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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1/4 inch plastic water line to 1/2 inch refrigerator connection

I am on the last step of installing a reverse osmosis water filtration system underneath the kitchen sink. After the water is filtered, I have two options; connect the final blue 1/4 inch outer ...
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Reverse osmosis water filter installation

I am currently attempting to install a reverse osmosis water filtration system in the cabinet underneath my kitchen sink next to a refrigerator. The system comes with a faucet which appears to get it'...
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Refrigerator Water Dispenser Tripping GFCI

The refrigerator is on a dedicated circuit / socket --- not a GFCI. However, in the last week, when using the water dispenser on the fridge, the GFCI has tripped simultaneously. There are no ...
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Does this water filter look clogged?

My refrigerator uses EveryDrop water filters like these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VBP8QPO/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 The refrigerator is brand new, and I am already ...
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Fridge cools but does not whirr

My fridge started to act strangely. It stopped whirring and the light does not work either. But it does work, it is cold actually. Could this be some ventilation issue?
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Can replacing water filter break inlet valve?

It was time to replace the water filter in my refrigerator. I did so without issue (the water dispenser in the door immediately worked fine, etc.). However, the next day the ice maker in the freezer ...
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My freezer is not freezing

If the freezer in my refrigerator is not freezing, should I turn the unit off? The compressor is running and the fan is also.
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Cannot Remove Freezer Back Panel

I have a GE Side by Side refrigerator PSS26MSWASS. The freezer has frosted up causing the fridge side to heat up. I believe the defrost heater went bad. I am good with how to replace the heater ...
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Amana fridge stops cooling, starts again when bumped

I have been finding my Amana SDX22S2L fridge warm, often in the morning. The lights still work inside, but the compressor stops cooling the fridge at some point in the night. If I bump or hit the ...
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is a refrigerator start relay supposed rattle? not cooling

is the start relay supposed to rattle at all? my old one rattled noticeably, so based on what I read decided to buy another one thinking that part was broken. i decided to buy a certified used one ...
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Refrigerator is unplugged a couple days for cleaning, once plugged back in won’t start

Amanda-brand perfectly functioning refrigerator was unplugged in preparation for cleaning and including in sale of house. It was unplugged only 2-3 days, but now when it’s plugged back in it won’t ...
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Water backing up into Refrigerator Freezer

I have a General Electric HTS20GBCCC fridge that, after working faithfully for over a decade, suddenly started forming a layer of ice in the bottom of the freezer compartment. I looked it up online, ...
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How to check for enough ventilation for wine cooler

I have a wine cooler installed in cabinetry with a lower front grille for ventilation. It requires about .5” on each side. I don’t have that space. I have .25” total on the sides. There is about 6” ...
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In door ice maker quit working after water was turned off for a few days (Whirlpool)

I have a Whirlpool french door refrigerator (model WRX988SIBM) with the ice dispenser in the door of the refrigerator and it quit making ice the other day when I had to cut off my water for a few days ...
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LG Bottom Freezer French Door Refrigerator not cooling

I have an LG Bottom Freezer French Door Refrigerator that is not cooling. I plug the refrigerator in after sitting for a few hours. Inside the refrigerator the temperature controls read 4 for both ...
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What exactly is “direct sunlight”?

I bought a small room fridge. According to the manual, I should keep it away from direct sunlight, as "direct sunlight may affect the acrylic coating". I placed it in a position where sunlight may ...
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Freezer periodically thawing out

I have a ~18 month old refrigerator (a Whirlpool, french doors, similar to this model). About two months ago we found that the freezer had largely thawed (as in, all of the food in it was thawed, ice ...
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my whirlpool side by side refrigerator

My whirlpool side by side refrigerator is not cold and freezer is cold but not making ice? I have replaced the relay switch on compressor, I have taken the back off inside the freezer and the fan is ...
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WRF736SDAM Whirlpool Refrigerator

I received my refrigerator and after having it in the house by taking doors off and leaning it on side, 30 minutes late I plugged it in not knowing until after 24 hours that I was supposed to wait ...
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Fridge Cooling Element Icing Up

I have a Panasonic fridge whose model number is NR-B591G. The cooling element is icing up and hence the fridge compartment is not being kept cold. I have changed the timer and also the thermostat in ...
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New fridge, fridge is warm, freezer is working fine

I just bought a new fridge, GE bottom freezer. I had to disassemble it to get it in the kitchen, in 1952 no appliance must have had a dimension greater then 31 inches, So I'm really not in the mood to ...
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replacing ice cube maker water filter

We have a Kenmore Elite bottom freezer refrigerator that needs a replacement water filter for the ice cube maker but when re-ordered, what arrived (replacement regrigerator water filter #9913)...it is ...
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What is causing my refrigerator to make an intermittent loud noise?

I've had a new refrigerator for a little over a year. In the past week or so, it's started making a noise that goes for approx 10 minutes, then stops for awhile, then starts again, and so on. When I ...
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Refrigerator door seal is developing a gap towards the bottom. Not sure it is letting air through

Nobody has been leaning on the door but there is now a 1/4 inch gap towards the bottom (beginning about halfway down) unless it is pushed closed tightly. I think this is just the outer part of the ...
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Reason to run a fridge compressor fan other than when compressor running

In regard to a small sailing yacht galley fridge, would there be any reason/benefit/need to run the compressor radiator fan any time outside of that which the compressor is running itself ? Ie just ...
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What size start capacitor should I buy for my refrigerator compressor?

What size (in horsepower) 3-in-1 start capacitor should i buy for my fridge compressor? I have an LG LRSC26922TT from 2003. The compressor isnt staying on due to (i think the PTC hooked to the ...
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Electrical Issue/ Question

I was away for the weekend and when I returned I found my microwave & oven had reset their clocks. Naturally I assumed that there had been a power outage, but after further checking, I found no ...
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First cooling problem then buffle switch error

I have been waiting for my refrigerator do defrosting manually for the past 2 days. I have decided to do this because there was water leakage to the bottom section of the fridge and got an error ...
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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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Refrigerator leaks

I have a refrigerator with the freezer on top, It freezes and cools just fine but there is water leaking down from the freezer to the refrigerator area. What could be the problem?
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What does this button on my Electrolux refrigerator do?

On my Electrolux refrigerator (model: ER8029B), what does this button do?
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I cleaned the fridge and it still smells. What part should I clean / replace?

My last tenant was, to put it mildly, a slob. I spent several hours cleaning the fridge pictured below, with a steam cleaner and various cleaning products until it looked nearly new. I then removed ...
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Refrigerator does not have a coil visible in back

Is it a defect if a refrigerator does not have a coil at back? If it has a coil, where is it located?
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How can I quickly defrost the water line in my refrigerator?

Every 12 months or so, the water line in my refrigerator ices up, so it won't serve water (the ice maker still works fine). Working the ice out of the line has historically (two or three times in the ...