How do you reverse the direction the doors open on a Kenmore refrigerators?
Look on the top of the refrigerator to see if there are bolts available on the other side. It is a fairly intuitive process to change the door over if the refrigerator was made to do so.
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Having just wrestled (literally!) with this very problem, let me try to clarify this a bit. On our Kenmore model (#253 707 524 07) at least, once the securing screws have been removed from the top and bottom handles, you have to tilt the handles sideways until the angled return with the 2 screw hole…s has (a) cleared the top of the lower door and (b) cleared the bottom upper door (will make more sense when you're working on it, I promise!). Then, counterintuitively, you have to pull the lower handle firmly DOWNWARDS to release it from the wide, flat screw attached to the door, and the upper handle UPWARDS -- and voila! Then it's just a matter of reversing everything, as per the hinges. (MORE)
The room will warm up. The fridge with the door left open will run pretty much continuously to try to cool the inside. Our fridge doesn't know the door is open, so it keeps running. The thermostat inside never senses that the inside has cooled, so it tells the compressor to stay on. The room will b…e cooled by the fridge, but remember that the compressor dumps heat out into the room all the while that it's running. And because the fridge is not 100% efficient, there will be more heat generated than there will be cooling. The result? The room will eventually warm up. I would disagree partially with the above answer. 1) Efficiency is a term not really used for refrigerators. The term coefficient of performance is used because it can be and usually is greater than one (or greater than 100% in other words) and equals the heat removed from the inside of the fridge divided by the work input. 2) Now, if a perfect fridge was running on a Carnot cycle (no friction in the parts and other criteria) that gives the most cooling for the least amount of work, the room would still heat up as governed by the first law of thermodynamics. W=Heat from the condenser - heat from the evaporator or W+Q L =Q H . In this case all the terms are considered to be positive numbers. Clearly Q H >Q L which means the room is getting warmer. Probably the easiest was to understand this is that work is going into the insulated room which means the overall energy and therefore temperature is going up. (MORE)
I haven't had any problems with doing this with a clean refrigerator. Usually have put a piece of foam on the door and taped the door to it, leaving a 2" opening. Also put a box of baking soda in there. This makes sure that the door does not accidentally get closed and improves safety for small chil…dren who may become trapped inside (not an unusual occurrence). (MORE)
Refrigerators and other kitchen appliances usually don't come with wheels but are equipped with what are called elevator bolts. The bolts are adjustable to, well, elevate (or lower) a corner of the appliance on which they are installed. They have threads, and they screw up into the bottom of the fra…me of the appliance. They have a round, flat pad on the bottom for a head, and it is sometimes capped with a little rubber boot. The weight of the appliance is supported on the heads of the elevator bolts. At the bottom of the elevator bolt just above the round base is a hex shaped shoulder that is specifically shaped and located so that an open end wrench can be slid in to turn it. With an appropriately sized wrench (and a torpedo level, if one is so inclined) a fridge or other appliance can be set (so it won't wobble on its feet) and leveled within a few minutes. (MORE)
You will waste energy. Condensation will form on the surfaces in the fridge and mould may grow. Not to mention the stench of food going bad.. Also, if you're thinking about using it as an air conditioner, it won't help. The room temperature will eventually get WARMER.. You will probally also get y…elled at by your parental unit or spouse. (MORE)
I haven't ever seen one where the manufacturer has made this something that can be done without retrofitting. You can change the direction that the door opens, though.
Because, refrigerators do not produce cold. The system is like that of an air-conditioner. The freon in the cooling lines absorbs the heat and is then pumped to the back of the refrigerator where the heat dissipates into the surrounding air and the freon is pumped back into the refrigerator to repea…t the task again. So, any heat removed from the air would just be released into the air on the other side of the fridge. that is why the heat dissipation side of air conditioners is outside. P.S. Cold can not be generated cold is the absence of heat. Hence the existence of absolute zero. To cool you transfer heat from one place to another. (MORE)
Whirlpool has been making Kenmore's appliances for decades and has the monopoly on Refrigerators in the USA (above 70% of the market). Most are built in Mexico, paying workers about $2.00/hour (2006).
Replace the Viking refrigerator with a reliable brand appliance. Viking will continue to give you nothing but trouble.
\nYes sir. Turn it upside down to swap openings or side ways for opening upwards. Why?
Several things. It's like an elevator. It has it's ups and downs. The humidity inside will go way up. The temperature of the food will go way down and your electric bill will go way up. The food inside that needs to be kept cold will spoil quicker.
