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Getting new refrigerator -- how long before cold enough to put food in from old refrigerator? and what to do with food in the mean time while waiting

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Joseph Perez
I understand your concern toward looking to keep your food from spoiling and I know what a hassle it can be to wait for your refrigerator to cool properly. While you are waiting for an expert answer, I recommend you look in your owners manual for instructions on when your refrigerator will keep a stable temperature so that you can store your food. Below is a link in where you can enter your model number and your owners manual will pop up. I also recommend you put your food in a neighbors refrigerator while you wait for your refrigerator to cool. I hope my link and advice are useful.
by Joseph Perez Earned 20,305 community points in Refrigerators
October 16th, 2010
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Manage My Life
thanks for your help
by Manage My Life
October 16th, 2010
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Lyle W
You should normally wait 2 to 3 hours after plugging the new refrigerator in before you load it with food. Refer to the owner’s manual as mentioned by Joseph P. above for more specific advice on your particular model.

If the old refrigerator was operating properly, it will likely maintain the food at reasonable temperatures until the new refrigerator is ready as long as you don't open the doors. You may need to store meats and other sensitive items in an ice chest until you move it to the new refrigerator.
by Lyle W Earned 21,445 community points in Refrigerators
October 18th, 2010
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