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Can my kenmore chest freezer be in the garage during hot summers and cold winters in Minnesota?

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Jeremy,

You can put a fridge/freezer in the garage. Be sure that the area is level so you don't warp the case which will cause sealing problems with the gasket. Also, clean the condenser frequently as dust and dirt will reduce efficiency.

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