Fridge/freezer in garage


Old 02-06-04, 01:28 PM
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Fridge/freezer in garage

We have a side-by-side in the kitchen (old but works fine) and a 2 year old (GE I think) freeser on top unit in our unheated garage. My wife just went to get meat out of the garage unit and it was thawed. We threw $30 of meat away and I'm trying to figure out what's wrong. I saw on this site that a fridge in unheated areas with an air temperature below 60 won't work right - I think this may be my issue. The compressor kicks on when I hold the door open. As far as I can tell everything is making the right sounds. And the fridge is keeping our milk and pop cold.
It is cold in cental Indiana right now - and my garage is undoubtedly below 60 degrees.
What's a good idea at this point? I can't take it back as it's two years old. I can't heat the garage as there's no venting from the furnace. Is there any way to fool my compressor into thinking it's warmer than it really is? Thanks
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Old 02-06-04, 05:41 PM
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You won't be fooling the compressor it is the thermostat that is not allowing it to cycle on due to the cold ambient air temp.

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