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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How do I properly install a replacement thermostat in my refrigerator?

My fridge stopped cooling - compressor was always off - so I tested if the thermostat could be the culprit by bypassing it - bang, compressor powered on. So I bought a new thermostat. It is not ...
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How do I fix a gap in my refrigerator door gasket seal?

Today I noticed that the gasket seal surrounding the refrigerator door has a bit of a gap along the lower quarter of the door. The photo below shows my refrigerator door - notice how the white gasket ...
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Storing comsumable dry goods in your car in the summer? [closed]

I live in South Florida where the summer sun has no mercy. I drive a new van and I've taken steps to keep the inside cooler during the day. I live in the van for weeks at a time and need to store ...
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Can a plastic fridge shelf be definitively repaired?

I have a fridge with a plastic shelf which first cracked, then finally split. Being short of cash and a replacement seemingly being not terribly easy to find, I thought I would see if it repairable. ...
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Adding Outlets for a Stove and Refrigerator in my Basement

Does my panel have enough amperage and space for adding two outlets for a stove and refrigerator in my basement? Thanks for your help in advance!
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Forgot to unplug fridge while replacing thermostat, smelled electrical burning

I went to replace the fridge thermostat today. I unscrewed the housing found the cables popped out the metal thermostat from the plastic casing. I should have stopped to unplug the fridge here since ...
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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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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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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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Which type of seal on a French door refrigerator is more reliable?

I'm going to buy a French door refrigerator and have seen 2 types of seals for the seam between the two doors. One is the usual rubber+magnetic seal, but of course each door has the magnetic rubber ...
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Can I increase the efficiency of a refrigerator by replacing the door insulation?

I am in the process repainting the refrigerator doors, and cleaning up the rust on the inside of the doors. The question is, would I increase the efficiency of operation by replacing the original ...
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How do I fix the drain in our refrigerator

It's a GE TBX25PASJRAA. Water collects in the refrigerator compartment, a tray placed at the back of the top shelf catches most of it. I assume it's defrost water that's not going where it's ...
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Why is my refrigerator over-cooling to the point of freezing?

Whirlpool Mod.# GB2FHDXWQ01 Ser. # K02883627 With no change in use habits, temp dropped well below freezing in refer ruining produce in crisper drawers. Raising set temp has not raised box temp. ...
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Removing drip pan on a Frigidaire FFTR1821QS

My fridge is giving off a foul odour. Looks like the drip pan is growing mold in it. Looking for advice on how to remove the drip pan so I can clean it. It doesn’t appear to simply slide out from the ...
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What's the deal with Whirlpool “Better than Inverter” refrigerators?

I've been looking around for a new refrigerator and one thing that stands out to me among the current lineup is that Whirlpool seems to be the only one not coming up with an inverter fridge. Instead ...
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Why would my microwave continually rotate when connected to a voltage stabilizer which is also used for a refrigerator?

When I connected my microwave oven to a voltage stabilizer which is being used for refrigerator,the microwave oven motor starts working without any functions provided.The motor keeps on rotating at ...
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My refrigerator is freezing vegetables in the crisper [closed]

Lately I've noticed that my refrigerator (Whirlpool side-by-side fridge/freezer, about 5 years old) is freezing vegetables located in the two crisper drawers in the bottom. Liquids, including plain ...
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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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Unplugging vs running an empty refrigerator

We have a community Pea Patch that has 2 older refrigerators that are empty 5 days a week and used to store produce on 2 of those days. Does it take less energy to leave them running for those 5 days,...
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Could I shut off the refrigerator for awhile?

I purchased a new refrigerator two days ago and have been running it. But I need to stop using it for 70 days, and then start it again once I get married. Could this usage pattern cause a breakdown? ...
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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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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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In-fridge icemaker makes hollow ice cubes. How to fix?