How do you change door handles on a Frigidaire refrigerator to open it from the left instead of the right side?
It would depend on the model number of your refrigerator. Once you know the model number you can go to a site like and look at a detailed model number breakdown to see how to change the handles. They have the handles for sale also.
If it results in the compressor running continuously, as it will after a short delay, then the power consumption of the compressor motor is going to waste. In addition the energy used to cool the fridge in the first place will also be lost, this would amount to perhaps a half hour of extra running. …Look at the rating on the machine in watts. (MORE)
If you leave your refrigerator's door open whilst it is switched off, no harm will be done - in fact it is a very good idea to do this as it will help to prevent the mold build-up which can easily happen if it is left closed at normal room temperature with no fresh air circulation. If you leave y…our refrigerator's door open whilst it is switched on, the compressor pump will run continuously trying to cool the air in the room whilst at the same time pumping heat out into the same room! That is not a good idea for at least 3 reasons: . you will waste electricity 24/7 . the fridge will not cool down enough to protect any food . the compressor and its electric motor will both overheat, which will usually reduce their normal working life from 8 to 10 years to only maybe 1 year or less. (MORE)
the compressor pump will never stop running as the refrigerator will continuously try to cool the objects inside it and in turn continuously radiate heat from its radiator eventually the heat will balance out and even subdue the little bit of cooling whatsoever it'd do thus making the surrounding ai…r more hot than chilly. (MORE)
It really depends on its location in the fridge.. If the milk itself got above 40Â°F, the shelf life will be reduced by approximately one day for each degree.
The refrigeration equipment runs constantlty, heating the room.. A fridge just removes heat from the inside area and pushes it out the rear coils. Any heat generated by the compressor is added to this.
The air temperature will increase since the cold air will drop out of the fridge and be replaced by warmer air.
Sure. The more the door is opened the more it needs to cool down, so the more power it will use.
It might be. It's the actual temperature the food itself attained and for how long that would determine its safety.
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Assuming the room has no air flow in or out, the room temperature would go up. According to my college chemistry professor, refrigerators can only cool small cubic areas of air. However the motor that is running the refrigerator produces measurably more heat, and due to the door being open would run… continuously to try to keep the refrigerator cool. The small amount of cool air coming out of the refrigerator would be no match for the heating effect of the motor, thereby raising the room temperature. . A Caveat . Refrigerators only "transfer" heat energy from the inside to the outside. As above, the mechanical inefficiency and waste heat would actually increase the room temperature. However , if the refrigerator had been operating for some time, and then was opened, the room would initially cool off as the cooler inside air (and contents) interacted with the room air. Once an equilibrium was reached, and the motor had to start, the room would heat up as explained. So the room initially cools, then warms up. (MORE)
Assuming the room is completely sealed, with no air flow in or out, the room temperature would go up. According to my college chemistry professor, refrigerators can only cool small cubic areas of air. However the motor that is running the refrigerator produces measurably more heat, and due to the do…or being open would run continuously to try to keep the refrigerator cool. The small amount of cool air coming out of the refrigerator would be no match for the heating effect of the motor, thereby raising the room temperature. (MORE)
No, although the short-term effect would be for the refrigerator air / freezer air to mix with and cool the air in the room. The function of refrigerator is a heat exchanger ; it removes heat from the inside of the fridge and pumps it to the outside of the fridge . If we open the refrige…rator door, it will remove the heat from the air that mixes inside, but then will exchange the heat back into the kitchen . That's why the room can't be cooled for a long period. In fact, due to waste heat, the room could become warmer once the refrigerator contents have reached room temperature. (MORE)
the horn sounds(like in panic mode) when the gear selector is in other than park and the 1) brake is off 2) seatbelt is unbuckled 3) the door is open. This is to let the driver know that the vehicle is in another gear than park when exiting the vehicle. It is a Mandated Safety Item. It can not be d…isabled. (MORE)
Cold air. Cold air is heavier than warm air so when you open the fridge door the cold air 'drops' out of the fridge onto the floor.
Put some WD-40 into the hinges on the door, and swing it open and closed a few times to work it in. That should stop the squeaking.
Leave it closed as much as possible. It will keep the cold inside and help the food stay fresh longer.
Can you ruin a refrigerator by opening and closing the door too often or leave door open to put away groceries?
