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 [tag: ice-maker] should be used in conjunction with this tag for the former.

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Mini Fridge thermostat turns on/off doesn't cool

I have a Magic Chef Mini Fridge 2 door from Home Depot (HVDR430SE) that doesn't cool. It has no evaporator or condenser fan because it is a sealed unit. The thermostat clicks on, starting the ...
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Fridge water dispenser not working?

We have a Fridgidaire FRS26ZRG but for some reason the water and ice is not working. I of course pulled the refrigerator out and checked the supply line. There didn't seem to be any pressure. I ...
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Can I plug a fridge freezer into a short extension lead?

I've done a lot of research and the general consensus is no, but this is for use cases drastically different to my own. There is a double socket in my garage that has always been used for a fridge ...
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Installing a fridge inside a wall?

I'm designing the kitchen (renovating a 100+ year old house) and I would really really like to make it a "G layout" kitchen (like a U shape but with breakfast bar peninsula) but in order to achieve ...
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Does my refrigerator's water line require a shutoff valve behind the refrigerator?

Is there a code requiring a water shut off valve to be behind a refrigerator with an ice maker/water dispenser? This pertains to New York State ( Rockland County).
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Blown Refrigerator & Furnace fuse?

I live in the Midwest. My home was built in the early 70s. I recently blew the fuse in my living room (SL 15 amp I believe), but I was able to buy a new fuse and replace it. However, now the furnace ...
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Whirpool ice maker overflow

The icemaker in my whirlpool Wsf26c2exf01 is overflowing. The water reaches the icemaker fine but it spills into the ice bucket and leaks out of the unit. The only way to stop it is turning off the ...
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AFCI breakers - 30mA ground fault detection threshold - nuisance trips? [duplicate]

I'm trying to understand a bit about nuisance-tripping, and I'm wondering if anyone here has some insight. I know (or think I know) that a Class A GFCI breaker should trip when there is a 6mA ground ...
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Seeking Alarms Suggestions for open refridgerator

I plan to add this socket to the refridgerator light bulb to enable another device to signal when the refridgerator is open. The fridge is in the garage and the kids seem to leave it open. If you ...
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Missing Refrigerator water line valve

Moved into a 1960s home recently, and had a fridge deliverd. The Lowe's delivery guys were perplexed, but spent about 15 minutes looking for a valve to turn the water on for the fridge, but were ...
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Why is my new refrigerator hot on the sides?

Today I received my new French door Hisense refrigerator, and I plugged in after cleaned up and it is very hot side to side (both side) is it normal to be hot first time?
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Fridge Leveling Issue (Kenmore Pro 79993)

I recently had a Kenmore Pro 79993 refrigerator installed. While my floor i level, the fridge itself appears not to be (the front is a little over 1/4 inch higher than the back). There are leveling ...
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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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Freezer not cycling on

I've been thawing 30lbs of meat in the refrigerator. I discovered some of the food items in the freezer started to thaw. The temperature in the fridge before I took out the meat was 37 degrees. The ...
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Is it worth replace the engine of an 11 year old fridge [closed]

I have an 11 years old fridge that stopped freezing/cooling. I asked for a quote to fix it. My consideration is if it's better to fix the engine or to buy a new one. I would like to know if in an 11 ...
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Refrigerator temperature fluctuates wildly

I have an Electrolux Icon french door refrigerator left to us by the previous apartment owners. It has no model/serial sticker on it and they told us it was a gift from a relative. After two years of ...
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What are these thing in my fridge and how to get ride of them?

I found these bugs and i dont know how to get ride of them or what they are. First time it was near the eggs, cleaned everything. But 3 weekd after i found them again. Dont know what to do. If this ...
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How to fix a stripped metal nut hole on a refrigerator?

I have a new beautiful Samsung refrigerator. Black Stainless. The Door handle screw holes are stripped. We can only screw in the handle mounts about halfway. It seems to be aluminum or metal. Would ...
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Refrigerator cycles off/on, comes on fully when condenser fan is unplugged

I have a refrigerator which cycles off and on fairly rapidly, about once every two seconds. This has been occurring intermittently for some time. Today it finally failed to come on. I finally got it ...
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What parts are needed to add a shutoff valve to 1/4" refrigerator water supply?

Background: We recently had to replace our refrigerator. During installation, we discovered two problems - first, there was no shutoff valve to the water line that fed into the fridge; second, there ...
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Minimize the Refrigerator distance from the back wall

I would like to minimize (as much as possible) the distance of the refrigerator from the back wall. I already scrubbed as much plaster as possible from the back wall (behind the plaster is a concrete ...
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Why did Home Depot (.ca) try to sell me “Door Swings” with my fridge? What are they?

I was eyeing up delivery charges etc for a french door fridge I was buying, and homedepot.ca at that point informed me I should buy "door swings" (optional). What are "doorswings"? I found this ...
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Samsung RS275 fridge: no water filter indicator reset

The water filter replacement indicator on our RS275 refrigerator will not reset. Things I tried so far: pressing the filter reset button for three seconds (it beeps, but the indicator light stays on) ...
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Fridge making loud clunk when compressor shuts off

Each time the compressor of my fridge shuts off there is a very loud clunk/bang (similar to the slamming of a door). I've made a video recording the sound: https://www.dropbox.com/s/r0ww40so9z9dchy/...
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Repairing broken epoxy interface on aluminum

My fridge fell over and the hinge between the freezer door and refrigerator door broke. This aluminum part is crucial, so I took the gamble of repairing it with epoxy (see image). The part held for a ...
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Can a normal fridge be quieter than one with inverter compressor?

