Asked by: Armengol Corona
asked in category: General Last Updated: 27th May, 2020

How long can you store a refrigerator unplugged?

A fridge can sit unplugged for 42 days without going bad.

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Hereof, how long can you keep a refrigerator unplugged?

If the food warms up, the bacteria will reach harmful levels faster.” For this reason, the USDA recommends that food left in an unplugged, unopened fridge for more than four hours be tossed. (Frozen items left in a full freezer stay good for two days; in a half full freezer it's more like 24 hours.)

One may also ask, do refrigerators go bad in storage? Appliances, dishwashers, refrigerators and washing machines can go bad if left in storage for an extended period. They can sustain damage if water is not thoroughly drained before storing.

Beside above, how do you store an unused refrigerator?

Whatever your circumstances for storing an unused refrigerator, follow long-term storage instructions that will preserve the appliance in a healthy and reusable state.

  1. Throw away or give away all the food in the refrigerator.
  2. Roll the refrigerator on its wheels away from the wall, slowly and gently.

Should a refrigerator be unplugged when not in use?

Generally speaking, unless you intend to not use the fridge for a very extended time, perhaps just storing it in the basement, then if you unplug the fridge, block open or remove the door, and clean out the box before storing, you can keep it that way for an extended time.

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