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Back Of Fridge Too Hot?


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I have a 3 way fridge running on 240v currently. It is getting cold inside and all seams to be working fine but the pipes on the back get to hot to touch, is this normal or could there be a problem? I know fridges get warm but just how hot should they get?

 

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Hi yes the pipes will get hot especially in the summer. The fridge will run better if the vents at the back/outside are shaded or not in direct sunlight. A good idea is to remove the bottom vent on the outside and cable tie an old computer fan to the inside of the vent and run the 12v wires from this to a 12v supply in the caravan and an on/off switch. When you think it is getting hot at the back of the fridge you can switch the fan on and as long as you have put the fan on the right way it will suck air in from outside and blow it over the pipes and up and out of the top vent. I also have a fan on the top vent to suck the air up and blow it out. When I have the fans running you can really feel the hot air coming out the top vent and the fridge works much better. I would think this also prolongs the life of the element that heats up the gas in the fridge.

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Hi

 

I have a 3 way fridge running on 240v currently. It is getting cold inside and all seams to be working fine but the pipes on the back get to hot to touch, is this normal or could there be a problem? I know fridges get warm but just how hot should they get?

 

Thanks

 

 

As you are on electrics I wouldn't worry, they are doing what they should.

 

geoff

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