I can't decide between Liebherr CN 4015 and Panasonic NR-BN34FW1 Both are good candidates for me but not sure about the brands, and my major concern is the noise. I was led to believe that inverter ...
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Are refrigerators really set to die after five years?

A friend says that his friend (who works at an appliance store) told him that refrigerators after 2002 have an HFC container that is set to expire after five years, and then your fridge stops working ...
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Fridge water dispenser line keeps freezing and not dispense water unless I dump the ice bucket

I have a Whirlpool side-by-side which has the ice bucket on the freezer door, right above the ice and water dispenser. Until recently, there was a person in my house who used a lot of ice, and the ...
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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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Why is there whitish gunk in my fridge water even after changing the filter

Why is there white filaments like in the water coming out of our fridge? We have changed the water filter 2 weeks ago, still no improvement.
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Is it ok to turn off the fridge for a few hours for defrosting?

I havent been able to locate a seperate off switch for the freezer compartment, I dont think there is one. So the only solution would be to turn off the whole freezer+fridge combination. Would it be ...
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Frost build up in freezer

I received a Kenmore upright freezer from a family member. As far as I know, it was working fine for several years. That family member moved and no longer has the space for it, so now we have it! It ...
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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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Why did my refrigerator fail and then work properly again?

I have a frost free fridge-freezer which failed three weeks ago, the fridge would not get down below 12C, although the freezer seemed to get down to -20C or so. The compressor pot would get pretty hot ...
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Have I got a faulty thermostat in my fridge freezer?

I'm wondering if a faulty thermostat is what is causing my fridge freezer to misbehave? The fridge gets down to 12C, and the freezer to -20C or so, then the compressor does nothing for hours and it ...
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Frozen coil in the fridge

I bought a second-hand fridge two months ago. The fridge was not cold enough, getting more and more ice in the freezer, and started making noise last night. I unscrewed the freezer section and found ...
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Frigidaire Refrigerator water dispenser water flow too strong

Frigidaire Refrigerator model FRS6LR5EM8 water dispenser water flow too strong! most online items refer to low or no water pleasure. I am not sure if replacing the water inlet valve will correct this ...
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Refrigerator fiberglass exposure

The plastic piece that covers the door of the refrigerator broke off and is exposing the fiberglass underneath. Is this a health hazard??? How can this be fixed or should I just get a new one???
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Refrigerator water line leaking even though not hooked up

I recently moved into a home and decided not to hook up the water line to my refrigerator. It was fine for a few weeks, but there appears to be a leak. Now the tube that flows from the water valve is ...
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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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Would my fridge wear or be damaged when I unplug it for a week?

My fridge is fairly 3 years old (Here is the model of my fridge) and I am usually going to be at work area for the week and do not get home until Friday night. I do not put much food in my fridge, ...
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Would unplugging help melt ice build up in freezer with warm refrigerator?

I have a GE Refrigerator Bottom Freezer that is 13 years old. My refrigerator stopped working but the freezer seemed to still be very cold, though ice cream was not as hard. A guy from the Appliance ...
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Water filter not filtering ice

I have a GE GFE27GGDBB refrigerator and I just replaced the water filter in it. The water from the front dispenser is nice and clean, but the ice has an insane amount of particles in it. I noticed ...
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Refrigerator not cooling, freezer is cold, no ice obstruction

Yesterday, I noticed that the refrigerator portion of my unit was not cooling, but the freezer was like sub-zero. I've seen this problem before: typically it means that somebody didn't close the door ...
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Fridge is not cooling

When I was cleaning my fridge to remove the ice from the fridge, Accidentally my I made a hole in the bottom plate of the fridger and some liquid start leaking, I guess it's a coolant. After that my ...
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snow inside of fridge

My refrigerator has started to 'snow' up inside and is freezing some of the food. Why is this? It is in a cabinet with about 1 inch space on top. I have turned the thermometer down from the one set as ...
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Running a standard receptacle on GFCI line

I am recently done with my kitchen renovation. I have L shaped kitchen where the smaller portion has refrigerator on it. The refrigerator has been moved from from the corner of the wall to the center, ...
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what tool / technique would I use to take the fan blade off this fridge motor (and re-mount it to a new one?)

Not the best picture as it's straight on - here's another from http://www.fan-and-blower.com/axial-fan-ebmpapst-bg2012/ I believe the one in my Bosch fridge freezer is on its way out as it's ...
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What type of connector, adapter or tubing do I need to connect the fridge to the water line?

I need to know what type of connector, adapter or tubing I need to connect the fridge to the water line with this type of valve: white plastic with a blue shut off valve: (Source: https://www.amazon....
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How do I fix the compression fitting connection on my refrigerator water line?

in replacing a broken water line from the water valve to the filter the old damaged line got stuck inside the compression fitting. After I dug it out, the compression fitting will no long hold the ...