Fridge freezer operating in cold temperatures?

2 Nov 2004
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United Kingdom
I want to move our spare fridge freezer into the garage. Temperatures in here fall below 0 in winter.

Someone (electrian friend) has suggested that the fridge freezer may not operate in temperatures so cold.

Can anyone elaborate on this?
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heeelllooo bjb

there is only one thermostat in a fridge freezer and its located in the fridge section
because the fridge requires cooling to about 5 degrees if the outside temprature is lower
the fridge wont demand cooling as it is already cold enough so the freezer will just thaw out
Hi big-all,

Thanks for the reponse.
Therefore I need to fool the fridgefreezer into thinking that it is warmer than it actually is....either by bypassing the thermostat or adding a heater :confused:
i no fridge engineer just a humble bench joiner :LOL: :LOL:

but i wouldnt think you could easily muck about with the thermostat

and i would assume you would need a temperature of in excess 12degrees to allow your freezer a chance of staying properly frozen

may be cheeper in the long run to buy a new freezer than having a heater running ;) ;)
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Bought a fridge/freezer from powerhouse just before they went bust, the sales EXECUTIVE( :rolleyes: ) said this is just the thing for a garage. Jeez it was a nightmare having to put superfreeze on and a blow heater to warm garage up on cold nights. Your electrician is right. I found out the hard way that you need a fridge freezer with two stats.
good luck.

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