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 the [ice-maker] tag should be used in conjunction with this tag for the former.

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Refrigerator is not cooling, but freezer is working fine

I have a Whirlpool refrigerator model WRF560SEYM04 (bottom freezer). The refrigerator is not maintaining temperature, but the freezer is working fine. I cleaned the condenser coils, which were fairly ...
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Fridge Water Line Leaking

My fridge water line is leaking, not the line running from the wall to the fridge, but the line that is inside the fridge. The issue is the connection where the inside line meets the outside line. ...
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Using automotive R134A in my refrigerator?

Can I use automotive R134A in my refrigerator without damaging anything?
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How can I change the lighted area on my restaurants refrigerator? [closed]

I'd like to change the area that's lit up on this refrigerator so it has my coffee shop logo: https://www.restaurantsupplydrop.com/collections/refrigeration-units/products/atosa-bottom-mount-two-...
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Freezer not cooling

I have a Samsung RF266 bottom-freezer refrigerator from 2010. The fridge part is working fine; the freezer part is suddenly not able to cool below ~35°F. I took off the evaporator cover and there ...
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“3-in-1” kits for maytag refrigerator

Would a "3-in-1" kit (SUPCO seems common) help, or should I be budgeting for a replacement refrigerator? Maytag PTB1953GRW takes several attempts to start the compressor - 10sec buzz; 2min pause; ...
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TV, Monitor reset periodically

Recently moved into this house, built in 1994: Computer monitor resets: This happens periodically (possibly when large electrical appliances kick on like the fridge), but it also happens almost every ...
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Circuit Breaker Trip - Identifying Culprit

A non-AFCI/non-GFCI circuit breaker tripped while I was away for a week. Connected were a full size residential in the U.S. (18 year old) refrigerator, 2 powered off computers, and 1 powered on ...
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Water line under the sink to fridge ice make isn't working. No water will come through the line. How can I clean it out?

This is the water line under the sink. Water is coming out of valve,but not the line.
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Fridge: short vs long cycle

My fridge broke, so I replaced the analog thermostat with an ESP2688 + relay + DS18S20 temperature sensor. My server is getting the temperature readings every 10 seconds and is capable of switching ...
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How should I flush my refrigerators drinking water system after storage?

Have a refrigerator that has been turned off and left closed! It has a ice maker and water line. How do I go about making sure that it is safe to use the ice and water?
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Fridge works (or worked) but not the freezer

I own a KitchenAid KSC24C8EYP02. Suddenly, the freezer portion stopped working. The fridge portion kept cold but not the freezer. I have found some posts with the opposite scenario, but not this one. ...
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Refrigerator is warm but freezer stays cool

I have a Frigidaire top freezer refrigerator. The freezer is fine, however it freezes up and blocks the vent, preventing cool air from circulating into the refrigerator section: Pic attached is ...
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fridge warm and freezer cold

My fridge is warm and my freezer is really cold and freezing things a lot. The things in the fridge are soft or bad. Why will this be happening?
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Why does my freezer suddenly have more frost than it did?

My freezer that attached to my fridge has all of a sudden and lot of frost on the top and on the items in it. Why would it has a lot of frost and what's the easiest way to get rid of the frost.
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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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Mini Whirlpool Refrigerator

I unplugged my refrigerator without turning it off. Now it won't come back on. The light works however, the compressor does not. Will it ever come back on or should I just throw it out. I've only ...
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Is frost build-up normal at the ingoing/outgoing pipes to the freezer evaporator?

Our freezer and fridge got worse and worse at cooling over the last week until yesterday I had to throw everything away. I opened up the freezer and fresh food evaporator compartments. Both ...
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Occasional use refrigerator problems?

If I want to use a mini fridge for camping trips, but not between trips at home, and leave it unplugged until the day before the trip to cool it down. Will there be any detrimental effects to the life ...
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Mini Fridge thermostat turns on/off doesn't cool

I have a Magic Chef Mini Fridge 2 door from Home Depot (HVDR430SE) that doesn't cool. It has no evaporator or condenser fan because it is a sealed unit. The thermostat clicks on, starting the ...
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Whirpool ice maker overflow

The icemaker in my whirlpool Wsf26c2exf01 is overflowing. The water reaches the icemaker fine but it spills into the ice bucket and leaks out of the unit. The only way to stop it is turning off the ...
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Fridge Leveling Issue (Kenmore Pro 79993)

I recently had a Kenmore Pro 79993 refrigerator installed. While my floor i level, the fridge itself appears not to be (the front is a little over 1/4 inch higher than the back). There are leveling ...
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Samsung RS275 fridge: no water filter indicator reset

The water filter replacement indicator on our RS275 refrigerator will not reset. Things I tried so far: pressing the filter reset button for three seconds (it beeps, but the indicator light stays on) ...
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Repairing broken epoxy interface on aluminum

My fridge fell over and the hinge between the freezer door and refrigerator door broke. This aluminum part is crucial, so I took the gamble of repairing it with epoxy (see image). The part held for a ...
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Have I got a faulty thermostat in my fridge freezer?

