Kenmore Compact Refrigerator - Outdoor Use

by Natashia
(Seattle, WA)

I just acquired a Kenmore Black Compact Fridge (model# 564.93445100) from a friend. Once getting it home, I realized that it is larger than the area I had intended to use it.

I do, however, have a very large terrace (250sq ft), a good portion of which is covered. If I were to raise it up upon patio bricks, and cover just the edges and bottom (which are the only portions that are not covered) with a curved steel, so as to provide extra protection from any weather conditions. Based on it's location, it is highly unlikely that it would ever get wet, but I am concered about whether the outdoor temperature will ruin the unit.

It does not get much colder than the low 50's most of the year and as much as the mid 80's for a few summer months. Is this something I can consider or would I be certain to ruin the refrigerator?

Thank you for your assistance!!


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Jun 30, 2010
Done at campgrounds.
by: Anonymous

It's done all the time at the campgrounds we go to. We set them up under their awnings and such.

Jun 04, 2010
Thank You John !!
by: Natashia

Thank you John..... though the stubborn girl in me is still going to try it!! It was a free fridge so though I would rather it not get ruined, it won't be a big deal if it does. Thank you for the information though, at least now I know how to best station it to try and avoid the risks you described.

Jun 04, 2010
Not a Good Idea...
by: John


While I'm sure it sounds like an easy solution it doesn't sound like a good idea to put an indoor refrigerator outside for permanent use.

Not only is the refrigerator going to be susceptible to rust (most outdoor refrigerators are made of stainless steel for this reason) but also the back of the refrigerator which contains the coils will open to the elements. The other thing that comes to mind is the fact that this refrigerator wasn't made to deal with the extremes in temperature that it will face outside.

So in answer to your question, it will probably get ruined but putting it outside.

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