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Old 08-05-2009, 12:57 PM   #1
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Fridg. run time

Is it best to let the Amana Fridge run 24-7 or shut it off when not in use. We only use the motor home 3 to 4 times a year and keep it plugged into shore power when not in use.

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Old 08-06-2009, 12:04 AM   #2
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We use ours frequently and leave it plugged in. However, in your situation, I would turn it off at the circuit breaker panel and leave it propped open (assuming you don't enjoy cleaning mold). Make sure you block it, so it won't accidentally close. It will not negatively affect your fridge to leave it off.

Also lift the arm of the icemaker so as to stop the water flowing, should it go crazy. Also leave the main water pump off to keep pressure off the plumbing.

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I don't know, but we have the amana fridge as well. Seems to work fine just turning it on when we need it. We do leave it open when stored so it won't smell. We have one of those Baking Soda Refridgerator boxes inside to help that. If you keep the coach plugged in, check your battery water level about once a month so you don't boil them dry. I dont think leaving it running when not full of food is good for it as it works harder. I am curious about the answer as well. Bet the owners manual does not say!
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Besure and check your battry water level monthly when plugged in.

Why use th epower on the frig if it is not in use. We dry the interior after a trip and then leave it with the door proped open.

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