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Does overloading a refrigerator cut down on it's cooling effects?

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No. It will take some time for the refrigerator to cool the added items, but once they are cooled their extra mass will actually increase the refrigerator's efficiency.

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Often times it can take a day or so to catch up after loading it heavy...


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