No, you cannot ruin the refrigerator by opening and closing the door or by leaving the door open for a few minutes. Refrigerators do have a lifespan for the number of times the doors can be opened and closed before a hinge breaks or the seal is damaged, but this cycle can be in the millions - so it… won't be affected with normal use. Each time you open and close the refrigerator, some cool air escapes and can mean that the compressor will have to run to get temperature back to where it should be. Leaving the door open for a few minutes does cool off the interior and things inside will begin to cool off as well. This will result in the refrigerator compressor having to run to get the temperature back down. A good refrigerator is designed to have the compressor go through these cycles many thousands of times. The only reason someone may be concerned with having the refrigerator work more would be the electric bill (it goes up, refrigerator compressors use a lot of power) or the refrigerator compressor has had problems previously. (MORE)
No, but it may ruin the food! Depending on how wide the door was left open, it will just take some time for the fridge to reach its correct temperature again.
Because the motor running the compressor is generating more heat than the compressor is cooling. Once you close the door the space being cooled is smaller and the compressor can keep up and overcome that heat from the motor.
To operate the refrigerator, requires a lot of energy. When the refrigerator is running, some of that energy is used to cool the interior (about 80% of said energy.) But this is not "making cold." A refrigerator cools by moving heat from inside it, to the outside. This heat is dissipated into the ro…om by the cooling fins on the rear. The whole process happens silently and slowly, and we never notice it. So even though the inside of the refrigerator may be cold, the process of making it cold warmed up the entire room, plus 20% (the energy wasted in the conversion process.) Thus, opening the door to cool the room will never work, because the refrigerator cannot make cold, it can only move heat around. And in doing so, it itself always dissipates 20% more than the energy moved, which ultimately ends up as heat, further heating up the room. Ironically, the room would be cooler without the refrigerator in it. (MORE)
the air in a fridge when you open the door gets hotter because you let the particles out
No, in most homes the refrigerator is the second largest user of electricity. Keeping this appliance open is simply a waste of energy. Instead, use a fan or open a window to cool down the kitchen.
No you can't. In fact by opening the door, you will increase the work load of the refrigerator which in-turn will increase the temperature of the room. So by opening the door, you would actually make the room more hot. Refrigerator basically takes heat from cold region and through it to hot region. …The hot region is the vent behind the refrigerator, which is basically in the same room. So refrigerator throws heat in the same room. By increasing the work load, you are making it to through more heat in the room. (MORE)
If you have noticed the warm air blowing from behind your refrigerator, that is the heat that was in the air that is inside your refrigerator. If you leave the door open the air around the refrigerator will briefly feel cold, but it will warm back up and the food in the refrigerator will go bad.
In addition to the fact that the fridge will overcompensate, and it will wear out faster, it also waste a good deal of energy. It is bad for the environment as well as your electric bill.
I disagree with Alliesmith.00. The room will warm up.The fridge with the door left open will runpretty much continuously to try to cool the inside. Our fridgedoesn't know the door is open, so it keeps running. The thermostatinside never senses that the inside has cooled, so it tells thecompressor …to stay on. The room will be cooled by the fridge, butremember that the compressor dumps heat out into the room all thewhile that it's running. And because the fridge is not 100%efficient, there will be more heat generated than there will becooling. The result? The room will eventually warm up. A2 -I would disagree partially with the above answer. 1) Efficiencyis a term not really used for refrigerators. The term coefficientof performance is used because it can be and usually is greaterthan one (or greater than 100% in other words) and equals the heatremoved from the inside of the fridge divided by the work input. 2)Now, if a perfect fridge was running on a Carnot cycle (no frictionin the parts and other criteria) that gives the most cooling forthe least amount of work, the room would still heat up as governedby the first law of thermodynamics. W=Heat from the condenser -heat from the evaporator or W+QL=QH. In this case all the terms areconsidered to be positive numbers. Clearly QH>QL which means theroom is getting warmer. Probably the easiest was to understand thisis that work is going into the insulated room which means theoverall energy and therefore temperature is going up. A3 - No, leaving the door of a refrigerator open will not cool aroom, but will actually make the room hotter. A refrigerator coolsits own interior by pumping heat to the heat exchange coils in theback (some models do not have exposed heat exchange coils, but thesides or back of the refrigerator have coils just underneath them,and they get hot). Those heat exchange coils pump heat into theroom. Since the process is not 100% efficient, the amount of heatproduced includes a certain amount of waste heat. As a result,pumping heat from one part of the room to another part of the roomresults in a net increase in heat. (MORE)
According to Sears it is a 2003 model that was 22 cubic feet in size.
