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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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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Refrigerator won't cool if it's warm in the house

When it's cold outside (like in winter) and the interior temp of my house is around 65°, my fridge works just fine. But when spring/summer gets here (like now) and we get into hotter days and the temp ...
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OK to disconnect ice maker/water dispenser in new refrigerator?

We have to replace our current refrigerator because there's mold in the insulation in the door where the water dispenser is. When we shopped for a new refrigerator, we tried to find one without a ...
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How high up should I put the ice maker connection box?

I'm going to finally connect the refrigerator's ice maker to water. Because the water line will come from the basement (and not from a kitchen cabinet), I have bought this connection box to install in ...
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Refrigerator is unplugged a couple days for cleaning, once plugged back in will not start

Amana - brand, perfectly functioning refrigerator, was unplugged in preparation for cleaning and including in sale of house. It was unplugged only 2-3 days, but now when it’s plugged back in it won’...
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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. ...
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How long can a refrigerator be stored without being used?

I purchased a refrigerator 8 months ago, but it will not be used right away. It came directly from the showroom. Must I use it now, or I can wait longer before using it?
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refrigerator not cooling

I have a GE side by side and the freezer is working fine, but the refrigerator is not cooling (not hot kind og like room temperature). I replaced the relay switch how long before I know if that was ...
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what is the cause whereby compressor working gets hot and stops, after cooled down picks up

My challenge was that, I have this refrigerator I'm working on and after awhile it is working and then the condenser become hot as the compressor discharges excess heat, which as time goes on ...
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Refrigerator fresh food section not cold enough

I have an Amana top freezer refrigerator and I recently measured the temperatures. Manufacturer says 0F for freezer and 40F for fresh food. So my freezer was -10F and fresh food about 55F I ...
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Which fitting do I need to run a modern fridge's 1/4" ice maker supply line to an older supply valve with a larger flare outlet?

We bought a new fridge for our new home and the supply valve seems to have a 3/8" or 1/2" flare outlet (I'm unsure), while modern fridges appear to use a 1/4". I'm trying to figure out if I can cut ...
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I need help fixing a chest freezer

I have a GE chest freezer FCM11PHBWW. It simply stopped working after having been moved to a new house. It was not dropped or not turned on end. It was simple moved. It was then plugged into a ...
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Is it ok to turn off fridge for 2 hours in the evening?

I live in a small studio. The fridge is really noisy. I want to put it on a timer and turn it off for 2 hours when I go to bed. Is it safe (food hygiene wise) to do so? I have a relativley old ...
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How to fix acidic smell from fridge/freezer?

Started to smell a bad acidic smell coming from the bottom of my fridge. This is the model: https://mcappliance.com/brands/magic-chef/4-5-cu-ft-compact-refrigerator-665679004973.html Tried the ...
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Should I replace my fridge for power savings?

Any guesses on how much power I would save per year by replacing this fridge with a new one? I'm wondering if it would be cost effective to upgrade (if it would pay for itself after a few years).
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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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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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Frigidaire Fridge Freezing Food Fresh Side

Frigidaire Refrigerator FRS23KF6CW1 Fresh food side set at factory setting and never moved is now freezing food and bev. Temp consistently dropping to 27 degrees even after 24 hour adjustment period. ...
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2015 Samsung Refrigerator/Freezer keeps tripping circuit

I move my Samsung unit to the garage and plugged it into a receptacle. It has been there for a year with no problem. Two days ago it started tripping the circuit every couple hours. I plugged it into ...
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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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Freezer keeps defrosting

I have a Liebherr freezer/wine fridge (SWTNES 3010-25A). After about a year of owning it, the freezer started to "defrost" itself. I would open it up, and it was wet inside. Checking the temperature ...
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Which pipe to use to top-up refrigerant in a freezer?

My freezer is apparently slowly leaking refrigerant. I sent it in for repairs a few years back, but now it is failing with the exactly the same symptoms: compressor working non-stop, temperature never ...
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Is it Code legal to hardwire a refrigerator in a basement?

Suppose you have a refrigerator in a basement. You have two dueling safety systems: The cord-and-plug-connected fridge needs to run to keep food safe, but the GFCI needs to trip to save people from ...
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refrigerator making weird noises

I have a rather old freezer\refrigerator unit in my house. Its cooling works perfectly, however ever since a few weeks ago, once every few hours when what I assume is the compressor starts operating, ...
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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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What type of plumbing fitting is this? (Fridge)

This picture is the fitting that comes off the back of my fridge for water into the fridge. Fridge manual says it is 1/4" but doesn't mention fitting type. Is it compression? And if it is compression,...
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Why is my refrigerator's water dispenser so slow?

