Holy Mold Batman!!

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Reignman
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Holy Mold Batman!!

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I have a 17 year old fridge that I only use for carbing up kegs. I shut if off 3 weeks ago because it was empty. I opened it up today to carb up a keg and the door and all 3 walls plus the bottom up to the small freezer were covered with mold. It was bad. Soap and javex took it away though. So what now? When it is unused, do I just leave the door open? I just cleaned it a few weeks ago but I only used dish soap and no javex. Reminded me of that tv show where the 2 ladies cleaned really dirty homes. This fridge sits 1 meter from where I ferment beer.

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Yes, in RVs they advise to leave the fridge doors ajar when turned off to prevent mold & mildew.

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I don;t have much room to do stuff and it somehow gets shut. I can always jam something in there to keep the door from shutting. I have an older stand up freezer I am giving away and it was closed. I checked it and no mold. Must be a beer thing.

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I have had this happen to me with a chest freezer. Coolers as well.
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:D Pics or it didn't happen! :D

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I didn't take any pics. I cleaned it as soon as I saw it.

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Probably just need to keep the door open. Funky though.

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Yea, I do keep it open. I only use it to carb up beers because it is a hydro hog.

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