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6 cu. ft. outdoor chest freezer

located outside & gets 3 hrs or so of sunshine on it. its covered with a plastic tub to protect from rain/snow.

will the changing outdoor temps affect the freezer? i want to use it to take advantage of cold outdoors in maine....thanx

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  • M Downey_2M Downey_2 Posts: 21Member
    Probably not a good idea

    If you plan on leaving a running freezer outside, you run the distinct possibility of "slugging" the compressor.  By slugging the compressor ,I mean trying to compress liquid refrigerant, which will damage the valves.  At the very least I would try and install a crankcase heater on the compressor to ensure that refrigerant doesn't migrate to the compressor during the off-cycle.
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