the fridge out but there is no water shutoff valve in any of the units in my complex. It's an older building ...
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Fridge won’t stop running

My fridge won’t stop running. (Model #596.69272990, noted below) This has been ongoing for a week and I have not tried to do anything other than unplug it and plug it back in. Is it the relay and if ...
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How do I force a defrost cycle on my refrigerator?

My Kenmore 596.51679100 side by side fridge is tripping the dedicated GFCI circuit in my garage that it's plugged into and I suspect it's the defrost heater but I need to test this. As far as I can ...
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Refrigerator/freezer

The cooling fan only runs when the freezer door is open. When it is closed it stops running. Therefore the bottom of the freezer is frozen but the top is luke warm. The same with the refrigerator. ...
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Fridge and freezer getting warm after power outage but still turns on

While asking more generally about what could be wrong with a fridge in general based on the potential cause and symptoms to keep the answer relevant for others, this is in regards to a 2013 GE Cafe ...
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Do most modern freezers have compressor delay?

Do most modern freezers have a "failsafe" of some kind to keep the compressor from cycling too quickly? I want to connect my freezer to an external thermostat and I have been advised that ...
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Freezer gets too warm at times on adaptive defrost

I have a brand new GE GTS model, Garage ready, 21.9 cu ft refrigerator freezer-Freezer on top. The unit works fine for a few days and then, every 3rd or 4th day, the freezer will go from -6 F to +50 ...
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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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Refrigerator trips One GFI, but not Another GFI

I've had refrigerator plugged into a GFI for over a year in the garage. Recently it's tripped the GFI, so I thought the
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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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Fridgaire fridge compartment not holding cool, freezer working perfectly

Have been puzzling through an issue with my Fridgiaire fpbs2777rfb. About two-three weeks ago my youngest left the freezer open for some time, causing a bunch of condensation that eventually caused a ...
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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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Why does my refrigerator water dispenser not work, and the water line to the dispenser stays filled with air?

I have a GE side-by-side refrigerator that recently developed the symptom described in this YouTube video. That is, the water dispenser in the freezer door no longer output any water. Likewise, when ...
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How do I fix this noise coming from freezer

This noise has been coming and going for awhile but now it is pretty persistent. See link below of noise How do I fix this before I go insane? https://youtu.be/gDLPKQDPkzw
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Refrigerator water supply problems after replacing the filter

Why is water from the dispenser slow after replacing the water filter on my GE Profile refrigerator? Plus, it is not making ice - can that be related? A couple of months ago it stopped making ice. I ...
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Help me identify the source of this Fridge knocking/popping sound?

Not my fridge, but the exact sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzg7WsMHBpg I live in a studio and sleep right next to my fridge, and this particular noise out of all the ones it makes wakes me up ...
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Frigidaire Freezer and Fridge lights dimming and brightening

Our electricity went out the other night, but our whole house generator kicked on. Once the power came back on a few hours later, I noticed that every time I opened our Frigidaire refrigerator OR ...
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Are there any physics problems with immersing freezer coils in water?

Given a small refrigerator / freezer (dorm fridge), would there be any reason why immersing the freezer coil in water would reduce or eliminate the ability of the system to remove heat? I took a dorm ...
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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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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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How many Watts is my LG Refrigerator

Please I want to find out the watt of my LG Table Top Refrigerator ..I lost the manuals
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No water and ice in refrigerator, how to fix it when filter is not the issue?

My question is very similar to this but I have bypass filter, meaning I don't have a filter. I know filter is the most common reason when there is no water in refrigerator and hence no ice as well. ...