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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Refrigerator ice maker not working known/unknowns

Whirlpool refrigerator with ice maker and door dispenser. The refrigerator makes ice, but the dispenser is not working. I took the front assembly off and confirmed that the switch is good with a ...
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Freezer too warm - thermostat or leak?

Frigidaire FRS26LR5CW0 side by side fridge/freezer. Freezer side is cool, but not cold - things were slowly thawing and new stuff not freezing so I had to remove everything. Fridge side is just cool ...
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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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How to remove dry erase marker from a refrigerator?

Trying to remove dry-erase marker from a fridge. I've tried and failed with ammonia, wd40, olive oil, comet, vinegar, old hydrogen peroxide (could be broken down/too old), dish soap and water.
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Why is my fridge not cooling properly?

I live in a rental apartment, and it came with a poor quality fridge. It's your standard plastic box with a cold plate around 1/4 of the way down. The upper part is the "freezer" and the lower is the ...
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Refrigerator noise

I just moved into a studio apartment -- unfortunately there's no door separating the kitchen and my bed. I've never noticed the sound of refrigerators before, but it's LOUD. It starts up at least once ...
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Is it crazy to put a hole on a fridge?

I want to buy a mini fridge, not for food storage, but for storing stuff I don't want to evaporate (gets hot in my room during summers) or preserve. I'm thinking maybe once in a while I want to make ...
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Fridge line to standard pipe

New fridge with 1/4 inch poly line. Unfortunately the connection at the water line is standard copper pipe (1/2 inch). Tried a few different compression adapters from the local hardware store, the ...
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LG LSC27910sb refrigerator freezer door water line broken

Water was leaking, found the line that runs through the freezer door to the dispenser was split. I have read the service manual ( http://www.appliancefactoryparts.com/content/pdfs/138598-2.pdf ) and ...
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Home Repair of Refrigerator Waterline

I have an 10 year old LG refrigerator (model LRFD25850ST). The white polyethylene waterline running from the refrigerator water pump up the back of the refrigerator is leaking about half-way up. It ...
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What are those black dots in my water?

I recently changed my water filter in my fridge after 3 years (I know, gross). The directions said to run at least 20 cups of water through the dispenser afterwards to clear out air bubbles. I have ...
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Freezer evaporator keep frosting

My Whirlpool (bottom) freezer's evaporator keeps frosting, thus rendering the (top) refrigerator warm. Actions already taken: Replaced Defrost heater (U-shaped, stove coil-like heating element) ...
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Connecting an Ice Maker hose directly to a tap

I'm struggling to find answers on here and from my searching, and my local DIY store didn't help much. My home is a new build, and the kitchen has a tap directly where the fridge goes... This is ...
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How do I repair or replace this fridge water line connector?

I had to take the doors off my refrigerator to move it through a doorway. I put everything back together, but the part (picture below) that connects the freezer door's water dispenser to the fridge's ...
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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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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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LCD TV blinks when freezer blinks

My LCD TV, which I use as computer monitor, is connected to the same electric socket as the freezer (I do not have other sockets nearby). Whenever the freezer engine starts working, the TV blinks. ...
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Where are the coils in this fridge?

I just moved to a new rental apartment and the refrigerator is making a very loud clicking noise. As a quick remedy, I thought I can clean the coils but I couldn't find them. I checked the back and ...
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Refrigerator fail due to adjacent chest freezer

I recently moved into a rental property and within the first week the refrigerator stopped keeping things under 50ºF. When the guy came out to look, he said it was due to my chest freezer being near ...
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How would I tell if a dealer sold me a refurbished appliance as new?

I've got a DOA fridge that I'm having to have a service tech come look at a second time. The dealer I bought it from has been accused of selling refurbished items as new in the past. How would a ...
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Should no-frost fan always work?

My no-frost fridge fan stopped working and it caused frost buildup at the back of the freezer and eventually the fridge stopped chilling the lower compartment. I assumed that the fan was broken but it ...
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Ice Dispenser auger won't stop dumping ice into chute

I have a 9 yr old Kenmore side by side fridge (Model #25355699407). The external ice/water dispenser panel leaked for years, eventually bubbling out the exterior paint, and rusting the door. I ...
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How to replace refrigerator paneling with stainless?

I have wood paneling on the refrigerator (it was there when I moved in). I'd like a stainless steel frig. There is nothing wrong with the current frig. Is it worth replacing the wood paneling ...
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Refrigerator big temperature difference between bottom and top shelf

I feel that my refrigerator is under-performing. I have the thermostat set to the coldest position, waited 24 hours, and with a thermometer it reads 4c on the lowest shelf, and between 8c and 9c at ...
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Is it possible to add a water storage tank to fridge that doesn't have one?

