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  1. How to Install Refrigerator Plumbing

    This article will show you how to run a water line to your refrigerator for an automatic ice maker and water dispenser. The story and how-to photos cover tapping into an existing water pipe (the toughest part of the job) and attaching copper tubing to the fridge . If you're replacing your old refrigerator , this DIY project covers everything you need to know to install the plumbing.

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  1. How to Repair a Refrigerator

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    Simple fixes for the four most common refrigerator problems: an ice-maker breakdown, water leaking onto the floor, a cooling failure and too much noise. Chances are, you can solve the problem yourself, save some money and avoid the expense and inconvenience of a service appointment. The following article will walk you through the simplest solutions to the most common fridge malfunctions.

  2. How to Avoid Refrigerator Repairs

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    Spend 30 minutes on these simple maintenance steps to keep your fridge running in tip top shape. It's hard to believe, but six simple maintenance steps will prevent almost 100 percent of refrigerator breakdowns and eliminate those service calls. Take these steps and you can forget about spoiled food, lost time waiting for repair people and shelling out $70 an hour plus parts for the repair itself. In this story, we'll show you how to keep your fridge humming and trouble-free. And we'll also tell you what to check if a problem does occur.

  3. Straighten Sagging Refrigerator Doors

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    Straighten a crooked fridge door in less than five minutes. You save money too by stopping cool air leaks around the door.

  4. Clean a Stinky Fridge

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    Turn a stinky fridge into a clean fridge by disinfecting the interior and then adding newspapers and charcoal for the final treatment. Odors will be gone within several days.

  5. Fix Refrigerator Problems

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    Here's how to troubleshoot a failing fridge that's lost its frosty feel. This step-by-step guide will show you how to identify the problem and possibly even fix it yourself. Even if the repair requires a pro, you will be able to show them the problem thus saving them time and you money.

  6. How to Fix a Leaky Refrigerator Water Dispenser

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    The vinyl tubing supplying water to the refrigerator water dispenser occasionally develops leaks. Learn how to diagnose and fix the problem before the floor is damaged.

  7. How to Replace a Refrigerator Door Gasket

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    We'll show you how to replace your refrigerator door gasket in three easy steps. A new gasket will help your refrigerator run more efficiently, which will save you money. So replacing a worn out gasket will pay for itself over time.

  8. How to Reverse a Refrigerator Door

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    Door handles can easily be reversed on almost any refrigerator door by removing a few screws and bolts —but keep track of the parts and the assembly order.

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Other Articles for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. Empty space next to the fridge ? Make a Roll-Out Pantry

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    FromInstructables: exploring - living - kitchen - featured

    With some web-spiration, a 3D-Printer on hand and some empty space next to the fridge , I decided to make a roll out pantry. Optional: 3D-Printer + filament Supplies (as seen): (2) 2x6x8 construction lumber (1) 3/16x4x8 plywood (1) 3/4x4x4 plywood (scrap used) (4) Casters (8) Dowel rods (as shelf h... By: ratmax00 Continue Reading »

  2. New Kenmore Refrigerator Packed with Innovative Features

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    FromBobVila.com

    On the surface the new Kenmore Elite Trio looks a lot like many other French Door models on the market today. But ins...

  3. How To Fix A Broken Refrigerator Door Shelf

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    FromInstructables: exploring - living - kitchen - featured

    This is how I repaired the shelf on my refrigerator door. The hook on the right side busted off and spilled my soy sauce! No need to buy a new part when this is easily fixed. Materials broken shelf plexiglass or other plastic sand paper two part epoxy Tools clamps saw clean and rough up (with... By: desertsniper Continue Reading »

  4. Bob Vila Radio: Second Refrigerators

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    FromBobVila.com

    One out of four American homes has a second refrigerator in it, according to the Department of Energy—that’s 30 milli...

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Other Videos for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. Repair Tips For a Fridge That's Not Cooling

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    In this video learn tips from the pros on how to repair a fridge that's not cooling properly.

  2. 5 DIY Home Cleaning Supplies

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    You can clean your appliances and remove clothing stains without having to reach for a commercial cleaning product or laundry detergent. Here are a few household items that double as cleaning supplies

  3. How to Create Space in a Small Kitchen

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    Finding space in a small kitchen can be a big problem, Bon Richter shows you how you can easily create space with wall mounted objects.

  4. Kitchen/Dining Room Elegant Design

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    A kitchen/dining-room combo becomes elegant and perfect for entertaining.

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Blog Posts

  1. How I Saved Money This Month: Cleaning Refrigerator Coils

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    FromDIY Advice Blog

    "The smartest thing you can do for your fridge is to keep the coils clean. It cuts electricity bills and repair bills." Clean refrigerator coils and save money. All it takes is a vacuum, a brush and 15 minutes. Coils are usually beneath the...( read more )

  2. Attach Magnets To Your Stainless Steel Refrigerator - Built by Kids

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    FromBuilt by Kids

    No magnetic paint required - Attach magnets to your stainless steel fridge by following this simple DIY project

  3. Boxing in Fridge with Cabinetry - Momplex Vanilla Kitchen

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    FromAna-White.com

    There will only be one time in my life that I shell out $500 cash for not quite a whole sheet of plywood. Well, two times.  Because I bought two pieces actually.   This was, of course, back when I thought building your own kitchen was an impossible task for a DIYer. When I ordered our kitchen for ...

  4. DIY Fun: Turning an Old Fridge into a Kegerator

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    FromDIY Diva

    Hey, guess what? Sometimes you don’t have to use tools for tearing apart and rebuilding houses… sometimes you can use them for things that are way more fun, like drinking...

  5. Updated Play Kitchen Fridge Plans

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    FromAna-White.com

    Free easy plans to build a play kitchen from Ana-White.com. These are the updated plans. Handmade from this plan >> Projects built from this plan. Thank you for submitting brag posts, it's appreciated by all! No brag posts have been found yet. Have you built this project? Please help other by ...

  6. How To: DIY Faux Metal Fridge Magnets

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    FromPosts tagged: Kitchen

    I'm a mother of young children, which for me means kids underfoot while I'm trying to get some semblance of dinner together every day.  That's why I perked up at the idea of alphabet magnets to entertain the kiddos that don't strain your eyes or your design taste- especially this inexpensive DIY ...

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