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Fridge quit cooling after i moved it

This fridge was working great fridge part and freezer when we moved it into the house everything is running but it is not cooling or freezing

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  • hammers01 Jan 01, 2009

    he used a dolly ----i was not home when he moved it but had to take doors off to get it in the house--

  • hammers01 Jan 01, 2009

    what do you think are the chances of it being o.k. since I plugged it in immediately after getting it in the house and let it run from 7 last evening untill 11:00 this morning? It is nearly new not sure exactly how old.

  • hammers01 Jan 01, 2009

    what do you think are the chances of it being o.k. since I plugged it in immediately after getting it in the house and let it run from 7 last evening untill 11:00 this morning? It is nearly new not sure exactly how old.

  • hammers01 Jan 03, 2009

    I guess we fried the compressor---I plugged it in this morning and it is still not cooling---we had it unpluged for two days

  • Ken Bledsoe May 11, 2010

    When you moved it did you lay it down on it's side or did you keep it upright? Also when is was moving by people did you keep the angle of the fridge no more then 45* meaning almost flat. Did you use a dolly?

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Did you tilt it when you moved it and then when u got it in place plug it in? if so youve got compressor problems, anytime you tilt a fridge you have to let it set for several hours to allow the oil to get back to the compressor or you ruin the compressor

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  • Ronnie Houston Jan 01, 2009

    its not going to work since it was tilted and then plugged in right away the compressor will be shot on it now

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HI my refrige is not cooling but the light is ok, i moved it down because we locate a new place and when i stand it and plug the refrige the light its turn on but the cooling factor is no longer exist. please help me. thank you

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More then likely it was tilted more then it can be allowed to tilt. There is oil inside the compressor that will get into the refrigerant lines and it you try to run unit too soon after moving you will migrate the oil into the system and that will result in some bad things. Try to let it set for 24 hours unplugged and Hopefully the oil will drain back into the compressor. Sometimes I leave them unplugged for 48 hours to make sure. But it's not a for sure method other wise system will have to be cleaned out and new cap tube installed. Very costly. ken

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  • Ken Bledsoe Jan 01, 2009

    I think the chances are pretty good. In my past most of the time has been pretty good on getting it cleared up. Now I am a maintenance man at a apartment complex and we just swap out units all the time and I control the move. I got two guys that do the heavy work and they are very careful. So I bring frig's to my shop and let stand couple days and they work just fine. If we move them flat in the back of a pickup. So they can be moved that way if you let the oil drain back down. might let them stand longer if we lay them flat.

  • Ken Bledsoe Jan 03, 2009


    Hi how did the standing of the frig do it has been a few days now and was just wondering. ken

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HI Ken My refridge was on the side and plugged in right away it wasn't cold after 8 hours so I unplugged it I hope the oil drains out and it works I will wait a day or two Thaks for advising

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