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Is it okay to transport a new fridge on its side or back?

It is a new 18 cu ft fridge, cross top freezer type. We would be bringing it from the shop to home, in city traffic, about a 15 - 20 minute drive - in a small truck (with fixed canopy).
We have had mixed answers to this question from the salespeople.... one said yes, one said no. We do understand that it must be left standing for several hours before plugging it in. How many hours do you recommend - 24? 48?

TIA for your advice/help.
Rheta

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  • rhetas Nov 12, 2008

    Thanks Dan for your prompt and helpful response to my query. There are a lot of conflicting opinions out there, on my 'problem', so I appreciate your advice.
    R.


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The key here is that you must let the unit stay upright for a period of time BEFORE you plug it in. So, yes it is ok to transport it on its side. Let the unit sit in its correct position for 4 hours or so and you should be fine. The issue is the oils and freon (or equivalent) that must be allowed to pool in the bottom before you attempt to run it.

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