Why did all the plastic parts in my fridge turn brittle and start cracking after only 3 years? [more inside]
posted by fimbulvetr
on May 6, 2013 -
I just ordered a new fridge and was told by Best Buy that they won't hook up the ice maker if I don't have an outlet box
(a water shut off valve that is right behind the fridge). Right now, I just have a plastic tube coming up out of the floor that goes straight into the fridge.
Is it necessary to have an outlet box for my fridge? I have never lived anywhere with one, everyone seems to use the ol' tube straight into the fridge method.
If needed--is it easy to DIY (I'm confident with basic tools) it or should I call a plumber? Otherwise, I was just going to connect the hose after the Best Buy guys have left.
posted by dottiechang
on Apr 30, 2013 -
Another one of metafilter's favorite topics. Fridge left open since 7am (CDT) this morning. Just discovered 20 minutes ago, so approximately 5 hours ago. It was only left open a crack because one of the drawers was part way open. Is everything a totally loss? Some things are still cool to the touch. [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here]
on Apr 22, 2013 -
I have had a couple combo mini fridge/freezer's (one was a kenmore) and after a couple weeks they start leaking water and they also make my room cold. I heard large fridges that you have in your kitchen actually make the room warmer so I would like to buy one that uses that cooling system. (and that doesn't leak).
posted by john123357
on Mar 11, 2013 -
We need to get a new refrigerator. So which of the new refrigerator features are worth it? And how bad is bisque color really? [more inside]
posted by smackfu
on Jan 7, 2013 -
My friends just got power back after Sandy, and their fridge stinks. We've thrown out all the food. What's the best way to clean the fridge? [more inside]
posted by Ash3000
on Nov 1, 2012 -
Fridge filter: squeezing a fridge into a space which doesn't quite meet the suggested air clearance minimums - what might happen? [more inside]
posted by puffmoike
on Oct 6, 2012 -
Power went out... right as I'd gone to the grocery. I put all the must-stay-cold stuff away anyhow because the stuff I'd bought was worth more than what was already in there. So, it's been opened once, what was put in was still frozen/cold from the grocery. I'm not opening it again. How long can I expect stuff to still be good for? [more inside]
posted by gracedissolved
on Sep 11, 2012 -
My fridge smells strongly of mold, even after removing the offending produce, visible mold, and giving it a cursory wipedown. Where is the rest of it hiding? [more inside]
posted by kitcat
on Jul 15, 2012 -
Remodeling with an eye toward my own use (for the next 4-5 years) and rentability (in ~5 years?). [more inside]
posted by bendy
on Jun 20, 2012 -
If I roast some beets, place them in glass mason jars along with some chopped onions/herbs/salt and pepper- and then cover everything with vinegar, screw the lids on and place the jars in my fridge- how long should the jars stay good?
posted by long haired child
on May 12, 2012 -
I want to mix slices of lemon into some jam from the store. How long will it keep in the fridge after I do this? [more inside]
posted by rivenwanderer
on Feb 9, 2012 -
I'm after similar logic/riddle questions to the following four part one, anyone able to post some? Mainly just find these fun, not taking the 'science' parts seriously. (answers to these questions in the post)
How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?
How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator?
The King of the Forest is hosting an animal conference. All the animals attend except one. Which animal does not attend?
There is a river you must cross but it is inhabited by crocodiles. How do you manage it? [more inside]
posted by MattWPBS
on Feb 2, 2012 -
The drip pan of my friend's fridge is infested with mold, and it's nonremovable, too. How should he clean this in the quickest manner possible? [more inside]
posted by zhi
on Dec 30, 2011 -
Why does my fridge's filtered water taste ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE but only at certain times of day? [more inside]
posted by Nattie
on Dec 8, 2011 -
On a small solar system that trips out a lot, what's the most important rating on a replacement fridge to indicate efficiency: full-load amps, or kWh/yr? [more inside]
posted by TheManChild2000
on Aug 12, 2011 -
Too tiny! Too tall! Too deep! Is there a Goldilocks fridge out there that is just right? I need a counter-depth fridge (with freezer, top or bottom) that really is counter depth -- 24-25 inches at the most with door and handle -- without being more than 32 inches wide. Many so-called "counter-depth" fridges I've seen are 29-30 inches deep once the door and handles are included, and even when I find one the right depth, it's very wide, typically 35-36 inches. The best match I've found so far is the LG 349
, but it's a full six inches narrower than my current (awkward, too deep) fridge, and the slightly larger version
I've seen at a store still seems toy-sized and flimsy inside, while being a little too tall for me at 74 inches. I'm in Canada (Toronto, to be precise).
