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Old 10-26-2010, 02:12 PM   #1
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Refrigerator in Garage

Do I need to unplug the refrigerator in my unheated garage?


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Old 10-26-2010, 02:21 PM   #2
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You don't have to, but if it is empty, you can.


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Old 10-28-2010, 07:38 AM   #3
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you would probably benefit more buy unplugging in hot weather than in cold. in cold weather it is less work to keep the inside temp down, so it uses less power. it's the opposite in hot weather, motor needs to work a lot harder
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Old 10-29-2010, 05:23 AM   #4
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they don't work properly when temp too high or low. eventualy they fail. you can now buy a refrig that's spec' for garages..if it was mine i would un-plug during winter. it short cycles and gets harder for comp to come on w/o auxillary heater.
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Exactly, If it is empty the you can unplug the refrigerator otherwise there is no need.

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Old 11-17-2010, 04:10 AM   #6
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we have one in our unheated garage and have never unplugged it so it will be fine
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Old 11-17-2010, 06:22 AM   #7
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We have one that we have out on the deck at our campground, we leave it plugged in and have never had a problem, although things sometimes freeze in the winter. BUT one thing I would like to mention, if you do unplug it, MAKE SURE to keep the doors open at least a couple inches to keep air flowing and MOLD OUT!


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