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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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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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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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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How do I hook up a water line to the ice-maker on my old Frigidaire fridge?

I am trying to hook up the ice maker for an old Frigidaire fridge, but there is no line running out of the back. When I opened the access panel I found the water valve but unlike newer water valves ...
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Why is the water supply for my refrigerator not turning on?

I need to turn on the water supply for a new fridge that makes ice and water. I turned the valve behind the fridge to the on position but water is not coming out. I can not locate any other valve that ...
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Freezer keeps icing all over everything!

I have a bottom load freezer and no matter what setting I put it at (within reason, usually 4-7 out of 8), the whole dag'gum freezer has ice particles and stuff all over all the food, drawers, sides, ...
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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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Water dripping from freezer into fridge top shelf

My fridge has recently started dripping water into the top shelf. Have you encountered this? Any tips on how to fix it will be appreciated. Can I do it myself or do I need a specialist? It's not under ...
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Fridge started intermittently tripping GFCI after fan motor replacement

Our fridge showed symptoms of evaporator fan motor dying. The bottom of the fridge was cold but the air was not circulating in the freezer and fridge. Then the water dispenser stopped working. I was ...
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Fridge / Freezer not cooling. No sound.

Short: My fridge was cold two days ago. Now it's not cold at all. Makes no sounds. Power is on and lights on. Long: Fridge was in storage for unknown years, and filthy. Cleaned and plugged in. It ...
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Fridge works for 2 months if I unplug it for 2 hours

My fridge quits working after a couple months. The only fix seems to be unplugging it for a few hours then plugging it back in. It is not iced over. I have replaced the main control board. I have ...
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Can I build my own walk-in meat cooler?

A family member is building a brand new barn and she's amenable to my idea of makeshift-ing a 4'x4' (or so) closet that would be used primarily for meat ageing (I like to hunt) but also pickling and ...
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Diagnosing Refridgerator Condensate Draining process

SYMPTOM Renter reports water on the floor from fridge. It seems silly to buy a new fridge if the only issue is the condensate processing is needs correction, however, this is the second incident on ...
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Where is my fridge leaking from?

I have a Whirlpool Gold fridge, model GI6FARXXB06. It's a French door design, with the freezer on bottom, as a drawer. It has an ice maker, and water / ice through the door. For the last several ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does the California plumbing code require a water line shutoff behind a refrigerator?

Appliance store says I need a shutoff valve behind the refrigerator. They want a valve box in the wall to attach their flexible water line. The plumber put in flexible copper tubing with the shutoff ...
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Where can I find a 90-degree elbow to connect to my ice maker water line? [closed]

I currently have an ice maker box in my kitchen that is connected to a 1/4" compression fitting to a braided stainless steel tube that goes to my refrigerator. The problem is that this ice maker box ...
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Could power fluctuations have killed my refrigerator?

Bought a house (built in 1937) recently. When the clothes washer runs (particularly, when it agitates), lights in the house flicker. I've read in numerous places online that this is possibly due to ...
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What to look at first when when circuit breaker that fridge is on is tripping?

I have a house where the circuit breaker has tripped a few time over the last several days. It flipped one evening, we flipped it back and was ok for a couple days. We went away for the weekend and ...
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Why isn't my refrigerator getting cold?

My compact fridge doesn't get cold, the motor is still running. Ice built up in the freezer part. I defrosted it, and hit it with a hammer to remove the ice. Then I hit something , some kind of smoke ...
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Why isn't my mini fridge staying cold?

My mini fridge has full power, but I come home after a couple of days to find that the compressor has shut off and everything has defrosted and the fridge isn't cold anymore. I can turn the knob and ...
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How can I straighten bent refrigerator radiator fins?

I'm a little worried about the reduction in airflow... should I be? And if so, how should I straighten the fins?
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What's the best lubricant for a refrigerator water dispenser switch?

The water dispenser on my refrigerator sticks when you press it in. Sometimes it pops right out, and sometimes it stays in for 10-15 seconds. I've taken it apart a couple of times, cleaned it out, and ...
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New house, new LG refrigerator & AFCI wiring

We just bought a house, May 2019, the first week the AFCI breakers began to trip. Outlets & switches both. The biggest concern is our new LG refrigerator. It trips about once a week, sometimes ...
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Refrigerator freezing on top up to 9 degrees warmer on lower shelves

Side by side Frigidaire 6 months old. Has done this before, but was working fine by the time the repairman showed up. It is NOT overloaded. It does usually run a degree or two different, but not 9 ...
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Clicking noise from fridge, and won't hold temp anymore

I have a ~10 y/o (predates my purchase of the house) built-in Sub Zero 700TC. A day or two ago it started clicking every few minutes and showed codes 24 and 50, both of which reference the compressor ...
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Is my Outdoor Mini Fridge Doomed? Wont get cold

I'm having issues getting my Bull Mini Fridge to cool. It was not working when we bought the house, but we never really needed to use it. I have been trying to figure out why it doesn't cool. The ...
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Dual Evaporator Refrigerator — Evaporator Coil and drain Freeze up… Internal Fan Operational?

I've got a very nice split door refrigerator, bottom drawer freezer. (GE model GFE2HSHFSS). This unit has two separate evaporator coils, one for the refrigerator (fresh food) and another for the ...
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How to remove ice maker from Miele / Liebherr freezer?

I have a Miele KFN 8701 SE freezer (also known as a Liebherr freezer) which has an ice-maker which has failed. A plastic part has come free, and also what looks like a temperature sensor: This is ...
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Is a new refrigerator likely to trip a 20 amp AFCI/GFCI circuit?

Will a new GE Cafe refrigerator/freezer work on my kitchen AFCI/GFCI 20 amp refrigerator outlet? My current 8 year old Samsung constantly trips the circuit.
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Frigidaire refrigerator: no ice produced, and no water dispensed. What would cause this besides the 3-way water valve?

FFHS2311LBSA side-by-side fridge with water dispenser. Water is not dispensed, and no ice is produced. Common wisdom says the water valve assembly (3 valves, 3 solenoids) is the most likely culprit ...
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Flush and seal refrigerator HVAC leak?

So my fridge sprung a refrigerant leak and leaked out a bunch of its freon, I I thought I could Easily fix it by refilling it witth R134a with leak sealer. However it continue to leak and this ...
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Do I have a dead fridge?

My fridge just made a noise like a tin lid hitting the floor. Now there is no power to it at all. Circuit breaker is fine. I can't pull it out by myself so I don't know if the outlet is ok. Is it ...
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Frigidaire freezer making intermittent grinding noise [Video]

My freezer has been making an intermittent grinding noise recently, and it seems like it is getting progressively worse. It seems that the noise gets really bad, with the grinding events occurring ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...