posted by maudlin
on Jan 16, 2011 -
I just discovered that my fairly elderly refrigerator and freezer have stopped cooling. What is most likely to be wrong, and is it worth it to attempt to fix it? [more inside]
posted by charmedimsure
on Aug 21, 2010 -
What is the energy efficiency of mini fridges/drinks coolers like? I have one but it runs a fan all the time, so I think it's gonna eat a lot of power. [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied
on Aug 11, 2010 -
I think I've managed to puncture the piping on the freezer section of my fridge. [more inside]
posted by panboi
on Jun 19, 2010 -
Our new fridge is leaking water and has begun to damage the floor. What should we do? [more inside]
posted by roue
on Jun 16, 2010 -
[HomeApplianceFilter] So we've bought a new house...now we need furniture and appliances. But where to get them? [more inside]
posted by jstarlee
on Jun 11, 2010 -
We just moved into a new apartment, and our cat promptly decided to hide behind the fridge (~20 year old Inglis System 2000, freezer on top). When we pulled it out from the wall to get her out, we decided to give the back a vacuum. I'm not sure when or how the condenser coils popped out like this
but now they won't lie flush with the back again. I'm assuming this is why our freezer is no longer freezing and our food has thawed (as we just moved in, we had nothing in the fridge). Any ideas? Thanks in advance?
posted by avocet
on May 24, 2010 -
Living without a fridge. As a vegetarian. In Paris. Also, how to find fermentation starters... [more inside]
posted by kaibutsu
on Apr 17, 2010 -
What was the online refrigerator magnet-style word game where you made sentences with random pools of words within a time limit, and then everyone voted on the results?
posted by nzero
on Apr 15, 2010 -
A short while ago I saw an ad on Toronto subways, probably put up by the city, about a program where they come into your apartment and remove an unwanted fridge. I visited the site for it but didn't bookmark it and now I can't find it and have an extra fridge in my living room. It is not this site
, but was one where you fill in a form and submit and they set up an appt to come by. Anyone know the site?
posted by You Should See the Other Guy
on Dec 28, 2009 -
My landlord finally replaced my tiny old fridge today. Yay! However, the new fridge isn't doing it's job. AT ALL. Help me save my food! [more inside]
posted by wsp
on Dec 3, 2009 -
Got home from work, found my fridge is not working. Any troubleshooting I can do while waiting for the landlord? [more inside]
posted by lholladay
on Nov 10, 2009 -
Need a full new suite of kitchen appliances, would like some recommendations.
Got some prices on some Electrolux models today that looked great, but some quick research on the web doesn't leave me so confident.
Is this a case of the squeaky wheel complaining online and they're actually a solid product? Or should I be worried.
I'm looking for all stainless steel appliances: fridge with ice-maker, slide-in stove, dishwasher, and range-hood microwave. Specifically I'm looking for a large fridge and electric stove
I'm in Canada if that makes a difference.
posted by gfroese
on Oct 24, 2009 -
I have a stainless steel fridge and a toddler who is learning to walk. I want to mount a sheet of plexiglas over the bottom portion of the door to prevent it from getting dented. I would like this to look decent and be non-permanent so I can remove it when we eventually move. Any ideas on how I could do this? All I can think of is using some kind of tape, but I think that would sag after a while.
Bonus for suggestions on how to also stick stuff to the plexiglas so that I can post up my kid's artwork (the stainless steel is non-magnetic).
posted by kenliu
on Jul 25, 2009 -
I can't repair our icemaker because nothing seems to be wrong with it, with the glaring exception that it does not make any ice. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Jul 2, 2009 -
I've come home to a defrosted fridge freezer and all my food has defrosted. Can I claim this on my home insurance? [more inside]
posted by Sevenupcan
on Jun 29, 2009 -
When is it worth trying to fix your own appliances (an Amana ARB1917 bottom-freezer fridge in my case)? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd
on Jun 24, 2009 -
How long would a simple homemade dipping sauce made of soy sauce, olive oil, sesame oil and a whack of fresh garlic last in the fridge? [more inside]
posted by gwenlister
on May 4, 2009 -
I've searched supermarkets all over West London for something that'll de-stink my fridge. Bicarbonate of soda, branded products, I just can't seem to find it any more.
Do you know where I can find some bicarbonate of soda or a similar fridge de-stinking product?
posted by almostwitty
on Nov 25, 2008 -