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Old 09-27-2022, 02:21 PM   #1
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Refrigerator-Level?

I'm leaving on a trip on Thursday and my couch is not entirely level in my drive way. I would say its off by around 7" back to front. Not to much. Can I run the fridge like this for a couple of days without doing damage?
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Old 09-27-2022, 02:31 PM   #2
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Off level operation Can/Will Cause damage....coolant flow id dependent on gravity flow
Off level interrupts gravity flow.... boiler over heats....sodium chromate when overheated crystalizes and plates out

Damage is accumulative and permanent

Little damage now combines with previous damage /future damage until cooling unit leaks or becomes obstructed

Now what is 'Off level'?
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3* side to side
6* front to back

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No obvious tilt, comfortable to walk around

You state "...about 7". Not too much"
If you place a FULL glass of water on counter will water spill out?
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Old 09-27-2022, 02:34 PM   #3
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I'm leaving on a trip on Thursday and my couch is not entirely level in my drive way. I would say its off by around 7" back to front. Not to much. Can I run the fridge like this for a couple of days without doing damage?
You will be fine and it will not hurt your Residential fridge..........
I would shut the ice maker off.......
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If residential.....YES

If Absorption fridge....my comments in above post apply


Concern about off level operation ---- w/o brand/model I figured absorption fridge
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Off level operation Can/Will Cause damage....coolant flow id dependent on gravity flow
Off level interrupts gravity flow.... boiler over heats....sodium chromate when overheated crystalizes and plates out

Damage is accumulative and permanent

Little damage now combines with previous damage /future damage until cooling unit leaks or becomes obstructed

Now what is 'Off level'?
Norcold spells it out
3* side to side
6* front to back

Dometic states
No obvious tilt, comfortable to walk around

You state "...about 7". Not too much"
If you place a FULL glass of water on counter will water spill out?
Its an electric residential fridge. I would say 1 to 2 inches side to side and and the same front to back.
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Its an electric residential fridge. I would say 1 to 2 inches side to side and and the same front to back.
Run it........
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Its an electric residential fridge. I would say 1 to 2 inches side to side and and the same front to back.
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You're OK to run it as long as you like. Compressor will not be affected by unlevel like absorption.
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One of the best reasons to have a residential fridge……it doesn’t care about level!
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You are only off level by about 1 degree so you are okay no matter what refrigerator you have.
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