Originally Posted by TDroma
One thing I have learned is it use to take my 24 hours to get it to a good working temp and now I have that down to 5 hours. Now I add plenty of ice packs as soon as I turn it on and fill the ice bin to help the cool down stage.
An appliance technician taught us many years ago that trying to cool an empty refrigerator will not work. Obviously, we did not want to put perishable food in the fridge until it got cold. He suggested putting gallons of water in the fridge as one way to get the fridge down to the proper internal temperature. This was a new fridge in our S&B, but the same principle should apply.
When we have put a fridge in storage, we always disconnect, clean, and prop the doors open so it can dry out to avoid mold.