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Can a refridgerator fit snug or does it have to have air flow?

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In my many years of fixing appliances many people have asked me this question and yes it can fit snug if you make holes so it can draw air into the side of the cabinet if your fridge cannot get air to cool the compressor down you will cut the life expectancy of your compressor down drasticly. As an option i find it is alot less costly to drill a couple holes down the bottom of the cabinetry or on your flooring behind the fridge then replacing a whole compressor hope this helps

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