This Whirlpool fridge will run for half an hour each time the door is
open for 1-sec, and runs very loudly. All the cold air will pour into the
tile floor each time the door is cracked open. My previous fridge
doesn't do this.
I am unsure how to solve this problem other than to try using the upper
freezer more often. Since opening the upper door won't cause the
fridge to run as long. What is the best way to prevent most of the cold
air from escaping once the door is open?
I can't imagine why anyone would want to open the door for one second,
that's not enough time to find something and remove it even if you know
where it is.
If the refrigerator is keeping the food well then it's probably working as
it should be. I think you are looking for problems that don't exist.
Upper freezer? Do you have more than one? What configuration is the
fridge, freezer on top/bottom, side by side?
Anyway. the problem may not be the running but the running loud.
Troubleshoot that problem and you may not care. You can also try fiddling
with the temperature controls especially the one that controls airflow
between the compartments (as opposed to the thermostat). Customer support
for consumer applicances is generally pretty good. Call the company (or
sears) hotline for tips.
There really isn't a way to keep the cold in when you open it. You can try
rearranging the shelves and bins or stocking more heavy items near the
bottom (like 2 gallons of milk). A well loaded fridge has a large thermal
mass (which stores cold) and less air to loose.
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