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Old 11-23-2015, 03:05 PM   #1
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Do you shut off Residential Ref in winter

Winterized the coach....
Even the ice maker.
Should I shut off the Maytag fridge this winter and leave the doors open.....
Or let it run.
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Old 11-23-2015, 03:13 PM   #2
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I always turn mine off when I'm not using it by simply turning the 120 VAC breaker off.
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Old 11-23-2015, 03:14 PM   #3
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First year with a residential but plan on running it all winter just like we did with the previous Dometic dual fuel unit. We use it for extra storage all year around.
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I shut mine down with the breaker too. Just leave the doors ajar.
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It is better to shut off the unit rather then letting it run. Especially if the coach is not heated. The oil in the compressor may freeze or gel so heavy that it will cause the compressor to strain and possibly blow a breaker.

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If you're in a cold weather area, then turn it off and block open the doors. Residential refrigerators are not designed to run in freezing temps. Look up the model info on the manufacturer's site. See what the operating temperature range is.
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As long as I'm hooked up to shore peer the fridge is on and cold beer inside.
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The literature for the Whirlpool refrigerator states that it is not designed to be use in temperatures below 55 degrees!! Had a similar refrig. in our unheated garage which failed due to the temp falling below 32 degrees. On a good note, if you have a Dometic refig/freezeer in the lower outside compartment it can withstand zero degrees ambient temp. Verified that with Dometic and with Newmar on a conference call.
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We are lucky coach is indoors and heated so we never turn off fridge.
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Drop the breaker, leave doors ajar.
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And drain the icemaker line !
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I leave ours running.
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The literature for the Whirlpool refrigerator states that it is not designed to be use in temperatures below 55 degrees!! Had a similar refrig. in our unheated garage which failed due to the temp falling below 32 degrees. On a good note, if you have a Dometic refig/freezeer in the lower outside compartment it can withstand zero degrees ambient temp. Verified that with Dometic and with Newmar on a conference call.
So you don't take your Coach anywhere that its below 55 degrees??
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