Refrigerator Power Outage Tips
Should you experience a power outage / failure, follow the below:
- It is not necessary to unplug the refrigerator. When power is restored, the sudden start will not harm the refrigerator.
- Electronic models will return to preset settings - check the owner's manual for instructions on how to change temperatures. Download a copy of the Owner's Manual.
- There is no way to give a specific amount of time that food can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer while power is out. Many factors play a part in food storage, such as how fresh the food is at the time, door openings, or temperature in the room itself.
- Keep door or drawer closed.
- Place bags of regular ice in both sections of unit to keep foods frozen or cool. If it is anticipated that power will be out for an extended length of time, you can try to keep food frozen or cool in a cooler using either bags of ice or dry ice.
- WARNING: HANDLING OF DRY ICE CAN CAUSE FREEZING BURNS ON HANDS. Gloves or other protection is recommended.
- Dry ice is most commonly found in the yellow pages under "Carbon Dioxide".
For tips regarding food safety, visit: https://www.foodsafety.gov/keep/index.html