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Old 08-09-2011, 08:31 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I recently inherited an old fridge which we plan on keeping in the basement as for extra food storage. In the moving process, there was an insulated piece of cardboard covering the bottom of the rear of the fridge, where the compressor is. What kind of risk do I run by leaving this open in a clean dry basement? Is it replaceable on a 10 year old fridge? See images below.




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It might hurt the resale value
Otherwise its a non issue. It was there for sound dampening, and to keep hands out.

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It might hurt the resale value
Otherwise its a non issue. It was there for sound dampening, and to keep hands out.
no it is not there for sound dampening or to keep hadns out. It is to direct the airflow over the compressor and the coil.

Just cut yourself a new piece from a cardboard box and screw it on.
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Oops!
I was on my mobile...didn't see the open condenser.
Don't forget a couple of holes for the air to get out of there...
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So I have a few pieces of pressboard left over from a desk, using those wont run the risk of any kind of fire? The old piece had some heavy insulation on it, and if you look at the first pic, there is a piece of copper tubing that would touch the board.
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Push the copper tube out of the way. Don't kink it, and don't let it touch anything else. You don't want it to vibrate against anything. I don't see an issue with the board.

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