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02:32PM | 05/27/03
Member Since: 05/26/03
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I need to move a refrigerator and was wondering if I can put it on it's side or if it has to be moved upright. I know it's recommended to keep it upright, but I've heard that as long as you let it sit upright for a few hours before plugginh it back in, that you can transport it on it's side. I'm going to be moving it in a pickup truck for a 2-hour drive. Anyone know about this?

Thanks,
Ed

DanO

10:01AM | 05/28/03
Member Since: 11/11/02
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** I've heard that as long as you let it sit upright for a few hours before plugging it back in, that you can transport it on it's side. **

Moving a refrigerator on its side will not usually harm it as long as you do leave it stand upright for several hours before plugging it back in. The following is from my site's 'Useful Tips' section:

quote:
If you have to transport the fridge you can lay it on its side. It's best if the hinges are at the top so the doors don't fall open. After moving, you should leave it stand upright at least an hour before plugging it in. This is because when horizontal, the oil in the compressor will seep into the refrigerant lines plugging them. The idea is to give it time to let it settle back into the compressor harmlessly. However, the less time it's on its side the better.
You should however try to minimize jarring it receives when horizontal as the compressor internal suspension is not engaged in that position and the compressor could be damaged otherwise.

Dan O.
www.Appliance411.com
The Appliance Information Site

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