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What is the proper way to move the fridge?propped up or lay it down?

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For tranporting you must keep it upright. If you have to tilt or lay down be sure to let stand uprigtht off for 24 hours before turning back on.

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How to move freezer


Yes. If possible, try to prop the top up, so there is a slight incline toward the compressor compartment. On final arrival, allow the unit to be in an upright position for 24 hours.

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Moving a fridge or laying it down.


Moving a GE, Hotpoint or some Kenmore refrigerators can be more of a job than you dreamed.

Did you know that the defrost heater of some of these models are made of glass and wire? They really are! Glass and wire!

A little bit of a rough ride or a bump can break it. So if you move a fridge and 2 weeks later it does'nt work you probably have broke the defrost heater.

Thats not all! Surprise surprise here is the big news. YOU CAN LAY A FRIDGE DOWN TO MOVE IT. Who would have guessed right? How many times have you heard that myth. Plenty I am sure. But its true you can.

Here is what to do. After you are finished with the move and the fridge is in the upright position,,,leave it up for about 6 hours before plugging it in which will allow enough time for the oil to flow back to the compressor so it starts pumping freon while the tubes are clear and you will be good to go.

Thats it,,,,I am sure this will help someone.

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Hi, If it was handled properly and left up right or layed down properly... immediately....

You can lay a fridge down if you do it right...this tip will tell you how to doit so that it will work again when you get it moved and set it back up.

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You can lay a fridge down if you do it right...this tip will tell you how to doit so that it will work again when you get it moved and set it back up.

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You can lay a fridge down if you do it right...this tip will tell you how to do it so that it will work again when you get it moved and set it back up.

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If you had to lay the fridge down to move it? Then you have to let it stand upright for at least 24 hours before you can plug it in and use it or it won't cool, as oil will get into the coolant lines and foul the works.
If you didn't have to lay it down, then check for a switch and or harness under the front grill that may have got bumped out of adjustment of knocked the plug off.
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I just moved my dads fridge to my house and after about 7 hours I smelled a burnt plastic smell. I smell it on and off.The fridge is still cooling.When i moved it I layed it down.


When a fridge is layed down the oil in the compressor will flow into the refridgerant lines and will have to be stood upright until the oil can return the the comrpessor. It may be too late for yours but I would try cutting it off for a day before trying it again. This may not be the cause of the smell so keep a nose on that and try to locate exactly where it's coming from.

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