My side by side refrigerator/freezer stopped cooling, so we unplugged it and went to buy a new one. On a lark I plugged it back in 24 hours later, and now it functions perfectly. Anyone know if the problem is likely to return (or what the problem might be?) I vacuumed the back-bottom compartment where the compressor is located, but there wasn't much dust there so I doubt dust was the problem.
posted by djedery
on Jun 28, 2010 -
Our heirloom (hah!) refrigerator is dying. I'm thinking of purchasing an Electrolux ICON Professional
16.5 cu. ft. refrigerator, with plans to buy the matching freezer later (I have an upright freezer already that will suffice for the time being). Does anyone have any experience with this product? Something similar you think might be better or might want to warn me away from?
My biggest concerns are for quality of construction and reliability, but I'd love to hear any/all thoughts you might have about this appliance. Thanks!
posted by miss patrish
on May 24, 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 -
How long can one keep bread in the fridge? (If it matters, usually a Brownberry multigrain loaf.) StillTasty tells me merely that it's not recommended
, but doesn't offer a date. If I'm willing to accept
that refrigeration causes the bread to dry out and become stale, how long does it on average remain "good", i.e., not hazardous to eat? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on May 8, 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 -
I've volunteered to reverse the doors on the office fridge (i.e., change them so that they open from the right, instead of from the left). I know the basics of how to do this, but I don't want to look like an idiot in front of coworkers. Any tips, tricks, or things I should know before starting to loosen the screws?
posted by mudpuppie
on Nov 13, 2009 -
FridgeFilter: I recently overstuffed my freezer and blocked the cold airflow, which partially defrosted some of the food in the far corner, away from the air. I have since restored the freezer temperature, but after several days, the thawed food isn't re-freezing. Why? [more inside]
posted by werty
on Oct 22, 2009 -
What could I use to cover or hide a dent on my new stainless steel refrigerator? I don't want to spend a few hundred dollars to have it professionally fixed (assuming that was even possible), and I have low confidence in any of these dent repair suggestions
working very well. [more inside]
posted by willnot
on Aug 31, 2009 -
Why are things suddenly starting to go bad/sour/rotten in my fridge much sooner than they used to? [more inside]
posted by CommonSense
on Aug 25, 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 -
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 -
Looking to replace an old refrigerator - where can I find reliable ratings / reviews online (that I don't need a subscription for)? [more inside]
posted by crookedgrin
on Apr 6, 2009 -
Examples of suspiciously round numbers that have, in all probability, been fudged up or down? Extra points for cases where those numbers can be safely discarded in favour of a different, more realistic figure. [more inside]
posted by onshi
on Mar 20, 2009 -
Can I eat ham that wasn't properly refrigerated? I got a fully cooked ham from my employer, put it out in my car trunk during the day, and forgot about it when I got home. Over the next few days, I didn't remember it at all. The whole time it was refrigerator temperature outside, and the trunk of my car was probably the same temperature. All that changed when I had a freak 60 degree day on Friday, and then it was back to being 20 outside. I remembered the ham last night as I was putting something else in my trunk. Did that 60 degree day ruin my chance of eating the ham?
posted by deezil
on Dec 21, 2008 -
I've read that raw chicken should be kept in the refrigerator for only 2 or 3 days before using. So why is the "Use By" date on the chicken sold at my local supermarket 6 days from now? [more inside]
posted by gfrobe
on Oct 27, 2008 -
How do I get my 'professional' co-workers to stop leaving food in the refrigerator for months? And how, in general, prevent them from being so careless? [more inside]
posted by KogeLiz
on Oct 20, 2008 -
Appliance Repair For Dummies Filter: Is there anything we can do to get our fridge to, y'know, refrigerate things? [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon
on Sep 1, 2008 -
Bakingfilter: Fridge to oven? No problemo or madness? I want to bake a cake tonight (a pflaumenkuchen) that's been sitting in the fridge all day. Do I need to let it warm up to room temp before I bake it (recipe says 350 F for 40-45 min) or can it go straight from the fridge into the oven? It's in a metal pan, so I'm not worried about anything breaking. Burning the cake would be a sad thing, however.
posted by longdaysjourney
on Aug 25, 2008 -
For a long while I've thought about developing a domestic climate-controlled larder, for food which doesn't really belong in the fridge (bread, eggs, cheese, tomatoes and so on) but doesn't want to be left out on the counter. Would you buy one and if so what features would be most useful to you?
posted by unSane
on Jun 18, 2008 -
The side-by-side fridge in our rental (a GE tfx22zrs, tfx22jrs) has been failing to keep the refrigerator side cool (freezer side works fine). I think I have traced this down to some kind of lightbulb short -- the bulb heats up so much, so fast, I presume it is keeping the food from getting cool; possible fuse problem? Do fridges have user-serviceable fuses? Or is this a compressor problem and the lightbulb a red herring? [more inside]
posted by fishfucker
on May 17, 2008 -
Our family room is right next to our kitchen, and our very old and noisy refrigerator is *right* next to our couch. Watching TV is turning into a volume-control nightmare. What is the quietest (North American) botton-freezer refrigerator I can spend my tax refund on?
posted by kilikina73
on Apr 1, 2008 -
Anyone know much about refrigerator repair? Frost is forming right around the ice tray on a frost free refrigerator. Easy fix, or do I call in the repairman? [more inside]
posted by kingjoeshmoe
on Mar 13, 2008 -
I can't stop thinking about fridges and winter.
Would it save much energy to freeze gallon containers of water outdoors and put those in the fridge now and then? It's Minnesota winter over here and I want to make the most of it ;)
posted by advicepig
on Feb 21, 2008 -
I really like the smell of the inside of refrigerators and freezers. Why on earth is this? [more inside]
posted by Quidam
on Feb 11, 2008 -
Buying refrigerators for the lab: is there a good reason not to go with consumer models? [more inside]
posted by mr_roboto
on Jan 24, 2008 -
I just broke my landlady's fridge-freezer. I was scraping ice out of the icy part, and I nicked the cooling device, letting out all the magic gas. Can I fix it? Can my engineer buddies fix it? [more inside]
posted by topynate
on Oct 9, 2007 -
Online reviews of fridges are scaring me. Looking for suggestions for a solid, no-frills, long-lasting fridge... [more inside]
posted by faunafrailty
on Sep 5, 2007 -
will a mini-fridge ("cube") still function if turned on it's back (cooling coils downward-facing)? [more inside]
posted by garfy3
on Jun 17, 2007 -
Are there any labelers (preferably electronic) where the labels will stick to refrigerated glass but be possible to remove later? [more inside]
posted by Caviar
on Jun 10, 2007 -
Help me save money by bringing lunch to work: I need a mini fridge (not a dorm fridge!) that is of decent quality. [more inside]
posted by twiggy
on Feb 27, 2007 -