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Subject Topic: fridge - will it smell if left shut? Post Reply Post New Topic
04/6/2006 at 10:41am
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Hi, It has been really interesting reading all the messages over the last few months - I have learnt loads of useful information. The best part has been the enthusiasm of everyone. It definitely encouraged us to go ahead and buy our fc.

What I want to know now is, if we leave the fridge shut in our fc, will it go mouldy? I noticed there was a bit of water in the bottom of the fridge when we had to open it up to dry the canvas after our very first weekend away. I can't see a way of leaving it ajar for travelling.

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04/6/2006 at 10:48am
 Location: Lichfield Staffordshire
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Our fridge lock has two positions to lock it one clamps it shut the other locks it in a slightly open position. I always wipe the fridge out with a detol wipe before locking it in the open position and have nevre had any problem with it smelling, even after storing for over winter.


04/6/2006 at 12:06pm
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The only time i left it closed was a BIG mistake, I'd cleaned & dried it out thoroughly - so I thought - before I shut it, on opening it again it was disgusting, mouldy and smelly, the mould leaves stains which won't come off. So now I prop it open every time. Mine doesn't have a lock to keep it opn, so I wedge it with a water bottle, or can of beans, anything, really!

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04/6/2006 at 1:15pm
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We have a trigano with electrolux fridge and as has been said above there is a button on the top of the door which depresses into one of two holes.  One hole to keep it closed and one to keep it ajar.

Brian



04/6/2006 at 1:41pm
 Location: Newark-on-trent
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Same as lisa says but because our wardrobe lays down next to it i shove a bit of thick carboard between the door to stop it closing fully,and lisa my misses has a thing for those wipes too.we even have facial wipes what ae they all about!!!!


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04/6/2006 at 2:15pm
 Location: Herefordshire
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I put the little bags of silica gel that come in shoe boxes etc if I haven't managed to dry it completely. At a meet last year I needed somewhere to shove the bread rolls(complete with ham) while we finished loading the car! Two weeks later....................

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04/6/2006 at 2:19pm
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...........well did you eat them or have to throw them away???

or


04/6/2006 at 5:03pm
 Location: birmingham
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 hi  if you do get mould or stains in your fridge give it a clean with water and

   bicarbonate of soda and it will leave it fresh and clean with no smells

  even with the door shut  

          derek



04/6/2006 at 5:06pm
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They walked on their own!

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04/6/2006 at 6:07pm
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Thanks for the advice. I shall look carefully next time we open it up to see if there are two lock positions, otherwise it had better be a piece of cardboard. I always like a high tech solution to a problem.

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04/6/2006 at 6:19pm
 Location: Wigan Lancashire
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I always put a towel at the bottom of fridge, it stop the door from shutting and absorbes any water left in it


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05/6/2006 at 10:05am
 Location: N Yorkshire
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Our fridge also has a two position catch and we have never had problems when the catch is left set to allow ventilation. When I made the inevitable mistake, and locked it down, a black mildew like deposit formed inside  the fridge. I treated it with 'Milton' solution and it has not returned.

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05/6/2006 at 12:01pm
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I put the little bags of silica gel that come in shoe boxes etc

snap! thats what I do too



05/6/2006 at 12:42pm
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I made the mistake of shutting our fridge on the locked position and yes it was mouldy when i opened it.  No real harm done ,i just used a bit of miltons and all the mould went, and has never come back.  I always put some kitchen towel on the bottom shelf and in the freezer compartment, it absorbs any remaining water.



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