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I just moved my whirlpool refridgerator. It was layed on its side for no more than 20 seconds. Once we got it to its new space, it was pluged in and now the refridgerator or the freezer will get cold???

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When you laid the fridge on its side oil got on the head of the compressor and into the refrigeration system. the compressor is a vapour pump if you started it with oil still on the head of the compressor it most likely destroyed the compressors reed valves and piston.

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