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A Freezer Thawing in the Freezing Cold??

December 13, 2010

Who would have thought that having a refrigerator outside in freezing temps would not work?? We have to be careful not to put anything in the refrigerator section that cannot be frozen, for we have found that it will eventually freeze if the outside temps stay low enough for long enough.

But the freezer?? You would think that would work, right? We kept finding the stuff in our freezer thawing out and we could not figure out what on earth was going on. Things would start to thaw and then the freezer side would be fine. We never paid any attention to what the actual temps were when this was happening other than it simply did not make sense.  The freezer side thawing while the fridge side froze. And then it would work just fine for a very long time. Hmm…

Finally, we found the answer a couple of weeks ago. I was sharing with someone how I wasn’t sure if our outside refrigerator was working correctly. That is when I got an education. As it turns out, the newer refrigerator motors actually turn off when it gets too cold. I have NO idea why that is. I can understand that it would not have to work that hard in the cold, but to turn off completely???

The refrigerator in the laundry room seems to be working OK. I do not know if it is because it is an older one or if it is because the temps in there don’t get quite as low. So we have to be very careful with whatever we put in the freezer.

Now…for my random photo. Can you figure out what this is? Hint…it is NOT a balloon!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Vicki permalink
    December 13, 2010 6:28 PM

    Is it an egg?

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