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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My fridge runs way too much - is this because it doesn't seem to be level?

My refrigerator runs way too much - is this because it doesn't seem to be level? It doesn't seem to be any other reason.
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What type of refrigeration is recommend in a cabin with sub-freezing temperatures?

In the winter the indoor temperatures in our cabin often reach as low as 10° F (-12° C). We had an old refrigerator that worked just fine in these circumstances, but when we purchased a new ...
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How can I stop the icemaker on a GE fridge from overflowing water?

I have a French door stainless steel GE fridge made by Samsung. The water overflows or splashes out of the icemaker andd then freezes in the ice compartment under the bucket, making it impossible to ...
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How much ventilation space does a refrigerator need?

The person who built our refrigerator cabinet box only left 1" for ventilation at the top of the refrigerator. Is this enough space for proper ventilation? There is a 1" gap on either side, and a 4" ...
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How long can a refrigerator be stored without being used?

I purchased a refrigerator 8 months ago, but it will not be used right away. It came directly from the showroom. Must I use it now, or I can wait longer before using it?
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Can I use the exposed water line on a Kenmore refrigerator to bypass the internal filter for incoming water supply?

I have a Kenmore refrigerator (model 53552200) that has incoming tap water connected to a valve near the bottom on the back of the fridge. In addition, there is an exposed 1/4" plastic water line ...
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Can I remove one side frame of the cabinets above the refrigerator?

The space for the refrigerator is more narrow than I'd like. Both sides have a wall/panel extending from the cabinets above. The space is 33"w x 72"h. The new fridge would likely by 36"w x 70"h (...
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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 is water from the dispenser slow after replacing the water filter on my refrigerator?

At one of our rental properties, we have a GE GSH25JFXN WW Refrigerator. Our tenant changed out the water filter because of the recommended time to change it. He said that before he changed the filter ...
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What could cause the freezer to work but not the fridge?

My fridge (10 year old Elextrolux model PLHT219TCK0) is not cooling (60 degrees) while the freezer works fine. I thawed the freezer for 12 hours and when I turned it back on everything worked fine ...
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How does my refrigerator water line connect to the valve?

I was shipped a new Whirlpool refrigerator today. I had an existing 1/4 " copper tube that I used as a water supply line. I cut the copper tube with a pipe cutter, and I slipped a compression nut and ...
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15-year-old fridge goes “clunk” at end of cycle

Started happening a few years ago, unclear whether it has gotten any louder or whether there's anything that makes it better or worse. I don't think it was this bad when new, though. Functionally, ...
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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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How to lubricate a buzzing fan?

I bought a little mini fridge (ok, it's actually one of those wine cooler thingies) that buzzes loudly. Took it apart and discovered the source of the problem: a little fan in there, similar to the ...
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My Refrigerator Water Tastes Like Peppers!

I have a whirlpool side by side refrigerator with an ice maker / water dispenser in the door. I got it used and have never use the water features because there is a peppery taste in the water that ...
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How do I fix slow water flow in my refrigerator door dispenser?

It's an 11 year old Frigidaire FRS26ZPH side-by-side, and this year the water flow started slowing down. It has gotten slower and slower over time, to the point where it's taking over a minute to fill ...
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How can I diagnose my fridge's evaporator fan?

How can I find out which part has failed in my fridge? The evaporator fan at the back of the freezer is not working, so the freezer is cold but the fridge is not. How can I figure out if it's the fan ...
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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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How do I connect a polyethylene water supply line to my refrigerator?

I have a Kenmore refrigerator (model 53552200), and want to connect a 1/4" polyethylene line for the incoming water. I'm guessing the connection is something similar to right portion of the following ...
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What is the name of this connector for my fridge's wooden panel?

I recently snapped off the wooden panel on my fridge/freezer. It is a tall fridge freezer with a separate door for each component. The doors are wooden panels that are attached to the metal doors ...
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How, and how often should I clean a freezer?

