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Old July 17th, 2005, 05:13 PM
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Default Outside of refrigerator is cold

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I have a Moffat refrigerator thats about ten years old. THe outside of it is almost ice cold. From my experience refrigerators are generally warm on the outside. It would seem that its obviously a case of poor insulation, but seeing how its not that old something makes me doubt thats the case.

The door seals are intact, the ones around the freezer are as cold as ice however. The sides of the fridge are the most noticable.

This fridge has a condensor coil frame in the back,
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Old July 17th, 2005, 09:18 PM
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Hi,

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I have a Moffat refrigerator thats about ten years old
Model#?

http://www.applianceaid.com/model.html
Some model# helps.

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THe outside of it is almost ice cold.
Doors, cabinet?
So is mine....feels cool to the touch but is really room temp ( approx 70F ).

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From my experience refrigerators are generally warm on the outside
Not normally, some have heaters or yooder loops around the door opening edges that will feel warm when the refrigerator is running, but not thw whole cabinet.

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The door seals are intact, the ones around the freezer are as cold as ice however. The sides of the fridge are the most noticable
What is the temps inside both sections?

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Old July 18th, 2005, 10:25 AM
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Hi Jeff,

Model # MRF 1779-5

internal temperature of freezer 13 F

internal temp fridge 38F

Temps taken from outside, side of fridge

2 inches from seals, on the freezer section 64F

middle of fridge, taken from top freezer section side 70F

middle of fridge taken from middle refrigerator section 72F


Not as cold as I thought, so your probably right its normal
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Old July 18th, 2005, 11:29 AM
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MRF1779-5
Moffat 17 cu ft refrigerator, Canadian model.

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internal temperature of freezer 13 F
A little warm, 0 to +5F would be better.

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internal temp fridge 38F
That's good.

Any system work been done on the refrigerator?

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Old July 18th, 2005, 01:06 PM
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rechecked temp of freezer, temp is now at a perfect 0F, I had to change thermometers, my digital didn't go lower than 13 F, so thats okay


No repair work has been done, just occasional vacumning of rear condensors
temps seems to be all perfect, just wondering if it should range from 64F to 70f on the outside surface.

Thanks for your help
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2 inches from seals, on the freezer section 64F - middle of fridge, taken from top freezer section side 70F - middle of fridge taken from middle refrigerator section 72F
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just wondering if it should range from 64F to 70f on the outside surface.
Would/should be -some- cold transfer from inside the cabinet to the outside near the doors. Rest seems ok

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rechecked temp of freezer, temp is now at a perfect 0F, I had to change thermometers, my digital didn't go lower than 13 F, so thats okay
That's better!

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Old July 20th, 2005, 10:04 AM
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THanks for your help Jeff!
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