What is the make and model number of your unit, please?
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There shouldn't be any problem shutting it down
I would wipe down the interior for all moisture and keep the door ajar
Glenn is correct but I would not leave it open. It is too tempting for crittrers to get inside and make a mess. Instead place a box of baking soda inside to absorb any oders that may develop.
If there is any chance that children can get to the unit it is best to place a heavy object in front of the door for safety reasons or turn the unit to face the wall.
If you have a neighbor that can stop by once a month then have them plug the unit in for a few minuits. this will insure that everything stays lubricated and sealed properly.
Alternativly you can leave the unit plugged in and justr turn the breaker off. this way the neighbor will only have to flip the breaker from the outside of the house.
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