My freezer's icemaker is producting ice cubes that are pretty much hollow, with a thin 'shell' of ice in the shape of the mold. Instead of solid blocks, the ice is so thin they break up into tons of ...
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Adjust a refrigerator on the floor

My refrigerator stands on the floor unevenly. Its slant is small but enough to make the motor produce unpleasant noises. If I manually tilt the refrigerator a little bit, the noise disappears. ...
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Do I really need a small fan inside my fridge?

I have a three years old fridge without "no-frost" or anything similar to avoid ice build up. Yet there's a fan in the main compartment - about 90 millimeters in diameter and running simultaneously ...
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How do I remove a fish smell from my freezer?

Yesterday, the electricity was out for a while and I guess some of the fish in my freezer warmed up and juices started flowing out of its bag and into the vent. Now there is a fishy scent creeping up ...
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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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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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Freezer sides are hot all the time

I have an upright freezer (Maytag) that's 2 years old. It used to work very quetly and with cool exterior for the past 2 years but in the last ~5 weeks, the sides / top are hot all the time (105 ...
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How do I reattach a SubZero refrigerator door handle?

The handle on my SubZero refrigerator just came off. The "thing" that's attached to the door is fairly stiff and I haven't been able to unscrew it yet. Inside the hole in the "shim" that attaches to ...
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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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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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Can I drill/rivet into my Fridge?

I would like to attach a clasp/latch to the side of my fridge/freezer, so that I can tell when it is closed at a glance, and to make closing it a concious effort. The fridge is from some time in the ...
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How can I eliminate a gap in a refrigerator door gasket?

My refrigerator door gasket was torn on the bottom, so I replaced it today. The problem is that much of the new gasket is "squished" - that is, not spread as widely as the old one, so there is a gap ...
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How do I connect my refrigerator water line to the house line?

My GE fridge has a 1/4 in OD line, but the connection on the house is larger, and I'm not sure what exact size it is. What is the standard sized connection for the wall valve water supply line?
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How to tighten/fix ice-maker's drainage tube connector?

On the back of our fridge is a drainage tube (I assume it's for the ice maker; correct me if i'm wrong). Whenever water drains out of it, it leaks. I've identified that the source of the problem is a ...
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Refrigerator making strange sound every few minutes

Forgive my description of the sound but it's all I can think of to describe it. Every few minutes, I hear a very very faint sound that sounds like what you'd expect to hear when someone is being ...
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Refrigerator intermittently making loud clicks with compressor banging and shaking

Facts: 9 year old Whirlpool refrigerator has been operating quietly for 9 years. Refrigerator has two doors and is top-freezer/bottom-refrigerator configuration. About 3 months ago, it would ...
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Can I use an old refrigerator to produce water from air

I want to take apart an old bar fridge and use the components to produce potable water through condensation. My plan is to remove the condenser, evaporator and compressor from the fridge as intact ...
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Running empty refrigerator

Can I keep an older refrigerator, which is empty, running on the warmest setting for an extended period without worrying about smells? Will it save considerable energy by turning it to the warmest ...
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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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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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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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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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How to install a new pvc line on a fridge to an existing small plastic line?

What do I need to get this going? a kit? first time installing or connecting myself. any help will be great appreciated. I have a pac lined tubing, but nothing else.
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Base for refrigerator wine shelf

I have a wine refrigerator that has shelves for wine bottles - image on this question. I want to use this refrigerator and its shelves as a regular refrigerator. So I need to put something on the ...
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How should I deal with an unused water line that's dripping?

For some reason an old refrigerator water line that has not been used for months started leaking. How can I fix it?
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How can I repair a leaking valve on an unused refrigerator water line?

I recently bought a fridge that doesn't have an ice maker or water dispenser. I turned off the water under my sink that goes to the fridge line, yet I still find a puddle of water in the morning when ...
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Refrigerator Sparks when it touches the water line

We bought a brand new refrigerator and connected the water line and plugged it into the wall in a GFCI outlet. When attempting to push the refrigerator back into the space against the wall, the water ...
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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 ...