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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.

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Posted on Oct 08, 2008

  • francis rivero Oct 08, 2008

    nope, still the same. problem might arise.

    drcool



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The following is the GE moving instructions. If you have started before the 24 hour rest period and the unit had been rotated from vertical have the compressor inspected.

FREEZER MOVING INSTRUCTIONS Please use the following steps when relocating an upright or chest freezer:
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  6. If it has been transported on its side, set it right side up in its final location and allow the freezer to sit for the same amount of time that it was on its side (24 hrs max.). Do not plug the unit into the electrical receptacle without allowing this settling time. The unit can be damaged if it is plugged in prematurely.

If the unit was transported in an upright position there is no waiting time required.


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I had to lay down my upright freezer for transport how long before plugging in and using it


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Here is a tip that I wrote on moving refrigerators...if you did not do it thisway then you may well have ruined a perfectly good refrigerator.

Moving a Refrigerator What is thebest way

If you already have moved it wrong, you can sometimes get it working byplugging it in and unplugging it a number of times with an hour or so inbetween.

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When moving a freezer, can you lay it on front or back?


Yes you can - but wait 24 hours before operating to allow the refrigerant to drain the lines.
It is best to NOT though.

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Good day,
Should not be done. First off you should be sure it is performing properly both in temperature and cycling before accepting it.

Layed on it's side is a **** shoot. But if your stuck, drive only smooth roads slowly, and upon arrival carefully upright it and let it set 48 hours to allow the oil to return to the compressor.
If step one works out, renting a truck, if the distance is short, is best.

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You can lay the freezer on its side to move. If it is on its side for over 30 Min's though you will need to stand it up for 24 hrs before you plug it back in to the power. You need to do this so the freon settles back to the compressor.

It is always best to move them standing up.

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I am moving and need to lay my upright freezer down for the 6 -8 drive. will it harm it?


No it will not harm it. you will just need to stand it up for 24 hrs befor you plug it back in. That way all the fluideds go back to the bottom the way it should be.

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