You can't but if you open the door and press the door switch in and the light goes out then you know it is definitely out when the door is closed. Use the video recorder on your telephone. Set it to record, put it in the fridge, close the door, open the door and play back the recording. If it is… too dark to watch this will probably answer your question. (MORE)
Refrigerator Must Open if Used . Despite the model or a technology incorporated of a particular refrigerator, user has to open its doors to store or take out the goods. When the door remains open, warm and moist ambient air will flow in and will mix with the cold air inside the refrigerator. Cold… moist air is heavier than ambient air so it drops down from the refrigerator cabin easily while hot ambient air goes in. Since you feel the cool and can see only the due forming, you think that cold air comes out. But actually what happens is hot air jumps first into it and pushes the cold air out from the refrigerator cabin. Moisture transfer increases with the number of door openings. If the blower fan is turned on, the flow rate of cold air inside the refrigerator cabin will be accelerated, resulting an out flow to the atmosphere through its square area of the opening thus convective and radiative heat transfer increases. You loose 40% energy consumption of a refrigerator due to this. Now I have invented a cost effective solution for this burning problem during my MSc research. Use my invention-"Door Screening System" (Has 20 year patent) which can save an average of 14% energy consumption of any refrigerator model. Door Screen reduces the release of cold air from the refrigerator cabin area as well as entering of atmospheric warm air. This helps to maintain constant temperature inside the refrigerator / freezer cabins thus reduce the working frequency and duration of the compressor run time. Door Screening System reduces 7 to 13 kWhr of its energy consumption per month of an average domestic refrigerator. . you can save at least 7 kWh per month from 38 to 58 kWh monthly energy consumption of a domestic refrigerator by retrofitting Door Screen System. . Only in Sri Lanka, we had approximately 1.587 million domestic refrigerators by 2006/2007.Therefore it could be predicted that, minimum of 12,075,000 Units (kWh) of electricity could be saved per month from the national grid. . Since, 0.430 kg of CO2 is emitted to the atmosphere for the generation of each Unit / kWh of petroleum based electricity, it could be predicted that indirect emission of 5,192,000 kg of CO2 per month could be prevented if all refrigerators in Sri Lanka are retrofitted with Cold Air Retainer Door Screens. . I'm looking for an investor to develop this. Join me to make this world greener for future generations. Contact the Inventor - Wing Commander Chandima Alwis RSP BAR, psc firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com, Land Line-0094112796944, Mobile-0094714163698, (MORE)
No, cold air does not rush out, but warm air outside the refrigerator does ruch in. There are a couple of reasons. First, cold is the absence of energy. Heat represents the presence of energy. Energy flows toward the lack of energy based on the Second Law of Thermodynamics, known as entropy. Second,… at a molecular level, warmer air is more pressurized, i.e., the molecules are closer together. Colder air is less pressurized. This difference in pressure is what creates wind in meteorological terms. A high pressure system (warmer air) will move toward a low pressure system (colder air). For these reasons, when you open your refrigerator the warmer outside air rushes in. (MORE)
LG Cross reference the model and check out the reviews, might be advisable to stay far far away!
No. Not only would it not work, but the food inside would get ruined. Bad idea.
If your refrigerator door is opened and you're not hungry, then close the door. If your refrigerator door is open and you are hungry get something to eat and close the door.
Could you cool a kitchen by leaving the refrigerator door open and closing the kitchen door with windows open?
Whether you could cool a kitchen this way depends on whether you could get the heat coming off the external coils out the windows and whether the air outside is cooler than the exterior coils of the fridge. In all likelihood most of the heat coming off the coils would stay in the kitchen (rather tha…n going out the windows) and rather than cooling it, you would heat up the kitchen while the refrigerator compressor continued to run (until the compressor burned out from continuous operation). Remember that a refrigerator cools the inside of the fridge by pumping the heat out of the interior of the fridge and into the room - in this case the kitchen. (MORE)
Interesting. In submitting the question, the model number was elminated. Twice. It's model # 36359492990. .
No, leaving the door of a refrigerator open will not cool a room, but will actually make the room hotter. A refrigerator cools its own interior by pumping heat to the heat exchange coils in the back (some models do not have exposed heat exchange coils, but the sides or back of the refrigerator have …coils just underneath them, and they get hot). Those heat exchange coils pump heat into the room. Since the process is not 100% efficient, the amount of heat produced includes a certain amount of waste heat. As a result, pumping heat from one part of the room to another part of the room results in a net increase in heat. (MORE)
Kenmore refrigerators can be bought from many different stores and retailers. Some examples that sell these refrigerators include Sears, Kmart, and Kenmore.
Maybe but then your food will go off or be unrefrigerated, but your 'Air conditioning' will not be very good. :( hope I answered your question ðð xx