I have a Whirlpool fridge model WRS325FDAM. I'm told it does not come with a water storage tank inside of the firdge that will keep the water line cool when dispensing out of the fridge. Is it ...
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“Upgrading” a mechanical defrost timer in an upright “frost free” freezer

I am a happy owner of an upright frost free freezer which, after only two years, has needed to have its mechanical defrost timer replaced. Apparently, this timer runs the heater coil for twenty ...
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Is slightly high voltage bad for a refrigerator?

I had a mini freezer fail. I bought a new one which worked for a day or two, but I came home today and it was not running and the compressor was hot and everything in it melted. I measured the ...
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How to troubleshoot “refrigerator power goes off occasionally but comes back on when I cycle power switch off and back on”?

Refrigerator power occasionally goes off (lightbulbs are off, and apparently everything else though I haven't tested with a multimeter or anything) but comes back on when I cycle power switch off and ...
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min temperature to store an unused refrigerator

I have a brand new fridge that I am currently storing in my garage as we are going to sell our house/move. Is there any danger for the fridge to be stored in an environment where temperature can go ...
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Reasons for fridge light to go out other than bulb

I have a GE fridge that looks 10-15 years old. Recently, the light went out and I thought it was the bulb so I tried to replace it but it wasn't it. The fridge works fine other than that. What ...
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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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Refridgerator evaporator not cooling enough to cool fridge

I think it's called the evaporator/cooling element, the coils inside the refrigerator where the r134a gas passes through cooling it. About a week ago our refrigerator stopped working and I found what ...
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What would cause multiple fridges motors to stop running, but leave the lights on?

When my old fridge cooling unit stopped working but the light remained on we assumed that since it was an old fridge that it was broken, so we replaced it. Today my new fridge has had the same ...
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Did I fry my fridge water valve by plugging it in wrong?

My whirlpool fridge stopped making ice and dispensing water so after a lot of research and diagnosing (not that I really know what I'm doing!) I replaced the water valve, put it all back together, etc....
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Can you diagnose coolant leak in a refrigerator by blowing hot air on the back?

An "engineer" has recently investigated my 10+ (that's my estimation - we bought it together with our apartment) year old Smeg FB30 refrigerator and claimed that the coolant gas is leaking from the ...
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Standard duty cycle of fridge compressor?

I have a refrigerator which has compressor duty cycle of about 50% percent. It’s set on 2 out of 5 which is the highest setting. It basically works for 12-13 minutes and then it’s of for about 16 ...
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Annoying refridgerator door

When I open my fridge to get stuff out (which take a short while because I need to snoop around), the door slowly goes back towards the closed state. It never closes all the way and I've checked with ...
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refrigerator running all the time

I bought a used refrigerator with 6 month parts and labor guarantee. It has cut off just twice in 4 days. It is at the right temperature, but won't cut off. I have called them, but repairman claims ...
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Refrigerator not cooling: told to unplug 24 hours

Our fridge hasn't been cooling for about a day. It makes no sounds at all and everything has been warming up. There is power because the internal light comes on. Our appliance guy told us to unplug ...
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Repair fridge door shelves

Our fridge has two white plastic shelves on the door. Both are cracked in the bottom - one just around the center, and one where almost the entire bottom has cracked along the front. I'm not ...
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Refrigerator freezes contents, even when set to warmest setting

Our refrigerator, an Amana/Whirlpool ABB1921DEW5, works very well -- rather too well, even, as the contents of the refrigerator are freezing, even with the refrigerator thermostat on its warmest ...
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How can I stop my fridge from collecting water?

We have a Kenmore fridge (15 years old) with the freezer on top. The freezer is having a problem where the drain (I presume for when it defrosts) keeps filling with ice and then the entire bottom of ...
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36 year old no frost refrigerator has stopped heating. Is it worth tracking problem and fixing or is replacement the most economical option? [closed]

36 year old no frost refrigerator has stopped heating. Is it worth tracking problem and fixing or is replacement the most economical option?
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What could be wrong with auto-defrost system in the fridge?

Defrost system in my Whirpool french door fridge is not working. Cold area compartment gets warm a week after full defrost with the help of hair dryer while freezer keeps working normally. I checked ...
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How can I change the hinge side on an LG LBN10551PV refrigerator?

I have an LG LBN10551PV apartment fridge. I ordered it with the door hinge on the wrong side (left) and would like to put it on the right. The instruction manual describes how to do this, and I've ...
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How should I troubleshoot a refrigerator that is not cooling?

I am having an issue with an 3 month old Frigidaire refrigerator. Suddenly today, I noticed it was not cooling, there were no circuit breakers flipped and the unit was still running but just not ...
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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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Ice Maker makes consistent clicking sound and doesn't make any ice

I have a GE french door refrigerator with freezer on the bottom. I have seen it make 2 batches of ice. I have seen it only when I left the fridge door open for awhile when I was trying to figure out ...
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What is this metal part around the fan's motor in my freezer and how to prevent it from rusting?

A few months ago, while cleaning, I took the plastic cover off the back (of the inside) of my freezer (covers the fan and the cooler) and things looked fine: I didn't put the cover back on and later ...