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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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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How Does A Refrigerator Determine When The Water Filter Needs To Be Replaced?

I have a new GE refrigerator with a water filter with a capacity of 170 gallons. I use less than 0.5 pints of water per day. At this rate, the filter should last at least 2720 days. However, after ...
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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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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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Blomberg Bottom Freezer Constantly Leaking Water

I have a 5yo fridge with a bottom freezer that accumulates ice on top of the condensate drain port. This causes the condensate to accumulate, freeze and sometimes drain onto the floor. I have the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Refrigerator Water Line Connector

I currently have a PCV water line to my fridge. I’d like to connect a braided line to it to connect to the fridge. Is there a connector that will do this? I’m trying not to replace the entire line to ...
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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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Refrigerator water valve from wall is not dispensing water

I had a repair man come to check my refrigerator for a repair and the cost was more than a new refrigerator, so I did just that bought a new fridge. When replacing the old one the water shutoff valve ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Kenmore: freezer working, refrigerator not due to frozen air return…replacement needed?

I have a Kenmore Coldspot (model 106.57022601) side-by-side refrigerator. About a couple of years ago, we had a problem with the freezer working great, but the refrigerator not working. We called a ...
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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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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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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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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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