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Refrigerator won't work after winter shut down at camp

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We have a home that we turn off electric on over the winter where temperatures can get well below zero in the winter. We have arrived to open for summer and the refrigerator won't cool (2 summers old). the fans are working - is there something that we need to do after being "dormant" for 7 months of the year to get it started?

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  • TFeld May 03, 2008

    If this is the case - is there anything that can be done to prevent other than leaving the electricity on all year? Thank you for your assistance!

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This is a problem we frequently run into in a situation such as yours. Refrigerators are meant to be used in continuous operation. Using them seasonally will let the high side condenser tubing, internal to most cabinets, rust through and loose the refrigerant charge.

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