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 to connect switch to electric box containing 3 grey (twin and earth) cables?

The circuit breaker belonging to kitchen tripped today and I narrowed the problem down to faulty switch controlling my fridge. I immediately removed the switch but I forgot to take picture of previous ...
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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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continuity between the two poles on power cord of my fridge [closed]

I have continuity between the two pole of the power cord of my fridge when I unplug it.Is this normal situation or I have a short cut
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Bosch fridge/freezer (B22CS / Linea 300 series) began chiming and temperature flashing on the freezer side

My Bosch fridge/freezer began ringing at a rapid pace randomly. There's a display in the front, which shows a temperature to the left (freezer) and the right (fridge) directly above the built-in water ...
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Why is my fridge not getting cold and is it fixable?

I noticed a fridge I use for home-brewing was running 24/7 to stay at only 10C, and a while later determined it was simply making the inside warmer not colder. It sounds like it is running flat out, ...
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Can I use an unplugged freezer as storage if I leave it open overnight? [closed]

My concern would be moisture buildup/mold. But if I leave it open overnight, maybe that would be enough to prevent mold?
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Water from refrigerator tastes bad after 5 day power outage

The water from refrigerator tastes very bad after 5 day power outage. Everything rotted in the fridge and we had to clean it out after the power came back on. The fridge is fine now, but the water ...
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Copper line to fridge

The copper line in my fridge is cracked and now is leaking, we’ve turned off sadder line and is still leaking a lot. How can we get it to stop leaking without replacing? We don’t mind if our ice-maker ...
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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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How can I move my fridge in and out faster for repairs?

We have an older 48 inch wide subzero that has been undergoing repairs for the last month. Everytime the tech needs to bring the fridge in and out of its position it's a complete pain in the behind to ...
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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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How to choose a refrigerator? [closed]

what are the features to look for when buying a refrigerator? Such as what capacity is of the compressor? how do I use this information to measure against my usage? Are copper tubing better? What is ...
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Refrigerator Keeps Tripping Breaker

Read the whole story before responding. Refrigerator started tripping the circuit after being in our new house for 5 years now. Nothing new has been added to the outlets on that circuit breaker(20 ...
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Can I drill holes into the front of my fridge to attach a new handle?

I am going to attach contact paper to a fridge with no drilled holes. My old handle was glued on with two sided tape. I want to buy nice handles that will stay attached. Tape? Epoxy glue? Screws?
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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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Ordering parts for fridge is there difference between 1 or 1A or 1B

My fridge's seal (gasket) cracked and I'm trying to buy new ones from sears. There is a couple options for freezer door: #1 Door #1A Door #1B Door for fridge door: #2 Door #2A Door #2B Door Do ...
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Does leaving fridge doors open several minutes at a time lead to partial freezing of food?

I was hoping someone could help weigh in with a technical explanation here. We have a Whirlpool fridge that is only a few years old, and often notice that food near the back of it (and usually towards ...
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New RV refrigerator sat outside in hot weather

I purchased an RV Dometic refrigerator. Before it was delivered, it sat outside for 48 hours in over 100 degree temperatures each day. There was no packaging around the refrigerator. Should I ...
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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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How do I identify and fix a buzzing noise in my commercial freezer?

I have been using a second-hand TRUE commercial freezer for almost 13 years for my home catering business. It has been making a buzzing noise since yesterday. How can I identify the source of the ...
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Why would turning off a fridge/freezer for 24 hours then turning it back on make it work again?

