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Can a 2016 frigidaire profile located in a garage in New York be kept on when the outside temps in the garage where located gets in the low 30's

While living in florida we purchased a new 2016 frigidaire refridgerator. We moved to New York in June 2019 and the brought the refridgerator with us. It is now in the garage. My brother-in-law mentioned to my husband that once the temp gets into the low 30's we need to turn it off or we will start having problems with it. He said that some fridges are not supposed to be run when the outside temp is lower than the temps set on the refridgerator. Is this true and if it is at what temp should we turn the fridge off.

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There is some truth to it. Refrigerant needs to flow from high pressure to low pressure, and refrigerant pressure is directly proportional to temperature. Once the temperature drops below 40*F, for the outdoor coil, refrigeration efficiency is lost. Some heatpump units need auxiliary heat because.
Cold refrigerant condenses, into a liquid, and a compressor will not compress liquid, why its valves and internals would chatter into pieces. There is such thing as compressor crank case heaters, or belly band heaters. A heater removes, evaporates liquid refrigerant from within a compressor, it is protection.

I would get a compressor heater, wraps around the compressor belly, near 50 watts, and can use a relay to switch off the heater when the compressor runs, or let the heater work continuously.

Posted on Nov 09, 2019

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Sort of sounds like the adaptive defrost board is bad and you are not going into a defrost cycle. Do you have ice build up on the lower interior freezer section? Are the vent slots full of frost/ice? Ideally, pull the freezer shelfs out and take the little aluminum panel off the interior back to look at the coils. Are they basically a block of ice and frost? The problem happens when the unit doesn't go into defrost cycle and the coils freeze up. That blocks the air flow in the freezer so you get frozen food at the bottom but soft stuff at the top. And the frige just can't get enough cool/cold air from the freezer section to cool anymore. Power surges or blackouts, etc. can just destroy the defrost circuit board. Without good air flow the unit is not going to cool properly.

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SOURCE: does outside temperature affect performance of freezer

Top mount refrigerator installed in a garage and the food in the freezer is defrosting when
the temperature in the garage goes below 55 degrees fahrenheit.
On top mount refrigerators you cycle the compressor and fan/fans from the food
compartment temperature. When the room temperature gets colder than 55 F, you have
long off times waiting for the food compartment to warm enough to trip the cold control.
This long off time is allowing the freezer temperature to get high enough that food can start
to defrost.
There is a kit for refrigerators installed in applications where the temperature can go as low
as 34 F and still maintain good freezer temperatures. The kit part number is 5303918301
and it contains a heater that mounts in the control box and an instruction sheet advising
how to install the heater.
Kit 5303918301 contains:
Part # 5303950194 Instruction sheet
Part # 241532101 Heater

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

Mike Inman

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SOURCE: warm temp

u have a defrost problem if u shut it down 4 or 5 hrs with doors open then turn back on itll work tii u have it fixed

Posted on Mar 24, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: cannot get the fridge to start cooling

If the panel temperature reads 0 F 0 F it is in the "DEMO" mode. This is normal if you purchase a floor model. To bring it back to normal mode press ENERGY SAVER & ADJUST FREEZER together for 3 to 5 seconds until it beeps. Then unplug the referidgerator for at least 30 seconds. Then plug it bck in. That will reset the stupid computer and get it back to normal operation.
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Posted on Apr 24, 2009

Sean Miller

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SOURCE: I have a stainless GE profile PSS26SGPASS side by

HI has the temp held steady at 28? And do you notice if the fan in running in the freezer if you open the door do you hear a fan running, if you do not, then the problem is a bad control board located in the rear of the refigerator behind an small access panel this control board runs about 175-200.00 to buy.

Sean

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