Originally Posted by 16ACE27
That has been said to shorten the fridge life; both on absorption and residential fridges.
Our current home fridge has run continuously for 22 years and still works as well as when it was new. There are fridges that are approaching 70 to 80 years old that are still running.
I have had it go both ways in my experience
We have an old GE fridge with the compressor on top sticking up like a big knot, it is going on 60+ years
On the other side we have had a couple newer units fail over the years that were in the 7-10 year range
Old Servel units ran for years and weighed a ton
New units who knows
When the delivery guys brought out new Samsung 29 ft they picked up the old Whirlpool gold that was still going since 90. Ice maker still worked as well
They said the newer ones were lasting about 7-8 years prior to needing some kind of service or parts replacement
In our vacation property we always left them running and again over many years had a couple fail so again it is simply perhaps luck and timing