Question about Refrigerators

1 Answer

Will it damage old upright freezer to unplug it when not in use--can't afford new one even though it would save money in the long run.

I have an old upright freezer which I need to use a few months out of the year. I have NO money to purchase a new one although I know it would pay for itself in the long run. Will it damage the freezer to leave it unplugged during the months that I do not need it?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 100 times.

    Sniper:

    An expert who has posted more than 50 answers, of which 90% or more were rated as helpful.

  • Expert
  • 75 Answers

It will not hurt it at all. Clean it out real well including the all around the door seal. Be sure to prop the door open enough to allow air circulation so that mold and mildew does not begin to grow.

If you have children or children have access to the freezer, BEWARE!!! children have been known to play or hide inside these things. THIMK! SUFFACATION! Danger!Danger!

Posted on Apr 20, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Need to wire motor for oreck xl upright


Your new motor should be very similar to the old motor. Compare the two motors to see if you can determine where each wire on the old motor should go on the new motor. If you are not sure it may save you money to have it wired by a qualified repair person. If you hook it up wrong it may damage the new motor and/or other electric components of your vacuum.

Mar 03, 2014 | Vacuums

1 Answer

Can I lay down an Emerson 4.6 cu ft refrigerator to fit in my car to transport


Even though it's not the preferred method of transport, it's OK to lay a refrig down for moving, even new R134a if you pay close attention to the refrigerant lines.

Determine where the suction line runs up into the freezer. This is the largest tube connected to the compressor, and is usually (though not always) visible running up the back of the cabinet.

As long as the refrig is laid down on whichever side allows this line to stay 'high', there'll be minimal oil migration, and when you arrive at your destination, just stand it upright for an hour or so and it'll be fine. Obviously, the shorter the trip, the better.

If the suction line runs up the door handle side, just duct-tape the doors securely closed before you lay it down to keep them from opening and getting damaged. It helps to lay a block of wood under the top end, just to keep it inclined a bit, too.

I've been moving refrig's for some 32 years now, and while moving them in an upright position IS best, sometimes you just can't. I work out of a van, and have often laid both refrig's and upright freezers down for transport with no ill effects.

May 12, 2011 | Emerson Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I have an old Kenmore upright freezer. I would like to leave it in my unheated patio over the winter. Should I leave it plugged in, or can I unplug it and just watch the...


Leave it plugged in. It won't over freeze. If the outside air is cold then it won't need to run as much to bring down the temp-nature is doing that. So when the weather gets warm it will run to keep everything frozen. Hope this helps. Google burdfrenzy

Nov 25, 2010 | Kenmore 13.7 cu. ft. / 388 liter Upright...

1 Answer

Upright frigidaire commercial freezer has no power, we had a flood in the basement. I unplugged it now the the water is gone, it will not power back on. Is there a reset button or did the moror fry from...


Water damage is hard to remove because it could have goten to the electrical parts: motor, compressor, timer, etc.. while it was still running. you need a volt meter to test these parts out no reset sorry

if it was running with water then toss it out...
sorry
call a service guy and he will tell you the same for $80!!! save your money
you can try to raise your freezwer off the ground when you get your new one...

hope this was helpful

Mar 28, 2010 | Freezers

1 Answer

I have a Kenmore Upright Freezer. I need to


I unplug mine and let it take several days. You break a line or punch a hole in a line and the freezer will be ruined. Just let it thaw out on its own to prevent damage.

Feb 10, 2010 | Freezers

2 Answers

Kenmore upright freezer no digtal light no motor running


if it is an electronic control freezer then the electronic control sounds as though it has failed if there is no digital read out

May 02, 2009 | Kenmore Freezer 20.3 cu. ft. Frost Free...

1 Answer

13 months old Kenmore compressor very hot.


lacdoi,
huuum At your service!

You said,
The warranty just ran out, Sears came out told me needs a control board ($210 for just labor to replace) not sure about part price. I though a new freezer is about twice his labor and parts, so I sent him away minus $65.
I did some troubleshooting today, pull the plug for 2 days. Plug it in, temp alarm goes on all the time. Turn alarm off, left the freezer running for 4hrs.
Not cold at all, some cool air. Fan is on, compressor is on (can hear humming noise and is vibrating). Compressor is very hot to the touch, could burn finger.
Should I call Sears again, wonder how much to fix all the problem? Or just give up, look for another brand new one (not Kenmore).

MY ADVICE:
Sounds like a big repair bill and multiple problems

How old is the appliance?

If the appliance is 10 years old or more you may not be advisable to put good money into bad!
New appliance are so much more efficient today that they can save you a lot of money in energy!!!!
Replace it.


You will be fine

Bless You huuum

Please give me the best rating for my fine advice before you sign off.
Thank you

Sep 17, 2008 | Kenmore 20.3 cu. ft. / 575 liter Upright...

2 Answers

Freezer not freezing


Hello jannette859,
huuum at your service

You said,
freezer was working fine had to unplug it due to evacuation, now it doesn't freeze, is there any reset buttons? i didn't turn the temp selector to the off position before unplugging

Try turning off the temp. switch off.
Then plug it in and turn the temp on!
this may reset it.
Repeat one more time and let me know ho it went!


How old is the appliance?
If the appliance is 10 years old or more you may not be advisable to put good money into bad!
New appliances are so much more efficient today that they can save you a lot of money in energy!!!!
You need a hands on tech for this repair!


Bless You huuum
Please give me the best rating at fixya .com before you sign off.
Thank You


Sep 15, 2008 | Frigidaire 20.6 cu. ft. / 583 liter...

1 Answer

Freezer - top shelf frosted over -- poor cooling through rest of freezer


Hi yadak,
Happy to help.

You may need a new door seal.
But they are not easy to put on properly
and I would not recommend spending a lot of money on a ten year old freezer!
the new ones are much more energy efficient and will save you a lot of money!



These guys are good!
A&E factory service does most brands warranty services.
They are open 7days/24hours nation wide.
call tonight! 1-800-905-9505

I am happy to assist you!
Neil
PS. Before you leave this site please leave a "Problem Solved" rating for me on fixya.com

Aug 08, 2008 | Kenmore 13.7 cu. ft. / 388 liter Upright...

1 Answer

Kenmore Upright Freezer Model 253.9239780 Temp alarm, Temp rising slowly


you have a refrigeration issue partner let her go 16 yrs. is good service you can replace it for 3 to 5 hundred the repair will be that IF you can find someone with the r-12. don't go for a top it off and go deal the food you lose is to expensive for that to be economical.

Mar 22, 2008 | Kenmore 20.3 cu. ft. / 575 liter Upright...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Refrigerators Logo

Related Topics:

84 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Refrigerators Experts

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4654 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76164 Answers

Brian Coughlan

Level 2 Expert

275 Answers

Are you a Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...