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What do I do to the fridgerator when I turn off the power

I want to shut the power off to my house...Will that ruin the refridgerator? It is clean and nothing is in it.

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  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2009

    MY House is cool and will not reach above 100 degrees during the period the power is shut off. From your answer, I should be alright if I shut off the power as long as I leave the doors proped open, correct? The Frig is a GE Profile.

  • gineric4 Mar 06, 2009

    The frig is in a cool place in the house and it is not in any sun light so it won't get over 100 during the period of time I have it shut off . Do I just leave the doors ajar and turn off th power and will be ok. I probably will have it off for a month.


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It all depends on where you live and how old your fridge is . if you live where the inside of your house can reach 100 degrees you may have damage to your door if your fridge was made after 1995 if it was made before that date the foam in the door can take 140 degrees before it expands and damages the door . never leave a newer fridge in the sun , the door will expand and be ruined ..cold will do nothing except to the ice and or water in the door systems . i hope this helped , you did not give me much to work with . dont forget to prop the doors open a little , good luck ......Please if this answer helped , please rate this 3 or 4 stars . and keep me in the paid answer department . A 1 or 2 may knock me down into the unpaid ranks. Thanks Cactus Bob

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    BOB BROWER Mar 08, 2009

    thats it . power off and doors proped open a little .... just a note : allways turn off power at breaker or unplug ..... do not just turn off the thermostat , there will be parts of the fridge that will contune to run


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