I purchased a home that was vacant for over a year. I replaced the filter, but the water flow was SOOOO slow. It took about 6 minutes to fill up a liter. Also the ice cubes were hallow and wispy. I ...
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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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How to use a side by side refrigerator in a cold garage?

During the summer months, the fridge in my not insulated garage works fine, and has for some time. During the cold winter months (below freezing) the KitchenAid KSRS25Q (old) side by side fridge won't ...
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Checking damage for a mini fridge that is plugged in without waiting

I got a new mini fridge yesterday. As it is my first fridge ever, I had no idea about the oil settling time waiting so I just plugged it in immediately. It is most probably transported in the correct ...
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Metallic drip tray for fridge

The drip tray of my fridge broke down, which causes the water condensating in the fridge to drip on the compressor, which is not a good thing. While waiting for the replacement part, I've replaced the ...
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Freezer periodically thawing out

I have a ~18 month old refrigerator (a Whirlpool, french doors, similar to this model). About two months ago we found that the freezer had largely thawed (as in, all of the food in it was thawed, ice ...
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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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Refrigerator compressor issue?

May have been asked and answered already but GE Side by Side working seemingly fine but i have noticed that when the compressor comes on (I am assuming) it is causing a substantial power draw in the ...
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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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Amana refrigerator controls change to coldest setting and freeze food

A couple weeks ago we noticed our Amana (Aff2534FEW3) refrigerator started freezing food. We found that the temperature settings for the refrigerator and for the freezer were at 7 which is the coldest ...
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Going to be away for 4 months, should we turn off the refrigerator or leave it on with water inside?

I have found people saying it's better to leave it on with water inside because then mould will not form. Is there any other downside except for electricity bill? It's a smallish refrigerator which ...
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Would this fridge fit in this space with required clearance?

What is the best way to determine if a fridge of certain dimension will fit into a set space? I have a inward kitchen cabinet space for a fridge which is 37" wide and 70.2" high. I figured it should ...
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Any ideas on how to keep a refrigerator from moving without wheel locks?

I've got a frig on a tile floor without any wheel locks, and it likes to slide forward every time I open a refrigerator door quickly. So far I have tried: toilet shims shoved under the wheels. ...
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12v Off Grid System

One of my clients wants to add a refrigerator to his mobile office (sailboat) that runs off a 12v battery bank (x2 225ah deep cycle AGM) and add x2 100w solar panels and a 400w wind generator to ...
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New fridge, fridge is warm, freezer is working fine

I just bought a new fridge, GE bottom freezer. I had to disassemble it to get it in the kitchen, in 1952 no appliance must have had a dimension greater then 31 inches, So I'm really not in the mood to ...
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Water shutoff valve for refrigerator

We need a shutoff valve for our refrigerator. We live in California. We have a copper water line to the fridge. My questions are: The line kit included a small brass shut off valve. The installer ...
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Fridge won't cool. Freon pressure doing crazy things

Hello all I am new to site. So if I post to the wrong spot I'm apologizing in advance. I just bought a 48" thermidor used. From all my research I've done this fridge cost about 9k new. It's about ...
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Refrigerator should be away from LPG cylinder. Why?

In India (and probably other parts of the world) there's general advice regarding refrigerator positioning. It is suggested that we keep the refrigerator away from the Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) ...
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How long must a refrigerator be left upright after being leaned at an angle before operation?

I moved a refrigerator. During the course of the move it was leaned over at 45 degrees several times and laid almost flat for 30 seconds or so. How long should it sit vertical (upright) to let all ...
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Adding Refrigerator to Garage Door circuit

I recently had a transfer switch installed for my generator. I'd like to add a basement refrigerator to the same breaker (in my service panel) as the garage door circuit. This would allow the ...
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Can I use the fridge still without plumbing in water,model Electrolux ERES31800W

Can I still use the fridge on model Electrolux ERES31800W,without having to plumb in the water?
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How do I fix this noise coming from my fridge?

My refrigerator (Bosch B22CT80SNS01) sits in an alcove and has begun intermittently making a noise from what seems to be the inside. At first I thought it was the water filter/lines having air, but I’...
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Water backing up into Refrigerator Freezer

I have a General Electric HTS20GBCCC fridge that, after working faithfully for over a decade, suddenly started forming a layer of ice in the bottom of the freezer compartment. I looked it up online, ...
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15 month old fridge/freezer not cooling

My ~1 year old (edit: 1yr 3months, so past warranty) Whirlpool bottom freezer fridge has stopped cooling. These are the things I've checked...I let it warm up for a while and then ran it overnight. ...

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