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A refrigerator may not be cooling because the compressor may not be running or the electricity may be out. If interior lights are out in the refrigerator, a breaker may have been tripped and needs to be reset. More »

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Maytag refrigerators that stop cooling may have problems with dirty condenser coils, may be on the defrost mode or may simply not be receiving power. Placing a refrigerator in a hot environment may also affect its coolin... More »

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Refrigerator thermostats work by measuring the amount of warm air present within the unit and cycling it through a cooling mechanism to achieve the desired temperature. The warmth threshold can be set through a dial with... More »

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The amount of electricity a refrigerator uses depends on the age and model of the appliance. Standard refrigerators between 10 and 20 years old that are 18 cubic feet in size use approximately 70 to 98 kilowatt hours in ... More »

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A fridge compressor works by raising the pressure of the refrigerant by constricting the vapor, then pushing it through coils on the outside of the unit. The compressor is one of five basic parts to a refrigerator. The o... More »

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If your mini fridge has a compressor, you should be able to convert your mini fridge to a freezer by simply connecting a new thermostat to it. However, opinions are divided on how long the freezer will last. More »

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Good-Appliance.com and TopApplianceParts.com sell used refrigerator parts. Both websites require shoppers to create an account before making purchases. Users can browse through a variety of parts or search for a specific... More »

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