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#3139957 - 01/26/13 07:11 AM Re: freezer burn problems [Re: TrailWatcher]
mike243
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I work on fridges full time & another thing that folks need to know is alot of the new appliances need to have a grounded outlet,my home was built in 64 I think & the original outlets had no ground,computers are the reason & most of the makers recommend a surge protector & most wont work without a ground being present.Folks know to protect their computers but never give a thought to the fridge.
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#3139969 - 01/26/13 07:27 AM Re: freezer burn problems [Re: mike243]
TrailWatcher
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Yep.... Sorry to steal the post but I have seen this to many times with appliances in garages...and people losing everything in them.. Your outlet for your fridge in the house is a or should be a dedicated plug and as Mike said a whole house surge protector with todays electronics in Appliances is a great idea...
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#3139984 - 01/26/13 07:49 AM Re: freezer burn problems [Re: TrailWatcher]
mike243
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1 other tidbit of info,alot of fridges operate on fresh food temps,36-42,if you put a fridge in a garage that gets into that temp range it wont run & the freezer will thaw food out,been on a lot of calls that this happens & its a collect call all day long as factory warranty wont pay for customer instruct most of the time.
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#3140969 - 01/27/13 06:11 AM Re: freezer burn problems [Re: mike243]
FULLDRAWXX75
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The elec. issue has been addressed, a couple of things to do to prevent freezer burn.........vacuum seal (it removes the air pockets around the food) Get the food frozen quickly (single layer the food at first in packages, not stacked. The middle packages in a pile take alot longer to freeze) Once frozen(stack or place all packages in a heavy brown paper grocery bag and fold the end closed)The brown paper adds a barrier layer to direct contact with the freezer and an insulation layer to prevent the thaw action of the freezer. I place all my venison, chicken, pork, and garden veggies in brown bags once vacuum sealed and frozen. Never had I had a frost/freezer burn issue since using this method.

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#3142381 - 01/28/13 12:00 PM Re: freezer burn problems [Re: TAFKAP]
Crosshairy
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 Originally Posted By: TAFKAP

One solution I've heard is to run an extension cord up the wall to your garage door motor. Since outlets always come in pairs, most folks don't utilize the second one where their garage opener is plugged in......they don't run on the GFCI circuit. ;\)


Not a bad idea!

Funny you should bring it up too, because my garage door stopped working with a big BANG last night. The spring busted \:\(

I'll be looking into doing something like that for the added peace of mind.
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#3142437 - 01/28/13 12:43 PM Re: freezer burn problems [Re: Crosshairy]
TAFKAP
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yikes! Not a good day. Have you called anyone yet?
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#3142443 - 01/28/13 12:49 PM Re: freezer burn problems [Re: TAFKAP]
Crosshairy
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Yeah, I called the number on the bottom of the G-door opener last night. Surprisingly, a guy answered the phone on a Sunday evening at 5:30! American Door Company, or something like that.

He showed up at 9:00 this morning. My wife already paid him and the work is done. I had no idea how much to expect for that type of thing, but it wasn't horribly expensive.
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#3142617 - 01/28/13 03:08 PM Re: freezer burn problems [Re: Crosshairy]
TAFKAP
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I wouldn't imagine anything less than $100 just to show up. GLad it worked out.
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#3143009 - 01/28/13 08:02 PM Re: freezer burn problems [Re: TAFKAP]
Crosshairy
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Yeah, a single spring replacement was 160, upgrade to 2 springs for 210.
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#3152569 - 02/05/13 09:17 AM Re: freezer burn problems [Re: Crosshairy]
BigAl
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I wouldn't recommend an extension cord on a freezer. I've known two people that had fires caused by that method (probably used an undersized cord).
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