Tip & How-To about Refrigerators

Save energy and your appliances...i.e. air cond and refrigerators

This is just a simple tip that will help you save energy and make your high dollar appliances last longer. This tip applies to refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and furnaces.

All of these appliances work on the theory of heat transfer. To have a good heat transfer, you must have proper air flow. If the air flow is incorrect, the thermostat tells the appliance to keep running because it has not achieved the desired temperature.

If you have filters on your a/c and furnace, change them at least every 3 months. When you change them, if they seem excessively dirty, then change them more often. The outside condesing unit that sits in your yard should be free from grass clippings. Make sure you disconnect the power before you hose this unit down.

On your refrigerators and freezers, take a vacuum cleaner and **** the dirt from the vent and coil near the bottom of the unit.also the coil located on the rear of the unit. These are the coils that absorb and reject the heat.

This simple task will save you on energy costs in the long run and cut down on the running time of your appliances.

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I need energy star rating for kenmore refrigerator #795.71309.012


The 795.71309.012 was built by LG for the Kenmore line. You can buy a copy of the Energy Star Rating label from Sears Parts Direct or other appliance parts store for a few dollars. It is part number MEZ62603802; see http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-number/Kenmore-Parts/Refrigerator-Parts/MEZ62603802/0046/795/Model-79571309012/0582/0161000?keySuffixId=NA&pathTaken=partSearch&pathRender=modelComponent&documentCompId=F1201020&diagramPageId=00004&productTypeId=x&searchModelNumber=79571309012&subCompDesc=Refrigerator%20parts%20%28pantry%29&brandDesc=KENMORE&modelDesc=REFRIGERATOR&blt=11&shdMod= .

Unfortunately the 795.71309.012 is not listed at the EPA Energy Star site any more. (It's no longer qualified due to changes in the energy efficiency requirements.)

I wish that I could be of more assistance.

Cindy Wells

Jun 09, 2012 | managemylife.com Computers & Internet

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GE Profile - Both freezer side and refrigerator side too warm - set the the temperature controls to coldest, items in freezer no longer frozen and refrigerator side just barely cool.


Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing thencheck out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...

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Refrigerator or Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold

heatman101

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Jul 06, 2011 | GE Profile Side-By-Side Refrigerator with...

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door will open will not close


Hello,

The door on a refrigerator is an important component to the over all functionality of the refrigerator. A simple refrigerator door repair can potentially save hundreds of dollars in energy every year.
Check the Hinges
A misaligned door hinge can release cold air from inside the refrigerator, causing it to run less efficiently. If the door doesn't shut evenly it could be a problem with a hinge. The easiest repair for this is to simply tighten the screws that hold the hinges. If this doesn't solve the problem try to see if the hinges are level. You may need to replace the hinges all together.
The Door Gasket
The rubber piece that circles the entire door serves a purpose more than just helping the door close quietly. It should form a seal that maintains the temperature inside the refrigerator. If the gasket is cracked or warped you will need to replace this. Find the model number for your refrigerator and you can find the right gasket. Some gaskets are simply put on with adhesives, others require clamps or screws.
The Light
If you have a faulty door switch, the light may stay on in your refrigerator. This wastes valuable energy. To check this simply find the switch and press on it with the door open. Sometimes a thorough cleaning of the switch can fix the problem.

By maintaining your refrigerator door and making the necessary repairs you can save yourself a lot of money in lost energy costs.


I hope this help in solving the problem....

May 08, 2011 | Frigidaire FRS26R4C Side by Side...

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refrigerator not cooling, compressor not running, clicking sound from refrigerator


Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong.



If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator
Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay


Refrigerator or Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold

heatman101

Dec 15, 2010 | KitchenAid Superba Architect KSCS25INSS...

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