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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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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Changing Water Line On Fridge

I am trying to change the water line on my fridge, but the end connector is different. My current set-up is just the plastic tubing connecting directly into the coupler, but the replacement part ...
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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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LG Refridgerator Ice maker doesn't work sometimes

We have a side by side LG refrigerator bought new in 2017-18. As the title suggests, the ice makers works 100% as far as I can tell. The problem is that the bin will be next to empty, the ice maker ...
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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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Bottom of fridge is freezing but top is not

I have a dual door refrigerator with the freezer on the bottom. The last few days, the bottom of the refrigerator, particularly the drawers for produce have been freezing, but the top shelves of the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Kenmore 51789 Fridge - Trying to Troubleshoot Defrost Problem

Fridge: 1.5 year old Side-by-Side Kenmore 51789 (seems to be a Whirlpool model?) Service Sheet: W10670778 A Over the last few days, I’ve noticed my fridge and freezer were slowly getting less and ...
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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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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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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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Steps to finding out what part of my fridge is tripping its GFCI outlet?

My Kenmore fridge kept tripping the circuit breaker in the GPCI once every 10 hours or so. I have had the fridge for almost 9 years now, and the problem started a month ago. What I tried so far is ...
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Fridge is cold after manual defrosting, but then warms

I have a Westinghouse Mastermind refrigerator. The fridge compartment is not cold. If I switch the fridge off overnight, and turn it back on in the morning, it is cold again. After a couple of weeks, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Copper water line connection to fridge has a very tiny leak. How can I fix it?

I just bought a new refrigerator and have connected my previous copper water line to the appliance. It seemed leak-free, but about an hour after we pushed the fridge back in place we noticed a very ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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