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Moving a ref.

Can I move a ref. with it laying down and if yes which is best side to lay it on and how long shuld I wait to plug it back in

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It is O.K to lay the frige down.I loaded refrigerators for customers at sears and we told all customers any side is fine,but wait 24 hours for all fluids to return to the compressor

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Do not lay down ,,,, oil from compressor will get into the lines and mess up your system ,,, be safe and haul upright and wait 5 minutes after setting in place to plug it back up / larry

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After removing everything from the inside you will want to lay it on it's side and not the back.
To decide what side you want to say it on you will need to look at the compressor. You may need to remove the back access panel to see the compressor.
What you want to do is lay it on the side so the two copper lines that come out of the compressor are pointed up. This will help keep the oil that is in the compressor from running out into the lines.
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You do not want to lay that refrigerator on its side because the refrigerant will leave the compressor and fill the system with liquid refrigerant where it should only be existing in a gaseous state, and if the refrigerator is tilted far enough over or lay-ed onto its side then the refrigerator will have to stand up-right and un-plugged for at least 24 hours before the liquid refrigerant will settle back down where it belongs, and then the refrigerator should actually function again if there was no other damage caused when moving the unit.

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The best way I know how is to remove the ice box to the yard and lay it on its side preferably on the back of a pickup truck. Then use shop air to blow it out. A shop vac and a Whisk broom will work fine . When you lay the ice box down take care NOT to lay it down on the side that would allow oil to run into the freon lines as this would cause blockages in the freon lines. When you are finished allow for any oil in the compressor to run back down in the bottom, in other words wait an hour before plugging it back in.

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The reason that it is not recomended to lay a refrigerator down on it's side is because of the oils in the compressor.

When you lay the refrigerator down on it's side the oil can get into the lines and cause problems.

because you have already done so, stand the refrigerator back up and let it sit for 48 hrs and give it a try.

If you half to move a refrigeratror on its side, the best thing to do is inspcect the compressor and see witch side the main lines come out and lay the refrigeator on the oposit side as not to allow the oil to get in those lines.

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