To answer your question about what to do with the fridge if you turn it off, here is what I do. Take a pool noodle, cut it down to 6" tall, sliced it open on one side (think Pac Man). I open the fridge, slide it over the side wall of the fridge (I had to do some carving of the noodle), then close the door. This keeps the door slightly cracked open when it is off and I can still use the factory strap to keep if from moving around. It has worked well for me and I haven't had any issues with mold.