I'm wondering if a faulty thermostat is what is causing my fridge freezer to misbehave? The fridge gets down to 12C, and the freezer to -20C or so, then the compressor does nothing for hours and it ...
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Refrigerator water line leaking even though not hooked up

I recently moved into a home and decided not to hook up the water line to my refrigerator. It was fine for a few weeks, but there appears to be a leak. Now the tube that flows from the water valve is ...
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Would unplugging help melt ice build up in freezer with warm refrigerator?

I have a GE Refrigerator Bottom Freezer that is 13 years old. My refrigerator stopped working but the freezer seemed to still be very cold, though ice cream was not as hard. A guy from the Appliance ...
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snow inside of fridge

My refrigerator has started to 'snow' up inside and is freezing some of the food. Why is this? It is in a cabinet with about 1 inch space on top. I have turned the thermometer down from the one set as ...
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What type of connector, adapter or tubing do I need to connect the fridge to the water line?

I need to know what type of connector, adapter or tubing I need to connect the fridge to the water line with this type of valve: white plastic with a blue shut off valve: (Source: https://www.amazon....
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How do I fix the compression fitting connection on my refrigerator water line?

in replacing a broken water line from the water valve to the filter the old damaged line got stuck inside the compression fitting. After I dug it out, the compression fitting will no long hold the ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it okay that I turned on my new fridge immediately after delivery?

I turned on my new fridge/freezer immediately after delivery without thinking about it. Just realised, now 3 hours later, and went downstairs. It felt cold but I could hear "liquidy" noises. Have I ...
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Why is my refrigerator tripping breaker?

I have been troubleshooting this problem and I have narrowed it down to the ground in the unit. When I disconnect the ground from the frame, it runs fine, and has no problems. When I reconnect the ...
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Nothing Seems To Get Enough Power…?

I just moved into a studio that someone is renting out. They just finished putting in a new kitchen, including a new fridge and stove. However, today is my first day here and I have already noticed a ...
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How should I prepare this compression fit copper tube for use again?

(Apologies in advance folks - I'm new to compression fit connections so I suspect this is an obvious question). I'm preparing to reconnect an old copper tube to my water supply line and refrigerator ...
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Is there a quick cure for refrigerator drip tray stink?

My fridge has a bad stink that has been getting worse lately. I can clean it out and temporarily fix it with vinegar ,bleach, and/or baking powder, but these are not long term fixes. When the water ...
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Why won't my ice maker shut off?

My ice maker won't shut off and leaks all over the freezer. This is seriously maddening since I then have to unplug my refrigerator every week for a 24 hour period to defrost the ice on the bottom of ...
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How do I install a water line for a refrigerator in a galley kitchen?

My sink is on one side of my galley kitchen and the fridge is on the other. The living room doorway is between the water line to the sink and the fridge. The house sits on a slab so there is no ...
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My brand new fridge has a dirty mark and silver tape near the compressor, should I send it back?

I have just unboxed a new larder fridge and noticed that there was a dirty black mark on the back, just above the compressor, which then has had a piece of silver tape put over it. The fridge is ...
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Can't remove ice tray from GE french door fridge

I have a GE stainless french door fridge model GFSS6KKXSS. I can't get the ice maker tray to come out. It has a small release lever on the side, which I have used before when removing it. It seems to ...
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How do I force a defrost cycle on my refrigerator?

My Kenmore 596.51679100 side by side fridge is tripping the dedicated GFCI circuit in my garage that it's plugged into and I suspect it's the defrost heater but I need to test this. As far as I can ...
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Refrigerator/freezer

The cooling fan only runs when the freezer door is open. When it is closed it stops running. Therefore the bottom of the freezer is frozen but the top is luke warm. The same with the refrigerator. ...
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Fridge and freezer getting warm after power outage but still turns on

While asking more generally about what could be wrong with a fridge in general based on the potential cause and symptoms to keep the answer relevant for others, this is in regards to a 2013 GE Cafe ...
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Do most modern freezers have compressor delay?

Do most modern freezers have a "failsafe" of some kind to keep the compressor from cycling too quickly? I want to connect my freezer to an external thermostat and I have been advised that ...
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Can I insulate my refrigerator to improve efficiency? [closed]

Can I attach some kind of material on the surface of some of my refrigerator in order to improve its efficiency?
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Bosch fridge/freezer (B22CS / Linea 300 series) began chiming and temperature flashing on the freezer side

My Bosch fridge/freezer began ringing at a rapid pace randomly. There's a display in the front, which shows a temperature to the left (freezer) and the right (fridge) directly above the built-in water ...

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