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Do I need a garage kit for a freezer only unit? Temp goes below freezing from time-to-time in Jan/Feb.

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Definately yes.....below plus 10c is the guideline

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Yes. Domestic appliances will not work properly below approx 55 degrees.
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The machine is not broken.
Moving it inside, is the only solution.

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