Originally Posted by Davis
...I have heard in the past that there is too much room behind these refrigerators in the rear of the compartment and does not allow the air to circulate properly therefore resulting in increased heat build up with the rear coils. Is any of that true ? Thanks for any advice.
I recall seeing that in an installation manual, particularly for the area behind the coils. What I understood was a space of only a couple inches forms a Venturi of sorts that channels the airflow across the coils. The exterior wall behind my fridge was boxed in so while the fridge sits nearly a foot away from the wall, I can barely put my hand between the coils and this boxed in section.
Placement of a fan that assists the chimney effect and creates additional airflow across the coils can improve the efficiency of the fridge.
Proper loading of the contents in the fridge to allow cold air circulation also helps and many have found a supplemental fan in the fridge to be beneficial.
My question would be: Do you know if this fridge has always preformed this way, or is this a recent development?