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Moving a Kenmore upright freezer

I need to move my Kenmore upright freezer to another house. Is there any problem with laying it on its back or side when I move it? How do you remove the front handle?

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  • duhmel Oct 08, 2008

    What about laying it down on it's side instead of it's back? Is that any better?

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There would be a problem if you lay it down. it should be moved up right or max 45 degrees tilt only. oil in the compressor could go to the evaporator and clog it.

front handles could be remove only from the inside. you have to remove the plastic rack of the door and remove the insulation in order to see the bolt holding the handle.

tnx 4 using fixya,

drcool



Posted on Oct 08, 2008

  • francis rivero Oct 08, 2008

    nope, still the same. problem might arise.

    drcool



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