A family member's fridge freezer is now working well after being turned off for about 24 hours and then back on. Before, it was not cooling items, reading around 20 degrees Celsius. Now, after being ...
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Refrigerator on a shared electric line with Stove and 5 countertop outlets

When we moved in our new construction home the dedicated fridge outlet in the kitchen was faulty. The builder sent his electrician who said the the entire line has an issue so they did a connection ...
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Unknown freezer parts do not correspond to assembly diagram

The evap coils in my freezer have been building up ice, so I opened up the freezer to diagnose the issue, and was confused by what I saw: My fridge is the following model (freezer assembly is shown ...
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How to connect weird fridge water line

I have this water line for my fridge. I don't know how it's suppose to connect to the water since it's just a plastic piece. The gold piece is where it's suppose to connect but doesn't connect to the ...
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Humidifier and preventing ice formation

Is there anything that can be done to mitigate the effects of a floor humidifer on ice formation gumming up various systems in the house? I have learned that even RO water is not pure enough to ...
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Frigidaire freezer making intermittent grinding noise

My freezer has been making an intermittent grinding noise recently, and it seems like it is getting progressively worse. It seems that the noise gets really bad, with the grinding events occurring ...
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Compressor melted hole in 5+ year old defrost drain pan, is compressor overheating a possible concern

It is quite possible that my defrost drain pan melting was just normal age/wear & tear but I wanted to double check that there is not possibly a larger issue with my compressor running too hot. ...
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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 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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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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Where to put new fridge? [closed]

Just bought our first house and we're trying to make two main improvements to the kitchen:   There's no microwave and not really enough counter space for one (But I'll save this for a subsequent post)...
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Ice maker dispenses multiple cubes (2-3 stuck together)

This is a Whirlpool refrigerator. Model # WRX735SDHZ Serial # K80905198 The ice maker routinely dispenses multiple ice cubes frozen together. Sometimes 2, sometimes 3. This causes one or both of ...
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Reconfiguring GFCI circuit protection

Forgive me if this is basic or redundant, but I couldn't find any questions addressing my specific scenario. I've got a GFCI outlet in my garage which also protects three separate outdoor outlets. I ...
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How close can I put a fridge-freezer to a gas boiler?

I have an older (20-30 years ) old gas boiler mounted on the wall, and a space to put a fridge-freezer at 90 degrees to it around 20cm away. I know we want to avoid radiators/boilers ( which does ...
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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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Does a refrigerator compressor need settling time after being laid on its back or side?

A friend of mine mentioned that after laying my fridge on its side or back, that I need to let it sit for several hours before plugging it in. In the discussion, he said that it was to allow the ...
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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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Is my fridge not cooling because of this fan?

I'm trying to fix a fridge/freezer that recently stopped working but still has power. I removed the panel from the freezer and there was a lot of ice build up which I let defrost. I noticed that the ...
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Refrigerator quits cooling (lights/freezer work) & 24 hr unplugged only fixes it for < 2 weeks

Our garage refrigerator (Kenmore with the freezer on the bottom) started not cooling in late July. The lights kept working & the freezer kept working, but the top part (the refrigerator section) ...
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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 get rid of fruit flies in my fridge?

Sorry in advance if this is the wrong place to post this. In my fridge there are scores of dead fruit flies lying on the bottom. I rarely see any live ones in or outside the fridge, but, daily, there ...
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Lift for storing stuff above my fridge

I want to lift stuff (chairs or a baby stroller) and store them above my fridge. I was thinking about installing some floor to ceiling rod and somehow connect a winch to pull some platform up and ...
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How to properly seal the drain in the refrigerator? And how to clean the condenser coil?

Had a water leak from the fridge (GE GSL25JGDBLS, it's a self-defrosting side-by-side). It worked perfectly for 8 years. Here's what i found inside and in the back: Pretty sure the culprit was that ...
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Cleaning fridge and freezer - do you need to turn it off?

I'm doing a bit of a clean of my fridge and freezer (dual unit) and I have heard you should turn your fridge/freezer off when cleaning - since I am not doing a complete/deep clean of it and I don't ...
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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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Store Refrigerator, Keeps Doors Open How Often

I plan to store refrigerator in my residence unplugged. I cleaned it well with all soap, 409 and disinfectant, and left doors open to dry out for few days. They recommend to keep Doors Open for long ...
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Why do unused Refrigerator Appliances Grow Mold, while unused Cabinets and electronics don't?

I have a refrigerator that I thoroughly cleaned out and washed with soap/baking soda, and let thoroughly dry. They always recommend to keep Doors Open for long term refrigerator storage. This prevents ...

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