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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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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Are air coolers as effective as air conditioners?

I'm planning to buy an air cooler as it is less expensive to purchase and operate than an air conditioner. Are there any air coolers that can achieve same, or close to, the cooling effect that an air ...
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Fridge trips power

LG fridge works for a while + then trips. Checked, its not the power supply/plug. Electrician replaced 20A circuit breaker with 25A. Worked for 3 days then tripped again. Works when I use normal 2-...
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Fridge turns on when banging it

My Kenmore full fridge intermittently turns off, and the only way to turn it back on is to bang it on its side. When it is off, unplugging it and plugging it back in doesn't help, neither does ...
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How can I get the hinge pin out of the refrigerator door?

I just went to open my fridge and the door just fell off. The reason appears to be that the bottom pin that the door swings on had worked its way loose from the frame it's normally screwed into and is ...
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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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Clacking noise every 4 seconds in Whirlpool refrigerator (likely the diffuser)

Recently my Whirlpool refrigerator (model number ISC23CNEXY02) has started making a clacking noise every 4 seconds. It will clack every 4 seconds for an hour, then make no noise for 5-6 hours, then ...
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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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Why won't my new refrigerator water line valve turn?

We recently purchased a side-by-side refrigerator. Prior to product delivery which took a while, a plumber installed the required water line kit and valve, and told us we just need to turn the valve ...
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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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Do I need to have a water supply connected to a refrigerator to seal the plumbing against microbes?

I bought a new fridge and moved the old one to the basement. Do I need to connect water supply to the old fridge to stop contamination of the lines, and water filter, by bacteria? I don't need the ice ...
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Where's the capacitor usually located at the bottom back of fridge? [closed]

This amateur warns to steer clear of capacitor. But he fails to indicate where it usually is? Can anyone indicate please? This second pic doesn't answer my question, because the capacitor looks ...
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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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Why does my Whirlpool refrigerator ice maker not make ice exactly one day a week every week?

My Whirlpool Gold refrigerator's ice maker does not make ice one day a week. After that day it begins to make ice again as normal. I think I read in the manual about a setting for Jewish households ...
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Should I run an extension cord or a new outlet for a fridge in my garage?

I have a refrigerator stored in my garage. It can only be on one wall. The receptacle is on an adjacent wall. Maybe 15 feet away. The fridge tag lists 4.5 amps 115V source and single phase. Garage/Den ...
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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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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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Refrigerator water dispenser runs fast then slow

I have a Whirlpool Gold refrigerator about eight years old. The water dispenser runs water in a glass for a few seconds normally but then runs slow. Note that it doesn't slow down. It's an immediate ...
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How to unpack the base of a refrigerator?

How does one unpack the thick foam base of a Bosch refrigerator? It is sitting on a 4” thick foam slab. The goal is to get it down to floor level without damaging, and I only have one helper. Thanks.
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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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I need to install a lockbox in a refrigerator to keep a medicine locked up. What is the best way to do that?

I need to install a lockbox in my refrigerator to store a medicine. It must not be attached to anything that can be easily removed. What's the best way to do this
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AFCI breaker - ruined by fridge?

I have a house that is just under 2 years old. My 2 year old GE Profile fridge (model PWE23KSKJSS) is hooked up to a dedicated circuit that runs off a 20 AMP Arc Fault breaker. There is nothing else ...
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Saddle valve on water line running to fridge won't shut off [closed]

I've shut off the water line to my fridge (so I can sell), but water still is coming out after turning off the saddle valve. I've even shut off the main water line, but water is still coming out of ...
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How can I find an air flow diagram for a refrigerator?

I am trying to diagnose a problem and want to know what the air flow is for an up-down fridge. There don't seem to be many pictures online?
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How should I wire for two side-by-side refrigerators?

I’m installing a stand up fridge and stand up freezer, side by side (ie, there are two separate units). These will be in a new location so I’m adding the electrical wiring. I was going to use a 12/3 ...
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Is this bedroom healthy to live in, in relation to kitchen, refrigerators and microwave oven? [closed]

Is such a bedroom healthy to live in? it is separated from a kitchen by a wall, There are two old refrigerators and one old microwave oven in the kitchen against the wall? (all are standalone with ...
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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 Icing Up

Why am I getting this ice in the bottom of the inside back of the refrigerator (not freezer) section of my Whirlpool WRS970CIDH side-by-side? It's only a little over a year old. When I read online, ...
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How long should I wait to plug in my refrigerator after unplugging it?

I just had a strange recommendation when I wanted to move the fridge inside my house to a new position. It's just about 2 feet away. I was told that I should wait 30-40 minutes after I unplug the ...
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What are recommended ways to connect fridge ice maker?

My new fridge has an ice maker, and I want to connect it to the cold water under the kitchen sink. This is how that pipe looks. Should I Use a saddle tapping valve to punch a hole in the bottom pipe? ...
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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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What are the standard dimensions for fridges in the US?

I just want to know whatever I can about the (seemingly) existing efforts to standardize fridge sizes. I found this question (Refrigerator enclosure dimensions), but I'm looking more for a list of ...
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Refrigerator cools once but then doesn't start up again

We have a Whirlpool Side by Side refrigerator (GS6SHAXML00) that is about 15 years old and was working fine before a long-distance move. When we got to the new house and plugged it in, it seemed to ...
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fridge gets too cold, freezer too warm

I've got an old school "up and down" fridge. It freezes food in the fridge, regardless of what I set the thermostat to. The freezer seems a bit on the warm side, ice cream seems very easy to ...
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Freezer not working; only makes quiet sound

An old (probably 30-50 years) chest freezer is not working. When plugged in it makes a constant, very quiet sound and does not change temperature. How could I tell what's wrong with it? Is it likely ...
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How to clean a drain in a refrigerator?

We have an old Kenmore fridge/freezer combo. It is slowly leaking water into the bottom of the fridge which is below the freezer. After doing some research we think its likely because of a clogged ...
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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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Can i turn off my fridge(refrigerator) at night? [duplicate]

Question I use refrigerator just for keeping 2-3 water bottles, 1colddrink bottle, and maximum 0.5 kg of fruits and nothing else (no food items)! So is it better to off my refrigerator at night and ...
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How to seal a refrigerator water line

I have a GE GSS22JEPDBB model fridge. The water line that goes into freezer door and then to the dispenser is leaking water right at the bottom of the door. Not sure exactly where. I suspect this is ...
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help me understand this fridge auto-defrost circuit

This is a followup on a question I asked awhile back about temporarily disabling the auto-defrost circuit on my KitchenAid KRFC300ESS fridge: modify fridge to temporarily defeat auto-defrost? I ...
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Are there refrigerators with a remote compressor?

Kind of a crazy question, but is it possible to get a refrigerator with a remote compressor? I have an "open" style ground floor and a person can hear the whine of the refrigerator's ...

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