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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Is shutting off the water supply line to replace a refrigerator water filter normal?

I'm looking into purchasing a new refrigerator. A particular Samsung model looks like a potential but I noticed an odd instruction in its manual. Regarding replacing its water filter, the first step ...
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smeg refrigerator not cooling

My smeg refrigerator (SIL 566 H) is not cooling. The lower freezer is frozen and filling with ice, and the upper part is warm. After disonnecting the refrigerator for a few hours to let the ice melt, ...
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Refrigerator air damper stuck due to ice

I have a side by side two door refrigerator. Recently there was a problem where the normal refrigerator section was getting high temp alerts. Freezer section was working fine. I called a repair guy ...
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Add Accessible Waterline shutoff for built-in style refrigerator

I have a built in style refrigerator in my new home. There is a dedicated waterline shutoff but is located behind the refrigerator. Because this is a built in refrigerator which is non-trivial to ...
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Dedicated circuit for **Sub Zero** refrigerator - any code requirement?

I have just moved into a new construction home. The home came with a sub-zero refrigerator. I found that the fridge is not wired on a dedicated circuit, but is on one shared with outlets above the ...
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Higher than normal noise level when I opened the door of freezer section on sub-zero fridge. Ice melt

Is there an air circulating fan for the freezer section? Where can I find the fan inside the freezer compartment. Sub-zero model : 532
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What are the most common newbie pitfalls of changing a refrigerator seals?

I would like to replace the seals on a subzero refrigerator. The videos on youTube make it look easy and I have bought the replacement seal form the subzero. I am interested in being informed so as ...
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Storing comsumable dry goods in your car in the summer? [closed]

I live in South Florida where the summer sun has no mercy. I drive a new van and I've taken steps to keep the inside cooler during the day. I live in the van for weeks at a time and need to store ...
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What tool to use to clean refrigerator drain?

I have a nice refrigerator I like, but it has one problem. Like all modern refrigerators it has a "automatic defrosting" and a drain tube which carries the condensate away to... somewhere. I think it ...
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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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Blomberg refrigerator making intermittent loud knocking sounds coming from the ice maker

Sounds and vibration coming from the sealed ice maker assembly in top left side of freezer. 50 seconds knocking, 10 second pause, knocking resumes. When we unplug refrigerator and plug back in, the ...
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How to diagnose an electrified refrigerator frame?

Recently (or, perhaps, I recently noticed) my garage fridge started shocking me if I touch it in the wrong place. (A sampling of "wrong" places: the door hinge, a spot on the other corner where the ...
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Restoring an old fridge; should I add a ground wire?

I'm rewiring an old monitor-top fridge. The original wiring was only 2-wire and it has completely disintegrated. I was thinking about replacing the power cord with a grounded plug and wiring the ...
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Freezer is cold but not freezing at all

After throwing a thermometer in my freezer, it is around 15-20 degrees Fahrenheit. Things that have been in there and frozen are staying frozen, but anything new that needs to freeze is not. For ...
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Why isn't my freezer getting cold?

My freezer stopped freezing. There was ice on the evaporator coil. I cleared that. All fans and compressor are running. I replaced the relay and capacitor. The refrigerator is cold to the touch ...
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Base for refrigerator wine shelf

I have a wine refrigerator that has shelves for wine bottles - image on this question. I want to use this refrigerator and its shelves as a regular refrigerator. So I need to put something on the ...
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Why would a GFCI trip on refrigerator circuit?

My refrigerator is tripping the GFCI on the socket into which it is plugged. Searching about this topic seems to indicate that this is a reasonably common complaint. However, I can't find any ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Understanding fridge wiring diagram

In an effort to convert a fridge freezer into something to age cheese (Electronic temp and humidity control) I'm trying to understand the following circuit diagram I'm trying to work out what the "...
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How do I reattach a SubZero refrigerator door handle?

The handle on my SubZero refrigerator just came off. The "thing" that's attached to the door is fairly stiff and I haven't been able to unscrew it yet. Inside the hole in the "shim" that attaches to ...
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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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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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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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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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Diagnosing Refridgerator Condensate Draining process

SYMPTOM Renter reports water on the floor from fridge. It seems silly to buy a new fridge if the only issue is the condensate processing is needs correction, however, this is the second incident on ...
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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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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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How can I prevent my refrigerator door from hitting the wall?

I have a stainless steel counter-depth refrigerator door (LG LFXC24726S). The right wall sticks out a bit further than the frame, and if the right door swings too far, it hits the wall and will ...
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Can I plug an air conditioner and a chest freezer into the same outlet?

I have a Gibson/Frigidaire through the wall AC unit plugged into a dedicated 3-prong outlet in my a room of my apartment. I'd like to put a chest freezer in my office for homebrewed beer. Is it safe ...
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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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Do I really need a small fan inside my fridge?

I have a three years old fridge without "no-frost" or anything similar to avoid ice build up. Yet there's a fan in the main compartment - about 90 millimeters in diameter and running simultaneously ...
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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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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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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 do I cap off an unused refrigerator water line?

I am installing a new refrigerator. The new one doesn't have an ice maker in it and the old one did. I need to turn off the water, and when I do it will shut off all of my water. This is a rental ...
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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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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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