My fridge/freezer has been turned on and running since I last moved house several years ago. I clean the shelves/bins in the fridge every couple of months, or when something is spilled, but the ...
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Cold Temperature Glue

The plastic piece that holds together the 2 ice crusher blades in my ice dispenser broke. Is there a glue that could withstand the freezer temperature I can use?
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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 do I plug a leak in my refrigerator's water fountain casing?

We seem to have developed a slow water leak at the bottom right edge of the casing for the water dispenser in the left door of our GE refrigerator. This is causing water to drip slowly along the front ...
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How do you repair or replace an ice maker in a Samsung RF23HCEDBBC Refrigerator?

I have a Samsung RF23HCEDBBC that I bought a little over a year ago. All of the sudden, it stopped making ice in the ice maker. What is bizarre is that if I click the ice maker "reset" and wait a few ...
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Refrigerator is not making ice or serving water

UPDATE 3 I replaced the water filter with a brand new one from Home Depot. When I went to dispense water, about 1/2 a cup came out. That's the first time any water has come out of the dispenser. Over ...
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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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Can I use a standard extension cord with my refrigerator?

I live in the US and my refrigerator is 115 Volt. I'd like to power it directly from the socket with an extension cord, but I've been told that it must be powered via a surge protector or a special ...
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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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How do I remove the front panel of my refrigerator to replace the water line?

I have a Whirlpool Gold Conquest side by side refrigerator, Model #GS2SHEXNB00. Here's the tag: It has a line that runs through the freezer door to the water dispenser in the front. Water has ...
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What would cause my filtered water to have a thin transparent film suspended in it?

I have a filtered water dispenser in my Whirlpool refrigerator door. Lately I've noticed when dispensing water into a clean glass, that there are patches of a thin transparent film suspended in the ...
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Samsung RF266 refrigerator not cooling - Fan making noise

We have a Samsung RF266 refrigerator that has started on make funny noises. More like fan noise. It has something called to twin cooling technology similar this image. There is evidence of ice ...
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How to drill larger holes in cabinets for larger ice maker tubing but leave something to snake with?

My plastic ice maker water hose broke and I decided to switch it to a stainless braided hose. The stainless braided hose needs a larger hole to pass through. While I have access to drill larger holes ...
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Can I use a refrigerator that's been disconnected for a year?

I bought a new side by side refrigerator. Due to personal issues, we decided to use it after it spent one year in our new home, unplugged. Will any problems occur because of that?
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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 ...
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Can I use an extension cord for a mini fridge?

I read a thread earlier basically saying a fridge should not be run on an extension cord. I was curious why that is. And how it would be different than having the same distance ran in the wall to an ...
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What can I do about slow running water in my Whirlpool refrigerator?

We have a Whirlpool refrigerator that's 2 years old which has always had slow running water since new. I noticed that when we remove the water filter water runs nice and fast, but with a filter ...
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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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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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why did our fridge stop working?

Why did our fridge stop working? It built up with ice (not the freezer, but the fridge) then started beeping, then just conked out. We defrosted it - took 24 hours to do, even though it's a self-...
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How do I stop a leak in a refrigerator water line connection?

I have a copper water line going into my refrigerator. It's leaking at the connector line in the attached picture. It looks like the leak is not from the fridge, but from the connection line, right ...
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What is needed to fix or replace a cracked old seal on a refrigerator door?

I'd like to replace or maybe just gum up the seal of my 1990's Maytag refrigerator. It's really quite a beast and the last time a repair man came (to extract a receipt which made its way into the ...
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How to Repair my Dropped Refrigerator

I ordered a new hinge and brake for the fridge/freezer a friend dropped. The problem is the door hangs too low on the left side. My thinking was that the bottom of the door got pushed out to the ...
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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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What kind of connector is this, or where can I get it?

Does anyone know what kind of connector this is? I have to change the power supply cord on a mini fridge and need the same 2 prong connector that plugs into the circuit board. Its the size of my thumb ...
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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 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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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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Why is there no water after replacing the filter in a Samsung refrigerator?

I just replaced my refrigerator (RFG297HDBP) water filter with a genuine Samsung replacement filter. However, with the new filter in, I get a short burst of water, then no more water. I can pull out ...