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Old 11-16-2010, 10:02 AM   #1
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Winterizing an electric bar fridge?

Replaced a non-working three way with an electric bar fridge from Walmart.

Wondering whether it can simply be left in the trailer in the freezing Manitoba cold over the winter without whatever is in it to make it work freezing and breaking whatever contains whatever is in it to make it work.
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Old 11-16-2010, 10:14 AM   #2
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no issues at all, ......i have a freezer in my non heated garage and it is fine, and works all winter long.......

there is nothing in it that freezes, ...unless there is a small drip tray on the bottom, just make sure there is no water in it, or the drain hose, ........but i am sure it will be fine

just prop the door open a bit to provide a little air circulation that will prevent any moisture build up!!!!

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Old 11-16-2010, 01:24 PM   #3
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A fridge works the same way a air conditioner does and they sit outside all winter. )

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Replaced a non-working three way with an electric bar fridge from Walmart.

Wondering whether it can simply be left in the trailer in the freezing Manitoba cold over the winter without whatever is in it to make it work freezing and breaking whatever contains whatever is in it to make it work.
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Old 11-17-2010, 01:04 AM   #4
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If you have the owners manual that has a specifications page you should see storage temperatures. You might want to look at that. I doubt there will be a problem.

As was mentioned, keep the door open when unit is off. Bacteria will grow if the door is kept closed and the stink will be almost impossible to get rid of. This is true of any refrigerator. Mines a three way and I keep it running all the time to prevent those kind of problems.
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Old 11-22-2010, 10:33 PM   #5
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I've had black mold/mildew grow inside my bar fridge from leaving the door shut. The first time I thought it was because of the hot summer, but it happened again over the winter. I had to take the whole fridge apart to properly clean it, now I leave a spring clamp or something on the door to keep it propped open a couple inches.
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Old 11-23-2010, 07:03 AM   #6
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I'm fortunate. My trailer is stored tongue down and the refrigerator door swings toward the tongue. I can open it all the way up and the door stays open, no need to prop. I have a folded towel holding the freezer door open since it's spring loaded. This is truly one of those instances where an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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