garage refrigerator - need help
Are you saying that if you put a fridge that was manufactured after 1995 in a cold garage, that at some temperature around -10 deg. F. the freezer section will become much warmer than the fresh food section?
If so, I simply can't understand how in the world that could possibly happen.
Unless this is a very expensive commercial refrigerator, it will only have a single evaporator coil and a single fan drawing air over that evaporator coil and blowing it PRIMARILY into the freezer section, with some of the air being blown into the fresh food section. The only reason why the freezer in a frost free fridge is colder than the fresh food section is cuz it has MORE cold air blowing into it (and cuz it's smaller too).
How could more cold air blow into the fresh food section if the size of the openings through which the air flows is fixed?
Could you please explain how that could happen entirely due to an ambient temperature drop in the garage?
Except for the possibility of the compressor oil becoming thicker in cold weather, a fridge should work more efficiently in cold weather than in warm weather. That's because the heat taken out of the interior of the fridge is removed in the condenser coil in the back of the fridge, and the greater the difference in temperature between the condenser coil and the ambient air, the more quickly that heat will be removed.
Last edited by Nestor_Kelebay; 08-26-2008 at 11:32 PM.