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Old 11-23-2011, 10:08 PM   #15
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Once I clean the fridge and let it dry thoroughly, it doesn't matter if the door is closed or not. Never had a problem this way and my fridge doors are closed after cleaning and drying.
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Once I clean the fridge and let it dry thoroughly, it doesn't matter if the door is closed or not. Never had a problem this way and my fridge doors are closed after cleaning and drying.
Is the fridge shot off? How long have you been able to leave it closed up with out an odor forming? What do you clean with?
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Old 11-23-2011, 11:47 PM   #17
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I have to ask a dumb question.. Why do you need to prop the door open?, just leave it open. It would take an awful lot of park tilt to have the doors slam shut.
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:40 AM   #18
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If you just "leave it open" and someone happens to go into the RV for whatever.. they may close it, either by accident or by well meaning but mis-guided purpose.

A prop open system, Helps to insure this does NOT happen.
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Old 11-24-2011, 11:56 AM   #19
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Yeah, but...
My NORCOLD has built-in gappers on the latch and I can't tell you how many times someone -including me- has either tried to open or close it in this locked gap mode because it's so close to looki g closed anyway. One day it'll probably break. If stored level the door just sits there obviously open. Either way, once dry it's no longer a concern open or closed
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Old 11-24-2011, 01:05 PM   #20
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I just pull out a shelf a little bit and it's done.
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:08 PM   #21
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My fridge will sit idle for 4 or 5 months, off and doors closed. Never had an odor or mold growth yet. The key is that it is dry when you close it. When you go to buy a new fridge for the house, are those doors open or closed? All of them have been run before shipping to test their functioning and they don;t have any odors in them.
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:11 PM   #22
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My fridge will sit idle for 4 or 5 months, off and doors closed. Never had an odor or mold growth yet. The key is that it is dry when you close it. When you go to buy a new fridge for the house, are those doors open or closed? All of them have been run before shipping to test their functioning and they don;t have any odors in them.
Good point. I am going to try your method if I winterize this year.
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Old 11-25-2011, 12:10 AM   #23
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The key is that it is dry when you close it.
Give that man the prize! If the inside is totally dry, there won't be any odors even after being shut for extended periods. Once, I did wad up newspapers inside to help absorb any moisture I thought might be in there. The next year I forgot & come spring, I didn't notice any difference between having the newspapers & not having them. Haven't had a problem in over 10 years, so long as I make sure the compartments are completely dry before the doors go shut for the winter.

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Old 11-25-2011, 01:13 AM   #24
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We never shut ours off unless it's going to the dealer and I haven't done that since 2005.
Ours does have latches that can either hold the doors closed when traveling or open for storage. Never use them except to lock the doors closed when traveling though.
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I took a couple plastic clamp style hangers, applied some heat and bent it as shown. I used a heat gun, a hair dryer might work too. When used in the refrig it clamps between the wire shelf and the door bin.
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I just don't close the doors all the way. I have a Dometic side-by-side in my coach. It has little thumb latches you have to press to open the doors. They close with a *CLICK* as the latches engage. I just don't click 'em shut. The latches hold the doors open about 1/4" or so, which seems to be plenty.

Unless I wanted to drive the coach without having to close the doors, no way would I pay for a gadget to hold them open. And even then, I'd likely make some magical bungee cord powered device.
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Good Morning All,

I am looking for suggestions on how to prop open the fridge doors for the winter. I have a Fleetwood Revolution with a four door fridge/freezer and would like to hear your suggestions and ideas as to how to keep the fridge doors open a bit to allow for air circulation while it is sitting in winter storage. I would like to avoid that horrible musty smell when I open it back up for use. (We are planning a month long trip down South in January but it will be unplugged from now until then and then from February untill the flowers start blooming again up here in the frigid North.)

Thanks for your ideas.

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