How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Appliance Man Your Own Question

Appliance Man
Appliance Man, Home Appliance Technician
Category: Appliance
Satisfied Customers: 9890
Experience:  Appliance tech 4 years
13888241
Type Your Appliance Question Here...
Appliance Man is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

how much space needed arround free standing fridge freezer

Resolved Question:

how much space needed arround free standing fridge freezer to allow air to circulate
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Man replied 4 years ago.
The biggest thing you need to worry about is the distance between the back wall and the fridge. You need to have at least 10 inches. The sides dont matter or the top. The vent vents out the bottom so it needs to draw air from the back so it can push it out front.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Thank you for replying...

I can understand what your saying about the fridge freezer requiring a larger volume of space at the back of the fridge freezer, as im a Electronics Student, but my mother is not accepting it to well... She wants to know if your sure you mean 10 inches, as i work that out to be 25cm space required from the back of the appliance to the wall...

What will happen if the fridge was to be installed with only 1cm or 2cm space from the back, because she is determined to try to have it installed there, even through ive tryed to telling her...

I think the fridge freezer will over heat and ware out sooner, what do you ?
thanks
Expert:  Appliance Man replied 4 years ago.
If the unit was to close to the wall it would stop all the air from circulating. I meant 2 inches from the wall. Yes it will cause it to wear out sooner.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Is 2 inches the minimum amount of distance you would recommend for a free standing fridge unit, stored in side a wooden unit with no gaps at the back and very little overhead space maybe 1cm or 1.27 inches.

Or is 2 inches your recommended back space value, if not whats your recommeded space at the back.

Sorry for the extra question hassel, but im just being thorough.
thanks
Expert:  Appliance Man replied 4 years ago.
2 inches would be the least amount of space.

Edited by Appliance Man on 1/23/2010 at 4:59 PM EST
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Thanks for your help.
Expert:  Appliance Man replied 4 years ago.
Your welcome.
Appliance Man, Home Appliance Technician
Category: Appliance
Satisfied Customers: 9890
Experience: Appliance tech 4 years
Appliance Man and 2 other Appliance Specialists are ready to help you

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • Thank you for the expeditious answer. It's good to know you're out there and awake in the wee hours when I finally have time to ask questions about my Jenn Air. Jean Riverhead, NY
< Last | Next >
  • Thank you for the expeditious answer. It's good to know you're out there and awake in the wee hours when I finally have time to ask questions about my Jenn Air. Jean Riverhead, NY
  • You did one super job of explaining to me everything there is to know about this fridge. I'm looking forward to asking you questions in the future. Jimmy Bagley, IA
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther Woodstock, NY
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • John

    Home Appliance Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    13442
    Appliance repair business owner for over 43 years.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/docjohn174/2008-12-13_170143_johnask.jpg John's Avatar

    John

    Home Appliance Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    13442
    Appliance repair business owner for over 43 years.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/tomgoe/2011-01-04_021913_2008-03-03_183612_phpexrmok_c2pm.jpg Tom Goellner's Avatar

    Tom Goellner

    Home Appliance Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1191
    32 yrs. experience servicing major appliances and HVAC equipment.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MD/md2020/2012-6-6_20648_Selfpic.64x64.jpg Tyler Z.'s Avatar

    Tyler Z.

    Appliance Doc

    Satisfied Customers:

    51307
    7+ years being an appliance technician with factory training.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/bryanpaul52/2009-2-18_12031_0918081611.jpg Bryan's Avatar

    Bryan

    Home Appliance Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    11158
    15 yrs. experience as a certified appliance technician.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/SM/smitty1486/2011-3-1_0145_Snapshotofme1.64x64.png Kelly's Avatar

    Kelly

    Appliance Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    6493
    Highly accurate diagnostician with over 30 years experience!
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TH/TheHomeSmithy/2011-8-13_11146_homesmithy.500x500.64x64.jpg The Home Smithy's Avatar

    The Home Smithy

    Home Appliance Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    5935
    30 years repairing appliances
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TE/Teamcold/2012-6-15_15028_HomeRepairsquarecopy.64x64.jpg Barry G.'s Avatar

    Barry G.

    Home Appliance Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    5039
    27 years in home appliance repair. EPA refrigerant transition and recovery certification type I & II.