Tip & How-To about Refrigerators
In all my years, one of the most common errors I see owners of refrigerators perform, is neglecting to reinstall the cardboard backing on the refrigerator.
Being cardboard, as a rule, many owners feel it can just be tossed.
Usually occurs after cleaning, repairing, or moving the machine.
NOT TRUE. IT IS A VITAL PART OF THE MACHINE............
and is just as important as any other component. Although it does protect someone from sticking their hand in the compartment and getting it cut up by the fan motor, it's primary function is to duct air properly through the condenser.
True, when pushed back to the wall, the wall acts somewhat as the cardboard would, but in any case, the compressor is being subjected to running too hot.
It might cool alright, but the life expectancy of the machine is being compromised every day it's left that way.
Reinstall it when missing. If you have lost or discarded it, then no need to buy a new one. Simply take a cardboard box, and cut a new one to shape.
Use whatever screws you have to attach it, and if not quite right, a little duct tape should finish the job.
May not look pretty, but no one is going to see it any way, and your doing yourself a big favor.
Posted by John Hall on
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