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On Fri, 11 May 2018 13:33:01 -0700 (PDT), Deodiaus
Post by Deodiaus
I have a refrigerator that is not in use as the snowbird went North for the next 6 months. She does not want to turn off the refrigerator as she claims that the last time that she did that [20 years ago], the refrigerator went bad and it cost a lot to fix that. Was that just a quirk, or do refrigerators somehow go bad (lose freon) if left not running?
There is some anecdotal evidence that some will not come back from
being turned off but I suspect they were on their last legs to begin
Turn it off and leave the door open a bit.
As another poster stated; block the door open or lock it shut. The ultimate
purpose is to keep a child from locking itself in and suffocating.
IDK how a kid can get locked inside any home fridge made in the last 50 years
or so to begin with. I've never seen one that had a latching type door.
I have seen freezers that had key type locks, but those need the key
to manually turn to lock it, so again a kid couldn't get inside and
lock it closed. Maybe fridges from the 50s and earlier, eg ice boxes, like
Ralph Cramden and Alice had were the ones where kids could get locked in.
Or current commercial, big ones.